Spilling wine for good luck originated as an offering to the gods of the earth, but quickly evolved into a marketing gimmick for carpet-purchase add-ons. Appease the ancient ones with today’s Groupon: for $40, you get a tasting tour of three wineries from Embrace Oregon Tours (an $80 value). Tour schedules may be viewed here. Tours booked with fewer than six guests will be conducted by van, but all others will be by trolley.
Embrace Oregon Tours transports passengers on a four-hour excursion to the heart of the Willamette Valley for a taste-bud-tantalizing exploration of its palate-pleasing wineries. While en route to three vintage vendors, visitors absorb the picturesque surrounding countryside as guides highlight points of interest and historical quips about the region, such as where Lewis and Clark spent two days searching for a Taco Bell. While visiting the grounds of barrel-lined destinations, guests will savor the robust aromas of Bacchus-grade libations, with time left over to purchase bottles of wine and souvenir togas. Handicap-accessible vehicles with hydraulic lifts and room for two wheelchairs are available when requested upon booking.
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Embrace Oregon’s guides spotlight the charms of local businesses as they lead visitors through sightseeing and wine tours of the picturesque historic region. Jaunts through farmlands and shopping districts entice equestrian or antique enthusiasts, whereas nature lovers bloom with enthusiasm at seasonal events such as the Woodburn Tulip Festival. Visits to the Timberline Lodge and Chitwood covered bridge preserve a rich cultural heritage more easily than freezing Lewis and Clark in carbonite. Embrace Oregon’s online magazine provides additional information for travelers seeking spots to dine, sleep, and explore.