In the heart of the Willamette Valley, known in wine circles as the premiere place to begin an Oregon pinot noir pilgrimage, you can pair your wine with a side of adventure. First stop: Winter’s Hill Estate in the storied Dundee Hills. At this second-generation family run winery, you can often spy a handful of noble horses trotting through vineyard rows.
Over a decade ago, the Gladhart family established a relationship with Jake and Shirley Price, founders of Equestrian Wine Tours. Their estate is one of a few open to guests who saddle up to ride horseback through leafy vineyards and stands of Oregon White Oak and Douglas Fir woodland.