The Best Willamette Valley Wine Tours

Two glasses of wine on barrels, enjoyed during Willamette Valley wine tours

The Willamette Valley is globally recognized for its outstanding Pinot Noir. The region’s climate, characterized by cool, wet winters and warm, dry summers, creates ideal conditions for this grape variety. While Pinot Noir is the star, the region also produces various other wines, such as Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, and Sparkling wines, among others. There are more than 700 wineries across the valley, so it can be hard to choose where to start tasting. That’s where Willamette Valley wine tours can help transform your getaway into a relaxed, knowledgeable, and wine-forward getaway! 

Apart from taking organized Willamette Valley wine tours, you’ll also find that this incredible wine region is home to many small, friendly, family-owned wineries that offer more intimate and personal tasting experiences and tours. If you time your visit right, you can often meet the winemakers, hear their stories, and learn about the passion and hard work in each bottle of delicious Oregon wine. And as you do it, you’ll enjoy the breathtaking landscapes. 

The Willamette Valley, with its rolling hills covered in vineyards, expansive views of the Cascade Mountains, and picturesque farmlands, is the perfect place to unplug and enjoy great wine, fabulous food, and a relaxed getaway. Whether you take Willamette Valley wine tours or plan out your own self-guided adventure to the best wineries in Oregon, we think you’ll fall in love with this special place and will soon learn why it’s rated as one of the best wine-tasting destinations in the country.

While enjoying the agricultural bounty of this special region, don’t miss the chance to stay at our award-winning McMinnville Bed and Breakfast. Our Willamette Valley Bed and Breakfast is located a few blocks from downtown McMinnville and is an excellent home base for a getaway to Oregon wine country. Book your room today!

Girlfriends enjoying glasses of wine on Willamette Valley wine tours

The Best Willamette Valley Wine Tours

We would be honored to help you plan a wine-tasting itinerary tailored to your tastes and experience in Oregon’s Willamette Valley. We’re just as happy to recommend Willamette Valley wine tours to you, too, if that’s your preferred route. Wine tours throughout the Willamette Valley can be especially nice if this is your first trip to Oregon wine country, as you’ll better understand what makes it so special here. 

There are a variety of Willamette Valley wine tours to take. Choose a private wine tour perfectly tailored to your preferences, or enjoy something a bit more social and join a group tour. Both offer fantastic options for getting to know the culture around winemaking in the Willamette Valley. We’ve included some of our favorite Willamette Valley wine tours below, each offering a range of experiences catering to wine enthusiasts of all backgrounds. 

  1. Backcountry Wine Tours is a fantastic choice for comprehensive Willamette Valley wine tours. They boast that their tours “get off the beaten path,” which means not only will you find some true hidden gems on this tour, but you’ll do it without some of the bigger crowds that can be found at popular wineries across the valley. You’ll visit distinct wine regions in Oregon and enjoy a tour tailored to your tastes. 
  2. With over 25 years of Oregon Wine Country experience, Tour Willamette Valley offers knowledgeable and  enthusiastic tour guides who share adventures to some of Willamette Valley’s finest wineries. Enjoy in-depth education of the rich history of each AVA throughout the Willamette Valley. These are entirely customizable to your preferences, or you can let them decide where the tour takes you, and you’ll be introduced to some of the best wines in the area specializing in smaller producers. 
  3. Black Tie Tours also offers a private tour through the Willamette Valley, bringing expert inside knowledge as you travel from one winery to the next. If you really want to do something interesting on your next early spring trip to Oregon, you may want to consider one of their truly unique truffle hunting tours
  4. If you want a truly unique way to experience Oregon Wine Country, take a tour with Tour DeVine by Heli. These helicopter rides are the best way to experience the extraordinary beauty of the Willamette Valley, and paired with some delicious wine tastings, these Willamette Valley wine tours are hard to beat!  
  5. Finally, one of our favorite companies for Willamette Valley wine tours is Cellar Door Wine Tours. They specialize in custom tours for couples and small groups traveling together and bring more than a decade of experience leading groups to the best Willamette Valley wineries. 
A guest room at our Willamette Valley Bed and Breakfast in McMinnville

Stay at our Elegant Willamette Valley Bed and Breakfast

With so many fantastic wineries to experience and tours to take – not to mention the wonderful restaurants like McMinnville’s Okta Restaurant – you can’t possibly experience the best of the Willamette Valley in a day. You’ll need several days, and probably several trips, to gain a true appreciation for this remarkable stretch of the Pacific Northwest. Whenever you come to the gorgeous Willamette Valley, we hope you’ll stop and stay for a while at our Willamette Valley Bed and Breakfast located in McMinnville. 

There aren’t many places – if any – in Oregon’s famed wine country that offer the same level of convenience, comfort, and hospitality as our top-rated Willamette Valley Bed and Breakfast. Not only are we a short walk from downtown McMinnville, where you’ll find more fantastic wine tasting, great restaurants, and fabulous shopping, but we also offer this great location without sacrificing any amenities. Like many of these top-rated Willamette Valley wine tours, our Bed and Breakfast caters only to a small number of guests at a time, ensuring you have a private stay catered to your needs. 

We offer four guest rooms at our Willamette Valley Bed and Breakfast and two charming suites in our 1913 Craftsman-style vacation cottage. Every stay at our Inn includes our delicious  gourmet breakfast and high-end amenities like luxury linens and bathrobes, gas fireplaces in some rooms, and personalized service that meets or exceeds every expectation. In the afternoon, our Inn offers gorgeous common areas and exterior patio seating, where you can settle down for the evening with more delicious wine and charcuterie. 

We really do offer the best of Oregon’s wine country. Book a room at our top-rated Willamette Valley Bed and Breakfast today! 

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