Oregon's Picture Perfect Pinots
4 days/3 nights | July 18-21 , 2019
based on double occupancy
($295 optional single supplement)
• 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches and
• All included group activities,
wine tastings, entry fees as
• A full-time Two Dog Travel tour
director with you and available
• Tips for meals included in the price
What's not included
• Airfare, airport taxes and other
transportation to and from the
• Private excursions not mentioned
in the itinerary
• Gratuities for your Two Dog
Travel tour director (at your
Day 1 - D
After checking into our private B&B we will meet at 5:30 pm to enjoy a bubbly cocktail reception accompanied by cheese and crackers. Next we will walk the short distance to Hyland Estates winery where we will be treated to a private gourmet dinner prepared by a local chef. During each course we will have the opportunity to enjoy a different Hyland Estate wine picked out especially for us by the wine maker.
Day 2 - B, L
After a leisurely breakfast at the B&B we will head to the town of McMinnville where you may choose to visit the Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum or use the time to explore the town and its quaint shops. Next we will visit a nearby winery where we will enjoy a private tasting at Left Coast Cellars followed by a pizza lunch on their beautiful patio. After relaxing a bit it’s time to move on to a different winery where we will enjoy another private tasting. After our first full day in the Willamette Valley, the rest of the evening is free for you to enjoy as you like. Your tour director will be happy to makes suggestions for dinner locations and help with reservations, if needed.
Day 3 - B, L, D
Following breakfast, we will begin our day with a wine class as our own personal sommelier takes us through a systematic approach to wine tasting that helps train your nose and palate on the uniqueness in each wine. Since the labels remain hidden, it is always a surprise to see who preferred which wine and why. After completing our class we will take our new skills to Soter Vineyards where we will be privileged to enjoy their MSR Provisions Tasting, a culinary tasting experience focused on the art of food and wine pairing. While sampling current release wines, their chef will serve small plates and delicious bites crafted from the produce and meat grown on their biodynamic farm. After our tasting lunch you will have free time to visit another winery or enjoy some free time at the B&B before meeing up again in the evening to head to another winery where we will enjoy a private tasting followed by dinner.
Day 4 - B, L
After breakfast and checking out of our B&B we will head to Red Ridge Farms/Durant Vineyards where we will finish our tour with a unique sensory wine and food pairing. You will be free to enjoy the farm until it’s time for you to leave for the airport and catch your flight home. You should plan your flight to leave no earlier than 3 pm.
La Bastide Bed & Breakfast is approximately one hour from the Portland International Airport. You are responsible for arranging and paying for your own flights to Portland, however, Two Dog Travel will be happy to help with the arrangements if you prefer. You may choose to rent a car for the weekend or Two Dog Travel will be happy to arrange an airport transfer for you (at a cost). We are also happy to match people up to share a car and split the cost of the rental.