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A Nose For Wine

Address: 1425 NE Stile Drive, Hillsboro, OR 97124
Phone Number: 503-314-2041
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Ranked #1 of 17 Activities in Hillsboro
Type: Wineries, Food & Drink
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Brooklyn, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

I visited some wineries with Marie as our guide in mid-September. So glad I went with them. The wineries are spread out and had I driven myself, I'd be spending more time getting lost than tasting wine. We visited a range of wineries from the very small like Prive where the winemaker got us barrel tastings to the overly commercialized... More

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014 via mobile

Our first time to Willamette Valley Pinot Noir country and Fred was absolutely amazing! We were educated on many levels about our favorite pinots!

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Arden, Delaware
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

It would be well worth spending an afternoon with Fred Grunton even if you never sampled a drop of wine! A wine evangelist, seeking to share his knowledge with you and to teach you how to expand your own wine experience, not just for the tour, but for going forward. He also knows everybody in the Willamette Valley, and he... More

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Portland, Oregon
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We had the pleasure of going on our second wine tasting tour with Fred in the Oregon Wine Country. He attends to every detail and you know that every minute has been planned perfectly. If you are looking for an amazing experience and being welcomed by some of the most unique and fabulous wineries Fred is the guy. We are... More

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Puyallup, WA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

We were up visiting for our 21st anniversary and had heard about "A Nose for Wine" from a friend. First let me start by saying we are new to wine. We had a wonderful time. Marie arranged a behind the scenes tour of a great little winery to help us understand wine from the vine to the glass. We then... More

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

There are not enough words to describe the awesomeness that is Marie. From her prompt pick up of me and my friend at our downtown Portland hotel to the superb tastings and perfectly assembled crudite platters for cleansing our palate and taming our tummies, I simply can not sing Marie's praises as a wine sherpa enough. The love and dedication... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

What a day, what a guy! Fred was prompt in picking us up from our rented cottage in Willamette Valley. After giving us a 10 minute crash course in willamette wine/soil/geography, we hit the road and enjoyed tastings at four different vineyards over the 6 hours we spent together. We probably could have made it to one more but Fred... More

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New York
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146 reviews 146 reviews
20 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

From the moment you meet Fred Gunton, you know you are in for a special day. Fred will pick you up in a nice van and will bring you to many "hidden gem" wineries throughout the Willamette. Wineries that you might not have known about had your not met him. His knowledge and expertise of the geology and morphology of... More

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Coldspring, Texas
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78 reviews 78 reviews
13 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Fred is a very good tour guide and generous with providing us with a wide variety of cheeses, crackers, and fruit as we traveled around beautiful Oregon wine country! He is very knowledgeable about wines and the local vineyards; he was quite helpful catering to our individual needs. Our group believed his tour to be the best of our trip!

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Greenville, SC
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

I feel very fortunate that I happened upon "A Nose for Wine" through Trip Advisor. Our day with Fred Gunton was very relaxed and enjoyable. I felt like we were traveling through beautiful Willamette Valley with a friend, rather than a guide. Certainly he was knowledgable and informative but mainly he was fun and friendly. And, it was obvious that... More

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