Oregon Wine Maker Tours

We provide private customized Willamette Valley wine tasting experiences.

WHAT PEOPLE SAY!

★★★★★
If you are visiting Oregon and looking for the most exceptional, personalized wine tour, Carmine is the one to call. Beside having a top-notch professionalism and personality, he is a walking dictionary when it comes to wine tasting, agriculture, and interesting facts about Oregon in general. Highly recommend!! – Audrey Nguyen

★★★★★
Phenomenal! Carmine was the consummate host. Not only is he extremely personable, he has expert level knowledge on wine making down to the genetic strains. Additionally, he can provide exclusive access to wineries that are generally not open to the public. If you are looking for a tour, I highly recommend Carmine. He will personalize and elevate your experience. He will pick you up, provide water, delicious lunch and excellent wines. A true pleasure and treasure. Book it!
– Amber Wright

★★★★★
Our experience with Carmine was over the top amazing! I would recommend this tour with Carmine from the spectrum of those that want to learn about wine or those that have some knowledge of wine! He can cater to your expectations or your needs whether you are a novice or an expert in the wine industry! He is knowledgeable in everything relevant to the Willamette wine region. His knowledge of the area historically, the wine industry , the agriculture and life in the Willamette in general filled our minds with such knowledge and a great appreciation of the area and one he absolutely loves! Needless to say this was one of the most amazing tours/ experiences for us in our lives and a memory forever to be cherished! Thank you Carmine our friend and look forward to seeing you soon for our next tour! – John and Susan Love

★★★★★
My wife and I booked a tour with Carmine in late December of 2022. Carmine picked 4 wineries for us to visit based on some basic feedback that I provided and they were great choices. Even though we had a last-minute change to the schedule due to weather the day was excellent. Carmine has a wealth of knowledge about winemaking and the region; the day was more than just driving to each vineyard. He provided information about the landscape, agriculture, Oregon history, and the business of winemaking. The entire day was informative and enjoyable. We had a great time with Carmine and would recommend him to anyone visiting Willamette Valley. – Peter Spera III

★★★★★
Our private wine tour with Carmine was truly exceptional. He is extremely communicative, knowledgeable and just an all around great guy! He picked us up from the hotel in downtown Portland and had an incredible lineup set based on the preferences we provided when signing up. We loved that he brought some of his own wines for us to try throughout the day (huge bonus as they’re fantastic) and seemed to know all the great spots. Carmine is the real deal when it comes to knowledge about wine in this regions so we enjoyed picking his brain throughout the day. We looked at several other tours but so happy we chose this one! It exceeded our expectations and can’t wait to explore more with Carmine next time we visit. Don’t hesitate….book this tour for the best experience in Willamette Valley! – Carla Crowe

WHY BOOK WITH US?

Book your tour with us and experience why we’re an award-winning tour! This is not your traditional wine tour; we customize this private tour to meet your needs and interests. Carmine, your tour guide, will interact with you before the tour to ensure that your wine country experience is memorable. He has over 30 years experience cultivating grapes and making wines. You have the option to tap his expertise as you taste wines, tour wine cellars, or explore vineyards. In 2023-2024 Oregon Winemaker Tours was named Best Pacific Northwest Winery Tour through LUXlife’s Global Excellence Awards, and in 2020 USA Today named this tour among the Top Twenty US Wine Tours.

Oregon’s amazing Willamette Valley located just outside the Portland metro area is nature’s masterpiece for growing cool-climate grapes, such as Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Its deep and complex soils, gently rolling hills, annual rainfall, cool and moderate seasonal temperatures, and long summer daylight coalesce to produce elite and delicious world-class wines. There are nearly 1000 wineries located in the region, offering you diverse sites in which to explore vineyards, cellars, and tasting rooms. Each location is unique in the size of the vineyard and wine production, particular wine-making techniques, hospitality services, and views offered, as well as wines available for tasting.

A trip to wine country with Oregon Winemaker Tours is perfect for singles, couples, or small groups.  Relax and leave the driving to us while you enjoy a gourmet lunch and some of the world’s best wines.  Cheers!

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YOUR GUIDE

Carmine Campione

Carmine Campione, your tour operator, has over 30 years’ experience with all aspects of the wine industry in California’s Napa Valley and Oregon’s Willamette Valley.

The Campione family has produced wines in Sicily over generations; Carmine has carried on that tradition with his line of craft wines. Carmine’s passions are to produce world-class wines and empower consumers’ understanding of wines and their pairing with foods.

OUR AWARDS &

Recognition

International Recognition

CorporateLiveWire Innovation & Excellence Awards 2024 Winner

International Recognition

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Wine Tour Operator of the Year 2023

International Recognition

Best Wine Tasting Tour Operator 2023

Readers’ Choice Travel Awards

Oregon Winemaker Tours has been nominated in USA TODAY’s 2023 10Best Readers’ Choice travel awards!

National Recognition

USA Today Best Wine Tasting Tour Oregon winemaker tours

Best Wine Tasting Tour Operator 2023

International Recognition

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Best Pacific Northwest Winery Tour Operator 2022

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Best Wine Tasting Experience – Willamette Valley 2022

YOUR

Tour Options

Our goal is to showcase the best of what Oregon has to offer in vineyards and wines! Feel free to choose your wineries or let us make the selection. Relax and enjoy the scenic beauty of Oregon’s wine country. Our tour pace is flexible and based on your feedback as you move through the day. The recommended full-day tour generally includes 3-4 wineries and lasts 8 hours, including transportation in a luxury vehicle to and from your location. Half-day tours can also be arranged. A wine country picnic lunch is provided on full-day tours. Some wineries will allow us to waive tasting fees; otherwise these fees are not included. In most cases the winery will waive tasting fees if you purchase wine.

Full Day Private Custom Willamette Valley Winemaker Tour with Lunch

$300 per person or $475 single individual full day tour. Hosted by Pioneering Winemaker Carmine Campione.

Half-Day Private Custom Willamette Valley Winemaker Tour

$175 per person or $350 single individual half day tour. Hosted by Pioneering Winemaker Carmine Campione.

Private Custom Willamette Valley Winemaker Tour

with Lunch

You’ll be picked up at 10 am and transported to 3-4 vineyards with tasting rooms in one of the Willamette Valley’s best viticulture areas: Eola-Amity, Dundee Hills, Yamhill Carlton, or Ribbon Ridge, Chehelem Mountains or McMinnville. Your choice of area or leave the choice to us! A wine country picnic lunch will be provided mid-way through your tour. Tours generally last 8 hours and include pick-up and drop-off at your location.

Tell us where you’d like to go or what you’d like to experience for a full day of wine-tasting, and we’ll make it happen!

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Half-Day Private Customized Willamette Valley Winemaker Tour

You’ll be picked up at noon and transported to two or more vineyards with tasting rooms in one of the Willamette Valley’s best viticulture areas: Eola-Amity, Dundee Hills, Yamhill Carlton, or Ribbon Ridge, Chehelem Mountains or McMinnville. This tour will generally last 4 hours and includes pick-up and drop-off at your location.

What our visitors say about our tours

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Carmine was amazing to work with. I was visiting Portland for a girls trip and we wanted to do a day trip to Willamette Valley and Carmine truly made it an awesome experience. He customized our tour all the way down to music and snacks. He was amazing to work with on planning our day and had endless recommendations. His knowledge of wine is lengthy and gave us so much education. He was flexible, affordable and a joy to be around. Look no further!

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{What a great tour with Carmine! From the start, booking was a breeze with just one quick phone call. Carmine picked us up in his beautiful, clean car from our location, and orchestrated a seamless wine tasting experience that balanced our tastes and interests with the best Oregon has to offer. His knowledge of the area, wine making, and the industry is tremendous, and made our tour both enjoyable and informative. What a great way to see the Willamette Valley!
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Allon Meizlik
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{If conviviality and expert selection of wineries to visit is what you want, Carmine is your man! We had a splendid relaxing day
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Richard L
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Carmine was very knowledgeable and fun. I learned a lot about wine and got to see some beautiful wineries.

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First time visiting Oregon for my birthday and Carmine gave us a luxurious private tour. He hand picked the perfect spots based on our preferences. He is very knowledgeable and knows all the best spots. His tour comes with a delicious picnic lunch (with an amazing view) and full day of wine tasting. He even worked alongside with my boyfriend to plan the perfect surprise proposal. He definitely made it an unforgettable day. Thank you, Carmine for everything!
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Alyssa Naidoo
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Mel was a great guide and really took the time to get to know our group. We all got along really well and had a great day together. The hike to Cub Lake was lovely and we were lucky to see elks, a deer, a marmot and lots of chipmunks (careful, they’ll come for your food!). All the best to you all!

5
{We have lived in Portland for nearly 30 years, and have often enjoyed visits to our local wine country. Recently we toured with Oregon Winemakers which was by far the most exceptional of all previous visits. We had so much fun with our hosts and other guests, and everything about the tour was first class: beautiful and comfortable transport; perfect lunch for wine tasting, and lots of information from hosts who know a lot about wine and the local scene, and are extremely accommodating to their guests. .........
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Nila Epstein
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We had a wonderful day with Carmine filled with 6 different wine tasting experiences! It was great to have him plan out our day based on our wine preferences. Our picnic lunch and the view were spectacular! Carmine even set up two other tastings for us the day before our tour! Carmine is knowledgeable about every aspect of wine making so we learned a great deal while viewing beautiful wineries!

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{Wow. but some context first....Nancy and I have stopped just driving around and hoping we stumble onto a good wine/winery. There's just so many wineries. Plus that whole DUI thing. We're East Coast folks so knowing where to go in the Willamette area is tough and sometimes looking at reviews/ratings can be misleading because - you know - everybody has a FEW friends to write a good review - right?..............
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{Having visited the Willamette Valley a number of times over the past decade, I didn't expect to "learn" a whole lot of new information this time around- BOY WAS I WRONG! Our group of four was made up of two Oregon wine veterans (myself and my wife) and two relative newbies, always a tough situation for a guide as they sometimes cater to one end of the spectrum over the other. Not a problem with Carmine! He did an wonderful job of providing detailed information on all the wines we tasted, all the wineries and winemakers ...............
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Michael Roden
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We had a great time with Carmine! He planned a truly unique experience, with the opportunity to taste some amazing wines. This was my first visit to the Willamette Valley, and we enjoyed learning about Oregon wine from someone with the breadth of experience Carmine brings. Our day included a delicious picnic lunch with scenic views overlooking a vineyard, and Carmine adjusted the itinerary on the fly based on our preferences. Highly recommend!

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Super fun! Carmine is an amazing tour guide with inside knowledge of Willamette Valley wineries. He knew people everywhere we went. The wines were fabulous. A perfect day - highly recommend this private tour!

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lizgoulard
Trip Advisor
{Carmine’s tour was fabulous! We visited wineries in two AVA’s, had a scrumptious picnic lunch, got to meet winery owners, and were even introduced to “wings over wineries” - birds of prey that help keep pests from the ripening grapes. Very special, individualized, private tour with a knowledgeable winemaker! Highly recommend!!
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Liz Goulard
Google
{Carmine took us to a diverse selection of wineries all with lovely grounds and cool inviting tasting rooms. We were treated to many 'special pours' in addition to our menu. Carmine is a winemaker himself and he shared lots of fun and interesting facts about tasting wines, the terrior, the climate and what makes pinot so special in this area, all info I wouldn't learn on my own. Our day included a delicious and generous charcuterie lunch with lots of special touches/additions. The transport was especially comfy and cool with chilled water to keep us hydrated between wineries. It's a fantastic way to introduce friends and family to Oregon Wines!
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Trip Advisor
{My wife and I booked a tour with Carmine in late December of 2022. Carmine picked 4 wineries for us to visit based on some basic feedback that I provided and they were great choices. Even though we had a last-minute change to the schedule due to weather the day was excellent. Carmine has a wealth of knowledge about winemaking and the region; the day was more than just driving to each vineyard. He provided information about the landscape, agriculture, Oregon history, and the business of winemaking. The entire day was informative and enjoyable. We had a great time with Carmine and would recommend him to anyone visiting Willamette Valley.
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Peter Spera III
{Carmine was a fantastic tour guide. He recommended a number of wineries ahead of time and we picked our favorites. It was a great mix of AVAs, views, and varieties. Steep with experience in wine making, outstanding self-prepared lunch, and good conversation made for a perfect wine tasting day!! Highly recommend Carmine and Willamette Valley - way better than Napa!!
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Fantastic day celebrating a friend's milestone birthday! Carmine set up a personal tour of Bjornson Vineyard with the winemakers, followed by wine tasting and a scrumptious picnic-style lunch. Couldn't have asked for a more perfect day!! My friend and I loved the experience. I highly recommend Carmine and this tour to everyone!

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Frequent Traveler
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{Carmine’s Willamette Valley tour was one of the best wine tours I’ve been on. Extremely knowledgeable with both basics and the intricacies of each vineyard. Very flexible with schedules, but I would recommend letting him choose your destinations to get the best hard-to-find gems in the area. Quite the combo of education and enjoyment. Highly recommended.
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Brad Fisher
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{Even in 116 degree temperatures in the Oregon wine country, Carmine was as cool as a cucumber.....well chosen tasting rooms with air conditioning, and wines to savor as we looked out over the beautiful vineyards. His vast knowledge of the area and wineries enabled us to seamlessly re-invent our day as power failures and outages ravaged schedules. A wide variety of tasty meats, smoked salmon, cheeses, breads and sweets accompanied this all day tour. Wonderful & Magical.
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{Carmine’s Willamette Valley tour was one of the best wine tours I’ve been on. Extremely knowledgeable with both basics and the intricacies of each vineyard. Very flexible with schedules, but I would recommend letting him choose your destinations to get the best hard-to-find gems in the area. Quite the combo of education and enjoyment. Highly recommended.
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{I expected visits to the vineyards and wineries publicized by mainstream sources. I received a deep, condensed representation of the wines of Oregon and the Northwest. Owner and operator Carmine Campione gave us a personalized experience that of the most passionate winery owners and sommeliers I've come across from Europe, South America, and Napa. I highly recommend engaging your Northwestern wine experience with his company.
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{I highly recommend Oregon Winemaker Tours if you are looking for a fun, thoroughly entertaining, and highly educational expedience. My wife and I recently booked a tour with Carmine and were completely delighted. We visited three different wineries each with a completely different character but all with excellent offerings. The sites we visited ranged from a modest, just getting started tasting room over the warehouse to a completely over-the-top chateau. At each stop we tasted Rose, Oregon Chardonnay, and several Pinot Noirs........
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Keith Epstein
Google
{We recently booked a tour with Carmine for a team event through our company. We had an amazing time! Not only was Carmine professional and knowledgeable but his connections at the various wineries provided a truly luxurious VIP experience. We allowed him to choose the wineries we visited and they were nothing less than exceptional. We sampled a variety of wine (Pinot Noirs, Chardonnays, Sparkling, etc.) and had the most beautiful views. It was an amazing experience, and if you're considering a wine tour in Oregon, I would highly recommend Carmine for a wonderful host.
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Hannah Kuk
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Did this tour on a whim on a solo Portland trip. Such a blast! Great group of people, knowledgeable guides, wide range of exposure to different wineries, all around a top-notch - an unbeatable experience. Highly recommend to groups or anyone traveling individually!

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{Our experience with Carmine was over the top amazing! I would recommend this tour with Carmine from the spectrum of those that want to learn about wine or those that have some knowledge of wine! He can cater to your expectations or your needs whether you are a novice or an expert in the wine industry! He is knowledgeable in everything relevant to the Willamette wine region. His knowledge of the area historically, the wine industry , the agriculture and life in the Willamette in general filled our minds with such knowledge and a great appreciation of the area and one he absolutely loves! Needless to say this was one of the most amazing tours/ experiences for us in our lives and a memory forever to be cherished! Thank you Carmine our friend and look forward to seeing you soon for our next tour!
5
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John and Susan Love
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Wow. Carmine is literally the best. He knows so much and is great to hangout with. His knowledge is unparalleled. I went into this literally knowing almost nothing and ended the day with possibly a brand new hobby.

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Charlie C
Trip Advisor
{Carmine provided an exceptional day long tour of Oregon Wines. We learned about and tasted a variety of wines and enjoyed a delicious meal. Carmine is extremely knowledgeable and accommodating. Our day was well planned, paced and picture perfect! Would highly recommend and hope to return for another fantastic day.
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{Carmine treated us to an exceptional day! Very well informed on not only the wineries, but this area of Oregon itself. His tour was fun, educational and the wineries selected were terrific. Would highly recommend.
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JD
{If you are visiting Oregon and looking for the most exceptional, personalized wine tour, Carmine is the one to call. Beside having a top-notch professionalism and personality, he is a walking dictionary when it comes to wine tasting, agriculture, and interesting facts about Oregon in general. Highly recommend!!
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Audrey Nguyen
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We had a great time. Carmine has lots of information about wine and the growing process that he is willing to share. We had a good time with lots of laughs. Thank you Carmine.

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{We recently spent the day with Carmine through Oregon Winemaker Tours. We enjoyed every moment! Carmine showed us a variety of wineries that we would not have found as tourists on our own. He is very knowledgeable and professional! He picked us up and took care of the entire day - from wineries to an included lunch that was amazing and well prepared! We would highly recommend spending the day with Carmine!
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Suzanne A
Trip Advisor
{We had a truly wonderful day with Carmine exploring a superb mix of wineries. We tasted a broad selection of wines and enjoyed conversations with winemakers and winery owners. Carmine is extremely knowledgeable about wine, particularly that of the area and his knowledge greatly enhanced the entire day. He also took the time to learn about our level of knowledge and interest and incorporated that into our day-long tour. Highly recommend!
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{Excellent day in the Willamette Valley! Carmine contacted us in advance to get a list of our interests/preferences, took these into account and developed a fantastic itinerary for us. Several of the wine makers we visited we would have never found on our own. We also learned a lot about the Willamette valley and had a first class lunch! Thanks Carmine!
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Josh Sudderth
Google
{Having visited the Willamette Valley a number of times over the past decade, I didn't expect to "learn" a whole lot of new information this time around- BOY WAS I WRONG. Our group of four was made up of two Oregon wine veterans (myself and my wife) and two relative newbies, always a tough situation for a guide as they sometimes cater to one end of the spectrum over the other. Not a problem with Carmine! He did an wonderful job of providing detailed information on all the wines we tasted................
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Michael R
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Carmine’s tour was a great experience. We recently went on a full day tour to a few wineries we had never heard of but each had great wine. 2 of the 4 of us in our party are vegan and he was happy to accommodate with much more than the crackers we were expecting! We enjoyed his knowledge and experience and would recommend it to others!

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