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A Winery with a Rare Gem

If you're in Astoria you must visit this winery. It is as valuable to history as any of the more... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
meco08
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Eugene, Oregon
A gem. Don’t miss Shallon Winery if you’re anywhere close to Astoria

This was my favorite activity in Astoria by far. Paul the owner is a teacher, historian, comedian... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
MommaCIn
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Shallon Winery is a very small, one-man operation that is open every afternoon, one to six PM, and has been for over 35 years. It, therefore, has to specialize in unique products unavailable elsewhere, such as totally wild berry wines, whey wines...more
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1598 Duane St, Astoria, OR 97103-3707
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Reviewed 5 days ago

If you're in Astoria you must visit this winery. It is as valuable to history as any of the more well-known sights and locations. Paul is a rare gem. Much like his wine, you should not gulp his knowledge down in one gulp but savor...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was my favorite activity in Astoria by far. Paul the owner is a teacher, historian, comedian, sociologist, a master of his domain. The first thing that happens upon gaining entrance (call first and follow any instructions on the door) is that Paul will ask...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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PAUL V, Owner at Shallon Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your kind words and appreciating the efforts. Makes me feel better today.

Reviewed 17 September 2018

We visited this winery after reading other reviews, and were so glad we did. An absolute favorite of our trip. Paul, the owner, spent a lot of time with us; giving us the tour of the winery and how he makes the wine. He's definitely...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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PAUL V, Owner at Shallon Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2018

Thank you for your kind words and explaining to others

Reviewed 8 April 2018

My husband and I visited Shallon Winery at the urging of my employer a few months ago and thoroughly enjoyed our visit. We went back today and bought a bottle of the Cran du Lait. The reason why this winery is so special is due...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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PAUL V, Owner at Shallon Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2018

Not sure how to work these computer responses, but will try here: Thank you for your visit, and thank you so very much for your kind words. I need them. Pul

Reviewed 31 March 2018

While we stumbled across Paul's winery by happenstance, this by far was our most memorable experience of our trip to Astoria. As a warning, be sure you have plenty of time to visit this winery as it includes a tour of his facility as well...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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PAUL V, Owner at Shallon Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2018

Ah, finally found "Joseph N" in the guest book. I don't know how this response thing works, but will try: Did indeed appreciate your visit, and allowing me to learn something from your professional knowledge. Thank you both so very much for your visit and...More

Reviewed 6 December 2017

It has been a privilege and an honor to have known Mr. Paul for decades, 30 years and counting. He is not your average vinter master as he crafts excellent unique wines--wines with a story. Peach, Chocolate Orange, Cran-Du-Lai, Lemon Meringue and more. All of...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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PAUL V, Owner at Shallon Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2018

Finally found out how to respond. So, a belated thank you for such an extensive and undeserved laudatory review.

Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

This was our third visit to Shallon Winery and it was an excellent experience. We look forward to this visit all year long and never have been disappointed. Paul is a type of person you may meet once in your lifetime and count your blessings...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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PAUL V, Owner at Shallon Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2017

Thanks for your kind words, and thanks so very much for your return visits. After 37 years and 77 thousand visitors, one quarter are return guests; the joy of my life.

Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

We had been referred by a friend and told it was both a unique experience and wine. After reading the web site, we were even more intrigued. Paul is a one man show so you call the number at the door and if he's in,...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed 20 September 2016

Paul is running this business all on his own and we are always amazed. His wines are great and truly one of a kind. He takes his time and truly shows interest in getting to know you. We love his stories about his wine and...More

Date of experience: September 2016
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PAUL V, Owner at Shallon Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 30 September 2016

Thank you for writing the kind words on your second visit. How would I feel if no one ever returned? Am also particularly thankful for the invariable graciousness of all my Canadian guests.

Reviewed 17 June 2016

Paul is the draw here. He will ask you how much time you have to spend and will adjust his talk accordingly. We were there around 90 minutes. When we first called him from his front door he was busy, so after we set a...More

Date of experience: June 2016
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PAUL V, Owner at Shallon Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2016

Thanks for taking the time to return that day, and taking the time to review - and for commenting on the unique little restaurant next door.

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Response from PAUL V | Property representative |
Thanks for inquiring. OPEN EVERY SINGLE AFTERNOON FROM ONE TO 4 OR 5 PM. You must dial the number at the door.
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