Since 2004, Insiders Wine Tours has been guiding guests through Oregon’s beautiful Willamette Valley. We live and work in the valley on a daily basis and have intimate knowledge of both small and large producers. We can get you up close and personal or we can plan a laid back day for you, whatever you prefer Let us guide you on an informative and adventurous, yet casual exploration of the gorgeous Willamette Valley wine country. All tours are private and customized for each group. We can handle anything! Additional offerings include golf and wine tasting, distillery tours, cannabis dispensaries, and private dining with wine pairings. If you can think it up, we can handle it. Call and book today or directly through our website. We look forward to seeing you soon. Cheers!
They spoiled us with several, really unique, wine experiences that only locals get to see. Their knowledge of the area and different vineyards was so informative and helped simplify everything (800 vineries can be overwhelming). Our vehicle was “big red” - a very new, very clean, XL sized SUV. We loved day-one so much, we added another day! Each lasting about 6 hours - seeing 3 or 4 wineries per day (nice, relaxing pace). Both Corey and Natalie were expert-level guides and made custom recommendations to fit our tastes. We are leaving with so many stories and visits we will remember for a lifetime because of their intimate knowledge and connections. It was so worth it to be able to enjoy the tastings and not worry about directions to (most places not well marked), arrange advanced bookings, adhere to timelines, find food, and avoid DUIs. The only way to see Willamette Valley.
Marland ladies tasting in Oregon
What a truly wonderful experience, they lived up to their name. Allen was very helpful and gracious in working with our group to book our 2 day tour. Our tour guide arrived on time for our pickup, she was wonderful. Very knowledgeable about the area, the Vineyards, the terror it was a great start before we even had our first tasting. My friends and I enjoyed all of the Vineyards we visited and our lunch location at Trellis, the food was delicious. I would highly recommend to anyone visiting the area. Just being able to sit back and enjoy the experience. Natalie even coordinated and picked up our wine purchases at each stop. She had the perfect balance of checking on us but not making us feel rushed or crowded. She's great & I hope she's still around when we come back, because we'll definitely be back.
Allen was a great host for our time in the Willamette Valley and we felt the wine tour was run well and enjoyable. Allen was very knowledgeable and we very much enjoyed each of the wineries we visited. Would highly recommend!
Not as good as it could have been.
Three couples booked a wine tour about 8 weeks in advance of our visit. The three wineries visited were exactly the types of experiences we desired. This aspect was a five star success. Prior to booking the tour I inquired about visiting four wineries as compared to the standard offering of three. I was told there would not be enough time. Our experience suggested otherwise. At all three wineries we were allotted a minimum of 1.5 hours. Quite frankly this was too much time. We had to ask the hosts to “ slow down” the tastings in order to lengthen/enjoy the experience or else the tasting would have been completed in 30 minutes with an hour left before we were to leave for the next scheduled time. In my opinion, we could have done 4 wineries in the same time span of 6.25 hours or reduced the length of the tour by 90 minutes ( or about $200). Our tour driver was well prepared with scripted info but faltered a bit on spontaneous questions ( what kind of crop is that? For example). There was no ice chest on board to keep any of the whites we purchased. As a result we had to take them inside the other wineries as compared to leaving them in the van. When we booked the reservation we were asked if we had any music preferences and we responded with our preferences well in advance. When conversation lagged the driver’s favorite music was both stated and played, not what we had requested. Upon settling the bill at the end of the tour, the driver was unaware of the deposit which had been paid. There was no request for feedback ( now two weeks later) by the company, therefore here is my feedback.
Comprehensive overview of Willamette Valley wine
We enjoyed a lovely tour of three wineries selected by the tour company. Each winery was beautiful and had great wine as well. A great way to be introduced to this area’s wine.