Dates: 12th,26th April; 16th May; 7th June; 18th,25th July; 15th,29th August; 19th, 26th September; 17th, 24th October; 14th, 21st November
Duration: 6 night; 7 days
Departures: Customized for private or passenger van or buses for group
Pricing: Contact us at 503-896-2464 (tasting fees, transportation, hotel, professional tour guide included)
Pick Up Location: downtown Portland hotels or pre – arranged Locations
Day 1 | Arrive in Portland and indulge in an urban, artisan wine experience at Enso Winery.
Day 2 | Start your wine country adventure sampling world-famous Pinot Noir with a progressive wine tasting and tour at ponzi Winery. Set atop a panoramic slope, the state-of-the-art winery and modern tasting room are surrounded by the majestic Avellana Vineyard. Visit David Hill Winery, home to the Willamette Valley’s oldest Pinot Noir Vines.
Taste wines hand-selected by the winemaker at Chehalem Winery and finish your tour with a barrel sampling in the wine cellar. Finish your day at the Allison inn and Spa, listed as the #1 Hotel Spa in the U.S. by Travel + Leisure magazine.
Day 3 | Begin your day at Adelsheim Vineyard, one of the pioneers of the Oregon wine industry. Enjoy a comprehensive overview of the winemaking facility and a discussion of the history of winemaking in the Willamette Valley. Enjoy a walk through the vineyards and a tour of the LEED-certified barrel cellar at another Willamette Valley wine pioneer, Sokol Blosser. Stop at red Hills Market for a picnic lunch and bocce ball, then experience the “Taste of the Past” tour at Domaine Serene, where unparalleled wines are made in an Italianesque winery high atop the Red Hills.
Overnight in the Dundee hills at the Black Walnut inn and Vineyard, a luxurious inn with sweeping views of vines, a hazelnut orchard and Mt. Hood.
Day 4 |Sample a selection of wines
– including the newly released Black Brut sparkling wine at argyle Winery. Visit Stoller Family Estate, where gravity-flow winemaking techniques, energy-efficient heating and cooling, and waste-water reclamation are used to produce world-class wines with minimal environmental impact. Enjoy lunch, tasting and a tour at King Estate Winery, dedicated to pairing Oregon wines with locally crafted ingredients, many of which are grown in the Estate’s 30-acres of organic gardens and orchards. Overnight in the heart of downtown Eugene at the elegant inn at the 5th.
Day 5 | Head to Southern Oregon and enjoy a private tasting of Mediterranean varietals in the Bacchus Room and the Library Wine Cellar at abacela Winery. Visit Schmidt Family Vineyards, located in the beautiful Applegate Valley and known for quality Merlot, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon. The Wild and Scenic Rogue River that flows through Grants Pass offers amazing boating experiences. Enjoy dinner and a cruise on the river with Hellgate Jetboat Excursions.
Overnight at the historic Weasku inn near Grants Pass.
Day 6 | Visit troon Vineyard and try their signature Zinfandels, unique blends and varietals such as Vermentino and Tannat.
The last winery you’ll visit while in Oregon was the first one here. Dating back to the 1850s, Valley View Winery is certain to leave you with great memories of Oregon and our wine. Overnight Medford
Day 7 | Today visit Crater lake national park. No place on earth combines a 592 meter deep crystal blue lake, 609 meter cliffs and a violent volcanic past. It is the deepest lake in the United States and the 7th deepest in the world. Farewell dinner and overnight at Crater Lake Lodge. Originally opened in 1915, the historic lodge offers an atmosphere reminiscent of the earlier era and immerses visitors in rustic charm with spectacular views of the lake.
Day 8 | Travel back to Portland or San Francisco, CA (supplemental cost from San Francisco, CA)