The Willamette Valley is world famous for producing award winning Pinot noir wines. It’s all due to the soils laid down by the great floods of the last ice age and our moderate climate, which makes the Northern Willamette Valley region ideal for growing Pinot noir grapes. We will spend the day visiting a few local wineries of the Dundee Hills AVA, tasting some world-class wines, surrounded by the beautiful scenery of the Willamette Valley and the snow-capped mountains of the Cascades.
To fulfill your wine tasting experience, we will select 2 or 3 wine tasting rooms based on your group size and the tasting rooms availability.
We have found that any more than that tends to diminish a true wine tasting experience.
Meeting PlaceWe will pick up your group downtown or at another place to be determined
Price$85.00 per person.
IncludedWater and snacks
Not includedSince wine tasting room fees vary and some people might want to just share a flight, we do not include the tasting fees.
Lunch optionsWe encourage you to bring a sack lunch or we can supply a box lunch for a extra fee.
Tasting roomsThe tour includes 3 of the wineries listed below depending on their availability. If you have a preference for one or more over the others, please let us know and we will see what we can arrange.
DURANT VINEYARD WINERY AND RED RIDGE OLIVE OIL TASTING
Take in an amazing view of the Cascade Mountains while enjoying a flight of full-bodied wines at the Durant Vineyards wine tasting room. Then stroll over to their Oregon Olive Mill tasting room and gift shop and enjoy tasting an assortment of fine olive oils and vinegars.
WINTER’S HILL ESTATES WINERY
Winter’s Hill Vineyard is an Estate winery located in the Dundee Hills. Thirty-five acres of vineyards are nestled into a 150 acre farm including fir and oak forests. Farming this land has been a privilege, and they have followed sustainable farming practices. They have been certified by LIVE and SalmonSafe in recognition of their efforts. The first wines bearing their name were 298 cases of 1998 Pinot Noir. Their production has grown slowly and steadily as wine lovers in the Northwest and around the country have discovered their Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc and dessert wines such as Golden Nectar.
VISTA HILLS VINEYARD
Their 42-acre vineyard sits high atop the Dundee Hills AVA, reaching heights of nearly 900 feet above sea level. The slow ripening conditions and well-draining Jory soil are ideal for Willamette Valley Pinot Noir. The vineyard is LIVE certified sustainable and Salmon Safe, producing premium fruit without taking a toll on the special environment it's nestled in. All of Vista Hills wines are estate wines, crafted from blocks that vary by age, clone, elevation and exposure. They produce small-batch estate Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris. They source only from their vineyard, applying a minimalistic approach in the cellar in order to showcase both site and vintage. They are family owned and operated and proud to be a part of the rich and growing tradition that is Oregon wine. Their high-elevation setting allows for slow ripenening conditions and affords tremendous panoramas of the Coastal range.
STOLLER ESTATE VINEYARDS
Stoller winery’s LEED Gold and LIVE certified winery combines progressive, environmentally-friendly design with gentle, traditional winemaking practices that minimize their environmental impact, making them one of the premiere sustainable wineries in the Pacific Northwest, and the first LEED Gold Certified winery in the world.
All of their wine is made exclusively from their estate vineyard. They pick, process, ferment and age each individual section of fruit separately before blending. Their gravity flow technology offers a gentler approach to transferring the wine from tank to barrel, as well as greatly reducing the amount of energy required for wine production.
Their winery produces wines that are elegant, showing ripe red to darker fruits as well as earthy qualities. Their grape varieties, age of the vine, location, and density bring an amazing diversity of flavors to their wines. They are beautifully textured and layered with fine, silky tannins. Vintage can change the expression of their wines, but never overpower their character
SOKOL BLOSSER WINERY
“Pinot Noir grape is one temperamental fruit.” For Pinot Noir to become a world-class wine there must be a level of care and commitment that goes beyond that of any other varietal. At Sokol Blosser, that includes carefully hand harvesting, fermentation in small lots and aging 16 months in French oak barrels. They hand sort through every grape before it goes into a fermenter - for Pinot Noir, the grapes are de-stemmed without crushing, to preserve as many whole berries as possible. For white varietals, the grapes are whole-cluster pressed.
Domaine Drouhin Oregon crafts Pinot Noir and Chardonnay cuvées that favor balance, elegance and finesse, hallmarks of the Drouhin family’s 130+ years of experience in Burgundy. For nearly 30 years, the Drouhin Family has brought a wealth of hard-earned experience to their vineyards in the Dundee Hills.