Small-Group Willamette Valley Wine-Tasting Tour from Portland

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Small-Group Willamette Valley Wine-Tasting Tour from Portland information and booking

from
$150
Duration
6.5 hours
Departs from
Downtown Portland Hotels
Returns to
Returns to original departure point
Time of departure
12pm on Saturdays
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Tour description provided by Viator

On this half-day wine-tasting tour from Portland, travel by luxury vehicle to Willamette wine country, where you'll take behind-the-scenes tours of four award-winning wineries. Sample everything from floral pinot to smoky zinfandel as you meet the winemakers and learn about local winemaking from your expert guide. Also enjoy a Cascadian safari lunch, as well as seasonal snacks and water throughout your tour.

After pickup from your Portland hotel, take a scenic drive by luxury vehicle to Willamette Valley, a region boasting nearly 100 wineries and tasting rooms. With your expert guide, visit four acclaimed boutique wineries in an intimate and relaxed setting.

At each winery, you’ll meet the winemakers and take behind-the-scenes tours. Along the way, your guide will teach you about the rich ecology of the region and about the art of viticulture in Oregon, a state committed to sustainable farming practices. Since the Willamette Valley has so many outstanding wineries, each itinerary rotates with departure. Below are two examples of wineries we may visit.

Visit Durant Vineyards at Red Ridge Farms, where the Durant family has been growing grapes for almost 40 years. Enjoy several wine tastings and feast your senses on stunning scenery including lavender fields, olive groves and a plant nursery.

Finally, at Rex Hill Vineyards, you’ll see original tunnels that carted drying racks in the 1920s and see new tools like French oak and stainless steel barrels, wine presses, an in-house laboratory and the bottling line. In the tasting room, delight in pinot noirs and chardonnays.

You’ll also enjoy a Cascadian safari lunch, as well as seasonal snacks and water throughout your tour.

After your wine-tasting experience, relax on the drive back to your Portland hotel.

What's included

  • All tasting fees
  • Expert local guide
  • Local, organic lunch
  • Water and seasonal snacks
  • Transport by mercedes van or luxury suv
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (downtown portland hotels only)
  • Comprehensive naturalist commentary

What isn't included

  • Gratuities (optional)