Wine Tours of the Columbia River
Gorge & Columbia Valley AVAs (CGWR)
(Oregon & Washington State)
"Columbia River Gorge
really specific, little tucked away corner of the world. Pinot Noir;
Merlot; Cab's; Syrah's; the most haunting and brilliant and
thrilling and subtle and ancient wines on the planet." ***
The view from Mistral Ranch
Family Vineyards), courtesy of
The Columbia R. Gorge & Columbia
Valley AVAs has
and Spanish Big Red varietals
where you will travel a "World of Wine in 40 miles"
One hour from Portland,
America's most unique AVA features wild beauty, traffic free touring, relaxed tasting rooms
and European style wines with
French, Italian and Spanish
varietals. Stretching from temperate rain forest to high desert,
there is an amazing diversity of grapes grown
here from Alberiňo and Zinfindel to Syrah and Syrah to Pinot noir
and Chardonnay and 37 other varietals. Like
traveling a "World of Wine in 40 miles", come here for your more
off-the-beaten-track or lesser known wineries.
Located between 2 snow-capped volcanoes (Mt. Hood and Mt. Adams), the
Columbia River Gorge AVA tour typically includes the
of Cathedral Ridge Winery, Marchesi Vineyards, Phelps Creek, Hood Crest
Vineyards, Wy'east Vineyards, Mt. Hood Winery, the Columbia Gorge White
House & others on the Oregon side. On the Washington side, popular
wineries include Syncline, Cascade Cliffs, Waving Tree, Maryhill
and many others.
Guided Tours offered:
4-Hour Tour (standard
with Hood River area pickup) - Our most popular tour length, in which you
will probably visit between 3-5 wineries with a Hood River area pickup
location. The fun & frivolity usually starts
around 9:30am or 2pm and returns around 1:30 or 6pm; but customized tour
times are possible.
Starting at the west side of our Columbia
Gorge AVA (near Hood River) and heading east, rainfall diminishes
almost one inch per mile while sunshine increases dramatically. Great
to know heading into the colder seasons!
6-Hour Tour (standard with
Portland area pickup) - Our longer tour, in which you will probably visit
between 3-5 wineries with a Portland area pickup location or 4-7 wineries
with a Hood River pickup. The
fun & frivolity usually starts around 11AM and returns around 5pm; but
customized tour times are possible.
8-Hour Tour - This tour offers your group a more
relaxed afternoon or you are able to visit more wine country wineries, a
combination tour with the Columbia R. Gorge or Mt. Hood or a custom tour.
Your group will probably visit
between 5-7 wineries with a Portland area pickup location. The fun
& frivolity usually starts around 10AM and returns around 6pm; but
customized tour times are possible.
You may view the
sheet for service/rate options. When you ring to make your
booking, just let us know what your tour requirements (interests) are and
we will do the rest for you.
Or for details & questions, contact us at 503-969-4370 or 1-877-692-4283 or email us at
*** Paul Giamatti
(the movie Sideways, italic words added)
Hood River Pickup Location:
For the standard 4 hour option, we estimate they will get to 3-5 wineries
with lunch option. For 6 hours, 4-7 wineries. We can supply a picnic lunch
at additional cost, otherwise some of the wineries offer food.
HOOD RIVER PICKUP LOCATION
UP TO 4 HOURS (STANDARD)
UP TO 6 HOURS
UP TO 8 HOURS OR IN COMBINATION
WITH A COLUMBIA R. GORGE TOUR OR MT. HOOD
For 2-3 ppl, total cost is the same as the 4 person tour. For
1 person tours; a 10% discount applies, or $360. Senior & Child discounts
Tour cost includes the complete full-service tour;
including the vehicle, driver/guide, door to door service, with the entire
planning/preparations and lunch concierge needed for your tour.
Water & ice are on-board for everyone and is
complimentary. Meals/snacks (Lunch)
& wine tasting fees or facility tour fees (as applicable) are at
additional cost. Pricing does not
include the recommended 20% driver/guide gratuity. All-inclusive packages
are available, which would include the tasting fees, lunch and/or
driver/guide gratuity; please inquire. We also offer hourly rates
for our basic service; vehicle & driver only; which is typically less
costly for groups of about 7 ppl or more; please inquire.
**For more than 16 ppl., we
would be using 2 vehicles. Please inquire about groups larger than 22. We
travel in sedans, limo
or limo/party bus.