Oregon Wine Country Explorer

Departure from Portland

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Did you ever feel like you made the right choice? That's how it was on our tour with Guy Glaeser, from InQuisitours. I am going to speak for myself here and say that as a tour guide and human being, Guy is a keeper. I had such a lovely time and as I look back on my tour, I can't believe all the places we went and things we did and saw! By the hands of fate, there were only two of us on this tour and Guy listened to us and tailored our days together to suit us. We went rafting in Leavenworth, touring at the woolen mills in Pendleton, picnicing at MaryHill Art Museum Park, wandering through the college campus in Walla Walla (where public art abounds), we toured the Blue mountain Lavender Farm....we were even on the Oregon Trail(!!!) and sprinkled liberally throughout our wanderings were plenty o' vineyards and wine tastings. The scenery is breath taking! Guy is very knowledgeable when it comes to the history of the region and shared many interesting stories. He also found himself learning from us too! When we were in Walla Walla, we met up with Robin Glaeser and we all had dinner together. While in Portland, I took in the Portland Art Museum and caught some street performers making magic in the streets. All in all...a great time which I would highly recommend.

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PORTLAND
WILLAMETTE VALLEY

On this journey to Oregon Wine Country, you’ll experience the vibrant cultural hub of Portland and the beautiful wine country of the Willamette Valley. You’ll have the opportunity to explore multiple American Viticultural Area (AVA’s) and soak in the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest.

Age

21+

Duration

4 Days

Location

Portland to Williamette Valley

Dates

You pick your dates!

Departure

Portland, Oregon

Departure Dates

No set departures – you pick your dates!

Accommodations

3-night Standard Hotel

What's Included
What's Not Included
Are you looking for a different date than the ones listed above? Call us and we will customize a departure date that works best for you!

Day 1

Portland, Oregon
Arrive in Portland. After checking into your downtown hotel, the Rose City is yours to enjoy. With its parks, museums, riverfront trails and abundant urban wine and beer scene, you will have no shortage of activities. For dinner in this foodie mecca, it’s anything from food carts to fine dining. Your guide will be available today to discuss your wine-touring options. Overnight.

Day 2

Portland to Willamette Valley

After breakfast at the hotel, meet your driver-guide as we explore the Willamette Valley. The Willamette Valley American Viticulture Area (AVA) is 100 miles long with over 500 wineries, seven sub-AVA’s and 20,000 acres or vineyards. The Chehalem Mountains, Yamhill, Carlton, and the Dundee Hills are some of the premier AVA’s you’ll explore on the way to McMinnville.

We’ll bring a picnic lunch as many of the wineries offer patios to enjoy the vistas as well as wine. The charming small town of McMinnville in the heart of wine country will delight you with its fantastic restaurants, tasting rooms, galleries, and the occasional UFO sightings. Overnight.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 3

Willamette Valley

After a leisurely morning in town, the Eola &amo; Amity Hills, Mcminnville, and the Van Duzer corridor are the AVA’s that we will explore. We’ll provide lunch and some snacks as we taste our way along the Oregon Wine trail.

The Willamette Valley was “Eden” for early pioneers traveling the Oregon Trail, and during your explorations, you’ll be struck by the lushness of the landscape. As early as 1979, pioneers of the Oregon Wine industry were proving that these new world wines could compete with the best Burgundy, and the rest of the world could offer. Enjoy another evening in McMinnville. Overnight.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 4

Willamette Valley to Portland

This morning we travel back to Portland (by 10:00 am) for your day on your own, a return flight home, or for your Seattle cruise connections. Depending on your travel arrangements, Portland is ripe for explorations and tax-free shopping Portland.

Meals Included: Breakfast