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Shallon Winery

1598 Duane St, Astoria, OR 97103-3707
+1 503-325-5978
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Shallon Winery is all around fantastic winery

My husband and I visited Shallon Winery at the urging of my employer a few months ago and... read more

Reviewed April 8, 2018
Nicole W
A Pleasant Surprise!

While we stumbled across Paul's winery by happenstance, this by far was our most memorable... read more

Reviewed March 31, 2018
Joseph N
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Shallon Winery is a very small, one-man operation that is open every afternoon, one to six PM, and has been for over 35 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 a suggestion for the best time, or just call the number when at the door, if it is not open.
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1598 Duane St, Astoria, OR 97103-3707
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Reviewed April 8, 2018

My husband and I visited Shallon Winery at the urging of my employer a few months ago and thoroughly enjoyed our visit. We went back today and bought a bottle of the Cran du Lait. The reason why this winery is so special is due...More

Thank Nicole W
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PAUL V, Owner at Shallon Winery, responded to this reviewResponded April 12, 2018

Not sure how to work these computer responses, but will try here: Thank you for your visit, and thank you so very much for your kind words. I need them. Pul

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Reviewed March 31, 2018

While we stumbled across Paul's winery by happenstance, this by far was our most memorable experience of our trip to Astoria. As a warning, be sure you have plenty of time to visit this winery as it includes a tour of his facility as well...More

Thank Joseph N
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PAUL V, Owner at Shallon Winery, responded to this reviewResponded April 12, 2018

Ah, finally found "Joseph N" in the guest book. I don't know how this response thing works, but will try: Did indeed appreciate your visit, and allowing me to learn something from your professional knowledge. Thank you both so very much for your visit and...More

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Reviewed December 6, 2017

It has been a privilege and an honor to have known Mr. Paul for decades, 30 years and counting. He is not your average vinter master as he crafts excellent unique wines--wines with a story. Peach, Chocolate Orange, Cran-Du-Lai, Lemon Meringue and more. All of...More

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PAUL V, Owner at Shallon Winery, responded to this reviewResponded April 13, 2018

Finally found out how to respond. So, a belated thank you for such an extensive and undeserved laudatory review.

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Reviewed September 14, 2017 via mobile

This was our third visit to Shallon Winery and it was an excellent experience. We look forward to this visit all year long and never have been disappointed. Paul is a type of person you may meet once in your lifetime and count your blessings...More

1  Thank Ronald W
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PAUL V, Owner at Shallon Winery, responded to this reviewResponded September 16, 2017

Thanks for your kind words, and thanks so very much for your return visits. After 37 years and 77 thousand visitors, one quarter are return guests; the joy of my life.

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Reviewed April 24, 2017 via mobile

We had been referred by a friend and told it was both a unique experience and wine. After reading the web site, we were even more intrigued. Paul is a one man show so you call the number at the door and if he's in,...More

1  Thank Kize68
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Reviewed September 19, 2016

Paul is running this business all on his own and we are always amazed. His wines are great and truly one of a kind. He takes his time and truly shows interest in getting to know you. We love his stories about his wine and...More

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PAUL V, Owner at Shallon Winery, responded to this reviewResponded September 30, 2016

Thank you for writing the kind words on your second visit. How would I feel if no one ever returned? Am also particularly thankful for the invariable graciousness of all my Canadian guests.

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Reviewed June 17, 2016

Paul is the draw here. He will ask you how much time you have to spend and will adjust his talk accordingly. We were there around 90 minutes. When we first called him from his front door he was busy, so after we set a...More

1  Thank LetsGoDen
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PAUL V, Owner at Shallon Winery, responded to this reviewResponded June 19, 2016

Thanks for taking the time to return that day, and taking the time to review - and for commenting on the unique little restaurant next door.

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Reviewed June 6, 2016

It may not be super easy to get in here but if you are lucky enough to meet Paul, you will walk away with so much more than great wine. We actually felt honored to be in his presence. With so much knowledge and humor...More

1  Thank Melody B
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PAUL V, Owner at Shallon Winery, responded to this reviewResponded June 8, 2016

Thanks kindly for your exuberant review. It cheers me more than some of the others. Thankfully, I was not grumpy or rude that day.

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Reviewed February 4, 2016

Sign on the door said open 1-2:30 and 4-6, not 12-5 daily. No worries! It was 1:18. So, we called the number on the door as the door was locked so we followed instructions. "Mr. Grumpy" answered and was rude and brusque. We were told...More

1  Thank Sharon L
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PAUL V, Owner at Shallon Winery, responded to this reviewResponded February 8, 2016

Grumpy and brusque, yes. I try not to give that impression; I’m sorry. Open daily, yes! Have been open every afternoon, one to six, 365 days a year for 35 years (longer than the young lady has been alive.) Being a one-man operation, once in...More

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Reviewed January 30, 2016

I have gone to Astoria a few times, and have always made sure to visit this winery. This winery has some really unique wines. The chocolate wine is the one I have bought every time I have gone. Will go back!

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PAUL V, Owner at Shallon Winery, responded to this reviewResponded February 2, 2016

Thank you for your kind words. Did not find "Kristine" in the book, but did find a Kristine J back in '07! Wow! Thanks for visiting again.

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happyhome
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Response from PAUL V | Property representative |
Thanks for inquiring. OPEN EVERY SINGLE AFTERNOON FROM ONE TO 4 OR 5 PM. You must dial the number at the door.
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