Backcountry Wine Tours Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

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Last updated April 5, 2022

As of April, 2022 – Wine Tours are available and we welcome you to the Willamette Valley!    

Oregon has finally lifted the statewide mask mandate, and things are returning to a sense of normalcy.  We encourage you to book your summer tour with us, and enjoy the Willamette Valley without restrictions.

It has been a long, hard road, but through it all, Backcountry Wine Tours has been committed to offering our service in a way that balances the need to be safe and prudent, with the need to be comfortable and have fun.

Masks are *NOT* mandatory in our tour vehicles, and neither are they required at the wineries.

Proof of vaccination is only required at a very small number of select wineries, and if you or anyone in your group is not vaccinated, it is NO PROBLEM.  I’ll have dozens upon dozens of wineries to choose from that won’t be requiring it.

As for our part, you can rest assured that all of our guides have been double-vaccinated, AND boosted.

We also have a policy with our crew that, if anyone has any symptoms that might be associated with Covid-19, they will not be permitted to run tours until they have a negative Covid test.

We ask that you return this favor. 🙂

What If We Have to Cancel?

If Covid-19 causes a cancellation (whether it’s because we are having symptoms, or because you are having symptoms) we will happily cancel your tour and return all monies paid.  Cancellations for any other reason will follow the guidelines set forth in our Terms and Conditions.

Special Note About “Joinable” Tours:

We have reinstated our Joinable Tour option for those who don’t mind sharing the tour van with another small group.  The total group size for a Joinable Tour will not exceed 8 people (usually 4 or 5), and will not include more than 3 separate booking groups.  (usually just 2)  If those guidelines are acceptable to you, then you may book a Joinable Tour with confidence.  If this is NOT an acceptable arrangement for you, then we encourage you to book a “Private Tour.”

If you have any questions or concerns:

Please reach out to us at and we will be happy to discuss further.