Sips to Sea Itinerary
Elkton to Reedsport
Reap the rewards of a river route that unites with the Wild Rivers Coast Food Trail.
The joyful journey begins with blueberry picking at the family-owned Estill Farms in Drain. Then delight your appetite in neighboring Elkton, where Tomaselli’s Pastry Mill & Cafe reinvents homestyle cooking with specialty sandwiches and mouthwatering baked goods like elk claw, a local favorite.
Cool coastal mountain valleys make the Elkton AVA a distinctive wine region — with three top vineyards all within two miles. Sip estate wines at Bradley Vineyards, the town’s longest-standing, family-owned vineyard, and Brandborg Vineyard & Winery, where pours can be enjoyed with a downtown patio view. Continue west to River’s Edge Winery for small-batch pinot noir and a glimpse of the winemaking process taking place just behind the tasting bar.
Before leaving Elkton, visit the enchanting butterfly pavilion at Elkton Community Education Center and grab a smoothie or pastry at the student-operated Outpost Cafe to fuel the next leg. A hand-hewn replica of historic Fort Umpqua is just steps away, down the trail through the native plant park.
As the Great Umpqua Food Trail ends, another one begins west at the Oregon Coast. Head towards the Pacific Ocean where the historic Umpqua River Lighthouse Museum marks the start of the Wild Rivers Coast Food Trail.