Black Walnut Inn & Vineyard is the labor of love of former owners Karen and Neal Utz. In early 2002, Karen, Neal and their son Kris stumbled upon a former plum orchard in the Red Hills of Dundee, and saw an opportunity for transformation.
Standing on the 42-acre parcel, a spectacular view unfolds of the Willamette Valley and surrounding vineyards with Mount Hood and Mount Jefferson ornamenting the distant horizon. The combination of the central Willamette Valley location, along with the breathtaking view and the potential of creating an exceptional pinot noir, present a fantastic backdrop for guests to enjoy the pleasures of Oregon.
In 2017 the property was purchased by Rick and Erika Miller, who are often onsite enjoying their friends, family and fellow guests. The team is thriving and motivated to continue the unique Oregonian culture of great food, wine and hospitality. We hope you’ll come visit and leave refreshed and inspired.