On the outskirts of Newberg, we will venture deep into Chehalem Mountains and explore some of the beautiful wineries scattered among the hills. Part of the Northern Willamette Valley AVAs, these wineries specialize in producing Pinot Noir grapes for which the region is famous. Join us in visiting some of these wonderful wineries and enjoying the fruits of their endeavors.
Meeting PlaceFor the time being, all pick ups will need to arranged outside the Portland City limits until I get all my licensing taken care of.
PriceBase Fee: $540 (6 tickets), then $90 per person after that.
(All wine and sightseeing tours are based on $90 per persons except Coastal Tours.)
IncludedWater and snacks.
Not includedYou are more than welcome to bring food on the bus, but depending on the winery, some will allow outside food and others won't. However most the wineries have various charcuterie plates they offer for a fee.
Lunch optionsWe encourage you to bring your own lunch or we can supply a box lunch for an 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.
Penner-Ash winery, founded in 1998, offers an array of elegant and earthy, structured and thoughtful Pinot noirs and Syrahs. Relax while savoring a flight or glass of their exceptional wine and enjoying the spectacular view of the Chehalem Valley that lies before you.
Situated on top of a mountain with exceptional views, Fairsing is a wonderful winery that takes deep pride in producing fine wines. Enjoy their wines in the beautiful tasting room or order a glass and enjoy walking the large intricate labyrinth on the crest of the hill overlooking the valley below.
Passion for Pinot with a sense of place is what defines Willakenzie Estate, a family-owned winery located in the heart of the Willamette Valley. The winery is named after the sedimentary soil on which the vines are planted to reflect the ultimate expression of “terroir”.
What sets Lenné apart from other Oregon Pinot noirs? Location, location, location. Their steep south-facing slope is at the perfect elevation and has some of the poorest soil in Yamhill County resulting in concentrated Pinot noir. Their Pinot noir is described as a bigger style by some. They don’t seek to make highly extracted wines but their poor soil produces wines with density because of the small cluster and berry size. Lenné wines have a distinct mid-palate texture and a mocha-like aroma. The tasting room is European in style patterned after a French Country barn and offers a beautiful panoramic view of the valley in which it is nestled.
Richard Shugar designed the Saffron Fields Vineyard Hospitality Center. The tasting room and grounds integrate with the surrounding landscape to inspire an atmosphere of contemplation and ease. Sanjeev and Angela were inspired by architecture using glass, driftwood, and water for its ability to evoke emotion through fluidity and serenity much like their wines.
Soléna Estate was built with the future in mind, a place that would belong to Danielle and Laurent’s daughter, Soléna. Soléna Estate is a place where biodynamic practices in the vineyard, French winemaking talent, and a sense of family all come together. Soléna Estate’s tasting room lies nestled against the hillside and offers sweeping views of the valley and surrounding lakes. Come visit their home away from home and enjoy award-winning Pinot Noir and Chardonnay at their hillside tasting room. Solena is named after their daughter. Soléna is the combination of the Spanish and French words Solana and Soleil, celebrating the sun and the moon.
ROOTS WINE COMPANY
Roots produces approximately 3,800 cases annually. Wines include the flagship estate Pinot noir, as well as several single vineyard-designate Pinot noirs, sourced mostly from neighboring vineyards in the Yamhill-Carlton AVA. Other wines include an estate Pinot gris, Melon de Bourgogne, Viognier, Riesling, dessert Riesling, Syrah and a methode Champenoise sparkling named after their son, Theo. All these wines are made in small lots and handcrafted using indigenous yeasts.
Kia Rice Hartley | February 2019: Sean is so fun and fantastic! We have booked two trips with The Vintage Tour Bus Co.- wine tasting and the Christmas lights tour. Awesome! I can't say enough good things about Sean and his beautiful bus.
Eve A | July 2018: Our group had such a great time using Sean and his bus! He was friendly, funny, and very informative as we drove through Oregon and he told us some history and geology about the area. We would definitely recommend Sean and his bus to anyone!
Benjamin Fredericks | December 2019: VTB is a terrific way to take friends to the Oregon Wine Country. They are on-time and their driver gives information along the way, and has a great sense of humor! Highly recommend!