Experience the best of Willamette Valley wine country on a guided wine-tasting tour from Portland. With a small group of fellow wine lovers, spend half a day visiting three handpicked wineries such as Colene Clemens Vineyards and Montinore Estate. Meet local vintners and sample award-winning varietals while marveling at Oregon’s stunning countryside.
Experience the diversity of flavors out of the Willamette Valley on this wine-tasting tour from Portland. In a small group, wind through the verdant hills of Portland’s surrounding wine region en route to three select vineyards. Your tasting adventure includes unique wine flights, snacks and a behind-the-scenes look at local viticulture.
Experiences both Portland’s rugged outdoors and renowned wine scene on this small-group tour. Visit the Columbia Gorge National Scenic Area where you see waterfalls, admire the Cascade Mountain Range, and look out for bald eagles and osprey. Then explore Hood River and stop at a variety of boutique wineries to sample locally produced wines including the much talked about Oregon Pinot Noirs.
Mt. Hood is the highest summit in Oregon, and the fourth highest in the Cascades. It features waterfalls, glaciers, and historic Timberline Lodge, built by local artisans during the Great Depression, and featuring the longest ski season in the US. To the north of Mt. Hood is the Hood River Valley and Columbia Gorge American Viticultural Area (AVA), the lovechild of the Columbia Valley and Willamette Valley AVAs. You will get intimate with this area through a visit to Timberline Lodge on Mt. Hood, wine tasting, and a stop at Multnomah Falls, the tallest waterfall in Oregon. Your expert guide, with formal background in ecology, natural resources, and wine, will teach you about the natural history, cultural history, and wine background of the area, as you drive the the Mt. Hood and Historic Columbia River Highway Scenic Byways. The guide will feel out the group’s tastes in choosing 2 wineries. We cover farm-to-table lunch, you cover tasting fees.
Your Guide/ Driver will collect you for a short drive to your first vineyard visit of the day – Antica Terra. A comprehensive tasting featuring their current releases and a rotating selection of inspirational bottlings from around the world. Wines are served alongside a selection of small seasonal bites crafted by Chef Timothy Wastell. Moving on, take in the breathtaking views, on the way to your second tasting of the day. You will be pleased to know that you are in for a treat; a gourmet picnic lunch with wines for you at the breathtakingly beautiful Anne Amie Vineyard. What a great experience you have in store for the finale of your tour! You will head south-west, a beautiful 30-minute drive to the fabulous Cristom Vineyards where you will enjoy a hosted tasting featuring a rotating selection of 6-8 wines, including their single-vineyard estate Pinot Noirs, "The Four Ladies." Guests will learn about the rich history of Cristom and enjoy a seasonal tasting plate.
A short drive east of Portland, the Columbia Gorge is one of the most breathtaking scenic routes in the Pacific Northwest.Spanning along the Columbia River that separates Northwestern Oregon from Southwestern Washington, this beautiful area is characterized by gorgeous forests, towering waterfalls, ample hiking opportunities, and world-class wines. With this customizable private tour, you'll get to experience it on your own terms, with a focus on nature, wine tastings, or both.
Explore the city and beyond on this small-group tour of Portland highlights followed by a wine tasting tour in the nearby Willamette Valley. Spend the morning visiting top Portland attractions with your guide, such as the International Rose Gardens and Pittock Mansion, followed by lunch on your own at one of Portland's trendy food cart pods and tastings at three Willamette Valley vineyards. This tour includes all transportation with live commentary onboard, wine tastings, entrance fees, and hotel pickup and drop-off.
Oregon's lush Willamette Valley is known for its beautiful rolling hills and excellent terroir that's particularly ideal for growing pinot varietals. With this small group tour, you’ll get to experience the sights and tastes of this beautiful wine-producing area without having to worry about driving, all in the comfort of a guide-driven Mercedes 4x4.
Discover four of Willamette Valley’s top wineries on a private 8-hour tour. Your chauffeur takes your group from your Portland hotel into Oregon's wine country. Private transportation saves you the trouble of navigating on your own and relieves your group of needing a designated driver. Available for two people or more, the tour is great for a romantic weekend, family vacation, or special outing for your wedding party.
Head south of Portland to the Willamette Valley wine region for a chance to learn about winemaking in Oregon on this private excursion. Visiting local wineries, you'll gain insight into the world-famous varietals of the Willamette Valley, such as Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Rose, and Pinot Gris, and hear about the history of the valley. Then, indulge in a complimentary gourmet lunch.
We'll take you to 3-4 tasting rooms representing a variety of settings, wines, and personalities. Your wine industry-honed guide will introduce you to the Willamette Valley AVA while camaraderie develops among your small group. You will be wafted away to wine country while we provide you with background on the history, terroir, and character of Willamette Valley wine. Your guide will feel out the desires of your group in selecting among the 500 Willamette Valley wineries, and specific requests may be accommodated. We'll wander through the rolling hills of multiple Willamette Valley sub-AVAs, passing through charming little villages, while making stops at some of the most unique boutique wineries. You'll visit vineyards and tasting rooms that stand out, not only for the views and the character of their wine, but the intriguing personalities (both human and canine) involved. Lunch is included, tasting fees are not.
How did Oregon beat top French and California wines in a French-run competition? Why do beer lovers flock to Portland for our 70+ craft breweries? What's all the hubbub over all these fancy cocktails, mixologist, and handmade hard cider locations? Is it true that there are over a dozen local award-winning craft distilleries and almost more than double that on the way? We have the answers!
Wine-lovers rejoice, this one’s for you! Enjoy a full year of wine-tasting experiences and exclusive discounts on purchases from more than 450 wineries across the United States’ renowned wine-making regions. With convenient access to a concierge service that helps you get the best value out of the priority pass, your year of wine-tasting and vineyard tours is as easy as raising a glass.
Immerse yourself in the beauty and bounty of Willamette Valley wine country on this full-day tour from Portland. Perfect for all level of wine enthusiast – from newcomers to connoisseurs – this 7.5-hour trip offers the insight of expertly trained guides and visits to 3-5 vineyards to sample unique varietals including renowned pinots, chardonnays and rieslings. Tasting fees are not included.
If the Oregon Coast is known for anything, it's the majestic views, rugged cliffs, and charming towns. On this private tour from Portland, enjoy the best of what the coast has to offer. You're whisked off on a scenic drive, stop at a local vineyard for a wine tasting (own expense), and stretch your legs with a walk on the beach.
This tour is currently running on a modified itinerary due to a wildfire in the Columbia River Gorge. Visit the top attractions on the Washington side of the Columbia River Gorge and 2 amazing wineries on this guided, Gorge/Wine Tour. Visit the Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center Museum, viewpoints, Beacon Rock, and the Washington Shore Visitor Complex of Bonneville Dam. After lunch, we will visit 2 vineyards in the region for some amazing wine tasting and learn about the region history and culture as it has developed in the wine industry in the area.
Discover the postcard-perfect scenery and great wines of the Columbia River Gorge during this flexible-length sightseeing trip from Portland. Gaze in wonder at the Gorge’s towering cascades including Multnomah Falls, enjoy the charming town of Hood River, and make stops at two local vineyards for included tastings. Round-trip hotel transport is also covered.
Escape the city for a day of wine-tasting in Oregon's Willamette Valley. Set out from Portland for the Dundee Hills, traveling in a comfortable private vehicle to several wineries. In between winery visits, you will be able to enjoy lunch (with a $10 credit per passenger). When you are complete with your winery tours, you will return to the city. This private tour includes round-trip transport.
Dine around Portland in the evening with this food and drink tour in the Northwest Portland Slabtown and Alphabet District neighborhoods. This walking tour will take you to five different restaurants where you'll get to try wine, pasta, Asian fusion food, and dessert. The tour ends at a craft brewery where you'll get to round off your culinary experience with a pint on the house.
Can't join us for one of our one or two-day tour wine tours? Take part in our half-day wine experience! You will visit Bergstrom Wines where you will be welcomed by your hostess with a taste of Champagne while she takes you exploring the biodynamic practices of their vineyard and garden programs, all while enjoying views of the Willamette Valley. Next, your hostess will
guide you through the Bergstrom story and a tasting of their limited-production estate wines, including a selection of library wines. Each Ekollon Experience includes a lunch pairing menu designed by Josh and Caroline Bergstrom featuring seasonal, locally sourced, gourmet bites.
After a great wine pairing experience at Bergstrom, it is time to settle into a relaxing mid-afternoon at Roco Winery. Rollin Soles is the co-owner and wine maker. Rollin is one of the ‘20 Most Admired Wine Makers in North America’. Rollin is also the founder of Argyle wines.
We’ll be back to your accommodations by 3:30 pm.
Explore Tour Company provides an expertly guided and narrated wine tour of the Willamette Valley. We maximize your time in the valley by providing you with a lunch venue for you to enjoyed purchased food from our Gourmet Deli stop before the tour. Or we can arrange for a catered lunch of your choosing to be provided for you. Your going to love touring with Explore Tour!
Spend an intimate day with your favorite person on a private wineries tour for two. The 7-hour tour from Portland is ideal for couples, best friends, or a parent and child (of a legal drinking age) bonding experience. Choose a departure time, then relax in private end-to-end transportation through the Willamette Valley Wine Region. Visit 3-5 local vineyards and taste a variety of pinots, chardonnays, and rieslings (at own expense).
Located outside of Portland, the Columbia River Gorge is home to an abundance of orchards, vineyards, and sweeping views of Mt. Adams, and Mt. Hood. With this guided tour, choose to explore the area by bike, e-bike, and/or shuttle. Stop at three local wineries for vineyard tours, tastings, and locally sourced fresh-food pairings.
Oregon is known for its natural beauty and its burgeoning wine country; this small-group tour lets you experience both. See two towering waterfalls in Silver Falls State Park and then sip pinot noir and other varietals in three scenic, boutique, vineyards. Enjoy a fresh, seasonal lunch at Coelho Winery, and Avoid the hassles of driving and navigating. Learn about Oregon’s wildlife and insights on viticulture from your naturalist guide.
This Tour is private and customizable.
The price includes 3 hours of service.
Your guide Charlie is a third generation Oregonian living in Pacific City. His grandfather first moved the family to Pacific City in 1971 to commercial dory fish for salmon.
His work history in the tour field is extensive. He’s been a courtesy driver at several establishments ranging from the White Elephant Hotel in Nantucket, MA, the St. Regis in Park City, UT, and the Little Nell Hotel in Aspen, CO. He worked in Skagway, Alaska, responsible for the transport for up to 50 guests, taking them from the docks, through congested mountain roads, to the interior of the Yukon, Canada. He did this in a 45-foot MCI motor coach and earned passenger endorsements along the way.
His rich, local family history, combined with his extensive background leading tours, makes him an ideal guide. Paired with his enjoyable personality and outgoing manner, guests are sure to have an unforgettable time on the Oregon Coast.