Oregon's Picture Perfect Pinots
4 days/3 nights | August 6-9, 2020
based on double occupancy
($350 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
Tour Director - Becky Edwards
Minimum Travelers: 5
Maximum Travelers: 10
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 Red Ridge Farms/Durant Vineyards where we will get to explore their vineyards in a unique way, by tractor. One of the owners himself will pull us along as he explains the different grape varietals, clones and vintages of their estate. We'll make a stop in their barrel room and have the opportunity to taste a few of the wines straight from the aging barrels. After our tour, the rest of the evening is free for you to enjoy as you like. You may choose to stay at Red Ridge Farms and enjoy their Friday night concert series, sipping wine on the lawn accompanied by one of their charcuterie platters.
Day 3 - B, L, D
Following breakfast, we will begin our day with a fun and informative 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. He'll explain to us what makes the terroir of the Willamette Valley such a unique and varied wine region . 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 a local restaurant for dinner.
Day 4 - B, L
After breakfast and checking out of our B&B we will head to Alexa Winery where we will finish our tour with a fun morning walking among the vineyards learning about their unique landscape which includes eighteen soil types spread over a combination of rolling hills, steep slopes and rugged terrain. We'll then sit on their patio and enjoy the views as we taste through some of their amazing wine. You will be free to enjoy the winery 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.