If you want to have a memorable, Family Day…
You have to visit McMenamins Edgefield Manor in Troutdale, OR. More specifically, the McMenamin’s Winery.
After driving less than ½ hour from Portland we arrived early afternoon with two Grammys, a 21 month old Grandson and respective Son/Daughter. This sprawling property was originally developed as a Poor Farm during the Great Depression and later became a nursing home. McMenamins has created a welcoming and delightful destination that is perfect for a day excursion or an extended respite while maintaining the history of the property…but, I digress. I’m supposed to be talking about the Winery and Tasting Room. (Before I get to that, I have to say, “Three 2-par golf courses, spa, movie theater, outdoor amphitheater, guest rooms, tea house, vineyards, distillery, restaurants…more, more, more”.)
Winery and Tasting Room
In 1934, an infirmary wing was added for the care of the aging at the Poor Farm. In the basement they opened a commissary where residents could buy supplies. This space is now a winery and tasting room. There are small antique British pub tables that line the glass walls offering a view into the Tank Room where the Pinot Gris (grown in the Estate Vineyard) and other white varietals are fermented.
My White/Rosé Flight was impressive.
If you know you’ll be in the Portland, OR area anytime soon, be sure to spend a day out at McMenamin’s Edgefield Winery. Grab your partner, a friend or the entire family for a day of relaxation and fun in a beautiful, green, serene setting!
Click here to learn more about the McMenamin’s Winery Tasting Room.
About the Author
For 40 years, Beverly has worked in the fine-dining restaurant industry. From Chicago to Salt Lake City to Portland, she has contributed to the success of each city’s most highly acclaimed restaurants. As a result, her knowledge of wine and food is vast, both of which she is passionate about. She currently co-manages one of Portland, Oregon’s most historic and prestigious restaurants. Her position allows her to mingle with some of today’s most exciting winemakers and chefs.
When she isn’t chatting with a wine rep or putting together a food and wine pairing menu, you’ll find Beverly working hard in her beautiful vegetable garden, baking fresh goods and spending time with her three grandsons.