Full Day Tour
World famous Pinot Noirs, crisp Chardonnays, and sweet Rieslings are just a taste of the dozens of varietals that Oregon has to offer. Let us worry about the driving and planning on this adventure through the rolling hills of the Willamette Valley. We'll visit three carefully selected vineyards, where you will partake in tasting flights and experience a behind-the-scenes view of viticulture. Between tastings we will also stop for lunch in the heart of wine country and if there is time, we will visit the Oregon Olive Mill, a premier purveyor of estate-milled Extra Virgin Olive Oil and home to the only Olioteca in the Pacific Northwest!
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This is a full day tour, typically offered from 10:00AM - 4:30PM. Please note, the tour route and sights may vary depending on the time of year and weather conditions. It is always our goal to provide you with the most interesting adventure possible.
The pick-up and drop-off location will be in Director Park in downtown Portland. This location is easily accessible via the public transit system (MAX line, street car and bus) and is also within walking distance of most downtown hotels. If you are arriving by car, there are convenient public parking garages nearby.
We offer complimentary pick-up and drop-off from over 20 downtown hotels. Please select your hotel from the drop down list when making your reservation and we will contact you the day before the tour to confirm pick up timing.
We will depart downtown Portland and make our way along the Vineyard and Valley Scenic Route, past orchards, lavender farms and vineyards, to the famous Willamette Valley. The Valley is Oregon's leading wine region and is home to more than 500 wineries! It is recognized as of one of the premier Pinot Noir producing areas of the world, and is often likened to France's Burgundy region. Throughout our drive out to the valley, your guide will share with you the history of Oregon wine production, the history of how our valley was formed and what makes its soil so perfect for our world famous wine grapes, as well as discuss the 6 different sub-appellations of the valley.
In the heart of the Willamette Valley, we will visit three carefully selected wineries and vineyards, where we will partake in winery tours, viticulture talks and wine tastings. The selection of wineries will offer sweeping views of the Cascade Mountain Range as well as stunning rolling hill vineyard vistas.
We will plan to visit one winery before lunch, then we'll pause for lunch at a local cafe, and after lunch we'll make our way to two more wineries. If timing allows, we will also visit the Oregon Olive Mill, a premier purveyor of estate-milled Extra Virgin Olive Oil and home to the only Olioteca in the Pacific Northwest! At the end of the afternoon, we will bring you back to Downtown Portland, just in time for dinner!
The wine tastings fees at each winery are included in the price of the tour. You will have a chance to purchase wine at the wineries, and most wineries offer convenient shipping options straight to your home!
Will the wine tastings and tours be included in the tour? Yes! We will also provide complimentary snacks and refreshments during transportation, throughout the tour. Bottled water will always be available.
What about lunch? Is it included? Lunch is not included in the tour price. We will be going to an establishment in the heart of the wine country that will provide a well-rounded menu for you to choose from. Complimentary snacks and refreshments will be available throughout the tour.
What should I wear? Oregon's weather, although very temperate, can sometimes be unpredictable. Bringing along a rain jacket and wearing multiple layers is typically the best option for almost anywhere in Oregon. Umbrellas will be available on the tour. If you plan to participate in a vineyard tour, please wear closed-toed shoes.
What kind of vehicle will we be traveling in? We will be exploring in a large van. This luxury vehicle comes with an extra tall roof so that everyone feels comfortable and not cramped. There are oversized windows to allow for the best visibility for our guests!
How many fellow travelers should I expect on my tour? We generally prefer to limit our group size to 12 travelers to ensure that everyone is comfortable and relaxed. Throughout the high travel season, one can expect tour group sizes to be around 6 to 12 people. During the rest of the year, group sizes can typically range from 2 to 8.
What if I've made a reservation, but can't make it? Is a refund available? Please read the full Terms and Conditions here.