* The best way to see the Cascade Mountains
* Taste pinot noir and other fine wines at three different wineries
* Winemaker-led tastings plus farm-to-table lunch
If you’re looking to see more than just the city on your next trip to the Pacific Northwest, why not go wine tasting in Oregon’s Willamette Valley? Located just south of Portland, the Willamette Valley was named Wine Enthusiasts “2016 Wine Region of the Year.”
Home to more than 400 wineries and tasting rooms, its fertile soil and temperate climate make this region ripe for wine making. And while Pinot Noir is the local specialty, you’ll also find incredibly complex and unique varietals of Riesling, Pinot Gris and Chardonnay, to name a few. A Willamette Valley wine tour is the ideal way to take in the state’s natural beauty, and this special deal takes you to three wineries in one day.
The day begins with a hotel pickup in Downtown Portland. You’ll travel in a private Mercedes van through the Cascade Mountains, and see for yourself not only the striking views, but the vast swaths of vineyards that line the roads.
Then, it’s time to drink. Try Pinot Noir and other fine wines at three different vineyards, with winemakers leading each tasting. Wineries on the itinerary include Rex Hill, Lady Hill, Anne Amie, Winter’s Hill, Laurel Ridge, and Stoller. You’ll learn about the types of grapes used, how the wines are bottled, and what foods to pair each varietal with. A fresh, farm-to-table lunch is included on the tour. Snacks and refreshments are provided throughout the day too.
Tasting fees, food and worry-free transportation are all included in the cost of the tour. Whether you’re looking for something new to do outside Portland, or just looking for an alternative to the overpriced and crowded tasting rooms in Napa and Sonoma, this Willamette Valley wine tour will help you explore your palate preferences and provide insight into Oregon’s incredible vintages.
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