Did you know that May is Oregon Wine Month? And, did you know that we have a very special relationship with wine in Newport? It’s true! We have hundreds of unique wines to choose from in Oregon, and we’re sure you’ll find a favorite varietal or vintage here to highlight a great meal, a special occasion, or simply a moment to ponder what makes Newport such an exceptional place to relax and unwind. As the nice weather returns to the coast, celebrate Oregon Wine Month by enjoying a glass at the beach, a scenic overlook, your hotel patio, or at one of our many restaurants that serve Oregon wine.
Though Newport Seafood & Wine has been serving Oregon’s finest wines to thousands of locals and visitors nearly every February since 1977, there’s not a bad time to enjoy wine in Newport! More than 80 Oregon wineries entered the 2023 Newport Seafood & Wine Commercial Wine Competition, and gold medals were awarded to VinTyr Wine, Flourishing Palm Cellars, Redgate Vineyards, Stone Grifffon Vineyard, Season Cellars, Awen Winecraft, Trella Vineyards, Chris James Cellars, Cardwell Hill Cellars, Bellingar Estates, Darque Wines, Pinot Vista Vineyards, Ducleaux Cellars, and Knostman Family Winery. Visit these winery websites linked above for more information and to find out where you can get a glass or bottle to enjoy at the beach.
In Newport, great Oregon wines by the bottle can be found at Nye Beach Wine Cellar, Newport Liquor Store, JC Market, Fred Myer, Safeway, and other grocery stores in Newport. Clearwater, Zach’s Bistro, Local Ocean, Mo’s Seafood and Chowder, Ocean Bleu Seafood @Ginos, and Georgie’s are just a few local restaurants that regularly serve Oregon wine. We have miles of sandy beach, a variety of scenic vistas, hotel spaces, and great restaurants that are just perfect for sharing a bottle of wine or enjoying a glass all by yourself.
Plan your vacation in May, or any other time of the year to enjoy Oregon wine at the beach! For a complete list of all the wines that won awards at the 2023 Newport Seafood & Wine competition click here. The Newport Chamber of Commerce is always ready to welcome you to the beach! Visit newportchamber.org for a detailed calendar of events and a list of local businesses that will take care of every aspect of your stay.