Oregon City wineries featured on new trail
Clackamas County visitors have a new way to find, explore and enjoy the wineries throughout the region with the Mt. Hood Territory Wine Trail.
This is a free mobile passport that offers discounts at 16 wineries, from the Willamette Valley to the base of Mt. Hood. Participants who redeem an offer at eight locations can then pick up a Mt. Hood Territory Wine Trail stainless steel wine-glass-shaped cup at the End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive & Visitor Information Center in Oregon City.
"Our area offers an incredibly diverse range of family-run and operated wineries," said Annie Austin, public relations manager for Clackamas County's tourism department. "Each one is so passionate about their craft, and they act as stewards of the land."
Four wineries in Oregon City are highlighted on the trail:
• Villa Catalana Cellars' house is inspired by San Clemente de Tahull, a 12th-century Romanesque church in Catalonia, Spain. Their award-winning wines are served in a Rare Plant Research conservatory.
• After 30 years of teaching in Germany and the United States, Chris Carlberg, the winemaker at Christopher Bridge Winery, decided to devote himself to the wine industry. His love of German wines speaks through varietals like Ehrenfelser and Kerner.
• King's Raven Winery offers four rare types including Phoenix, a white wine grape of German origin, with the only known U.S. plantings at King's Raven and a vineyard in Arizona.
• Forest Edge Vineyard features sparkling wines, which all are done by hand. They also have the varietal Leon Millot, which has limited availability in Northwest wineries.
For more information and to download the free Wine Trail, visit omht.us/winetrail.