My Chauffeur is a small boutique wine tour company offering the highest level of luxury limousine service and quality in wine and culinary travel. As wine educators, we try to make our programs educational while keeping the atmosphere light and fun. Our primary goal is to make the world of Oregon wine and cuisine accessible, understandable and enjoyable for our guests, while providing a private, relaxing, luxurious, and authentic experience of traveling in Oregon. And we mean REAL luxury. Only the finest cuisine and the best estates we will visit if you wish. And a roomy, deluxe, air conditioned limousine stocked with refreshments (not a 9 passenger van for 8 guests and a driver - that's not our idea of luxury or comfort). At all the estates we visit, you'll receive a warm welcome and a personalized tasting. In some cases, you will tour the technical facilities (vat room and aging cellars) in addition to your tasting. Many times, we go out into the vineyard and the estate representative will discuss vineyard management and harvesting. Whenever possible, the tour is led by the cellar master, enologist, or owner of the estate. Our guests often marvel at how unique each estate visit is. At one estate, you might see an ancient wine brotherhood display; at another, there will be beautiful gardens; at a third, a special art exhibit. The tasting can be extensive and can include barrel samples* of the latest vintage and/or bottles of recent or older vintages. We sometimes taste in the aging cellar, sometimes in the winery itself, and other times outdoors. The estate representative will lead you through the tasting, helping you identify aromas, tastes and overall quality. You may even choose your type of tour guide if desired. We will pick you up and drop you off at your residence or hotel. We'll include 3-6 wineries and/or vineyards, a lovely lunch if desired, and a visit to a local sight of interest if you wish - your day will be customized to include exactly what you want.
On request, our tour guides can discuss with your group specific wine related topics including, but not limited to:
What is Modern vs. Historic winemaking techniques?
Vineyards of the Dundee Hills.
What makes the North Willamette Valley wine growing region so unique?
What is Terroir?
The concept of a Vigneron.
* Primarily offered holiday weekends, please inquire..