Road trips from Southern California: Oregon
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( Christopher Reynolds / Los Angeles Times )
Distance: 972 miles one-way
After spending most of the 20th century as a haven for hazelnut growers and turkey farmers, this territory, about an hour's drive south of Portland, now belongs to the Pinot grape and those who admire it.
Stand on high ground in the Dundee Hills and you see the trained vines march across the landscape, row by row, like a green invading army or the cast of China's Olympic ceremony. About 275 wineries do business here, joined by burgeoning numbers of tasting rooms, restaurants and lodgings.
-- Christopher Reynolds
Read more: In the valley of wine