Oregon Wine Country ~ A Winter Wonderland

Wine tasting is not exclusively a summertime sport. In fact, visiting Oregon Wine Country during the wintertime offers beauty and solitude, paired with amazing wine in your hand.  Both the Willamette Valley and Columbia Valley wine regions offer the perfect little getaway, whether just for a day or for a quiet, relaxing weekend. Voted Wine…

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Holiday Meal Wine Pairing ~ With A Willamette Valley Twist!

“More important than the food pairing is the person with whom you drink the wine.” – Christian Moueix Although this may be true, here at Vino Ventures we are firm believers that great wine breeds great conversation, and nothing is better than that around your holiday dinner table. The trick is in finding the perfect…

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Exploring Oregon’s Beautiful Columbia River Gorge Wineries

  With backdrops including the Columbia River and Mt. Hood, the Columbia Gorge AVA (Wine Region) is the perfect getaway for any wine lover, and is a quick 60 minute drive from Portland. Often marketed with the phrase “A World of Wines in Forty Miles”, this beautifully diverse area will prove the phrase true in…

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Exploring Willamette Valley Wine Country

How lucky are we to have one of the most amazing wine growing regions right here in our very own back yard? Oregon is home to over 900 vineyards and counting and grapes have been growing here since the early 1800s.  It is really no surprise that grapes love it here, as Oregon straddles the…

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Portland Oregon Wine Tasting … A Perfect Girls “Day” Out!

If you live in the beautiful Portland, Oregon area and are are looking for something fun to do with your girlfriends for a little “girls day” or weekend away, a wine tasting adventure in the beautiful Willamette Valley might be the perfect answer!  Less than an hour from downtown Portland, the gorgeous Willamette Valley boasts…

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5 Reasons to Take a Willamette Valley Winery Tour This Spring

Whether you are coming to the Portland, Oregon, area for festivals or a wine tour, spring is one of the most popular seasons because everyone is excited to get outdoors and experience the newly budding flowers and fresh, cool air before the heat of summer arrives. Check out these reasons you should make a wine…

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Explore the Richness of Willamette Valley Wineries

Oregon’s winemaking story began in the 19th century and has continued to develop and grow; and the Willamette Valley has contributed to a large part of that growth. Washington County, considered the gateway to Oregon Wine country boasts more than 35 wineries and tasting rooms. Sometimes called a “Mini Napa”, the North Willamette Valley has…

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Take a Vino Ventures Wine Tour

Nestled in the lush green slopes of the Willamette Valley, Vino Ventures Wine tours offers views of the surrounding countryside and the adjacent Columbia River Gorge. Oregon is one of the greenest states in the nation, and wine grapes growing in this region burst with flavor. Whether you’re looking for a weekend getaway or a…

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Heard It On The Oregon Grapevine

Oregon Wines 101: Pairing Your Oregon Wines and Beers At Vino Ventures, we want every guest to thoroughly appreciate all the Oregon wine they encounter on our tours. Many of our guests have participated in wine tours and affiliated Portland brewery tours before. If you haven’t, you may wonder how to get the most out…

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