Willamette Valley Wine Tasting
6.5 Hours | Let us drive! Enjoy tastings at carefully selected wineries in the famous Willamette Valley!
Highlights: Willamette Valley – Winery tours – Tasting included!
About the Tour
World-famous Pinot Noirs, crisp Chardonnays, and sweet Rieslings are just a taste of the dozens of wines that Oregon has to offer. On this adventure through the rolling hills of the Willamette Valley, we’ll visit three carefully selected vineyards. Guests will partake in tasting flights and experience a behind-the-scenes view of viticulture.
This is a full day tour, typically offered from 10 AM – 4:30 PM. 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.
Departing from downtown Portland, we’ll make our way along the Vineyard and Valley Scenic Route, past orchards, lavender fields, and farms, to the famous Willamette Valley. As Oregon’s leading wine region, the valley is home to more than 500 wineries. Recognized as of one of the premier Pinot Noir producing areas of the world, the wine from this area is often likened to France’s Burgundy region. Throughout the drive, your guide will share the history of Oregon wine production, how our valley was formed, and what makes its soil so idyllic for our world-famous wine grapes. We’ll also 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. Surrounded by the science, production, and study of grapes, our guests feel like experts in no time! From the wineries selected we’ll enjoy sweeping views of the Cascade Mountain Range as well as stunning, rolling hill vineyard vistas.
We will pick up our picnic-style lunch from a local, gourmet delicatessen in Portland before heading to the Willamette Valley. We will plan to bring our lunches out at the second winery to enjoy with our tastings. The wine tasting fees at each winery are included in the price of the tour. You will have a chance to purchase wine at the wineries. Most wineries offer convenient shipping options straight to your home.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Are the wine tastings included in the ticket price?
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 a local cafe that will provide a well-rounded menu for you to choose from.
- 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.
- 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! See more information on our General Info page.
- 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.
- How much walking is required on this tour?
Most of the walking on this tour can be expected when relocating from the vehicle to the tasting room at each winery stop, usually less than 100 yards.
- What if I've made a reservation, but can't make it? Is a refund available?
Please read the full Terms and Conditions here.