Small-Group Willamette Valley Wine-Tasting Tour from Portland
On this half-day wine-tasting tour from Portland, travel by luxury vehicle to Willamette wine country, where you’ll visit three award-winning wineries. Sample Oregonís famous Pinot Noir from different producers and sub-AVAs of the Willamette Valley and learn about local wine making from your expert guide. Also enjoy a delicious meat and cheese plate and other seasonal refreshments throughout your tour..After pickup from your downtown Portland hotel, take a scenic drive by luxury vehicle to Willamette Valley, a region boasting nearly 400 wineries and tasting rooms. With your expert guide, visit three acclaimed boutique wineries in an intimate and relaxed setting. At each winery, youíll sample fine wine and learn more about the rich ecology of the region and 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.One winery we may visit is 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 plants, olive groves and a plant nursery. Another option is Rex Hill Vineyards, where youíll delight in Pinot Noir and Chardonnay in their beautifully appointed tasting room that was formally a fruit and nut drying facility. Taste their fine wine and then wander down the original cart tunnels to check out their wine memorabilia and area maps.On all our tours, youíll enjoy a delicious meat and cheese plate at one of our winery stops to freshen your palate, as well as other seasonal snacks and water throughout your tour.After your wine-tasting experience, relax on the drive back to your downtown Portland hotel.