A Weekend in McMinnville Wine Country

A couple weekends ago, Rick and I had the opportunity to visit McMinnville, Oregon and experience its wineries and restaurants. We were even able to bring along our labradoodle, Samantha, to stay at the beautiful Atticus Hotel.

Want to Save This Recipe?

Enter your email & I'll send it to your inbox. Plus, get great new recipes from me every week!

Save Recipe

By submitting this form, you consent to receive emails from Platings + Pairings.

The Atticus was the perfect home base for our trip. Not only is it stunning, but the rooms are super comfortable and perfectly decorated. I also love that it’s located right in the heart of downtown, meaning that you can easily walk to great restaurants and winery tasting rooms.


McMinnville Restaurants & Wineries

Favorite McMinnville Restaurants for Breakfast & Lunch:

Valley Commissary

Valley Commissary takes pride in sourcing local, in season ingredients and using those ingredients as the inspiration in their dishes. Rick and I eat here at least once a month, even when we’re not staying in McMinnville. I especially love their Falafel Burger, Fries with Aioli and anything that’s on the specials board. Their Fried Chicken Sandwich is also amazing.

Valley Commissary in McMinnville.

The Community Plate

This rustic restaurant is the perfect spot to gather with friends over coffee, breakfast or lunch. You can’t go wrong with their quiche of the day.

Flag & Wire Coffee Co.

Just want to grab a great cup of coffee and a pastry? Flag & Wire is your spot! They roast their own coffee and make delicious specialty syrups to spice up your cup. Be sure to try a Cardamom Latte with oat milk.

Coffee shop in McMinnville.

Favorite McMinnville Restaurants for Dinner:

Nick’s Italian Cafe

After a long day of wine tasting, pasta is normally on my mind! Nick’s Italian Cafe serves up family recipes that have been handed down through three generations – handmade pasta, wood fired pizza and an amazing wine list make this the spot for a great dinner in McMinnville.

The Barberry

Looking for a more meat-centric menu? Head to The Barberry for aged steaks, oysters and Pacific NW seafood.

The Barberry in McMinnville


For a farm-to-table dining experience, be sure to check out Thistle. A unique, constantly changing menu ensures that you’ll be enjoying seasonal dishes that taste amazing. They’ve also got a great cocktail program.

Favorite McMinnville Wineries:

Brittan Vineyards/Winderlea Tasting Room

Visit this modern tasting room in McMinnville’s historic Granary District to taste both Brittan and Winderlea wines crafted by master winemaker Robert Brittan. These small production, estate-based wines represent the best vineyards in the Willamette Valley from the Dundee Hills, Eola-Amity, McMinnville and Yamhill Carlton AVA’s.Brittan tasting room in McMinnville

Coeur de Terre Vineyards

Founded in 1998 by Scott and Lisa Neal, Coeur de Terre vineyard specializes in producing estate grown Pinot Noir from their vineyard located just outside McMinnville in the foothills of the Oregon Coast Range. Their warm and inviting tasting room is the perfect place to experience their exceptional line up of Pinot Noirs.

Coeur de Terre Vineyards in McMinnville.

R. Stuart & Co Wine Bar

If you’re in the mood for bubbles, be sure to check out R. Stuart. Their sparkling rose is one of my favorites!

R Stuart tasting room in McMinnville

Elizabeth Chambers

This beautiful tasting room in downtown McMinnville was once a power plant. If you’re visiting in the summer, be sure to check out their beautiful patio. Their Pinot Noirs are all uniquely delicious and I’m a huge fan of their Rose as well.

Where to Stay in McMinnville, Oregon

Atticus Hotel

This 36-room hotel is luxury at its finest. Our room was outfitted with a separate seating area, fireplace, and the most cozy Pendleton robes. We were so comfortable in our beautiful room and Sammie enjoyed herself too!

The Atticus in McMinnville

Room at The Atticus in McMinnville

3rd Street Flats

Choose from one of 11-unique flats, each decorated in a totally different style. Each is equipped with a small kitchen. Perfect for an extended stay. You can even choose from flats that sleep up to 6 people.

The Vintages Trailer Park

Just a short drive from McMinnville is the Vintages Trailer Resort. Choose from one of their 33 retro trailers, all with vineyard views, and the comforts and coziness of a hotel.

Looking for a great place to say in Oregon Wine Country? Check out The Vintages Trailer Resort in Dayton, Oregon | platingsandpairings.com

A huge thank you to Visit McMinnville for hosting us. Even though this trip was sponsored, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

1 thought on “A Weekend in McMinnville Wine Country”

  1. Hello! I think McMinnville is a place for spending the weekend. All the rooms are decorated beautifully and the restaurant is also perfect for dinner. All the seen of the McMinnville that you show in the article it’s perfect amd amazing. Thanks for sharing this informative information.


Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.