Heading to Portland for 4 days in a couple of weeks. Plan to spend (at least) one of them touring some vineyards.
I have toured in Napa and Sonoma and loved making reservations at the smaller family run wineries, I found they were so much more interested in sharing their knowledge and experience, rather than getting my 10$ for a tasting (plus a lot of them did not charge). Only problem was I felt a little like I really needed to purchase something from them (which we did, coming home with 2 cases of vino). Unfortunately this time, I am driving, not flying and crossing the border into BC with a huge amount of wine will end up costing me a fortune. So I will really only be buying a couple bottles total (of which I don't want to spend an arm and a leg for) and probably a couple more for consuming there, okay, maybe more like 4...
Is this the way it is done in Oregon? If we only go one day, we will hit probably 5 at the most through the day. I have a car, but would rather not drive to far in between and from Portland.
I love Pinot Noirs, and have to admit, I don't really know what else comes out of Oregon. Open to suggestions & adventure!!