Urban Winery and Farm-to-Table tour. $100, five hours, 2 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday.
The urban wineries of Portland are growing to stand among their world-class Willamette Valley siblings; not just beautifully-made wine from some of the region’s best vineyards, but also showcases for exquisite farm-to-table cuisine. Cordilleran Tours’ Urban Winery and Farm to Table tour is an experience that finally recognizes that.
With both the Willamette Valley’s and the Columbia Valley’s American Viticulture Areas (AVAs) providing the grapes, Portland’s urban wineries represent a distillation of the region, nearly 2,000 vineyards and dozens of varieties. The city’s wineries are also a hotbed of innovation. The wild variety of growing regions and fruit is matched only by the creativity of the makers crushing, fermenting and blending their wine in the industrial and residential neighborhoods of the inner city.
And then there’s the food! The tour will visit three carefully hand-picked urban wineries, the last one which will include seasonal, vegetable-rich pairings of inventive local farm-to-table cuisine. Wineries are chosen the same way they are in the top sommelier-led tours: our expert guides taste through the flights regularly to select only our favorites.
Pickup at central Portland lodging. Price includes farm-to-table small plates at the final stop and transportation in a Mercedes Sprinter or other comfortable vehicle; tasting fees are not included. (Other days available by request.)