Memorial Day is the unofficial start of summer and we couldn’t be more excited! This year, make it a point to explore Oregon wine country, whether you are a local or visiting from another place. There are endless things to do here in Dundee to take a moment to honor those who have served this Memorial Day Weekend and as summer approaches. Here are other top contenders for Memorial Day weekend activities in Dundee.

Dundee Sip and Stroll

Perhaps the perfect embodiment of Oregon wine country culture is the Dundee Memorial Day Sip and Stroll. This year is the first year this event will take place, and we predict it will become a staple of our community. This progressive wine tasting event is hosted at the Dundee Hotel and crafted with the joy of wine in mind and the memory of the fallen soldiers we honor on Memorial Day. Enjoy tastes from various participating wineries and enjoy music from local artists. Sign up for your group here.

Scenic Bike Rides

Our scenery is the perfect backdrop for a bike ride this Memorial Day weekend. Use this time to reflect on loved ones and celebrate things you are thankful for with a beautiful bike ride – either solo or with friends. This route, which starts in Dayton and ends in Grand Island will definitely give you a good workout. On your way home, be sure to stop by Trellis for some much-needed fuel for your body!

Visit an Original Winery

Wine tasting is certainly an enjoyable experience, but do you know the history of the Willamette Valley wine country? Visit one of the original wineries in town that started the worldwide phenomenon of Oregon wine during the Memorial Day Weekend. Our favorites are just down the street from Trellis. Stop at the Arterberry Maresh Red Barn for a tasting of their highly rated wines, and then head over to Erath, which is right next door, to learn about how this brand has gained national popularity. 

Veterans Memorial Day Presentation

Join Dundee in honoring our Veterans this Memorial Day Weekend at the Dundee Pioneer Cemetery. Here will be an opportunity to reflect and remember loved ones who have lost their lives serving our country. Make it a special event and call us for dining reservations afterward to spend more time with your loved ones over a delicious meal. Learn more about the Veterans Memorial Day Presentation by clicking here.

There are plenty of things to do in Oregon wine country now that the summer’s beginning. Use Memorial Day Weekend to reflect and honor those who have served, while also enjoying the beauty of our community and being thankful for all it has to offer. We hope to see you at our restaurant!