Meet winemakers and artisans, feast on local flavors and get acquainted with a community of pioneering wineries. Explore Oregon the wine lover’s way, from the Willamette Valley to the glorious Oregon coast.
Sip and savor the best of Oregon's Wine Country
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Best of Oregon from the Willamette Valley to the Pacific coast
You’re standing in vineyards sipping the best Pinot noir you’ve ever tasted, surrounded by the very vines from where it was sourced. The bustling city and ocean are both just a stone’s throw away but you’re in a different world. This isn’t France, Germany, Argentina, even Napa. This is wine country the Oregon way. The people who planted these grapes 50 years ago were considered crazy. They were laughed at for the idea that quality wines could be produced here. How wrong those naysayers were. You raise a glass and toast the true pioneers of Oregon.
Your companions on this incredible five-day journey are among Oregon’s most celebrated names in wine. Experience Domaine Drouhin and Adelsheim Vineyard with private tours and tastings, and be the honored guests at a private dinner with David Adelsheim at his home overlooking vines he planted back in the early 1970s. Then it’s off to the lush and dramatic Oregon to taste oysters fresh from the Pacific, and cozy up at a beachside bonfire under the stars.
If you love celebrating heritage, craftsmanship and the art of fine wine, this trip is for you. If you dream of valleys overflowing with vineyards and a coastline like none you’ve experienced before, join us. Come to the Pacific Wonderland and appreciate it as only a true Oregonian could.
Celebrate the care and craft put into the culinary culture of wine country and the coast while savoring incredible world-class wines pioneered by intrepid industry visionaries.
People flock to the Pacific Northwest for a reason. Immerse yourself in the land, from the lush hills of the Willamette Valley to a seaside tour up the Pacific Coast.
Explore some of the Willamette Valley’s finest vineyards with private tours and tastings, plus dinner with pioneering winemaker David Adelsheim at his private home in the vines.
Oregon Pinot noirs and Chardonnays are world-famous, justly so. Join us for exclusive private tastings.
Oregon is an inspiration of landscapes, food, and pioneering spirits.
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Oregon at its finest. This two-part journey highlights the best of the state, from the rolling fields of the Willamette Valley to the lush and dramatic coastline. Enjoy private tours and tastings at vineyards plus a private dinner with David Adelsheim. Experience the magic of the land and taste oysters fresh from the Pacific.
Welcome to Oregon, the Pacific wonderland of America! Today we celebrate farm-to-table craftsmanship in McMinnville, a charming little town in the heart of the Willamette Valley with no shortage of exceptional cuisine and premium pinots. We’ll visit some of the region’s most notable vineyards for tasting and in-depth appreciation of what makes this bucolic region so special. Of course, we’ll pair our bites with some of our favorite wines for just the occasion. And with that, as the sun sets over the valley’s bucolic hills, we toast to our adventure ahead.
After breakfast we head to Domaine Drouhin, to celebrate French soul on Oregon soil. The Drouhin family’s winemaking roots were planted in Burgundy in the 1880s. In the 1970s they recognized it was Oregon, more so than California, whose soils and climate could unlock the potential of Pinot noir in the United States. In the 1980s Véronique Drouhin, granddaughter of the founder, came to Oregon and worked with David Adelsheim on a harvest.
Next, it’s Hazelfern Cellars for lunch and a look at a newer winery, started by Bryan and Laura Laing in their Portland basement and now an award-winning go-to for the historic farmhouse setting and delicious farm meals. We close with a private tour of Adelsheim Vineyard, started by David Adelsheim back in the 1970s as the first winery in the Chehalem Mountains appellation. Adelsheim will take us through the process and finish with a dinner at the home of David Adelsheim and Eugenia Keegan. Hosting along with them is a Portland-based husband-wife-duo crafting food that makes wine the star of the show. What they’re pairing tonight? Only the finest library wines from David’s private cellar.
From the country to the coast, with stops along the way to take in the forests, mountains and Pacific Ocean coastline. Our first stop is in Netarts Bay for a taste of the true salt of the earth. We’ll join the artisans from Jacobsen Salt Co. for a private tour of their salt works, and a tasting featuring local oysters and wine. It doesn’t get any fresher than this.
Next we’ll visit Oceanside, visit some shops and have time to explore. After a fresh seafood lunch at local Oceanside favorite, Rosanna’s, we’ll head north up the coastline to Cannon Beach. We’ll check into our hotel just steps away from the ocean, then take the evening and dinner for ourselves in our seaside home base.
Start off the day with stunning ocean views. After breakfast, we’ll head out on an easy 4.5-mile hike up to Cape Falcon, where towering forest greenery gives way to a sprawling dramatic coastline high above the crashing waves.
We’ll get the afternoon to check out Cannon Beach a bit more: explore the pristine beach and marine life around Haystack Rock, or just pop along the shops and galleries. Just be sure to work up an appetite for what’s next. Take a break from high-class wines for some spectacular local craft brews with a private tour at Public Coast Brewing Co. Dinner at the brewery will be cooked specially for us by local executive chef Josh Archibald with ingredients sourced from Public Coast’s very own farms. We’ll round out the day with a beach bonfire. Stargaze, bubbles in one hand, a s’more in the other, and reflect on the last bit of salty air and pristine views.
After a farewell breakfast, we’ll head to Portland and say goodbye to this true Pacific Wonderland. Our time together may be over, but we leave with new bonds made with our fellow adventurers, and with our palates enlightened and our spirits recharged.
The heart and soul of wine country and a cozy beachfront resort: Our boutique hotels reflect the beauty and spirit of Oregon.
An intimate stay on the doorstep of wine country, the Atticus boasts local artwork and brands throughout its 36 spacious modern rooms. Every angle is carefully curated—down to their Pendleton wool bathrobes you’ll never want to take off. Enjoy Oregon luxury in its purest form.
Wake up to the gentle rhythms of the Pacific Ocean, with sweeping views of iconic Haystack Rock. At the Surfsand, you’re steps away from a sprawling sandy coastline and the local shops and restaurants that make Cannon Beach a go-to for any true Portlander. If the beach somehow isn’t relaxing enough, the on-site massages and sauna will be.
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Four nights at unique accommodations; private travel for all day trips and excursions; departure airport transfer; private tours with local guides and cultural experts; exclusive VIP access and tastings; guided activities, adventures and expeditions; entrance fees; daily breakfasts, most lunches and dinners; local beverages with meals.
Roundtrip airfare to and from Oregon; travel insurance; transportation to the trip’s starting point; activities not included in the trip itinerary; hotel incidentals including room service, laundry service and hotel bar tabs; food and beverages not included in itinerary; gratuity for tour leader.
Our adventure begins at the Atticus Hotel in McMinnville, Oregon. If you're flying, the closest airport is Portland International Airport (PDX). Our adventure ends in Portland, and if you're flying home, your flight from PDX airport should be scheduled to depart at 2pm or later from here. For guests who depart later in the evening a group dinner will be offered at Bullard.
US citizens and residents should check the TSA’s website for requirements and acceptable ID for domestic air travel. Some State issued IDs may no longer meet TSA standards. If you are a Non-US Citizen traveling to Oregon, visit the US Consulate or Embassy for requirements and information about passports and visas.
For solo travelers, there is a $900 single-supplement fee—paid at the time of booking to secure a private room. If you would like us to pair you with a roommate, that option may be available upon checkout—these spots are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Our adventures typically have between 10 and 20 guests, and our Modern Adventure Team. Our experiences are fun and inclusive and you can expect to be joined by a diverse group in terms of age, background and interests—including solo travelers, couples and friends traveling together. This adventure is for travelers age 21 and above.
This trip is led by an expert Modern Adventure trip leader. They're an experienced travel guide, a representative of Modern Adventure and your go-to person for questions or concerns on the trip. We’ll be joined throughout our adventure by local, expert guides who are deeply knowledgeable with respect to local cultures, customs and history and are passionate about sharing that with us.
You may cancel on or before March 16, 2021 and receive a full refund minus a $500 per-person service fee. If you cancel on or after March 17, 2021, there is a 50% cancellation fee; on or after May 15, 2021 there is a 100% cancellation fee. We highly recommend purchasing travel insurance as we are not able to make exceptions to this policy in cases of family/medical emergency or cases of the trip being canceled (see our Terms and Conditions for full details).