The Willamette Valley wine region, once known for its orchards and nurseries, has become one of the United States' premier producers of cool-climate varietals like pinot noir. Start your wine country tour with hotel pickup from downtown Portland and make your way, by minivan, to three wineries carefully chosen by your in-the-know guide.
Portland is the perfect hub for exploring quiet roads through Oregon's wine country, with more than half of the state's five-hundred or so wineries located about forty-five minutes away in the nearby Willamette Valley. Take in beautiful vistas and gently rolling hills that give way to the expansive Cascade Mountains as you drive.
You'll visit three of the area's top wineries and learn about the unique relationship between the valley's volcanic soils, elevation and protective microclimates -- ideal for producing pinot noir. Taste a select group of varietals that will please even the most discerning palate, from reds like syrah, cabernet Franc and cabernet sauvignon to award-winning chardonnay, barbera and riesling. After your wine-tasting experience, your tour ends with a hotel drop-off.
Willamette Valley Wine-Tasting Tour from Portland
Downtown Portland Hotels,
- Explore scenic Willamette Valley with a friendly tour guide
- Taste delicious wine from the local wineries
- Learn about the history of the area and how it became known for its wine
- Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city