Disclaimer: I have not yet gone on this trip (will update the post when I do). Photos courtesy of Evergreen Escapes.
Wine and waterfall lovers are invited to explore the Willamette Valley with Evergreen Escapes starting in 2017. The new Willamette Valley Wine & Waterfalls Tour features Oregon’s Silver Falls State Park and Willamette Valley Pinot Noir from local wineries.
Silver Falls is a must-see, with 10 waterfalls and walking trails cutting behind a few of them. You’ll join a naturalist guide who will tell you more about the amazing natural history behind this park and how the waterfalls were formed.
In the afternoon, Evergreen Escapes will take you to lunch at Coelho Winery in Amity (did you know “Coelho” means “rabbit” in Portuguese?) and then three wineries around the valley. Out of the wineries they partner with, my favorites include Rex Hill and Anne Amie.
As you sip wine and enjoy vineyard views, you’ll learn more about viticulture, wine making, and the fascinating reason the Pinot Noir in your glass tastes exactly the way it does (thank you, Jory volcanic soil).
Tours will leave Wednesdays and Saturdays, and last from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Ticket price as of this post is $199. This tour is capped at 10 people.
Wear comfortable walking shoes, since Silver Falls is an excellent place to go on a hike. Bring sunglasses and dress in layers, which is always a good idea in the PNW.
Book here or call their toll free number (866) 203-7603.