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Grape Escape Winery Tours

Portland, OR, USA
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megck3 wrote a review Jan 2021
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We have had a group on a few tours with Grape Escape over the past two years and have had such a memorable time! Ralph and team are personable, professional, educated and really customize the experiences based on your preferences. He does a great job at keeping it casual, fun, affordable and unique! Grape Escape keeps it more "low key". The team is happy to dive into the education and food/wine pairing if you'd like and all of them know of some really awesome micro to medium sized wineries that will treat you like family and show you the Oregon wine experience. I would highly suggest booking with GE on your trip to the Willamette Valley!
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Date of experience: October 2020
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wintewe wrote a review Sep 2020
Lake Oswego, Oregon66 contributions37 helpful votes
Ralph was amazing and thought of every little detail. Highly recommend the private tour. We just did a quick two winery afternoon. Ralph was in contact with me the week prior to our tour and worked with me to drill down the vineyards that would best suit our tastes. He nailed it! My wife has limited mobility and he was incredible with her. We will definitely use them again. Very knowledgeable. Super low key.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Nora L wrote a review Aug 2020
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This a must do! Ralph was a wonderful tour guide. The tour made my friends birthday wonderful. I highly recommend!
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Date of experience: August 2020
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eak49 wrote a review Feb 2020
Sunnyvale, California163 contributions49 helpful votes
Excellent mellow custom wine tour by an uber knowledgeable guide. Highlights: - Guide: Ralph was wonderful. Super friendly and chatty. He gave us so much information about Portland and its history as well as the wine and in depth insight into each winery we visited. We have been on many wine tours in different regions around the world and this is one we learned the most from. - Winery selection: he worked with us ahead of time to determine what we liked. On our request we were taken to smaller less common wineries—even one in a guy’s house where we were the only 4 guests! He even provided us a written itinerary with descriptions and reservation times. - Flexible: we ran a bit long at one of the wineries but he didn’t rush us and encouraged us to take our time. - Snacks: he brought us some lovely little grilled chicken and brie sandwiches as well as other munchies for the road like kettle potato chips (and even goldfish and string cheese for my lil guy). - Cheese: at the last place, we had 3 separate cheese and charcuterie plates which was fun and delicious. Midlights: - Transportation was a simple van: nothing fancy for a private tour—but it is Portland. Not the tour for you if you want to hit a bunch of wineries: we did 3 in 7 hours which was fine with us. Lowlights: - Prior he had noted that tasting fees would be waived if we purchased along the way, but we weren’t sure what the requirements were. It didn’t matter as we liked the wines and naturally chose what ended up filling up a case. We thoroughly enjoyed our Willamette wine day with Ralph. I highly recommend this option from the company if your are wine connoisseurs.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Christiana wrote a review Jan 2020
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This was the best winery tour experience we could have asked for! Ralph was so efficient and attentive from the moment I reached out. He was so flexible and helpful when picking out wineries. We received suggestions from friends and sent them to him and he put together an amazing itinerary, while also including some of his own suggestions. We started the day off around 10:30am where Ralph picked us up in their roomy van right from our hotel. It was just my boyfriend and I, so it was a great private experience! We headed to Fairsing, which was intimate and wonderful. Ralph allowed us to stop for lunch before our second stop. There was a very long wait, so Ralph was so sweet to drop us off at Stoller (2nd stop) and go back to the restaurant and grab our sandwiches so we could enjoy our time. Our third and final stop was at Penner Ash, which was my favorite! He had a meat and cheese tray set for us and we were able to enjoy sitting outside. We got lucky with the weather being so great and no rain, which was a worry this time of year. However, Ralph made sure all of the wineries were accommodating to be indoors. Overall, it was such a wonderful service and I don't know what I would have done without them. We didn't have to worry about reservations or transportation so there was no stress at all. Ralph was a fantastic driver and so knowledgeable about Portland, the history of wine, and everything in between. I know I will be using them again next time I am in Portland and I HIGHLY recommend Ralph and the team if you are thinking about doing a winery tour!
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Date of experience: January 2020
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