Columbia Gorge Wine Tours-
you choose to spend your day with us, it is exactly
that your day we will do everything we can to make
a special one. Our drivers are always able to accommodate
your needs as well as suggest wineries that fit your tastes
and the best sights in the Columbia River Gorge.
wanted to drop a line to let you know what a fantastic time we
our Hood River wine tour. Phillip went above and beyond every
step of the way. He took the time to personally get us set
up at each of the Columbia Gorge wineries, and made several
detours during the day to check out local events, point out
fantastic views, historic sites, and restaurants he would
recommend. He was full of information and good humor everything
you could possibly ask for in a guide. Keep up the great work.
Kenneth and Diane Banks,
Bonneville Resort Package Wine Tour
Thank you so much for a wonderful tour of The Columbia Gorge.
This was by far the best part of our honeymoon, and we
will recommend you to everybody we know visiting your area. Gail
did anincredible job of taking care of us during the day. He
was so informative, telling us things about the area and about each
of the wineries that we never would have known otherwise. At
the end of the day, he even made restaurant reservations for
us for that evening with one of the winermakers we had met.
The tour was definitely the highlight of our honeymoon. Thank you
Carley and Mike Thompson
Hood River Romance Package Wine Tour
-We really enjoyed the tour with Philip, and so appreciate his flexibility
in accommodating our wishes.
Many of us were especially impressed with the Cultura Winery as
a last-minute decision, and were grateful for Philip's quick thinking.
We loved all the wineries he took us to, would do them again except
perhaps for Hyatt if we had to leave out one. (We determined later
that 4 was enough!)
We're so grateful your company serves that area, despite the long
trek for the driver. Glad we found you, and don't be surprised if
you are hired again in the future. I'll look you up when I bring
over all my sisters from Montana!
Please express our gratitude to Philip---he was a good fit for our
Best regards for a productive summer,
Linda L. and Friends
had the BEST TIME on your tour.
awesome. We drove around by ourselves our first day in town, and
we couldnt believe how much we had missed by trying to read
the map, find sideroads, etc. Christi answered all of our questions,
made great suggestions on hiking trails and windsurfing spots
in the Gorge, and even helped us plan the rest of our trip.
We expected somebody to just drive us around. What we got was
a full tour guide/concierge/travel agent/ and gourmet lunch all
in one. Wish we could take her every time we go on vacation.
Maria and Garth Nichols
San Diego, CA
Gorge Scenc Tour
had a great time on the tour
..Phil took us to all the right
places and I am starting to understand wines.
truly loved Hood River and all it has to offer but the Wine Tour
was the highlight of Girls Weekend. I look forward
to using Hood River Tours in the future and will make sure to
pass your information on.
and the girls
I just wanted to say THANK YOU! to you and Phil for a wonderful
May Day experience. We had such a great time and Phil was such
a pleasure to have as a driver. He was pleasant and knowledgeable
and tolerated our cackling and belly laughing and incessant talking
in the van. My husband says the volume level goes up several decibels
when we all get together. The wineries we went to were all fabulous
and we are already talking about when we are going to do this
again as a group. I am attaching a few pictures from our trip.
Please feel free to use them if you would like. I am happy to
share my wonderful experience with anyone!
guys, just wanted to thank you for the excellent service on the
Wine tour last week. You did a fantastic job with my 22 clients,
and they were very impressed with the Gorge, and ultimatley my
company! Exactly what I needed to boost my business. I hope
to bring them back next year, and hit the wineries we didn't get
to last time. I will recommend your business to my associates
should they need a corporate retreat or corporate tour bus in
the Columbia Gorge.
Wireless Content Solutions, Seattle, WA
Corporate Wine Tour Shuttle
spending 3 weeks in the Columbia River Gorge, my husband and I
are convinced that your tour is the greatest bargain in The
Gorge. We went to 4 wineries, 1 vineyard, saw incredible views
of the river, and had an outstanding summer picnic. Thank you
for an extraordinary day, and for introducing us to many wonderful
wineries. Marshals was our favorite!
We used our gift certficate &
it was such a great suggestion for a unique and memorable Birthday
Emily and Richard Huff
Eastern Columbia River Gorge Wine
It's been a pleasure to work with Hood River Tours this last summer.
We always get rave reviews from our guests who have booked a tour
with your company, and you have helped us to offer guests a
great room and wine package in the Gorge. We never have
to worry about them driving in town, and we know they will come
back next year. You've helped our business grow, and also
the community of Hood River. Let's continue the good work next
View Bed & Breakfast
Hood River, Oregon
Magazine/Touring and Tasting Magazine 2009
Hood and the Columbia River Gorge
Sixty miles east of Portland, through the Columbia River Gorge,
the Cascade Mountains, and Mount Hood, the land and air go from
moist to arid in a very short distance. Phil and Christi Duvic,
newlyweds and owners of Hood River Tours, were the first to start
a tour operation in the area that focuses on wine. They pick parties
up from their hotels and treat them to personalized four- to five-hour
tours, including a carefully prepared lunch. "We want our
guests to relax and have fun," Christi says. "The wineries
are glad to see them and most of the time they will get to talk
to the owner. It's a great way for people to come out and get
started wine tasting." The Duvics keep the tour size small.
They take groups of up to 14 people in a passenger van, and up
to six people in a mini-van for parties who don't know each other.
And because Hood River and The Dalles are so close in proximity
yet so different in soil and climate, they find it easy to demonstrate
the importance of terroir. "The Barberas and Syrahs coming
out of The Dalles area are really great. And the Hood River seems
to have something for every palate," Christi says. "It's
a great place to discover."