Reviews

I feel very fortunate to have received so many kind letters from people.  You will find some of these on TripAdvisor and some have been e-mailed to me.  I hope you can agree that we love what we do!  I do care about providing every group with the best possible tour.  I can also assure you that these reviews are all genuine!

 

It was an absolute blast man! Thank you again for a trip we will never forget!!

John R.

 

Your tour was absolutely amazing and I want to thank you again for everything.  Peggy and I had an incredible time and we were thrilled with the entire experience.  I’ve been, as we discussed, to wine tours in foreign countries (including Hungary, which I didn’t note in the review) and you were so knowledgeable and considerate, you by far were the best.

Best regards

Sandy

 

Just wanted to drop you a quick note of thanks for the outstanding tour last Thursday.  Sarah and I could not be more pleased.  You made me look like a superstar by booking you!

We were able to make it to Full Sail in Portland and the beer was great.  Sadly we couldn’t make it to Andina, but it’s on our list for next time.

Thanks again!

- John C.

 

My brother & I had a great time in the Columbia Gorge.  Your route selection and cellar stops were just excellent.   Lunch was the best!  I went to Trip Advisor to write an excellent review but you were not listed.  We look forward to another tour next time we are in Portland.

John M.

 

Thank you so much for the great tour around Oregon wine country.  Your choices of wineries was perfect as was the sequence.  We thoroughly enjoyed each of them.  If we had attempted to do a tour on our own, it would have been overwhelming.

Had the duck leg the next day for lunch.  It was delicious.  Loved Recipe as our lunch stop.  Just wish the curviness of the roads hadn’t gotten to me when I started to eat because the beet soup was fabulous.

If I know anyone else who’s traveling to Oregon looking for a wine tour guide, I will surely give them your name.

Joyce R.

 

Ron,

Thank you SO much for the most incredible day I’ve had in a very, very long time!!!! I cannot imagine a better way to share time with my good friends!You do an incredible job! Oregon Wine Tours is the BEST touring company in the Pacific Northwest, hands down!!!!

Thank you for an amazing day! Thank you for taking such good care of us! Thank you for your knowledge, expertise, humor, wit, entertainment and company!!!

We LOVED it! I’ve already given out your cards and I’m telling everyone I know about you!

You should be very proud of your company!

Thank you thank you thank you thank you!!!!!

Much Love,

Wendi  

 

I took Heather on a wine tour for her birthday with Oregon Wine Tours about a weeks ago. I explained to Ron she understood Red wine’s and I was the newbie…
However, going on this wine excursion of tasting and what I would recollect is an education of the history of wine and the up and coming wine makers like Styring vineyards, personally was an experience bar none one that I will never forget. Ron is an incredible man of knowledge of wine and the local wineries. He doesn’t just put you in the “commercial” wine tasting venues but an experience to be savored. Something to be remembered. One could say to themselves I got to taste the essence of Oregon Wines.

I enjoyed the thought and effort that was put into this tour. The other couple that we were with was a great match. He thought through as well. Making sure that the experience was pleasant for both couples.

If you ever want to enjoy a day of the country of knowledge of incredible wine and a time to be remembered I recommend Ron.

Steven Q

 

Larry and I returned to Albuquerque this afternoon.  There are no words to describe the wine tour experience you provided us.  We are still heady with delight at all four wineries.  Our experience at Domain Drouhin was beyond all expectations.  Thank you for an exceptional experience.  Thank you for being the icing on the vacation to Portland!  We trust we will meet again!

Larry and Joyce 

 

We wanted to take a moment to thank you again for an exceptional experience.  We both enjoyed the day of wine touring with you more than we can express.

The morning of our tour, Dan wasn’t really all that enthused about going — he was more humoring his wife.  But I know him pretty well, and can tell you by the

second vineyard he was changing his mind.  He’s not an overly talkative or demonstrative fellow in strange situations, but I could tell he was engaged because he

was asking you questions.  This is not something Dan is prone to do unless he 1) finds the topic engaging and 2) finds the person he’s questioning to have some

intellect and chops about the topic.  He was also very enthusiastic later and even so when telling others about the experience.  So, Ron, if you can achieve that, you have hit a

home run!  I enjoyed it as well, but for my husband to be so engaged and enthused was a bonus that I wasn’t expecting.  In fact, we were both so impressed with what was not just a tasting

experience, but a fantastic learning experience.  Your wine knowledge and passion is evident and delivered in such a personable way.

Thank you for an absolutely perfect ending to our wonderful Oregon Experience.

Best regards,

Kim & Dan S.

 

We did a wine tasting tour with you for Valentines Day and we still talk about the fantastic wineries we went to with the great wines.  We loved your service, knowledge of wines and the

whole day was just a blast!  I am putting something together for my 30th birthday celebration and thought I would check with you on availability for a date to do some wine tasting with you again.

Thank you so much and I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Kristen

 

Thank you for being such a wonderful guide!  We had an absolutely amazing time with you and really learned so much.  Your enthusiasm and love for wine shows through and through, and we were blessed that you shared it with us.  We so enjoyed the rest of our trip – Oregon exceeded all of our expectations.  From wine, to food, to beer and of course – the PEOPLE.  It was sincerely one of the best vacations we’d ever had.  We look forward to coming back again and will definitely recommend Oregon to all our friends!

Stacy M

 

Thank you so much for the terrific tour.  My mother and I had a wonderful time and learned about wine to boot!  We loved the small tour

size and the personal service that you provided.  We especially liked the way you could tell what we wanted to taste and you chose the

best wineries for us.

Thanks again, Jill P

 

Ron,

Thanks for the great tour last Saturday.  Everyone had a great time and all were impressed by the wineries you chose to take us to.  Thanks too for being so flexible with us on our day.  The

addition of the Anderson Family Winery was really a nice bonus.  We will recommend you to friends that ask without hesitation.

Thanks again,

Mark H & Gang

 

Hi Ron –

I just wanted to drop you a note and tell you how much fun we had on our wine tour with you and Harry, et al.   It was a great experience . . one that we won’t soon forget.

It was the best wine tour we’ve ever been on because we were lucky enough to experience some things that I guess you usually get to experience only if you are a sommelier!

Thank you for making my birthday weekend in Portland even better than it already was.  I will be sure to recommend your company to any friends that decide to head in your

direction for a wine tasting and I hope we will see you again somewhere down the road!

Take care,

Mendy

 

We had read excellent reviews of Oregon Wine Tours and even though there were only the two of us, we decided to book a tour for a day during harvest season. Ron provides a customized tour. We asked him to design a tour with a mix of red and white wines, and with an opportunity to view the harvest and wine making if possible. His great contacts with winemakers whom he respects, and who respect him, made all that possible. Ron is very knowledgeable and shares his knowledge, but also steps back and lets you just enjoy the wines you’re tasting. Our trip to the small Anderson Family Vineyard was particularly memorable as we talked to the owner and observed the grapes during the cold soak process. It was a great experience and well worth the cost.

Jean

 

My colleague and I were attending a professional conference in Portland and were staying at a downtown hotel. We had a half day to “play” and thought: a wine tour. After talking to the concierge, I quickly felt unease about the big bus excursion to wine country to big commercial wineries. So, I searched and googled and came across Ron and Oregon wine tours. I talked to him at 8AM and he picked the 2 of us by 10:30AM. We drove and arrived at our first of 3 stops at very small (fewer than 500 cases per year—like really small), boutique, family owned wineries. Ron was quiet but chimed in with detail about the land we were seeing around us and the particulars of the tastes we would have. All 3 wineries we experienced that day were stellar. The wine was excellent. The Pinots were surprisingly varied in their presentation, but I did not taste one I did not like and we purchased quite a few bottles to bring home. In between the 2nd and 3rd stop, we had lunch at a wonderful, off the grid spot in a 200 person town, recipe. We walked in the door, side-stepping fresh, warmed produce we found on our plates just a short time later. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone who wants a really good idea of what Oregon wine and food is all about. Thank you Ron!

Katie

 

Ron provided a wonderful day touring wineries off the beaten path. He helped me surprise my wife for our anniversary with a great day of touring some great small wineries with some great friends. We had a lot of fun talking to the owners and hearing the passion they have for hand crafting their wines. Our lunch break at Recipe in Newberg was just what we needed before hitting the afternoon wineries.

Doug S.

 

We chose Ron based on other reviews we had read and he did not disappoint us. In fact, he went above what I would have expected. For example, due to time constraints and logistics, he waited for us outside of town and led us to the first winery where we were able to leave our car with all our stuff in it while on the tour with him. Then he not only drove us back to pick up our car at the end of the day but he led us to the closest intersection to the inn we were staying at as we parted company. How’s that for service?! Ron took us to a couple of small wineries where we had the best time and sampled some fantastic wines. He also taught us a lot about Oregon wines and wines in general, he introduced us to some nice people, and he gave us some great recommendations for other wineries and restaurants to visit for the rest of our time in the area. Thank you Ron for a great experience! Aloha Allen & Anne from Honolulu

Anne A.

 

‘This was our second trip with Oregon Wine tours. We picked Ron as he was willing to give us a private tour of wineries he selected. Ron opened our eyes to the fine wine that is available in Oregon. Ron’s experience and connections to the various wineries, assured us of a wonderful experience. As Ron is the driver, we did not have to worry about tasting wine, and driving the backroads outside Newberg. We are hoping to visit more wineries with Ron next summer! Thank you Ron for sharing your talent and knowlege of Oregon wines with us! Mary and Nelson Curl

Mary & Nelson

 

We had a fantastic day with our host and tour guide, Mich.  The service is 5 star with pickup at our hotel, a clean and comfortable van, and a tour customized to your wishes and tastes.
Our guide, Mich, was conversant in the all aspects of the wine industry, the history of the region, and a wealth of information about the various wines produced by each winery we visited.
A nice touch was the complementary cheese and fruit plate to go with our wine tastings.
Thanks for the great day!

Cynthia O.

 

Absolutely amazing tour of the Oregon wine scene! Ron was our tour guide. His knowledge of wines and the area was both extensive and very entertaining. He personally tailored a wine experience based on the types of wines my girlfriend likes to drink. He took us to a delicious lunch spot, provided a cheese plate for us and made the private tour an absolutely unforgettable experience! Ron even took pictures for us! We will definitely be back for another great time with Oregon Wine Tours!

John R.

 

Awesome!  My wife and I were toured by Mich.  She is a great person and is very knowledgeable on wine, especially in the Portland area.  The van was clean & comfortable and the whole experience was excellent.  I will use Mich again when we go back and I recommend this tour to everyone.

Leo Q.