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Crafting Wine Experiences For You

Serving Oregon Wine Country from Portland
A Member of the Associated Tour Guide Network

Owner Ralph Stinton - Oregon Wine Person of the Year
Awarded by Oregon Wine Press - 2007

...23 Years and Running
       At Grape Escape, personalized tours and wine events in Oregon Wine Country are a specialty... and have been since 1994.  Whether it is a small-group occasion or special corporate event, the escape artists at Grape Escape Winery Tours will do all the work while you have lots of fun.  Join them for a day, an afternoon, an evening escape or a multi-day trip in Oregon's beautiful wine country.  
       You're sure to enjoy your tour while learning a lot at the same time. You can expect to enjoy a wonderful selection of wineries, wines and food pairings while in the hands of your carefully selected and uniquely qualified host... your "Escape Artists" for the day. Pleasing personalities and varying backgrounds incline Grape Escape tour hosts to share what they've learned and experienced with groups both small and large. 

       With close to 700 wineries throughout Oregon's wine regions, deciding which to visit can be a daunting project.  That's why Grape Escape's more than 20 years of accumulated knowledge and experience is so valuable. Grape Escape Winery Tours brings to its wine-tasting excursions the benefits of a rich and long history of wine-touring in Oregon wine country. You can be sure they are prepared to help you create a wine-touring itinerary that matches you and your personal preferences.  Or if you prefer, you can join one of the pre-arranged "Joinable Escapes" that depart from downtown Portland most Saturdays throughout the season.  Whichever option you choose, you will be glad to know that Grape Escape knows... Oregon wine is made to go with food!  Cuisine for each tour always is paired with the wines to be tasted and the occasions to be celebrated.

"Grape Escape is the touring company for
the serious wine connoisseur."

Chef/owner Jack Czarnecki, Joel Palmer House

Grape Escape touring options

       No two tours are the same with Grape Escape, but most small groups range in size from eight to twelve people and most include visits to two or three wineries.  Customers enjoy the comfort, ride and views that Grape Escape's luxury vans provide as they traverse the scenic, sometimes rugged, Oregon Wine Country.  If your group is larger, a second "Vimo" is provided or even a third... or more, for extra large groups - all the way up to 60.  Customers enjoy this approach for groups of varying sizes; they receive a more personalized experience, while being able to visit with the entire group at each winery.  Even larger groups can arrange for an appropriate-size vehicle that works for them and for the wineries visited that day.  Either way, Grape Escape handles all the details so you can relax and experience wine country in comfort.

Grape Escape tours fall into two basic categories:

Customized Private ToursGrape Escape Willamette Valley wine tasting with paired food

       Grape Escape's Private Tours are personalized for you and your group. From Mini, Half Day and Full Day escapes to Dinner Escapes, Corporate & Private Events and Custom Escapes, you'll find all Grape Escape private tours can be further enhanced by the inclusion of additional touring and tasting options.

       If you are thinking about putting together a wine-themed event for corporate team building or client relations, or want to plan a bit more complex private event, or if your group is larger than most, no worries.  Companies from Travel Portland to Nike, The Disney Company to guests of State Senators, from Ameriprise to Autodesk have trusted Grape Escape to work their magic on many an event extraordinaire. Grape Escape can arrange a wine country or urban escape for groups from 20 to 200... even more.

Choose your Private Tour options

        If you are ready to begin personalizing and booking your escape, here's a good place to start.  Choose the type of tour that suits you, specific wineries you want to visit, and make sure Grape Escape knows what's most important to you on your tour.  Maybe you want to be sure to take in a wide array of wines? ...or focus on high-end wines or wines not available elsewhere?  Maybe you are looking to visit some gorgeous wineries or wineries with terrific views?  ...or maybe all of the above?  Grape Escape will make sure your experience is everything you want it to be.

        If you have an idea for your own customized wine tour, you can use this online form - Request a Customized Tour or Private Event, or give Grape Escape a call now and tell them what you need and want... 503-283-3380. 

       Once you book your tour, Ralph Stinton, owner of Grape Escape, will reach out to you to help create the perfect touring experience unique to you.

Private Tour Pricing

       Striving to meet its customers' varied interests and budgets, Grape Escape's pricing is based on the number of participants, number of wineries, food options and other variables.  Select the tour package that interests you to see pricing details.

 Joinable Public Tours

        If you want to consider joining a tour already scheduled, be sure to look at Grape Escape's Joinable Escapes departing from downtown Portland most Saturdays. These tours are designed for small groups and are guided by expert hosts - a great way to experience and learn about wine country with other interested people.  You'll visit three different wineries and taste through a wide array of wines; food is paired with the wines you taste, so there's no need to bring a lunch... and you'll never pay a tasting fee.

More about Grape Escape Winery Tours

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Last revised:
 August 15, 2017