About Us

Our Story

At A Great Oregon Wine Tour, we pride ourselves in our knowledge and passion for Oregon wines, regional foods and the bounty this area has to offer.  As avid and curious wine lovers we strive daily to understand the complexities and subtleties of this unique wine region. Our tour guides are second to none each possessing a wealth of knowledge about wine as well as the history of the region and so much more. They will help you learn about it all on your tour through the beautiful Willamette Valley and will be at your service all day long.

Our tours take you through the Northern Willamette Valley visiting some of its famous AVA’s (American Viticultural Areas) like Newberg, The Dundee Hills, Yamhill Carlton, Ribbon Ridge, McMinnville, and Van Duzer. Each of these areas is blessed with diverse soil types, elevations, and clonal selections. Our mission is to introduce you to new labels, share some very interesting facts and stories along the way and hopefully help you find some new favorites.

Some of our wine tours begin with a stroll through a vineyard, weather permitting, where we teach you about the different soils and explain details about the roots stocks, grafting techniques, clones, canopy management, and some of the winemaking techniques that are used today. Our wine tours are in depth, and a lot of fun, especially when the tastings start.

Whether you are a seasoned professional or someone who is a little intimidated by this complex and fascinating “grape juice” we call wine, you will find our tours interesting and a lot of fun. And remember, wine is liquid geography and roughly 85% water, 12-14% alcohol and 1-2% solids. Whether a bottle costs $2 or $5,000, there is something for everyone out there to enjoy. You just gotta get out there and find it.

Book now to join us for the best Oregon wine country tour available!

About Our Tours

Hello everybody and thank you for checking out our site, the first step towards securing your seat on the best Willamette Valley Wine Country Tour you will ever experience. Our tours are second to none and so are our guides. Our guides have hand selected to best represent our business and this great wine region we live in. The Willamette Valley is so full of wonderful wineries it can be overwhelming to most people when planning an Oregon Wine Tour. That’s where our expertise comes in handy, leave it up to us to make the most of your visit.

Each of our wine tour guides has a treasure trove of personal experiences and wealth of knowledge
about Oregon, Portland and the beautiful Willamette Valley. We really do love sharing all of that with our guests. Whether you are a novice or an expert, there’s something fun and interesting for everyone on our Willamette Valley Wine Tours. Each tour is designed specifically for your group, and your wine tour guide will be at your service all day long.

Our Willamette Valley Wine Tours are down to earth, fun and very educational. Weather permitting, most of the wine tours begin with a stroll through a vineyard where you will learn about the significance of the different AVA’s, (American Viticulture Area) soils, root stocks, grafting techniques, clone selections, canopy managements and vast winemaking variables used today in making world class wines.

The tour includes transportation, plenty of cold water, a wine country picnic style lunch served at a local winery, and an expert Willamette Valley Wine Tour guide. The wine tour schedule is somewhat flexible as there is a lot to cover and a lot of wines to sample, but typically start around 9:30 AM. and conclude around 5:00 PM.. You will be responsible for tasting fees, but we do our best to get as many discounts as we can. We can say with great confidence that your experience with the A Great Oregon Wine Tour Company will exceed your expectations.

Call us any time to discuss your personal wine tour. 503-616-1918

Some important information:

  • $150 per person
  • Private tour for 2: $550
  • Private tour for 4: $750
  • Large group rates available. Please Call!
  • Singles are welcome if we can combine you with another group
  • Pick up and drop off at your Hotel, VRBO, Air BNB, or private residence
  • Length of tours:
    7 1/2 hours for tours originating from the Portland Metro area
    6 hours for tours originating in wine country from McMinnville, Newberg, and Dundee
  • Bottled water is provided
  • A wine country style lunch will be provided, except on holiday weekends as most wineries have food and don’t allow outside food those days
  • We will visit 4 to 5 wineries
  • Gratuities not included, but always appreciated!
  • Tasting fees are not included
  • No fuel surcharges
  • Excessive public intoxication will not be tolerated and will result in tour termination. Merchants reserve the right to refuse service.
About WineUpTV

Wayne, one of our tour guides, is a former Robert Mondavi employee who loved the Napa Valley but now finds himself in love with Oregon wines and the slower paced life the area offers. Between tasting all the great wines, pinot noir, pinot blanc, pinot gris, chardonnay, and rieslings, he has truly become an Oregon wine specialist.

Tune in to Wayne’s internet wine show, WineUpTV, to watch interviews with all the region’s wine makers and learn about their passion for Oregon wine.