Welcome to the Willamette Valley, Oregon’s renowned wine country, where rolling vineyards, picturesque landscapes, and award-winning wineries await. With First Nature Tours as your guide, you’ll have the opportunity to indulge in unforgettable experiences in this flourishing wine region. From wine tastings to scenic drives, here are some of the most popular experiences you won’t want to miss during your visit to the Willamette Valley.
Wine Tasting at World-Class Wineries
The Willamette Valley is internationally recognized for its exceptional Pinot Noir and other cool-climate varietals. Visit renowned wineries and vineyards, where expert vintners share their passion and expertise. Embark on guided tours, stroll through vineyards, and sample a variety of wines, from elegant Pinot Noir to crisp Chardonnay. Don’t forget to savor the picturesque views and idyllic settings that make each winery a truly special destination.
Looking to expand your wine experience? We work with women-owned, minority-owned, sustainably run, and certified wineries to share the beautiful diversity of Oregon and Oregon wine! If you know your wine, let us show you the unique and inspiring wineries of this beautiful state.
Explore Historic Towns and Charming Villages
Dotted with quaint towns and charming villages that offer a glimpse into the region’s rich history and unique character. Explore the streets of McMinnville, home to boutique wineries, exceptional restaurants, and the famous Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum. Amble through the charming town of Dundee, known for its tasting rooms and gourmet eateries. Or to the small town of Independence, along the Willamette River, and enjoy their historic main street. Each town in the Willamette Valley has its own distinct charm and offers a warm welcome to visitors.
Scenic Drives through Wine Country
Immerse yourself in the beauty of the Willamette Valley with leisurely drives along scenic routes that wind through vineyards, orchards, and rolling hills. The Willamette Valley Scenic Byway offers breathtaking views of the valley’s landscapes, charming farms, and historic landmarks. Take your time to stop at viewpoints, enjoy a picnic amidst the vineyards, and capture stunning photographs that showcase the essence of the region.
Farm-to-Table Culinary Delights
Not only a haven for wine enthusiasts but also a culinary paradise. Indulge in farm-to-table dining experiences that showcase the region’s bountiful produce, artisanal cheeses, and local specialties. Many wineries have their own exceptional restaurants or offer food pairings to complement their wines perfectly. Immerse yourself in the flavors of the Willamette Valley and discover why it has earned its reputation as a food lover’s delight.
Hot Air Balloon Rides and Vineyard Views
For a truly unforgettable experience, consider taking to the skies in a hot air balloon ride over the picturesque vineyards of the Willamette Valley. Drift peacefully above the lush landscapes, taking in panoramic views of vineyards, mountains, and winding rivers. As the sun rises or sets, witness the valley’s beauty from a whole new perspective and create memories that will last a lifetime. We recently hosted a helicopter experience where guests got adventure with their idyllic views of the valley.