For many wine lovers, the opportunity to get hands dirty during harvest time is a dream. Each fall, visitors can get in on the action just 30 minutes from downtown Portland during the North Willamette Harvest Trail, held in early October. The tour happens twice each fall and includes lunch.
At this extraordinary event, participants get a glimpse into each stage of the harvest process. Enjoy a guided bus tour to three wineries for complimentary tastings, nibbles and hands-on harvest preparation activities at each stop. Walk the vineyard, visit the crush pad and tour the winery to discover each step of the wine-making process with the professionals.