Over a dozen South Willamette Valley wineries invite visitors to taste their wines and tour their winemaking operations. Most local wineries are within twenty miles of Eugene - Springfield, and even on the busiest summer days the region has lighter traffic than many other wine tasting destinations.
Local guides and chauffeurs offer group, private and customized tours. Your wine guides can also share local lore and show you historical attractions from pioneer trailheads to covered bridges to movie film sites. Typically, you will select two to four wineries to visit for thirty minutes to forty minutes each. Ask your guide whether tasting fees are included or additional.
Many of the wineries offer cheese boards, wood fired pizza or other small plates; host food trucks onsite; or permit a picnic lunch brought in. Your guide should be able to assist you with meal planning. And remember, even though you have a sober driver, please show courtesy to your guide, the winery proprietors and other wine tasting guests by consuming alcohol responsibly. Most of the South Willamette Valley wineries are small, intimate venues operated by families with estate vineyards.
Sip, Savor, Explore Oregon
Sign up for the Valley to Vine Wine Tasting Experience with Sip, Savor, Explore Oregon. Join others for a small group tour of selected wineries in the greater Eugene region. Enjoy the chauffeured services, comfortable van and gourmet snacks. Their affordable packages feature weekly group tours, including a Friday happy hour wine tasting experience (3 - 7 p.m.) with two stops for $75 per person, up to ten passengers. Or customize your own full-day or half-day excursion with their adventure van and experienced crew leaders.
My Party Bus
Limousine-style party buses accommodating 16, 20 or 30 passengers and their 6-8 passenger stretch limousine make up the My Party Bus fleet. Buses include party lights, a pole, sound system, television screen and air conditioning. Book their chauffeured transportation for an easy and glamorous visits to the local wineries. Transportation is customized for private groups based on an hourly rate and minumums. Recommended winery itineraries are based on the regional vineyard clusters around Eugene.
Sunshine Limo Service & Wine Tours
In 2008, the proprietors of Sunshine Limo Service sold their catering company to focus on chauffeured tours, and today present an exquisite level of hospitality. Of course, catering is an option with all their transportation services and their Oregon Wine Tour Picnic is a popular feature, as guests may prefer to picnic in the vineyards rather than wait for table service in the tasting rooms.
Choose the right vehicle for your party size from Sunshine Limo's fleet of stretch limousines, party buses, sedans and classic convertibles. You can even book the Willamette Valley's longest stretch SUV limousine! Choose a three or five hour wine tour and opt for their recommended Eugene area itinerary or craft your own. Sunshine Limo Service also offers excursions to other Oregon AVAs.
America's Hub World Tours
This guided tour outfitter offers statewide wine tours including some indulgent overnight wine tour packages and private elevated wine experiences based out of Portland. However, you can also book a five hour Eugene Willamette Valley Wine Tasting Tour with visits to three select wineries. Enjoy professional guides well-versed in the region's history and winemaking. Ride in the comfort of Mercedes and Dodge Sprinter Vans with capacity of up 14 passengers. For larger, private group tours, multiple vans may be reserved. For public group tours, America's Hub World Tours picks up guests at Valley River Inn, Hyatt Place Eugene and 5th Street Public Market with advanced reservations before heading out into Eugene's nearby wine country.
Best Oregon Tours
Best Oregon Tours offers private day tours for up to 12 passengers. Customize a highly personalized wine tour experience in the Willamette Valley with friendly and knowledgeable service. Enjoy the comforts of chauffeured transportation and a local's insights and tips.
Oregon Tour Experts
Recruiting and sourcing top tour providers and services from across the state, Oregon Tour Experts facilitates private wine tasting tours for groups, meetings, conventions and conferences. They are a great resource for identifying language services, accessible transportation options, booking motor coaches and more. With partnerships across Oregon and discerning professional selections, they can create and select the right packages for your event.