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Wine Tour of Willamette Valley with a Personal Sommelier

  • Taste wine at boutique wineries with a WSET-certified sommelier

  • Includes tastings, lunch, charcuterie, and more

  • Hassle-free, round-trip transportation from your hotel

Wine Tour of Willamette Valley with a Personal Sommelier
From US$159.00
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5 Hour Wine Tour including lunch, 3 to 4 Wine Tastings and Transportation
From US$189.00
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5 Hour Wine Tour including lunch, 3 to 4 Wineries and Transportation (excludes tastings)
From US$159.00
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Visit boutique wineries in Oregon’s famed Willamette Valley with a WSET-certified sommelier as your guide. Enjoy the picturesque scenery as you sample wines at three or more wineries. Your sommelier is on hand to tell you about each wine you taste and to help you diversify your wine collection. This semi-private tour is limited to six people and includes tastings, hassle-free transportation, charcuterie, and more.

What to Expect

The Willamette Valley of Oregon is home to some of the best wine in the Pacific Northwest. Bordered by the green coastal ranges to the west and the snow-capped Cascade Range to the east, the valley features rich alluvial soils washed down from ice-age floods and numerous microclimates along scenic waterways and rustic farms. Although the area offers an abundance of varietals and styles for the discerning wine drinker, it is probably best known for its world-class Chardonnay and Pinot Noirs – the famed grapes of Burgundy in France. 

After your complimentary morning pickup from your centrally located Portland hotel, residence or central landmark, the tour begins with a brief introduction from your driver and guide – who also happens to be a WSET-certified sommelier. As you leave the frenetic pace of the city behind, your guide will fill you in on the local history and unique qualities that make the region such an ideal place for growing high-quality, premium wine grapes. Also, from April to October this seven-hour public tour includes a pickup at the Newberg Sportsman Airpark in conjunction with our hot air balloon package.  

Your tour will visit 3 to 4 wineries throughout the day and include bottled water, healthy snacks and a complimentary lunch featuring vegetarian and gluten-free options (usually a diverse charcuterie platter enjoyed at our second winery).  Tasting fees are included for all stops up to $20 and you will have abundant options to purchase, ship, and sample additional wines at your own discretion and cost. The trip ends with a drop-off back at centrally located Portland locations or the Newberg Airpark, where you can proceed to nearby neighborhood restaurants to sample the local fare or back to your hotel or lodging to sleep off the amazing wine.

Note: Groups of two or three may be combined.  

Reviews (24)
1 - 5 of 23 reviews
Reviewed 14 October 2018

Based on reviews, we expected a nice day with a knowledgeable guide. But this far and away blew away our expectations. Dan was beyond outstanding ... he was like a long lost friend that you want to spend the day with who also happens to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank swolf2400
Dan J, Owner at Triangle Wine Country Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2018

Thank you so much. It's always overwhelming to read amazing reviews like this. We never tried to be #1 and we continue to focus on creating great memories for people along with teaching and educating our guest about their personal palates. And yes, I am...More

Reviewed 26 September 2018
Highly recommended tour

We were this small group of people who were interested in learning about the wines of the Willamette Valley. And tasting them, naturally. Dan was great to understand our needs and show us what we wanted: great views of the vineyards, excellent explanation about everything...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank MarcosdoESanto
Dan J, Owner at Triangle Wine Country Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2018

Thank you for writing a review. It means so much to us. Describing why and how our tours are different has always been difficult, but I think you said it best by saying that they "understand our needs and show us what we wanted". These...More

Reviewed 25 September 2018 via mobile
Fabulous Day with Dan!

We used the reviews to guide us in choosing a wine tasting tour while we were in Portland. What a wonderful day! Dan is very knowledgeable about wines and the winemaking process. We learned so much. We visited three unique wineries that he selected and...More

Thank Debbie R
Dan J, Owner at Triangle Wine Country Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2018

Thank you, Debbie. I really appreciate the feedback and I'm glad you had a nice day. Don't hesitate to contact us again the next time you're in the Northwest and let's discover some more wonderful wineries and beautiful views...and of course make some more memories!

Reviewed 20 September 2018

If it was offered I would rate this wine tour and Dan Johnson 10 Stars but they only offer 5!! We had a fantastic, wonderful day of wine touring with Dan as our expert Sommelier. My friend and I had a girlfriend trip to Portland...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank princessMinneapolis
Dan J, Owner at Triangle Wine Country Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2018

Thank you so much for your review, and I'm glad you had a good time. I've always thought that wine should be fun, interesting and approachable rather than stuffy and uptight. Wine tells a story of a place and time, and we try to bring...More

Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile
Fantastic tour of the wine country

We spent 2 days with Dan as our tour guide. He picked us up at our hotel right on time and had a great itinerary planned. We went to amazing wineries throughout the valley and Dan was very fun and very knowledgeable the entire time....More

Thank KaseyG995
Dan J, Owner at Triangle Wine Country Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2018

Thank you. It really is my pleasure to share the Willamette Valley with other people. It is a personal approach from my perspective on the winemakers and wineries and what they are doing that is different. There are so many interesting wineries in the Valley...More

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29 October 2018|
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Response from Debbie R | Reviewed this property |
I totally agree with the response from traveler above!
patty j
19 July 2018|
Response from Shoeshop | Reviewed this property |
We arrived back at our hotel around 4:30/5PM.