Studying wine grapes in their natural habitat is much more enjoyable than exploring the dank, melancholy caverns of root beer's namesake. Stroll through blissful vineyards with this Groupon.
- $86 for a three-hour wine tour for two (a $175 value)
Tour-goers are picked up at 10 a.m. or 2 p.m. by their guides, who lead them to stops at two to three wineries. Wine-tasting fees are subject to each winery's policies, though guests can enjoy complimentary bottled water and sodas as they have their photos snapped throughout the tour for a personalized CD. After the winery visits, tour guides drop off their wards, who leave with six wine-country drawings on greeting cards. Pickup and drop-off are valid for locations within Yamhill County; an additional fee applies for the Portland metropolitan area.
Cellar Door Wine Tours
Cellar Door Wine Tours is located in the heart of the Willamette Valley American Viticultural Area, which encompasses numerous subregions—delineated by climate, soil, and other features—that are known worldwide for their pinot noir. Owners and tour guides Helen Avery and Mark Treick couldn't be more excited about their location, since their relationship is somewhat built on a mutual love of wine: their first date was to a beer and wine festival near Portland, and they moved to Oregon's wine country after their family established their own vineyard. Now, they lead couples and small groups on full-day, half-day, and à la carte tours of boutique wineries, wherein they share their enthusiasm and knowledge of Oregon's wine country and its accompanying food and culture.