What To Expect
Drive along the Historic Columbia River Highway, where you are greeted at nearly every bend of the road with a breath-taking view. Here we can take in a few of the 70 waterfalls found in the Columbia Gorge Scenic Area, including the second tallest perennial waterfall in the US, Multnomah Falls. Opportunities for hiking, splashing, and photography abound, as trails to, under, and around these natural beauties provide ample access for every kind of adventurer. As we continue heading east, the wet forests of the coastal Pacific Northwest give way to Garry Oak, Ponderosa Pines, and other more arid vegetation, creating prime growing conditions for grapes. Nearing the town of Hood River we will embark on a tour of a few local wineries, each one unique and charming in its own way, and of course sample some of the boutique wines found only here in Oregon. The weather, views, and wines make for an unparalleled vineyard experience.
While we are between wineries your guide will tell the story of the land, both natural and cultural history, so that with each sip of wine you can begin to understand and experience a little more how the forces that shaped this incredible landscape have also shaped the wine in your glass, creating a terroir that can only be found in this secluded paradise. Some of the wineries we may visit include Marchesi, Hood River Vineyards, Cathedral Ridge, Wy'East Vineyards and Pheasant Valley. After our fill of excellent wines, it is back to Portland in time to enjoy the sites and sounds of the city!
Pick-up and drop-off at any downtown Portland Hotel
Travel in adventure-outfitted Mercedes Sprinter Vans or SUVs
Qualified naturalist tour guide
Water and various beverages
Tips and gratuities
Optional activity costs
Tour will be operated as a guaranteed Small Group Tour with a maximum of 10 guests per guide.
Participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
Prices for children under 6 are available by private request.
All our card payments are protected by thawte to give you peace of mind.
7 hours and 30 minutes
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