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Willamette Valley Oregon for Valentine's Day Weekend

What could be better than a glass of Pinot Noir wine coupled with Pinot Noir brownies!  Monks Gate Vineyard near Carlton, Oregon tempts with this offering Valentine’s Day weekend.  Linda bakes these irresistible treats herself and will offer them to visitors of the vineyard/tasting room on Saturday, February 12 and Sunday, February 13.   (Tasting fee applies).

Monks Gate is one of dozens of wineries in the Valley planning special events during Valentine’s Day weekend.    The theme at Coelho Winery in Amity will be “The Perfect Aphrodisiac,” with the staff offering a selection of wines paired with “sweet and savory aphrodisiacs.”  On Sunday, February 13 at 3 p.m., Vintage Voices, a jazz ensemble, will perform classic love songs in the tasting room.  (Reservations requested, charity donation to YCAP.)

Get ready for a fun and eventful weekend in the Willamette Valley this Valentine’s Day weekend.  We invite you to make the R. R. Thompson House in Carlton your home base during a weekend of exploration.

Willamette Valley Lodging for Valentine's Weekend

Celebrate Valentine’s Day in the Willamette Valley and experience the quiet beauty of Oregon’s premier wine region in winter.  Tasting rooms and wineries are aimed at bringing out the cupid in you with special events which are hard to resist.  And while exploring the picturesque countryside and little towns in the valley, we invite you to make the R. R. Thompson House in Carlton your home base for enjoying this fine wine region.   You will be just a short walk or quick drive from dozens of wineries, many offering special events during Valentine’s Day weekend.  “Fine Wine and Lasting Love” is the theme at Raptor Ridge Winery, Newberg, where the staff is waiting to show off their new winery and tasting room.  At Cana’s Feast, partake in a  “wine country-style” Valentine’s dinner on February 12.  Chef Lisa works magic in the kitchen where she mixes skill and heart for fantastic culinary offerings.  Check out the Willamette Wines website for more special events.  The R. R.  Thompson House offers romantic suites and heart-warming rooms for your enjoyment.

Labor Day Lodging in Northern Willamette Valley

Looking for a great escape Labor Day Weekend?  We have one gorgeous suite still available for the holiday weekend.  The R. R. Thompson House in Carlton, Oregon is located in town, so you can walk to our many wine tasting rooms and restaurants.    Carlton is located in the Willamette Valley, the heart of Wine Country in Oregon, nationally and internationally known for its Pinot Noir.  Carlton is just an hour drive from Portland and a bit over an hour to the majestic Oregon Coast.

Downtown Carlton, Oregon Lodging

The R. R. Thompson House is located in the town of Carlton, Oregon,  just a couple blocks away from two dozen wine tasting rooms and restaurants.  The inn is ideally located for a relaxing weekend in the premier wine making region of  the Willamette Valley.  And the city of Portland with its many great restaurants, museums and shopping districts is an hour away.  Traveling west, the spectacular Oregon Coast a bit over an hour away, making the Thompson House the perfect place to stay for your get-away.

Carlton's Walk in the Park (Oregon) Lodging Available

Carlton’s Walk in the Park gets underway tomorrow, July 31, and continues Sunday, August 1.  We still have lodging available at our bed and breakfast in Carlton today, Friday, July 30 and on Sunday, August 1.

Our bed and breakfast is located right in town, so you can walk (about 15 minutes) or take advantage of ample free parking.

Held at Wennerberg Park, the event begins at 11 a.m. and continues until 8 p.m. on July 31.  The hours on August 1 are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Featured are regional artists, local restaurants, notable musicians and over 30 Yamhill County wineries.  It is one of northwest Oregon’s premier events of the year — one you do not want to miss!

For more information visit Carlton’s Walk in the Park website.

IPNC McMinnville, Oregon — Lodging Available

We still have lodging available for the IPNC in McMinnville, Oregon, July 23-25.  The R. R. Thompson House bed and breakfast in Carlton is just 15 minutes away from the Linfield campus.  We have a suite or rooms available, so please give us a call if you need accommodations for this special wine event.

This will be the 24th annual International Pinot Noir Celebration.

Oregon Wine Country Half Marathon – Lodging Available

The Oregon Wine Country Half Marathon will be held in the Willamette Valley on Labor Day weekend, Sunday, September 5.  The race begins at Stoller Vineyards and Winery just north of Dayton and continues through picturesque valleys and farmland to the finish line in Carlton.   About 2,000 runners are expected for the event. 

Race competitors, friends and local residents will enjoy a Wine and Music Festival at the conclusion of the race.   Our bed and breakfast in Carlton is in a perfect location to serve as your home base while visiting the Willamette Valley.   You may want to extend your stay to visit the many tasting rooms and wineries in the valley, known as one of the finest producers of Pinot Noir in the world.

IPNC Lodging Available in Carlton Oregon

Do you have plans to attend the International Pinot Noir Celebration (IPNC) in July in McMinnville, Oregon?   We have availability at our historic Carlton bed and breakfast, and we will be glad to host you.   The event is scheduled for July 23 – 25 on the Linfield College Campus.  Our B & B is just 15 minutes away by car, in a quiet town known for its wine tasting rooms, restaurants and hospitality.   You are invited to make our bed and breakfast your home base while attending this stellar event.

International Pinot Noir Celebration McMinnville Oregon

For the 24th consecutive year, the International Pinot Noir Celebration (IPNC) will be held on the Linfield College Campus in McMinnville, Oregon from July 23 – 25.  This stellar event will bring together over 60 Pinot noir producers from around the world, outstanding chefs, and guests for a full weekend of wine tasting and education.  In addition to the outstanding selection of Pinot noir, the event will include group activities, seminars, vineyard tours and meals by top Northwest chefs.   Master of Ceremonies for 2010 will be Ray Isle, Wine Editor for Food and Wine magazine.  You are invited to make our bed and breakfast your home base while attending the IPNC.  Located in Carlton, we are 15 minutes by car from the campus.

Memorial Weekend in Wine Country Carlton Oregon

Memorial Weekend in the Wine Country of Oregon continues today and tomorrow, May 30 and 31.

Carlton Oregon

Memorial Weekend in Carlton Oregon

In Carlton, over two dozen tasting rooms and wineries are open to the public from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., as they are around the valley.  The 20th annual Memorial Weekend event concludes tomorrow, Memorial Day.  Come enjoy many of the premier wines of Oregon in the ‘great little town’ of Carlton!