We enjoyed a truly excellent day with Sean touring the northern Willamette Valley. We requested our first two stops (Argyle for sparkling wine, which we found somewhat disappointing, and Dundee Bistro for lunch and Ponzi wines, both of which were excellent), but asked Sea to Summit to suggest a place for great pinot noirs. Sean took us to White Rose, which was just fantastic. Next time I would definitely let them make all the choices!!!
What really made the tour, however, was the fascinating commentary from Sean on topics ranging from a history of the Willamette wine region to mushrooming in Oregon. At the end of the tour, we felt we had a much greater appreciation for many facets of this beautiful part of Oregon, not just their wine. From a logistics perspective, Sean was absolutely impeccable--there was great communication on pick up times/locations and he helped us stay on schedule without being overbearing or intrusive. He even spent some of his waiting time helping us track down a wine I'd really enjoyed but was currently out of stock at the Bistro, and contacted me later with a sparkling wine recommendation.
I've been on a few wine tours, and this ranks as one of my very favorites!