Perfect time to book for all summer tours; including Labor Day and Harvest in September and pre-Thanksgiving and Thanksgiving weekend. And holidays! It gets very crowded.
Remember, No Whining... about the busy tasting rooms!
We often suggest smaller group tastings are best at smaller, boutique vineyards or any size vineyard on their slower off-days, as well. Yet, we LOVE all the vineyards and will accomodate you!
See us on Trip Advisor, as well! Read how guests are Raving about us!
Kristie "...Simpy the best!...the best day I ever spent touring..."
Tram from California..."The Perfect Oregon Wine Experience. What an amazing day we had with Trish from No Whining Tours! ...personable, knowlegeable and most of all SO MUCH FUN!...ACCOMMODATED everything we were hoping for...
Vic from Honolulu..."Great day in wine country...she really knew her wines. It made it easy and we were able to taste and not worry about driving or getting lost! We definately went to places we wouldn't have found on our own"
Paul from Maine..."The tour was customized to what we wanted to see and taste...Her expertise and knowledge...I will certainly use No Whining Wine Tours again.. She was able to arrange a tour for us at the Adelsheim Winery (on short notice...)"
Running a sale or weekly special? Yes! Save 5% on advanced booked tours on (Thursdays!)
Offering a new unique dinner event experience in a vineyard! Perfect for corporate events or a special small, personal event.
We pick you up at your office or home around 4:30 pm. Whisk you out to vineyard. Enjoy tastings with the wine maker. Then, sit down at a pre-planned dinner (which I will set up with you in advance). Enjoy your meeting (and oh, yes, large companies have hired me for dinner meeting/tasting.) Everything is pre-planned. Then, after your dinner and event/meeting, you can choose to pick up wine, if you like. Or, just enjoy the ride back home/work around 8:00 pm. It is fun and enjoyable experience!
There is "No Whining" on this tour! Everybody is relaxed and having fun!
Here are our most frquently asked questions:
Which wineries do you go to? Everyday is personalized. Evey day is an adventure and we do not have a set route. Our focus is to give you a great wine experience. We tend to go to smaller wineries. But, we also can visit the larger wineries. We want you to sit back and experience knowlegable tasting room staffs, taste quality wine, and see gorgeus vineyards!
What is your pickup area? We tend to pickup people around the Portland metro area. We will pick you up anywhere in the surrounding downtown Portland area, Newberg Dayton, Dundee and McMinnville and Carlton areas. Sorry, but areas in N Portland or airport, need to meet at a central place. The convention center is good plan. Sorry, we do not service Eugene, Salem, Silverton, Vancouver, WA or coast areas. We are happy to make a plan at a central place. We are happy to drop off at a different mutually agreed upon location, if you like.
How many wineries will we go to? Our average guided tour is three, sometimes four, winery stops. We supply bottled water and a light gourmet lunch. We want you to really experience the vineyards. At a good pace. IWe do not recommend more than 4 wineries in a day. The customers said they don't enjoy the wine overload and rushed pace with more than 4 wineries.
How do we choose which wineries to go to? If you have any specific requests, we will try to accommodate that when possible. We offer a specialized enjoyable full day. Full of fun, gorgeous Oregon wine, beautiful views, and educational information from tour guide on soil/terroir, and vineyard's history, and knowledge from tasting room, as well.
What are the guided tour hours? Wineries are mainly open from 11 am to 4 pm. (Or, 5 pm in summer.) We pick you up around 10:30 am and drop you off around 4:30 to 5:30 pm. If you need special time to get you back for dinner, etc., please let guide know in advance.
Do you do a 1/2 day tour? Sorry, all tours are a full day tour. Or, our new unique dinner event with tastings with the winemaker and dinner at the winery, is a unique evening event. Usually from 4:30 pm pickup and drop off at 9 pm.
Do you book us with other people? If you prefer, sure. But, typical groups of 4 are private tours. We do offer groups up to 20 people. (private or combined.) Let us know, when booking, what you prefer.
What does tour include? (full day):
*Full day tour
*Light gourmet lunch platter
*Fun educational facts
*Unique personalized tour
New, personalized Evening at the vineyard dinners, are in the evening. Approx. 4:30-8:30 pm. Includes gourmt dinner at vineyard. We pre-arrange with you. Wine tasting with vinyeard wine maker.
(*Sorry, tasting fees at the wineries are not included. We don't charge you tasting fees, because often they get waived anyways. Some wineries may waive or discount tasting fees for our tours, we always ask! Or, most wineries waive tasting fees if you make a wine purchase.
Just so you know, No Whining Wine Tours, is respected and honorable. We do not work any "arrangements" with wineries. We don't receive kickbacks, or a percentage of sales. We choose wineries for you, what we believe you will LOVE. Scenery, views, enjoyable wine, knowledge and fun facts! And, No Whining, from us, either!