10.19.23 - 10.23..23 | 1 night in Seattle, 3 nights in Oregon
Thurs. Oct. 19, in Seattle
Mon. Oct. 23, in Portland
Private tasting of Washington Wines at Birch Road Seattle
7+ Winery Visits
Wine dinner Friday & Saturday nights
Farm-To-Table cooking class & dinner on Sunday night
Apartment-style suites in McMinnville, OR
$1,765 per person for double occupancy in a one-bedroom apartment
$1605 per person for quadruple occupancy in a two-bedroom apartment (ie. shared bathroom)
$350 single supplement Taxes & gratuity included
Airfare to Seattle & Hotel stay in Seattle not included
Members can bring 1 guest.
Additional guests can be requested based on availability
We'll start our trip with a Washington Wine tasting at Birch Road Seattle. See our historic landmark clubhouse, visit with other Birch Road members, and get a taste of Washington before we head to Oregon. *Out of town members must book their own hotel room
Off to Oregon
Meet at King Street Train Station in Seattle at 11AM. We'll be taking the 11:30AM train together to Portland. Feel free to bring wine, snacks, and more for the beautiful train ride through the Pacific Northwest.
A private shuttle will be waiting for us in Portland. It's about an hour ride to McMinnville.
We'll check into our Flats at the Atticus Hotel and have time to freshen up or explore downtown McMinnville.
Dinner at The Cypress in the Atticus Hotel at 6PM.
Time for Wine
Our shuttle will depart from the Atticus at 9:30AM.
Coeur de Terre will be our first stop. Kisses from the winery dog and beautiful views make for a great start to our day. We'll get a deep dive into the terroir of the vineyards with winery owner Scott Neal.
Next we'll head to The Carlton Winemaker Studio, a shared winery space for small production or start-up wineries. It's quite active during harvest season, but if possible we'll get a peek inside the production floor before our tasting. After our tasting, we can enjoy lunch on the patio from local sandwich shop The Horseradish.
Off to Abbey Farms for a tasting in the barn! We'll enjoy a flight of 5 wines and the adventurous can explore the active farm grounds.
Our day will end at Grand Moraine Winery for a 3-course wine dinner and pairing guided by Dan Walsh, Jackson Family Wines Education Specialist.
No Such Thing As Too Much Wine
Our chariot will pick us up at 9:30AM at the Atticus Hotel.
We'll start our day with Day Wines at Day Camp. Brianne Day is a highly regarded winemaker and it's possible you've seen her popular Vin de Days wine on your local wine store shelves. You'll be able to select your own flight of wines so you can explore her unique selection at your own pace.
A quick ride over to Dundee for some self-exploration. We'll have appointments at 4 tasting rooms for you to choose from or explore on your own.
Next we'll head to Hazelfern Vineyard for a private tasting with winery owners Brian & Lauren. This small production winery has no tasting room but will welcome us in their production facility in between harvest work of the fall.
Our 3rd stop for the day will be McKinlay Wines for a farm tasting with winemaker Matt Kinne. You might not find this winery on Google and that's because there is no tasting room and it's not open to the public. But Matt is excited to give Birch Road members a tour of the grounds and a tasting in the winery production facility (dress warm).
At 4PM, our bus departs to Middleground Farms for our farm-totable wine dinner. Put on an apron and get your hands dirty with our chefs to guide you, or simply sip on wine and enjoy the farm views on the patio as dinner is prepared. It's up to you!
Back to Portland
Transportation will be available to PDX airport at 9AM.
Reservation Terms & Liability Waiver
Cancellation Policy. Any cancellations must be made in writing to Kim Bosse of Birch Road.
3-6 months before your day of departure: 100% refund of the cost of the tour, less the deposit.
1-3 months before your day of departure: 50% refund of the cost of the tour, less the deposit.
30 days or less: No refund will be issued.
Minimum Attendance. I understand that if fewer than 8 people opt into this trip that a Birch Road representative will not accompany the trip and the price might need adjustment. In this case, members will have the option to cancel for a full refund.
Passports and Visa. I understand that I am solely responsible for ensuring that my passport is valid and will be for at least six months after the return date of my tour. Any delay or cancellations to my tour caused by passport issues are not the problem of Birch Road or Vitis Renaissance and may result in forfeiture of the cost of my tour. I am also responsible for any visa and health requirements needed to travel within the countries on my tour.
Health Insurance. Participation in the tour requires that I be in good health. I understand that all medical insurance and costs are my sole responsibility and that I am liable for any medical expenses incurred on the tour, including repatriation. Birch Road or Vitis Renaissance Tours strongly recommends taking out comprehensive medical insurance before you travel.
Assumption of All Risks. I voluntarily apply to participate in a tour under the arrangements of Birch Road & Vitis Renaissance Tours, with knowledge of the inherent risks and hazards involved in travel, including, but not limited to, motor vehicles, aircraft, trains, boats and all other conveyance; wineries and vineyards; traveling in remote areas; the forces of nature; civil disturbance; terrorism and government restrictions, which I agree to monitor; accident or illness in remote locations without access to rapid rescue or medical facilities, and the adequacy of medical attention once provided, including the medical personnel’s ability to speak English. I have considered my own condition and limitations and concluded that I am physically and emotionally fit and able to participate in this tour. I am responsible for my own welfare.
Alcohol Policy. I understand that access to wine and other types of alcohol will be included on my tour. I am over 21 years of age by my date of departure. I am solely responsible for monitoring the quantity of alcohol that I consume and understand that Birch Road & Vitis Renaissance Tours will not be held responsible or liable for my consuming any alcohol, or any damage, illness or expense that may result from that consumption to myself or others. I understand that Birch Road & Vitis Renaissance Tours can and will ask me to leave the tour, at my expense, should my behavior hamper the enjoyment of or cause a hazard to other members of the tour.
Participation. Birch Road & Vitis Renaissance Tours reserves the right to decline to accept any individual as a tour member for any reason whatsoever. I understand that the terms of my Birch Road membership and member policies still apply while I am traveling with Birch Road, including but not limited to, not being a danger or nuisance to other members and their guests. Members take full responsibility of their guests and ensure that all parties are drinking responsibly.
Authorization to Use Photographs and/or Audio-Visual. Birch Road & Vitis Renaissance Tours may use, reproduce, and/or publish photographs and/or video that may pertain to me— including my image, likeness, and/or voice without compensation. I understand that this material may be used in brochures, e-mails, and online to promote Birch Road or Vitis Renaissance Tours and its product offerings.
Arbitration. Any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to this Agreement, whether or not specifically addressed in this agreement, shall be settled by binding arbitration in Chicago, IL, USA, in accordance with the rules of the American Arbitration Association. This agreement to arbitrate does not waive or modify the liability release contained in this document.
Waiver of Jury Trial. In connection with any action or legal proceeding arising out of this Agreement, the parties hereby specifically and knowingly waive any rights that either party might have to demand a jury trial.
Release. I acknowledge that I have had the opportunity to carefully read through these terms and conditions and have them reviewed by an attorney. In consideration of the services and arrangements provided by Birch Road and Vitis Renaissance Tours and subject to such acknowledgement, I, including but not limited to, my heirs, successors, assigns, beneficiaries, agents and legal representatives, do hereby release, hold harmless and indemnify Birch Road and Vitis Renaissance Tours, its owners, officers, directors, agents, employees, contractors, subcontractors and affiliates from any and all claims, liability, or losses for bodily injury, emotional injury or distress, property loss, damage or death which may arise from my participating in any Birch Road On The Road travel experiences. This release shall be legally interpreted to the fullest extent permissible and, should any part be held invalid, it is agreed that all other parts shall continue in full legal force and effect.
I fully understand and agree to the contents and legal terms of this release. This liability waiver will be sent to all participants for signature via DocuSign.