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Address: 1598 Duane Street, Astoria, OR 97103
Phone Number: 503-325-5978
Description: Shallon Winery is a very small, one-man operation that is open every...
Shallon Winery is a very small, one-man operation that is open every afternoon, one to six PM, and has been for over 30 years. It, therefore, has to specialize in unique products unavailable elsewhere, such as totally wild berry wines, whey wines, Lemon Meringue Pie wine, and, Chocolate Orange wine. It is a working, functioning winery, not a wine shop.The winemaker prefers a one on one relation with his guests, which entails a brief visit and explanation in the wine making room, followed by tasting all the wines available in a sequence.Local historical information is usually included in the presentation.This visit may run from a minimum of a half hour to an hour or more depending on questions and conversation.Unfortunately, the winery can not afford to entertain larger groups, and frequently is closed to the walk-in public during the days of cruise ship arrivals. However, serious individuals or couples may call during the day for an appointment at those times.
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Great food...Divinity beer my favorite! Good place to go! The seasonal beers ate excellent! Coffee Girl Stout ain't for sissy' s.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 30, 2015
Kelly J
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Antioch
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Antioch
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW

Great food...Divinity beer my favorite! Good place to go! The seasonal beers ate excellent! Coffee Girl Stout ain't for sissy' s.

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Astoria oregon
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1,115 reviews 1,115 reviews
218 attraction reviews
551 helpful votes 551 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

Fine local wine that is all produced right here in river city downtown Astoria. Awesome. This is a fine example of what can be done, and should be showcased do much more than it actually is. Kudos for a job well done .

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St. George, Utah
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68 reviews 68 reviews
30 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We had a ball with the owner of this winery. It was part wine tasting, part history lesson. It is a one person show and I would highly recommend it. If you are looking for the normal snooty and pretentious wine tour, go elsewhere. If you are looking for a fun, quirky and entertaining local who is quick to tell... More 

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PAUL V, Owner at Shallon Winery, responded to this review

That was just the other day! Remember you both very well. Thanks kindly for the comments; I'm sorry our weather is not really to your liking. More 

San Francisco, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Going to the Shallon Winery is an experience unlike any other. It's not a place for the impatient or if you're in a hurry. First you'll get a tour of the winery itself and then you'll taste all the fruit wines. However the tasting is more of a conversation and lesson on winemaking. To be clear, these are not your... More 

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PAUL V, Owner at Shallon Winery, responded to this review

Thank you so very much. You are not the first to use the "mad scientist" reference, but that's fine. More 

Portland, Oregon
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

We stopped here on a whim on our way back to Seaside, and spent the next hour or two with the proprietor. He is almost 90, so if you plan to visit, go soon, I'd say, though he seems in fine fettle. We tasted 5 wines and bought two bottles. Totally unique, fresh fruit and chocolate flavor, and NOT SWEET.... More 

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PAUL V, Owner at Shallon Winery, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your kind words. If you got the dry Wild Blackberry; I don't think aging this one for several years will particularly benefit it. If you got the Cran du Lait, remember to refrigerate it adequately before opening. Paul More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Always a treat to visit, no matter how long you might need to wait for your appointment. Love the wine, love Paul and his tour. Thanks to Paul for being a part of our community!!

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PAUL V, Owner at Shallon Winery, responded to this review

Thank you. Cheers me up after the last review. More 

Clearwater, Florida
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76 reviews 76 reviews
35 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We stopped to visit Shallon Winery and Mr. Van Der Veldt when our cruise ship stopped in Astoria. Having read online about the place we were anxious to purchase some Chocolate Orange wine. The door was locked when we arrived and a sign said "tours by appointment". We called the number and were told to come back in 20 minutes.... More 

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PAUL V, Owner at Shallon Winery, responded to this review

The reference to cruise passengers was misinterpreted. I like all of my some 60,000 guests in 34 years. However, since I am a one man operation, it is not possible for me to entertain up to 2,000 visitors from cruise ships that may descend on this small town of 10,000 in one day. Previously have had to lock the door... More 

Bellevue, Washington
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We stopped by Paul's winery based on all the wonderful reviews here. We received so much more than we bargained for. Not only are his wines unique, it is evident that he is passionate about what he does and the people that go to see him. We left feeling like we had visited an old friend. It's not every day... More 

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PAUL V, Owner at Shallon Winery, responded to this review

Thank you very much. More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Paul van der veldt is a man among boys in the wine making business. I don't know what I enjoyed more....the amazing wines....or the amazing stories that Paul regales you with. He's an 89 year old going on 35, with a wit and charm that is second to none. What a truly wonderdul experience. Oh, and Paul told me that... More 

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PAUL V, Owner at Shallon Winery, responded to this review

A bit overwhelming, but thank you. I hope you liked the wine. More 

Toronto
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51 reviews 51 reviews
30 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

If in Astoria, this winery, a one man operation, is definitely worth a visit. I visited the winery with my wife, who doesn't drink, and it was a highlight of our Oregon coast road trip. The winemaker, Paul, is an interesting character who is friendly, entertaining and more than happy to give recommendations on restaurants and things to do in... More 

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PAUL V, Owner at Shallon Winery, responded to this review

Thanks kindly for taking the time to remember the winery. More 

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