Location for Wednesday Evening Banquet
Tyee Wine Cellars is located on the scenic Buchanan Family Century Farm founded over 130 years ago in the heart of Oregon's Willamette Valley. The Buchanans settled here in the 1850s and earlier generations ran an all-purpose farm by growing wheat, animal feed, and livestock. Tyee Wine Cellars is a small, family owned and operated winery with a limited production of only 2000 cases annually. Tyee's Winemaker, Merrilee Buchanan Benson, is a fifth-generation Willamette Valley farmer who grew up with the vines at Tyee. She and her husband, Brian Benson, manage Tyee Estate Vineyard and the traditional winemaking process at Tyee Wine Cellars
Visitors to Tyee Wine Cellars are welcome to enjoy wine tasting and picnicking on our family farm and vineyard in a variety of scenic locations or hikes along Tyee's Beaver Pond Loop Nature Trail and conservation easement.
Two Options for Wednesday Afternoon Outings
Paddle Boarding or Kayaking at Fern Ridge Reservoir
Fern Ridge Lake is a popular recreation area for water sports, such as windsurfing, sailing, water skiing, flat water kayaking, stand up paddling, swimming and fishing. Extensive wetlands provide opportunities to view waterfowl and other wildlife. Fern Ridge is southern Willamette Valley's largest reservoir at 9,000 acres. Orchard Point Park is one of its many accessible shoreline parks offering picnic facilities. West of Eugene.
Hiking at Silver Creek Falls
People call it the “crown jewel” of the Oregon State Parks system, and once you visit, you know why. Silver Falls State Park is the kind of standout scenic treasure that puts Oregon firmly onto the national—and international—stage. Its beauty, boundless recreational opportunities, and historic presence keep it there. Nestled in the foothills of Oregon’s Cascade Mountains, less than an hour east of the state capital of Salem, the sprawling 9,200-acre property is the largest state park in Oregon, and one of the most popular.