This wine tour is for the Pinot Noir lovers, who are very limited in WA, since most of Washington is too warm to grow much Pinot Noir. We decided to go to where it is done, really well, Oregon, ( Yes, Burgundy France is in the works and maybe New Zealand), but in lew of that, Oregon 's Willamette valley is really wonderful and close.
This wine tour is an overnight tour, from Seattle to the Willamette Valley, just south of Portland Oregon, its a little over 3 hours from Seattle. It is home to some world class Burgundies, the red being Pinot Noir of course and the White Burgundy , chardonnay .These red burgundies have both the fruit and the earth to give you a great combination of some of the best qualities of France and California wines,. The white burgundies are better balanced and not so over the top with Oaky and or buttery notes for the most part.
There are also some excellent Pinot Gris and an ocasional beaulolais to be had. All in all a fun trip where you will visit some beautiful vineyards and taste high scoring wines.
Please contact us for more information on the design and pricing of your tour .
Photo Courtesy of the Seattle Times, at "The Estates Tasting Room", Home of Archery Suimmit, a fine Oregon Pinot Noir
Don Ward, owner of Tayor Tasting Tours is tasting the Pinot Noir.
Pouring Is Donna Moyer, the manager and part time wine guide