Enjoy a bike ride in the morning and relax with lunch and wine tasting in the afternoon. Greet the morning with scenic forest views on Oregon’s first state trail: a converted railway line with a 700 foot long trestle. Ride through sun-dappled glades and across swift, clear streams, filling your nose with wildflower scents and your ears with the songs of birds. After the ride we head to the wineries in the comfort of a luxury 7 passenger vehicle. Spend the afternoon enjoying some of the world’s best Pinot Noir. We visit and taste at two of the three wineries profiled below that showcase the art and science of wine making. All three are set in beautiful landscapes with vineyard and valley views. Picnic lunch enjoyed at vineyard.
We taste here in the late afternoon with the sun drenched vineyard in the foreground and the coast range in the background. Alexana Winery’s 80-acre property possesses an incredibly diverse series of soils and exposures. Eighteen soil types spread over a combination of rolling hills, steep slopes and rugged terrain provide for a wide palate of wine lots to choose from when making wine.
Enjoy the views from the tasting room balcony and spot the vineyard in the distance where the grapes in your glass were grown. The winery is named after the sedimentary soil on which the vines are planted to reflect the ultimate expression of “terroir”. This winery focuses on small lot production with one of the largest varieties of Pinot Noir clones in Oregon.
Penner-Ash Wine Cellars:
This winery is nestled in the hillside with the Chehalem Valley below bounded by the Chehalem Mountains to the north and the Red Hills of Dundee to the south. The focus is on small lot production and depending on the outcome, either blended into a reserve quality Willamette Valley Pinot Noir or bottled separately. The winery’s vineyards are located in several different Oregon appellations to take advantage of soil and micro climate differences.
2 Wineries and a Bike Ride bike tours offered on Weekends from 8:45am-5:30pm this summer (July 2016 through the end of Mid October 2016).
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What’s more Portland than Bikes and Brews? Libations, sensations that stagger the taste buds…Enjoy the afternoon riding to local breweries, sipping awesome craft beer, taking in local vibes, and cruising through Portland neighborhoods.
Portland is home to more breweries per capita than any city in America (over 60 in the Portland city limits and over 90 in the metro area). Brothers brew beer here (think Widmer or McMenamins), crafters brew in honor of canine friends (think Lucky Lab or Hair of the Dog). Great water, local hops and malt, get you great craft beer to enjoy with your friends or friends you’ve just met.
Downtown PDX Brewery Ride bike tours offered on Weekends from 1-5pm this summer (July 2016 through Mid October 2016).
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