Willamette Valley Wine & Waterfalls by Evergreen Escapes

  • Portland
  • Activities and Excursions, Excursions,
  • 9 Hours
from  £125pp
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Introduction

Start your day in Silver Falls State Park. Made up of more than 9,000 acres of lush temperate rain forest, Silver Falls is often referred to as the “crown jewel” of the Oregon State Park System. Moss and lichen give the environment an emerald glow and a steady stream of precipitation fuels its many iconic waterfalls.

Join your naturalist guide on a walk in the shadow of towering Douglas Fir and Western Hemlock trees as you explore the complex ecosystems that give life to the Park’s flora and fauna. You’ll learn about the fascinating natural history of this land, which endured lava flows and volcanic ash before it blossomed into the forest you see today! And of course we’ll bask in the spray of the many waterfalls that give Silver Falls State Park its name. The erosion of sandstone layers in the cliff sides has created cave-like impressions that let you actually walk behind some of the waterfalls for an unforgettable perspective!

After a morning experiencing the beauty of Oregon’s natural wonders, we’re off to the Willamette Valley for a taste of its culinary bounty and renowned pinot noirs. In the past decade Oregon has become a world-class wine state, with 17 approved wine growing regions (AVAs) and more than 450 wineries producing 72 varieties. On your Willamette Valley Wine & Waterfalls tour, we’ll visit three of the state’s best boutique wineries for an intimate and educational wine tasting experience.

Your guide will enlighten you on the rich ecology of the region, the history of Oregon’s diverse wine country, and the fine arts of viticulture and sustainable farming. At each stop, your guide will also help you explore your palate preferences and provide insight into Oregon’s incredible vintages.

All tasting fees are included in the price!

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