Eco Tours of Oregon
Winery Tours in the Willamette Valley Countryside
aka... Pinot Patrol Wine Tours



Click for photo of red hills of Dundee vineyards

Savor award-winning Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay and Riesling while your designated driver guides you through the rolling hills of the picturesque Willamette Valley. Visits to at least four wineries and your expert wine tour guide are included. 21 years of guiding experience.
Full day $64.50 + tasting fees each or $99.00 each with tasting fees included. Group discounts available for 30+ guests.
10:00 AM Pick up at your hotel or residence. Drive west through the beautiful countryside of Yamhill or Washington county. This area produces the majority of Oregon's famous Pinot Noir. En route your guide will provide commentary on the history of Oregon wines and explain what to expect in the tasting rooms for anyone experiencing wine tasting for the first time. We are happy to take imput on the wineries we visit. It is best to do this ahead of time, because we need to make appointments for our visits.
11:00 AM Arrive at our first vineyard for tasting, possibly the award-winning Elk Cove Vineyards. The tastings usually start with the lighter white wines and continue through the wonderful subtle reds.


Click photo for view of a typical tasting room

12 Noon Arrive at our second tasting room, perhaps the famous Sokol-Blosser Winery? You may enjoy a stroll on the grounds also because the views of the overlooking the beautiful rolling Red Hills of Dundee are especially nice here.
1:00 PM The wine country offers many inviting restaurant choices for lunch. One of our favorites is the "Dundee Bistro" owned by the Ponzi family of the famous Ponzi Vineyards. Prices can vary from between $8.00 and $19.00 depending on your choice of restaurant and entree. Another great option is Tina's in Dundee (M-F only). When registering for the tour, EcoTours will be happy to provide details of the various lunch options.
3:00 PM Our next stop may be Erath Winery, Oregon's largest producer of Pinot Noir.
4:00 PM Next, we may visit the family owned Solena Winery with it's terrific views of the valley. When visiting smaller vineyards it is possible to bump into the owners or the winemakers in person! Depending on your wishes, we may opt to head south towards Amity or north to Carlton, leaving time to stop at the Australian-owned Argyle on our way back into town.
5:00 PM We'll begin the ride home to Portland, happy and content.
6:00 PM Arrive back at your hotel or residence.
If notified in advance tour options include:
1. Lunch at a local restaurant or a picnic lunch. A restaurant is advised during Oregon's rainy months, from November through May.
2. A step-by-step tour of the wine-making process.
3. Stops at local fruit and nut stands. Hazelnuts and many types of fruits and berries are a specialty in the Willamette Valley.
4. Bird watching en route. The wetlands of this area offer great bird watching, and EcoTours is equipped with 45-power spotting scopes.
The cost of this day tour is $64.50 + tasting fees. The tour includes door-to-door transportation and interpretive expert guide services. Most wineries have small charges for tastings. The fees are usually between $5.00 and $20.00 per person extra depending on your choices of where to taste. Is it worth it? Yes! These are incredible wines. Most wineries will wave your tasting fees if there are wine purchases (not all). We can always keep the fees to $20 total or under for the day and still get to amazing wineries with beautiful views. Please call to discuss. Group discounts available for 30+ guests.

Because of our 21 years of organizing local Wine Tours we can schedule your tour to meet the following criteria:
1. Oregon's finest Pinot Noir.
2. Wineries with the most beautiful views and fine wines.
3. Let us know your taste preferences and we will schedule
wineries which will best match your tastes.
4. Best value wineries.
5. Specific areas. Such as, Dundee Hills, Carlton area,
Eola Hills, Washington County etc.
6. A general overview with a bit of everything and reasonable tasting fees.


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