September is the perfect month to visit Argyle. Located just 30 minutes west of Portland, nestled among the Red Hills and lush vineyards of the Willamette Valley, the beautiful town of Dundee is renowned for its small-town hospitality, great restaurants and its renowned wines. Among the many wineries that call Dundee home, Argyle winery boasts several claims to fame. Founded in 1987, by pioneering vintner Rollin Soles, Argyle has earned acclaim as the New World’s finest producer of sparkling wines. While this would be accomplishment enough, for travelers who love other wines— including Chardonnay and Pinot Noir—Argyle is also the only American winery to have earned a place on Wine Spectator’s annual “Top 100” list of the world’s greatest wines in three categories: red, white and sparkling. Rooted in the rustic beauty of the Willamette Valley, Argyle offers a destination that bridges the divide between the natural world and a wine experience that exceeds all expectations in its casual elegance and exceptional quality. It is a place where days can be spent alternating between unforgettable outdoor adventures, languid meals, discovery filled shopping and dazzling wines.
With spacious indoor and outdoor seating, sliding glass walls and abundant native Douglas fir, the contemporary design of the Tasting House invites visitors to gather and relax. At the same time, it serves as a vibrant hub within the Oregon wine community by hosting an array of experiential, educational, artistic and philanthropic events throughout the year. For the ultimate wine experience, elevated tastings like Argyle’s Masters of Sparkling Class and Legacy Tasting set the benchmark for wine country hospitality. The Masters of Sparkling class takes guests behind the winemaking curtain with a hand-disgorging demonstration and the opportunity to participate in a dosage trial before touring Argyle’s famed Tirage Library, which boasts vintages dating back to 1987. The Legacy Tasting showcases the age-worthiness of Argyle’s wines, with a carefully curated selection of rare library wines that changes seasonally. With deep ties to the Oregon arts community, the winery supports some of the region’s most beloved jazz, theatre, opera and visual arts events, including Argyle’s annual Art of Sparkling program, which offers students from the Pacific Northwest College of Art the chance to create original wine labels for a special juried competition and scholarship.
THE ART OF SPARKLING
Argyle’s collaboration with the Pacific Northwest College of Art, now in its fourth year, culminates with the release of the new “Art of Sparkling” artwork and labels. Join this year’s artists on Saturday, September 14 at 2PM at the Argyle Tasting House in Dundee for the official unveiling.
691 Hwy 99W, Dundee OR 97115