About Our Willamette Valley Wine Tours

vino-ventures-oregon-wine-tours-orOur tours are available year round, seven days a week, for private or groups tours of up to 14 people. You may handpick up to 3 – 4 locations within a six-hour time frame or we will help you choose the best wineries for your group.

Pricing: Our pricing options vary depending on your needs. We offer both “per person” tour rates along with “hourly rate” tours. Please call us Monday through Friday from 9:00am to 5:00pm to book your tour.

Itinerary: Wineries are selected by you (tasting fees are included when prearranged). We will then make the tasting appointments and set-up an itinerary for your group.

General Pricing Table: (tasting fees not included and will vary based on vineyards chosen)

Tour Length6-passenger “Pinot”14-passenger “Columbia”
5 hours$400$450
6 hours$480$540
7 hours$560$630

Not sure which wineries you want to visit?

While the Willamette Valley is quite literally world famous for their amazing Pinot noir, there are actually many award winning varietals to enjoy.

All you have to do is let us know what kinds of wine you love and we’ll let you know where you should go!  Take a look at some of the choices below.

 

Grape Varieties of The Willamette Valley

Learn More about the Willamette Valley AVA below and start planning your next tour today!

About the Willamette Valley AVA

The Willamette Valley AVA stretches from the Columbia River in the north to just south of Eugene in the south; and from the Oregon Coast Range in the west to the Cascade Mountains in the east. At 5,200 square miles, it is the largest American Viticultural Area (AVA) in Oregon, and contains most of the state’s wineries; more than 300 as of 2014.

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There are six American Viticultural Areas within the Willamette Valley AVA (called sub-appellations). These smaller AVAs recognize regions within the larger Willamette Valley AVA that have distinctive climate, soil, elevation, or other physical features that make them noteworthy for wine production.

Dundee Hills AVA

The Dundee Hills AVA in the hills north and west of Dundee. The area is 6,940 acres in total size, with 1,300 acres planted with grapes. Over 25 wineries and independent vineyards in this region produce over 44,000 cases of wine. The area is particularly noted for its Pinot noir; several wineries in the AVA have won international recognition for their wines.

Eola-Amity Hills AVA

The Eola-Amity Hills AVA stretches from the town of Amity in the north to Salem in the south. The hills cover an area west of the Willamette River approximately 15 miles long by 6 miles wide. The Eola-Amity Hills area benefits from steady winds off the Pacific Ocean that reach the Willamette Valley through the Van Duzer corridor, a gap in the Oregon Coast Range, moderating the summer temperatures. The name Eola is a tribute to the windy conditions in the area, and is derived from Aeolus, the Greek god of wind.

McMinnville AVA

The McMinnville AVA near McMinnville was established in 2005, in the hills to the southwest of McMinnville, roughly running from McMinnville to Sheridan. The AVA includes 14 wineries and 523 acres of vineyards, and includes lands with elevations ranging from 200 to 1,000 feet.

Chehalem Mountains AVA

The Chehalem Mountains AVA, established in 2006, stretches 20 miles from Wilsonville in the southeast to Forest Grove in the northwest. The Chehalem Mountains includes Ribbon Ridge, Parrett Mountain, and Bald Peak.

Ribbon Ridge AVA

The Ribbon Ridge AVA, between Newberg and Gaston, is a ridge containing uplift of ocean sediment. It lies at the northwest end of the Chehalem Mountains. The ridge is approximately 0.25 miles wide and 3.50 miles long, and is 3,350 acres in area, with 500 acres planted on 20 vineyards.

Yamhill-Carlton District AVA

The Yamhill-Carlton District AVA is the surrounding area of the towns of Yamhill and Carlton. Only grapes grown in vineyards with elevations ranging from 200 feet to 1,000 feet may be used to produce wines that bear the appellation name on their labels. The AVA includes over 1,200 acres of vineyard, and the region is in the rain shadow of the 3,500 feet Oregon Coast Range, a short distance to the west. The AVA was established in 2005.

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