It’s engrained in us from our time at school that summer is flashy, exciting, and full of joy, but in Oregon wine country, there is no time more celebrated than the fall. The season of the harvest, the leaves begin to change color and gentle rains cool the  previous (sometimes overwhelming) summer heat. So it probably comes at no surprise that autumn in Dundee is filled with activities, expeditions, incredible food, and lots and lots of world-class wine. So we say keep the adventurous spirit of summer going, while putting on your coziest sweater, breathing in the crisp fall air, and taking in the energy buzz that surrounds Dundee at harvest time. We’ve composed a list of fall activities happening below, but other events will undoubtedly pop up as harvest grows closer. So book your room with us in advance, and we can help you reserve a spot at whatever events best catch your eye!

Note: We have added descriptions for various events, but details can be found for everything on this list via each venue’s website!

La Belle Promenade Vineyard


Fall Activities In & Around Dundee: 2023


Fox Farm’s 5 course Winemaker’s Dinner at Rosmarino

  • September 15th

Seasonal Supper at Brooks Wines

  • September 16th

 “Tasty Tips and Tactics Wine Workshop:” An Expert’s Guide to Wine Pairing at La Belle Promenade Vineyard

  • September 16th

Pairing food and wine is perhaps one of the most playful aspects of becoming a wine connoisseur, yet it can also feel daunting at times. That’s why La Belle Promenade is offering this educational experience where experts will break down the basics of perfect wine and food pairing. A light lunch will be provided, but make sure to call ahead about dietary restrictions as it will not be possible to accommodate all.


Annual Harvest Party at Knudsen Wines

  • September 16th

A Stoller Experience: The Center Garden Bee Tour

  • September 17th

Rosmarino Osteria Italiana

Stoller Experience Center Garden Bee Tour

In a Landscape: A Concert At Stoller

  • September 20th

Eola Hills “Vines and Vans Campout”

  • September 22nd

Harvest Lunch at Winderlea

  • September 22nd

Winderlea (one of the closest wineries to The Dundee) wants you to celebrate the end of a bountiful growing season by savoring the land’s flavorful produce paired with an elegant selection of Winderlea wines. Bask in the beautiful Oregonian scenery as you take a tour of the vineyard, taste from Winderlea’s current release wines, and feast on the three-course lunch provided for you. Just remember to look up every now and again to take in the spectacular views!


Don’t Just Ride, Bike MS, in McMinnville

  • September 23rd

Eola Hills “Vines and Vans Campout” 

Winderlea Vineyard & Winery

Stargazing Party: A Fundraising Event for the Carlson Observatory at Saffron Fields Vineyards

  • September 23rd

One of the best parts of late summer and early fall is the perfect weather that often accompanies this seasonal transition. For example: with clear nights come incredible views of the stars. Luckily for us, Saffron Fields Vineyards is hosting a stargazing party to fundraise for the Carlton Observatory at Evergreen. Your full ticket sale will go the observatory project, along with 10% of whatever wines you purchase that night. The evening itself includes not only stargazing through observatory-grade telescopes, but also food and wine pairings at multiple stations in the property. Janet and Forrest from the observatory will explain in detail what you can see through each telescope, and will also speak in the tasting room about the observatory’s future and goals.

Seasons of Serene- Harvest hopping at Domaine Serene

  • September 24th

 A Garden Brunch and Wine Tasting Experience at Knudsen Vineyards

  • September 24th and 30th

The Oregon International Airshow in McMinnville

  • September 29th

 Live On The Lawn: A Free music event at Sokol Blosser

  • Month of September

The Oregon International Air Show

Harvest hopping at Domaine Serene


A Wine and cheese pairing class at Brooks Winery

  • October 5th

 Cheese is probably the most famous pairing when it comes to wine-featured snacks, but how does one even start learning how to pair these Willamette Valley staples? Should the flavors be similar or complimentary? Do you pair a spicy cheese with a smooth wine, or vice verse, or not at all? Well, now is the time to learn as Brooks Wine is offering a “Wine and Cheese Pairing,” class this October, including several types of cheeses, multiple varietals of wine, and guaranteed all around fun. Sign up this year, and you may feel ready to host your own next fall!

Brooks Winery

The McMinnville Scottish Festival

  • October 7th & 8th

 A Distillers Dinner at Humble Spirit

  • October 12th

The Art of Blend: Seminar Series at Domaine Serene: ‘Aspect, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay

  • October 14th

McMinnville Scottish Festival

Distillers Dinner at Humble Spirit

Pinot and Paella Night- a celebration of food and joy at Saffron Fields Vineyards

  • October 15th

Is there anything better than a perfect wine and food pairing? If you’re answer is ‘no,’ then reserve your spot ASAP for Saffron Field’s unforgettable event: “Pinot and Paella Night: A Celebration of Taste & Joy.” The name says it all, but you’ll dive into the deep and delectable flavor profiles of Spanish cuisine with pairings from 100% Oregonian wines at Saffron Fields Vineyard. (While you’re digesting, we recommend checking out the beautiful Japanese garden on the property!)

Pinot and Paella at Saffron Fields

Chocolate Truffles Cooking Class at Brooks Winery

  • October 18th

 Fireside Series: “Multiple Personalities” at Knudsen Vineyards

  • October 21st

The Fireside Series explores the details behind the grape, from vine origin and styles, to winemaking processes and climate and vintage variation. And there is no better time to tap into your continued wine education like the harvest. This is when the vineyard tells the story of the previous year. What kind of wines do warm vintages create vs. cold? How can a single clone of Chardonnay or Pinot Noir change with weather, elevation, or the amount of sun and shade received? Knudsen can’t wait to share with you their process of dancing with Mother Nature, and the resulting flavorful wines.


Farm and Forage: A food and wine tasting experience at Sokol Blosser

  • October 21st , 1-3pm

 A 20 Year Anniversary Vertical Tasting at Et Fille Wines

  • October 28th

Knudsen Vineyards

Et Fille Wines


 The Boones Ferry Autumn Ale Fest in Wilsonville

  • November 11th

 A Wine Workshop at Flaneur Wines: Disgorging the world of sparkling wine

  • November 12th

 Nothing brings a wine tasting to the next level like learning from experts such as Sandy Willats at Flâneur Wines. With no prior experience required, you can take your time and Sandy will meet you wherever you are in your wine education journey. This particular workshop will focus on the world of sparkling wine. From Champagne to Prosecco, Cava, Brut and Demi-Sec, how do you begin to know the nuances? Here, Sandy will break down the multitudes of methods that produce the bubbly we all know and love, as well as the various classified styles used all around the globe. And don’t worry, you will of course be able to sample a variety of sparkling wines from various regions, including the varietals at Flâneur. Light bites are included in the class, but make sure to eat a little something first so you can taste your heart away!

Boones Ferry Autumn Ale Fest

Flaneur Wines

The Brooks Wine Seasonal Supper

  • November 17th

 The Vintner Lights Opening Party at Saffron Fields Vineyard

  • November 18th

 It’s time to enjoy another transition of seasons, this time from fall to winter. The weather might be cold, but the festivities are only warming up! Enjoy the magical holiday season at Saffron Fields with its “Vintner Lights” celebration, including light displays synced with holiday music, wine tastings, and delicious light bites. Just don’t forget to stop by the famous s’mores bar, where you can enjoy your custom-made dessert by the fire or stroll through the frost-dusted Japanese Garden.

Vintner Lights at Saffron Fields

A Pre-thanksgiving Weekend at Fairsing Vineyard

  • November 18th & 19th

 The Annual Holiday Market at Wetzel Estate Winery

  • November 24th

 A Thanksgiving Weekend at Fairsing Vineyard

  • November 24th – 26th

Fairsing Vineyard

The Annual Holiday Market at Wetzel Estate Winery

New activities are sure to pop up between now and harvest, but don’t delay in booking your room with us at The Dundee! We can’t  wait host you, make any reservations you need, and let you focus on the fun!