My Chauffeur is a
small boutique wine tour company offering the highest level of
luxury limousine service and quality in wine and culinary travel. As wine
educators, we try to make our programs educational while keeping the
atmosphere light and fun. Our primary goal is to make the world of
Oregon wine and cuisine accessible, understandable and enjoyable for our
guests, while providing a private, relaxing, luxurious, and authentic
experience of traveling in Oregon. And we mean REAL luxury. Only the
finest cuisine and the best estates we will visit if you wish. And a
roomy, deluxe, air conditioned limousine stocked with refreshments (not
a 9 passenger van for 8 guests and a driver - that's not our idea of
luxury or comfort). At all the estates we visit, you'll receive a warm
welcome and a personalized tasting. In some cases, you will tour the
technical facilities (vat room and aging cellars) in addition to your
tasting. Many times, we go out into the vineyard and the estate
representative will discuss vineyard management and harvesting.
Whenever possible, the tour is led by the cellar master, enologist, or owner
of the estate. Our guests often marvel at how unique each estate visit
is. At one estate, you might see an ancient wine brotherhood display;
at another, there will be beautiful gardens; at a third, a special art
exhibit. The tasting can be extensive and can include barrel samples* of the
latest vintage and/or bottles of recent or older vintages. We sometimes
taste in the aging cellar, sometimes in the winery itself, and other times
outdoors. The estate representative will lead you through the tasting,
helping you identify aromas, tastes and overall quality. You may even choose
your type of
if desired. We will pick you up and drop you off at your residence or
hotel. We'll include 3-6 wineries and/or vineyards, a lovely lunch if desired, and a
visit to a local sight of interest if you wish - your day will be
customized to include exactly what you want.
request prior to the start of your tour**, our tour guides can discuss with your group specific wine related topics
including, but not limited to:
Modern vs. Historic winemaking techniques?
the Dundee Hills.
the North Willamette Valley wine growing region so unique?
What is Terroir?
The concept of a
* Primarily offered holiday weekends, please
**You must order a dedicated tour
guide or tour bus service for this service.