“Benton-Lane Winery was founded by lifelong winemakers Steve and Carol Girard. It was silky, spicy Oregon Pinot that convinced them to move from Napa Valley to the tenderloin of The Willamette Valley where they planted their sustainably grown vines in a historic sheep ranch. In addition to their sinfully sexy Pinot Noir, they produce a fruity, crisp Pinot Gris, a deep, aromatic Pinot Blanc and rich, velvety Chardonnay.”
23924 Territorial Highway, Monroe, 541-847-5792
The Bier Stein Near Hult Center
“We host over 30 evolving taps, 1,000 different bottles of beer from around the world, and have a menu of excellent sandwiches, soups, and fresh salads. We strive to create a space where friends and fellow beer enthusiasts can gather and enjoy the widest selection of beer in Oregon under one roof. Our goal is to be the best craft beer bar on the West Coast.”
1591 Willamette Street, 541-485-BIER
Brigadoon Wine Company
“Nestled against the coastal foothills of the southern Willamette Valley, just northwest of Eugene, Brigadoon Vineyards represents a multi-generational commitment to sustainable agriculture. Our secluded canyon, graced by an abundance of wildlife, is home to the warm days, cool nights, and fertile soils that are the essential balance needed to create great wines. On one side, with an eastern exposure sits 2 ½ acres of Pinot Noir and ½ acre of Riesling. On the other side of the creek, facing west is, 3 ½ acres of Pinot Noir, 4 acres of Pinot Blanc, and 4 ½ acres of rootstock.”
25167 Ferguson Road, Junction City, 541-998-2600
Broadley Vineyards OBF Favorite!
“We believe that good wine is first made in the vineyard. At Broadley, Pinot Noir grapes are harvested from several designated blocks on the estate. More Pinot Noir (and occasionally Chardonnay grapes) are sourced from hand selected vineyards that also use meticulous farming methods in order to harvest the healthiest fruit the vintage can bring. Wooden fermenters impart unique qualities to our wine. We also use whole clusters in fermentation when the vintage ripens the fruit’s stems and the flavor and intensity of the fruit is there.”
265 South 5th Street, Monroe, 541-847-5934
Coldfire Brewing Near Hult Center
“We are motivated by European brewing traditions and inspired by a Northwest aesthetic. We brew small batches, working to refine the art propelled by generations of craftsmen.”
263 Mill Street, 541-636-3889
Hop Valley Brewing Company
“Not too long after we opened our brewery in Springfield, we realized we were gonna need a bigger boat. We found it on First Street in Eugene. Laid-back brewery and tasting room offering more than 20 craft beers on tap, plus an outdoor patio.”
990 West 1st Avenue, 541-485-BEER
Iris Vineyards OBF Favorite!
“Nestled in the Southern Willamette Valley, twenty minutes southwest of Eugene, Oregon, Iris Vineyards produces world-class, award winning wines from grapes grown at our Chalice Vineyard. The cool climate in the foothills of the Oregon Coastal Range allows the grapes to mature slowly while maintaining the proper acid balance that is essential for producing the finest Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris and Chardonnay. Whether enjoying the sweeping views from our estate tasting room, becoming a member of our Trellis Club, or purchasing a bottle of our wine to enjoy at home: Iris Vineyards welcomes you.”
82110 Territorial Highway, 541-242-6588
King Estate Winery
“In 1990, Ed King discovered a parcel of land with rich soil for growing hay to feed local horse and cattle farms. By 1994, more than 100-acres were planted to create the most clonally diverse soil and climate-matched vineyard ever grown in Oregon. Our organic winemaking process further enhances the true identity of King Estate wines.”
80854 Territorial Highway, 541-942-9874
“A community inspired small batch brewing company founded in 2006. Oakshire is locally owned and produces a wide variety of beers through its distinct brewing programs. Our Core, Pilot, and Vintage beer programs allow us to brew an array of beer styles at an extremely high level of quality. Our beers are distributed throughout the Pacific Northwest and can be enjoyed daily.”
207 Madison Street, 541-654-5520
Silvan Ridge Winery OBF Favorite!
“Eugene’s first winery opened as “Hinman Vineyards” in 1979. Today, the winery has been renamed “Silvan Ridge” and is owned by Elizabeth Chambers. Crowned by an iconic clock tower and overlooking its own grassy amphitheater, Silvan Ridge is a prime gathering place for social entertainment, families and fitness-minded enthusiasts who run or ride the scenic back country roads. Led by our distinctive Willamette Valley Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris, our delightfully effervescent Early Muscat, and our micro-production varietal wines from the Rogue Valley region, Silvan Ridge Winery has quietly put together a portfolio that includes some of the finest, most stylish varietal wines being produced in Oregon today, including our Malbec, hand-crafted by Argentine winemaker JP Valot.”
27012 Briggs Hill Road, 541-345-1945
Walnut Ridge Vineyard OBF Favorite!
“At Walnut Ridge, you can come for wine tasting and much more. The Venue, our tasting room, is modeled after a New Orleans building originally built in the 1760s. It’s a French Colonial style. We fell in love with this architectural style and we hope you do too. It’s definitely old world, featuring a steep pitched roof, dormers, reclaimed hand hewn timbers, gas lamps, and a wood burning fireplace. We provide several interior and exterior seating areas. And did we tell you about the setting? It is sitting on a slight knoll in the heart of Walnut Ridge, 360 degree views of our vineyard and adjacent vineyards, farms, hills and forests.”
94739 Turnbow Lane, Junction City, 541-998-2606
All listing are alphabetical and contain descriptions from individual businesses’ websites. “OBF Favorites” are OBF staff suggestions and not formal endorsements, nor do they guarantee quality or personal experience.