Nestled in the heart of Oregon’s Willamette Valley, Dundee is a treasure trove for wine enthusiasts, particularly those with a penchant for sparkling wines. Within a mere 10-minute journey from The Dundee Hotel, you can find an array of wineries producing some of the most exquisite sparkling wines that capture the essence of this region’s terroir. Here, we’ve curated a list of the top 5 sparkling wines, each a testament to the craftsmanship and unique qualities of their respective wineries. Let’s pop the cork and dive into the effervescent world of Dundee’s sparkling wines.
1. 2016 Soter Mineral Springs Blanc de Blancs

Winery: Soter Vineyards
Vintage: 2016

Soter Vineyards 2016 Mineral Springs Blanc de Blancs

Nestled on a picturesque estate, Soter Vineyards excels in producing wines that reflect the unique characteristics of their land. The 2016 Mineral Springs Blanc de Blancs is a shining example, made exclusively from Chardonnay grapes sourced from their Mineral Springs Ranch. This vintage is celebrated for its bright acidity, layered with flavors of lemon zest, green apple, and a distinctive mineral streak indicative of the vineyard’s terroir. Aged on lees to enhance its complexity and texture, this sparkling wine is a sublime expression of elegance and a reflection of Soter’s environmental stewardship and winemaking prowess.

2. 2019 ROCO RMS Brut

Winery: ROCO Winery
Vintage: 2019

ROCO 2019 RMS Brut

Crafted by Rollin Soles of ROCO Winery, the 2019 RMS Brut is a sparkling gem from the Willamette Valley. This wine is a reflection of Soles’ extensive experience and passion for creating world-class sparkling wines. A blend of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, it offers a harmonious balance of red fruit and citrus notes, complemented by a creamy texture and a long, crisp finish. The RMS Brut is more than just a wine; it’s an embodiment of ROCO’s dedication to showcasing the rich diversity of Oregon’s vineyards. It’s perfect for celebrations or as a sophisticated companion to a refined meal.

3. NV Child’s Play Blanc de Blancs

Winery: Tendril Wine Cellars
Vintage: Non-Vintage (NV)

Tendril NV Child’s Play
Blanc de Blancs

Tendril Wine Cellars introduces a playful yet sophisticated sparkling wine with their NV Child’s Play Blanc de Blancs. Crafted with the intention of creating an accessible yet high-quality sparkling wine, this non-vintage blanc de blancs is made from 100% Chardonnay. It offers a refreshing and vibrant tasting experience, with notes of citrus, green apple, and a touch of yeastiness, making it an excellent choice for any occasion. The Child’s Play Blanc de Blancs embodies Tendril’s innovative spirit and commitment to quality, representing a delightful entry into the world of Oregon sparkling wines.

4. 2020 Corollary Cuvée One Rosé

Winery: Corollary Wines
Vintage: 2020

Corollary 2020 Cuvée One Rosé

Corollary Wines, known for their exclusive focus on sparkling wines, brings to the table their 2020 Cuvée One Rosé. This cuvée is a thoughtful blend, predominantly Pinot Noir, capturing the delicate balance between structure and finesse. With its inviting salmon hue, this sparkling rosé entices with aromas of ripe strawberries, cherries, and a subtle minerality. On the palate, it’s lively yet elegant, with a complexity that evolves with each sip. The Cuvée One Rosé is a brilliant showcase of Corollary’s dedication to exploring the depth and breadth of sparkling wines within Oregon.

5. 2018 Sokol Blosser Blanc de Blancs

Winery: Sokol Blosser
Vintage: 2018

Sokol Blosser 2018
Blanc de Blancs

Sokol Blosser, a pioneering winery in sustainable wine production, presents its 2018 Blanc de Blancs, a sparkling wine that celebrates the meticulous care of their estate vineyards. This vintage is a pure expression of Chardonnay, showcasing the elegance and vibrancy that Oregon wines can offer. With its fine mousse and complex aromatics of green apple, citrus blossom, and a hint of brioche, this wine is a testament to Sokol Blosser’s commitment to quality and sustainability. It’s an exquisite choice for those who appreciate a sparkling wine with depth, precision, and a touch of terroir.

These five sparkling wines from the Dundee, Oregon area are not just beverages; they are stories in a bottle, each narrating a different chapter of the region’s winemaking journey. Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or simply looking to enjoy the finer things in life, a visit to these wineries, all within a short drive from the Dundee Hotel, promises an unforgettable experience. Cheers to the sparkling treasures of Dundee, where every bubble tells a tale of tradition, innovation, and the sheer joy of winemaking.

* See something you’d like to try? Check out each winery’s website for orders and reservations, or ask for assistance at The Dundee Hotel. We are always happy to help with tastings, itineraries and up-to-date packages!