Oregon Wine Adventure Itinerary
Day 1: We meet you in the afternoon at the Eugene airport, allowing you to fly in that day. We shuttle immediately to Iris Hill Estates, where we meet owner Richard Boyles for an introduction to the area and a walk on his land. Richard takes us to famed King Estate, where we continue the walk to the winery's production area for a tour, tasting, and dinner.
Day 2: We depart in the morning for Willamette Valley Vineyards, one of the largest and most successful in Oregon. After a private tour and barrel tasting, we transfer to the little-known Eola Hills winery area where we have set up a unique, three-winery walk through the vineyards. Choose how many and which wines to taste as you enjoy the exercise between winery visits! Wineries include Bethel Heights, Cristom Wines, and St. Innocent. Afterward, we drive to the Phoenix Grand Hotel in Salem, our home for the next two nights.
Day 3: Today is canoeing! We shuttle to the Willamette river and jump in our canoes, heading downstream to the Vercingetorix winery for a tasting and lunch. The winery is right on the banks of the river and has its own dock. After lunch, we shuttle to the heart of the upper Willamette wine area, Dundee Hills, and to Red Ridge Farms herb garden and nursey. We then walk with owner Alison Sokol-Blosser or one of the other winery managers through area vineyards to Sokol Blosser Winery, with a separate wine tasting at each varietal planting. Dinner that evening is at the impressive Carlton Winemakers Studio.
Day 4: In the morning we drive to the Hood River Valley, with a stop en route at the base of Mount Hood and lunch on your own in the cute town of Hood River. We take a downhill cruise on bikes through the agricultural region, starting at Wy'East Vineyards and with a longer option on a beautiful paved path along the Columbia River. That evening, we have a private tasting at the Cathedral Ridge Winery, known for its winemaker Michael Sebastiani and voted Winery of the Year by Wine Press Northwest, before heading to downtown Hood River for our farewell dinner.
Day 5: On our final morning we depart Hood River for a short walk to Multnomah Falls, at 620 feet the second-longest year round waterfall in the US, before continuing on to Portland Airport and our departure.