Come to McMinnville, they’re saying. It’s Wine & Dine Month. For the rest of February, tasting room fees are $10 and restaurants are running special prix fixe menus and promotions.
Okay, I’m in. I like the place, its winsome historic center and unassuming nature. There are some two dozen wineries in town or within easy driving reach—the likes of Winderlea, Elizabeth Chambers, Eyrie and Westry are always worth a visit. McMinnville also possesses some appealing neighborhood restaurants, like La Rambla and Bistro Maison. The upmarket Barbary, which specializes in farm-to-table fare, is running a $35 set menu for the month, along with a suitable local wine pairing option. To get you there, car sharing company Reach Now is offering special $50-a-day deals if you take one of its BMWs or Minis to McMinnville.