Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Around Oregon: Eola Hills Winery

I love traveling around Oregon. I have lived here my entire life, and yet, there are so many awesome places I have never seen. Just 40 minutes from where I live is the cute little Eola Hills Winery.

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The sign on the main highway

I stopped by along with a friend and my dogs on the spur of the moment. They had a wedding going on, so I just tried to get some quick pictures without being in the way.

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A small patch of grape vines out front along the road

I was a little disappointed that this was actually just a tasting room and bottling location. They had what I assume was a nice garden area, but it was full of wedding people, so we stayed out of there. I did step inside a room full of these huge wine barrels on racks to grab some photos. I started with the dogs one at a time, but when I went to try with both of them, I was told the wedding party was going to be walking through that room, so we ended up just leaving instead.

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In the barrel storage room

Koira was really nervous most of the time we were here. The highway was very audible, and there were a lot of large trucks going by. Use of treats and my friend doing a jig somewhere behind me resulted in a few decent pictures, though.

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Nervous and hot, but still willing to sit next to some barrels in exchange for a treat

I would say Eola Hills is worth a visit if you happen to be in the booming town of Rickreal. It is just south of the only stop light in town!


  1. Oh, this is so cool! We've always wanted to visit any type of winery (even just a tasting room!) and how much better does everything look with the pups!

  2. Looks like a great plave to visit. Shame the humans spoilt your fun! ;)

  3. What gorgeous pics of beautiful dogs! No wineries in Mississippi but you never know...

  4. Too bad about those wedding people...didn't they know it was dog day? :)

  5. You two are bootiful ladies!


  6. I find that most "wineries" are just tasting rooms. I always picture wandering through the Italian or French countryside touching and smelling grapes. I am always disappointed to pull into a parking lot and walk inside a gift shop, or room staged with a few barrels, to taste wine.

  7. I love Eola Hills winery! Check out Van Duzer in that area too. And Willamette Valley Vineyards. The properties are amazing.

  8. I love the idea of a pet friendly winery. LOL, I have a friend that owns a winery and being able to vacation there with the dogs is pure heaven. I wish every winery could have dogs running around.

  9. Definitely stop by Van Duzer Vineyards next time you are in the area. We are VERY dog-friendly and the tasting room /patio is surrounded by our vineyards. www.vanduzer.com