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“Anniversary done right”

Cellar Door Wine Tours
Ranked #1 of 48 Food & Drink in Newberg
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: At Cellar Door Wine Tours we specialize in Oregon wine tours for couples and small groups that know each other. We'll customize your tour while visiting boutique wineries and hidden "Tasting Room Gems" dedicated to giving personal attention to their visitors as well, creating a spectacular wine tasting experience you won't soon forget!
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“Anniversary done right”
Reviewed 10 April 2014

My hubby and I contacted Cellar Door because of a deal on Groupon. Having never gone on a wine tour before, we were excited. The tour and Mark's knowledge and preparation exceeded all our expectations, We were treated to a private tour that was beautiful and beyond enjoyable. It made our 20th anniversary that much more memorable. I highly recommend Mark and Helen and Cellar Door Wine Tours. We even got a DVD with pictures from our excursion. I can't recommend them enough.

Visited September 2013
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Western Colorado
Level 1 Contributor
2 reviews
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“No Back-up Alarms on Their Vehicle”
Reviewed 18 March 2014

Mark and Helen provide a sensational private wine tour experience. No Bus. No 12-passenger Vans. No Back-up Alarms on their vehicle that has a maximum capacity of 6. Cellar Door caters to smaller more intimate groups. We visited some small family owned wineries that go unnoticed in the larger tours we have taken before. Many of them don't even accept Limos, Buses or Vans and can be by appointment only. Highlights were Utopia, Aramenta and Lady Hill. You can work with Mark and Helen to design your tour or just leave it to them. A beautiful lunch in addition to some yummy cheese is provided in the cost. The best thing, after a day of wine tasting, Cellar Door will taking you to dinner and then come back and get you to your hotel safely. Oh, and at the end of the tour, they make a nice photo CD of your wine tasting experience.

Visited March 2014
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Grand Junction, Colorado
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349 reviews
78 attraction reviews
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“Intimate Quality”
Reviewed 15 October 2013

Mark and Helen own and operate Cellar Door Wine Tours. When I called to check on availability, I spoke directly to Helen. She was the ultimate professional asking questions to determine our "style" of wine and our expectations. Since we have visited the area previously, we were wanting to visit a few favorites and then rely on local expertise to thrill us with small boutique family run wineries, where we could meet the people involved with the wine. Helen and Mark were awesome. Following their suggestions, we had the pleasure to visit places we would have passed up or not had the opportunity to visit. Monks Gate, Ghost Hill and an afternoon sitting at a big table in the tasting room, eating lunch and sharring memories with every wine they had with the owners of Whistling Ridge wrapped up an absolutely perfect day.

We were picked up promptly at our hotel and delivered back safely at the end of the day. But, get this. Not only did we tour wineries all day long, but after we had a chance to freshen up, they returned and drove us to our dinner reservation. Then after dinner...we were picked up and returned to our hotel. Are you kidding me? Seriously!

We had some difficulty securing a reservation at the Jory for our dinner that evening and mentioned it to Helen. She made a quick call and presto, we had a reservation. Is it Magic or just one of those "special" extras that Cellar Door Wine Tours provides? At the end of the day, the four of us were so impressed it was an emotional goodbye.

If you are looking for a limo, a Hummer, a Van or a Tour Bus to load all of your "besties" in and then pour yourself out at each winery.....this is probably not your best choice. However, if you seek intimate quality and a non pretentious approach delivering introductions to some of the best wine produced by small mom and pop boutique wineries...look no further.

In additon to all the things listed in this review, there are a number of other items that seperate Cellar Door from all the other transportation choices. First and foremost, Mark is an artist and we received a number of cards with Mark's pencil drawings. Plus, photos and photos of your day. Leave, the driving and documentation to Mark and Helen and relax and enjoy the people, the country and of course the wine.

We will return time and time again and will use no other than Cellar Door Wine Tours

Visited September 2013
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Newport Beach, California
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14 reviews
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“Awesome Willamette Valley wine tour through Cellar Door Wine Tours!”
Reviewed 12 October 2013

I highly recommend Cellar Door Wine Tours for anyone looking for a wine tour of the area!

Owned by a husband and wife named Mark and Helen, they're both wonderful and knowledgeable about the Willamette Valley wine region.

Wanting to do something memorable for my Mom and Sister's birthday, I booked a one day tour which included pick up and drop off to our hotel, a cheese and meat tray, lunch, a bottle of wine and 6 Wine Art cards created by Mark, who is also a pencil artist. In addition, the tour included photos which is GENIUS since it's so easy to forget to capture special moments, especially while drinking vino!

Helen and I reviewed the itinerary and her suggestions for wineries to visit. We also discussed lunch options which included gluten free options. On the day of the tour, Mark, picked us up in Mcminneville, where we where were staying. Mark was professional and timely and provided us with an effortless day. He was lovely to be around, but remained in the background, allowing us to have our day and it was perfect! We enjoyed the entire tour.

I just received the CD with the images and I'm going to create photo albums for my sister and mom so they can always remember the day.

Thank you Mark and Helen!

Visited September 2013
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