Awesome experience! This trip was a perfect blend of beautiful scenery, interesting facts about the Columbia Gorge area from our guide Aaron, and excellent wine tastings. The guide, Aaron, was exceptional, going above and beyond to make sure every guest had a fantastic experience. The Castle Rock winery was very good, with great wine and an enthusiastic tasting host. The Wy'East winery was average, but the scenery and sitting area were quite nice. Would highly recommend this tour!
The waterfalls were great and the wine was fantastic. However, the best part was our guide. Spencer is a 6th generation Portlander that has a love for the area and its natural beauty. His breadth of knowledge included the geological phenomena that impacted the Columbia Gorge as well as the interesting societal history of the area. He was very friendly, punctual, and had a wealth of information for us, even for questions beyond the tour such as where some good restaurants and bars in town were. It was clear that it was important to Spencer that we all had a great time in Portland. He is an excellent ambassador for the area and makes this tour highly recommended.
This trip was cancelled due to fires but they were able to substitute a waterfall and winery tour in it's place. Jeff, our guide, did a great job on the fly with the replacement tour and we have a good time and enjoyed all of the wine and walking. Nice job Jeff.
Our tour guide Jordan was amazing and great and knowledgeable. The sights were beautiful and the wines were also great. Great tour and a lot of fun. Best way to do this tour is definitely the small group way.
Our driver picked us up from our hotel at exactly the time promised, He took us to several waterfalls that were not expected as well as the infamous Multnomah Falls , and spent the entire time teaching the geography and evolution of this area of the world. The winery choices were excellent. We had plenty of time here which enabled us a chance to meet our fellow travelers. We never felt rushed at all on this trip!!
We join this tour 14th August.
It is great time for us because we enjoyed waterfalls and wineries. Chenge plane flexible to see waterfalls and tasting wine, it's difficult to do private.
My wife prefer craft beer although I enjoyed wine very much in addition Hood river area is first time for me.