Willamette Valley Wine Tasting Experience

A Personalized Lifestyle Experience by AUDEANT Wines

  • Nights 4
  • Days 5
  • Vineyards 7
  • Dates Seasonal: March 15 - November 30, 2020

If you are seeking a five-star wine tasting experience to sample some of the world’s best pinot noir and chardonnay, then consider a visit to Oregon’s Willamette Valley!

Distincte is excited to partner with our good friends at Audeant Wines to present our clients an exciting, up-close and personal lifestyle experience in celebration of the grape.  Ideal for two or four couples, we have curated the ultimate itinerary for the wine lover and foodie alike that is designed to create a love affair with those that have yet to visit this region.

The Willamette Valley is world famous for its pinot noir and also rich in agriculture, arts, culture, history and stunning natural beauty.  Audeant is one of the more than 750 vineyards and 550 wineries to sample from in this premier pinot noir and chardonnay producing region of the world.

Over the course of this 4 night experience, you will be introduced to Audeant’s winemaker, Andrew Riechers along with several of the other local talents within the valley who produce some of the world’s best wines.  A stay at the charming Black Walnut Inn & Vineyard is the ideal setting for friends to escape the daily stresses for a while and to enjoy the best part of life!

For more information, call your Distincte Travel Advisor today to personalize this experience!

Itinerary

Day1
THURSDAY - ARRIVE / PORTLAND
  • Arrive into Portland Airport (PDX)
  • Upon arrival transfer via private car / coach check in to The Black Walnut Inn & Vineyard for the next 4 nights.
  • Upon arrival at your hotel, you will settle in and relax before dinner on your own
  • Hotel – The Black Walnut Inn & Vineyard
Day2
FRIDAY - VISIT VINEYARD
  • Breakfast
  • 10:00am  –  Audeant Winery  – Spend an hour with winemaker Andrew Riechers in the barrel room tasting both our current release in bottle as well as sampling wines directly from the barrel.  Barrel tasting of Pinot Noir clones is unlike any other and affords you the opportunity to taste the future vintage in its purest form, experiencing the true personality of the wine, the variation of each unique grape clone and the impact that the different types of barrels have on the wines.
  • 12:00pm – Lunch at Winery – TBD
  • 1:30pm – Winery Tasting – TBD
  • Evening – Dinner on your own
  • Hotel – The Black Walnut Inn & Vineyard
Day3
SATURDAY - VISIT VINEYARD
  • Breakfast
  • 10:00am – Winery tasting – TBD
  • 11:30am – Lunch / Winery Tasting – TBD
  • 1:30pm – Winery Tasting
  • Evening – Dinner on your own
  • Hotel – The Black Walnut Inn & Vineyard
Day4
SUNDAY - VISIT VINEYARD / AUDEANT WINES
  • Breakfast
  • 11:00am – Winery tasting – TBD
  • 12:30pm – Lunch at a local restaurant (TBD)
  • 2:00pm – Winery Tasting – TBD
  • After tasting, head back to the Inn to relax before your final evening’s festivities.
  • Evening – Private Winemaker Dinner with Audeant Winemaker/ Andrew Riechers
  • Hotel – The Black Walnut Inn & Vineyard
Day5
MONDAY - DEPART / PDX
  • Breakfast
  • Check out and transfer to Portland International Airport 
    (PDX)

Accommodations

Black Walnut Inn & Vineyard

June 1 - Oct 15, 2020

4 Nights Accommodations in The Black Walnut Inn & Vineyard with Daily Breakfast

Included

  • 4 Nights Accommodations at the Black Walnut Inn & Vineyard 
  • Airport / All Scheduled Transfers (where stated in the itinerary)
  • Daily Breakfast
  • 7x Exclusive Winery Visits
  • Private Winemaker Dinner with Audeant Winemaker
  •  Services of Distincte / Audeant Representatives

Not Included

  • All flights
  • All portage and tips for drivers & guides
  • Tasting Fees where not mentioned
  • Any meals, drinks not mentioned in itinerary
  • All items of a personal nature

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Dates & Prices

Prices are in USD, per Couple

March 15, 2020 — November 30, 2020
Package OptionsStarting FromSingle Occupancy
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Before You Travel

Wineries:

Audeant Wines

Audeant is a small boutique winery in Oregon’s Willamette Valley that produces truly handcrafted Pinot Noir, Rose of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. We are building slowly, and for legacy. Our goal is to be that producer that you refer to as producing decades of benchmark wines. 2016 was our inaugural vintage with just over 400 cases produced, consisting of two Pinot Noirs; Audeant and Nysa vineyard. 2017 we grew to 1100 cases, adding a small production Rose (79 cases) and a one more single site Pinot Noir (Luminous Hills vineyard). 2018 will see the release of roughly 100 cases of our first Chardonnay, from Seven Springs vineyard.

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