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 "Learning While Touring"


Our tours offer "wine tasting education" for those interested in discovering the subtleties of Pinot Noir.

"You'll have the opportunity to "expand your tasting ability." 

 You will see, smell & taste Pinot in whole new way!


The Soils Do Matter!

Contributing to Oregon's world class Pinot Noir are not only "winemakers & growers skills" but "diverse soils types" along with our cool climate growing environment.

Such as: Jory, volcanic in origin, WillaKenzie, marine sedimentary, to name just a couple.

These uniques soil types are reflected in the various AVA's (American Viticultural Area) in the Willamette Valley. 

Your personalized fine wine ballet is created from different AVA's Most tours include visits 3-4 AVA's !

We will spend time in the vineyards discussing each soil, which "clones of Pinot" are planted and  the uniqueness each contributes to Pinot. It's "sense of somewhereness", where the vineyards lie..that give rise to notoriety.

You will sample Pinot grown in "different soil types", from different vintages and from "individual winemaker styles!"

We "DON'T" follow a route nor go to the same wineries/venues all the time!




Sniff Out Oregon's Best Vintages With A Nose for Wine


The Oregon wine industry has been booming in recent years, with several excellent vintages making their way onto the world stage. Fred Gunton’s A Nose for Wine is perhaps the leading authority on Oregon wines, and he offers customized tours of both the big names and the newcomers on the scene for groups on all sizes.

He customizes tours based on the interests of the group, and comes with you every step of the way. Unlike other tours, which are glorified chauffeurs that drop you at the door, Gunton shares his decades of wine knowledge with you throughout your tours and tastings. , A Nose For Wine delivers a well-rounded experience that is sure to charm any oenophile.

A Visit to the Vines - Vinyard Walking Tour - A Nose for Wine

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