Willamette Wine Tour perfect day for mom, friends
Looking for something special to do with your mom (or your friends) this Mother's Day weekend? Book seats on the Willamette Wine Tour taking place Saturday, May 11. Organized by the Historic Willamette Main Street organization, participants will climb aboard a unique double decker bus for a tour of nearby wineries, including Campbell Lane Winery, Tumwater Vineyards and Villa Catalana. The tour runs from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Campbell Lane Winery on Pete's Mountain is a family dream harkening back to 1966. The property was purchased by third generation Oregonian Dr. Leigh Campbell and his wife, Ceille. They handcleared the orchards and planted what was the largest pinot gris vineyard at the time.
Tumwater Vineyard takes advantage of its Street of Dreams location atop Pete's Mountain, nestling the vineyard in the backyard of these stately homes. Winemaker Laurent Montalieu has a strong reputation based on his years of experience and training from the Institute of Oenology of Bordeaux.
Villa Catalana Cellars is a small winery located between Canby and Oregon City. Owners Burl and Cindy Mostu developed the unique property by combining their love of gardening and wine. The property is inspired by a 12th century Romanesque church in Spain, and the tasting room doubles as a plant conservatory.
The tour begins at Willamette Ale and Cider house, 1720 Willamette Falls Drive in West Linn. Participants can enjoy refreshments, wine, specials and talking one-on-one with winemakers on the tour.
Tickets are $70 each or $125 for two, and include:
n Wine flights at each winery, behind the scene tours and talks with winemakers, discounts on wine purchases.
n Discounts and specials at Willamette Ale & Cider House & Allium Bistro.
n 50% off booking fee from The Sitter Setter for childcare.
n Roses donated by Morrows Flowers & Interiors.
Only 30 seats are available.
To book visit historicwillamette.com/event/willamettewinetour.