The town of Independence is located in the the pristine and beautiful Willamette Valley, Oregon’s famous wine country. During your stay here, explore the Eola-Amity Hills AVA, the new Van Duzer Corridor AVA and emerging Mount Psigah region, housing over a hundred vineyards, each with its own personality but all within a quick drive of the Independence Hotel. Discover what gives Oregon’s Pinot Noirs, Pinot Gris, Pinot Blancs and Chardonnays world class status, while talking with the knowledgeable and down to earth winemakers that help produce such flavorful grapes. From Bethel Heights, a multi award winning winery that prides itself in its living landscape, to Cristom Winery, owned by second generation grower who combines engineering with biochemistry to deliver such complex flavors. Eola Hills Winery emphasizes sustainable growing. For each new vine they harvest, they plant a native tree.
Looking for a day trip?
Airlie Winery, owned and run by all women, encourages you to relax and take your time basking in the beautiful outdoors with an added invitation to your four-legged friends! Don’t worry if you forgot to pack lunch, Willamette Valley Vineyards offers a full daily menu.