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“Excellent wines served by an incredible host”
Review of Portteus Vineyards

Portteus Vineyards
Ranked #10 of 54 things to do in Yakima
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Reviewed 11 May 2014

When you think about all the wineries you visit on a quest for the best in a region, you most likely will always remember a place that encompasses these two combinations: excellent wines served by an incredible host.
We had such an experience when we visited Portteus.
Matt, our incredible host with his extensive knowledge of the wine and the region, easily allowed the wines to sell themselves....and they did.
If you have a short amount of time to tour through the amazing wineries of Yakima Valley, I would say Portteus absolutely should NOT be missed. The caliber of their
extensive wine list truly represents the best of the region.
The Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc and the Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve are all above and beyond anything we tasted while on our quest for exceptional in Yakima Valley, yet another favorite, Rouge 66 represents a great everyday wine.
Beyond the tasting room experience, calls made to the winery since our visit have all been handled with both prompt return calls with utmost courtesy.
As a previous business owner, the type of customer respect & service we have received from this establishment gives them a gold star in our book. Portteus Vineyards & Winery should be a model for industry standards.

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Reviewed 5 May 2014

We visited as part of a group of wine lovers on an annual tour. The owner, Paul, and his son, Matt, were absolutely the nicest people and they really take the time to help you explore the wines that they have. Their comments and anecdotes about each wine we sampled really helped educate us about wine in general and their wines in particular.

The tasting room is basic which tells you they put a lot of their money into the wines and not the show. Their prices are clearly listed and case prices are great values.

If you are in the Yakima Valley then stop in if you have a chance. You will not regret it. Like us, you will probably buy a case or two more than planned.

Thank 2thesun
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Reviewed 30 September 2013

We have been visiting and buying wine here since the 1980s. Good product. Nice owner who now has sons in the business. Today we enjoyed and purchased petit verdict, red blends and petit sirah. We will be back.

Thank jamesccasterline
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Reviewed 24 September 2013

This review is not about the wines themselves, but the vineyard and tasting room...

The road leading to the vineyard is gravel, and if not for the signs, you would wonder if you are headed to the right place.

The tasting room is inside a warehouse, with stacks of boxes on one side, and the tasting bar on the other. As far as tasting room goes, this one is definitely not the most impressive looking.

Fortunately, there is a good selection of wines here. $1 per taste, and refundable if you buy.

Outside, the place isn't really set up for touring. So come here if you like or want to try their wine, but don't come here just to enjoy the grounds.

Thank palladia
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Reviewed 24 June 2013

Paul Portteus was one of the first to open a winery in the Yakima Valley. I have been visiting his winery for 23 years. Though Paul has a reputation as being a bit on the eclectic side, his wines are still awesome.A must stop on anyone's tour of Wineries. Many years ago he took us back to the cellar for some rather extensive barrel tasting. An experience I'll never forget.

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