Ahem. We’d like to make a toast. Here’s to your health — that someone soon discovers a cure-all for hangovers. Here’s to your happiness — let a pretty lad and a vacation be all you require.
You’ll drink to that, certainly.
Start in the Chehalem Mountain region just north of Newberg, Oregon. Adelsheim Vineyard’s wines live up to their pretty labels. Bergström Wines’s lovely views and award-winning sips — don’t skip the chardonnay — will cause you to linger. Sleek and modern, Penner-Ash Wine Cellars offers sweeping views of the valley and wine-making space.
Wine and dine on French food at Cuvée in Carlton. But do not miss out on a flawless meal prepared from regional ingredients at The Painted Lady (201 South College Street; 503-538-3850) in Newberg.
Dundee Hills’s winding roads traverse through vineyards and established wineries. Archery Summit, Erath Winery, Domaine Drouhin, and Domaine Serene are just some of the scenic and delicious stops to make.
Take to the air to admire the colorful landscape in a hot-air balloon from Vista Balloon Adventures. When you descend, Lafayette Schoolhouse Mall has rooms of kitsch as well as classic antique furniture and china.
When it’s time to rest your head, newly opened Allison Inn & Spa in Newberg offers a luxury boutique experience from a local Willamette family. Be sure to book an appointment in the state-of-the-art salon and spa for some serious pampering.
Talk about your pleasant finish.
Keep on truckin’. For more road trip ideas, go to dailycandy.com/guides.
Photos: Getty Images; Courtesy of Vista Baloon Adventures; Courtesy of The Allison Inn & Spa