• Welcome to Backcountry Wine Tours

    This is the best way to experience Oregon Wine Country!

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  • Get off the beaten path

    Join us for an exclusive tour, tailor-made to your taste.

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  • No two tours are alike

    Because adventure and flexibility are key components to every outing!

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  • Customize your tour

    Taste a variety of wines in several distinct growing regions. Visit 3 or 4 wineries on your tour.

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What to expect from your tour

  • A customized tour in which we bring you to a variety of top-tier Oregon wineries.
  • Taste a variety of wines in several distinct growing regions.
  • Educational background on the region and wine making process.
  • Off the beaten path and “hidden gem” destinations.
  • Focus on Boutique Wineries with critically-acclaimed wine.
  • Scenic routes with incredible views.
  • A delicious lunch is included with every tour.
  • Comfortable riding in a spacious, clean, late model luxury van

EXCELLENT rating
Based on 615 reviews
The perfect day We booked a November trip for a group of friends and had a blast. Nico was our driver and guide and he was incredibly knowledgeable and full of hood info, both about the Willamette Valley and Portland. We would definitely book again with this company.
cokelite
cokelite
2022-11-14
Great day of wine! We had a private tour with a group of 8. This was a great experience from start to finish. We opted for the deluxe tour so they took care of everything. They chose the wineries, provided lunch, and just made sure we didn’t have to lift a finger. Two of the wineries were home runs. Though we weren’t impressed with the third winery, the guide recognized the situation and took us to an unscheduled stop which totally made up for it. We got plenty of good information without being overwhelmed with chatter. We had a lot of good laughs and great wine. We will definitely be calling them again on our next trip to the Willamette Valley.
Cindy O
Cindy O
2022-10-26
Laid-back but Informative Tour What a great day! The schedule was all planned out & we were able to try 3 wineries that were new to us. Our guide, Andy, was able to answer all of our questions - not only about the wineries, but also about the area. He was helpful & fun to be with - yet gave us time to enjoy the experiences on our own. A very good day & highly recommended.
KWhiteDrost
KWhiteDrost
2022-10-23
Great day, curated by Backcountry Wine Tours GREAT time with Backcountry Wine Tours. They took the time to ask about our wine interests and created a wonderful experience, including shuffling around to manage hotel pickups when plans changed unexpectedly. Thank you!
DrOdette
DrOdette
2022-10-22
Our 3rd or 4th time using Backcountry Wine Tours. This experience was just like the rest; fantastic! Jack planned a perfect day for us based on our preferences and past experiences. Aron was our tour guide/driver. He text me the morning of our tour, and arrived on time to the AirBnB we were staying at in McMinnville.Aron was awesome. Cordial, funny, and incredibly knowledgeable. Just a genuinely good guy! He’s been in the wine business for a long time and he answered all of our questions; about winemaking, soil types, the history of the Willamette Valley, weather conditions from different years, and the effects on vintages. So much knowledge! We visited three different wineries we’ve never heard of before, which is exactly what we wanted. During our first tasting Aron had us pick our lunch selections from a local sandwich shop. We continued with the tasting and he went to get our lunch. After the tasting, we got to tour the production facility where we met the head winemaker/owner. He showed us grapes in different stages of fermentation, and we had a great conversation about the “science vs. art” of winemaking. So cool.The second winery we visited was again very small. The owner/winemaker was spraying down the floors of the production area as we pulled up. He was our ‘host’ for the tasting. There was no fancy tasting room (no tasting room at all actually). We tasted outside on a picnic table with beautiful landscaping and a terrific view. In between pouring us wine, talking about his operation, and answering our questions, he was filling barrels, which we got to watch. His father was on the tractor out in the vineyard. So cool to see that type of family operation in action.When the owner was away from the table, Aron was next to us talking about the wine, asking us questions, and again dropping knowledge. The wine here was phenomenal. We bought wine from all three stops that day, but bought quite a bit of wine from this one. We told the owner we were looking to buy a couple bottles to lay down from our daughters’ birth-years. He didn’t have anything in a 750ml, but he did have magnums! So we bought one for each of our daughters to open on their 21st birthday. Aron helped confirm that this wine would be a good candidate to lay down for a while, especially in the magnum bottles. That made us feel much more confident in our purchases.I’d write more, but character limits! Cheers Backcountry team! We will be back!
NateSTL314
NateSTL314
2022-10-21
Great wine and awesome people!! If you are looking for the most amazing wine tour in Portland this is the place! Went to 3 great wineries ( bought way to much wine because it was amazing) with great views and knowledgeable staff and top notch hospitality!Our guide was Andy and he was a wealth of knowledge and on top of that just a very cool human being ti hang with for the day! We have been on several wine tours and this one quickly rises to the top.
tc3375 .
tc3375 .
2022-10-18
Our best vacation day! My husband and I began our vacation with a day in the Willamette Valley with Backcountry Wine Tours. The experience exceeded all expectations. Aron was a phenomenal guide and we got to see so many perspectives in the winemaking experience. We can't wait to drink the wines Backcountry helped us ship home and relive the day. We appreciate all Backcountry did to make it a perfect day and a memory for the books!
Molly9221022
Molly9221022
2022-10-17
Amazing: Book with Backcountry Today We booked a private wine tour with Jack and his team. Dillon, our guide took us to three amazing wineries off the beaten path (our request) and not only had wonderful wines, but met the wine makers. Dillon was very knowledgeable of not only the wines and area, but we learned a lot about agriculture in the region too. We'll definitely be back and book with Backcountry again.
Jill R
Jill R
2022-10-15
Another fabulous day with Backcountry Wine Tours! We had our second Backcountry Wine Tour day last weekend and it was wonderful! Dillon was a great driver and guide -- very knowledgeable, entertaining and flexible. We visited three lovely wineries which were new to us -- they were different in character and design -- and all places we would go back to. HIGHLY recommend Backcountry Wine Tours!
Kendra F
Kendra F
2022-10-14
Wonderful day in the winelands We had a wonderful day in the Willamette Valley with BackCountry Wine Tours. They really take the time to cater to each group. Their intake form is really geared to ensure the perfect day is planned. The wineries we visited were amazing for their wine, personable hosts and the most amazing views. These were hidden gems that you would not normally stumble across on a DIY wine tasting day. Overall great service - thank you!
Natalie
Natalie
2022-10-12

Amazing Tour and Fantastic Wines

Backcountry wine tours was beyond amazing. There were 4 of us and we were blown away by the professionalism, beautiful wineries, comfortable transportation and hospitality. Aron was our driver and was knowledgeable and kind. They set up everything for us, including lunch while we were at a tasting. It was such a lovely experience we will be doing it again in the future.

Incredible Day, Even With the Weather!

We can not rave enough about how incredible our day was with Backcountry Wine Tours! They found us the best smaller wineries with amazing wines to try, and knowledgeable staff and/or wine makers! It was such a delight. The weather did not cooperate all day but none of us cared. The thought, care and planning that clearly went into our day was over the top impressive. The customer service and communication was outstanding. We need way more than five stars for Backcountry! You are truly missing out if you do not use them. Even as a “local “- it is totally worth it! A huge thank you for making this a great memory for our family.

Bigger isn’t always better!

We’ve done a couple of different tours in other states and we truly thought this was one of the best. Drew was our driver and had a lot of knowledge about the area and winery history. We were able to make it to 4 wineries, all of which were “off the beaten path” that we wouldn’t have picked on our own. They all had a good variety of styles between them, friendly staff that were knowledgeable, and lovely settings. The van was comfortable and the rides between the wineries were beautiful!
If you want a tour that isn’t all the “big names” and were you have a chance to get to know the winemakers & staff, this is the tour for you!