Global Liquid Assets in the Tualatin Valley
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Oregon’s Tualatin Valley counts its blessings by the cupful and this tour delves into its many liquid assets from coffee to wine, beer and much more. See this beautiful area close to Portland–an experience unto itself–on this tour.
Begin with a coffee cupping at Dapper & Wise Coffee’s “Roasting Lab” for an education in third wave coffee without any coffee snobbery. Learn about the complexities of coffee in this hands-on class at its facility in downtown Hillsboro, which sources fair-trade coffee from around the globe.
Spend the afternoon with the owners of Apolloni Vineyards where you will tour the vineyard, winery and barrel cave and taste their exquisite Italian-style wines, including varietals rarely seen in the Willamette Valley, such as Sangiovese.
Next, tour the American owned-and-operated SakéOne brewery and learn about the intricate and traditional way of making Japanese saké from just water, yeast and rice. Follow the tour of the Kura (brewery) with a tasting flight of SakéOne’s premium-grade saké.
Last, but not least, visit one of the state’s first wineries at Ponzi Vineyards where they have elevated the wine tasting experience in their beautifully modern tasting room. Learn more about this pioneering winery, from its start in the 1970s to its new state-of-the-art winemaking facility while enjoying a progressive tasting tour of one of Oregon’s premier wineries.