Gift giving is hard especially when you’re trying to nail down that one special item for someone that you know they’ll truly enjoy. So consider giving them one of these great Northwest drink experiences instead — it’ll be fun for the recipient and you as you make more memories and share in a good libation (or two) together.
Cherry Wood Horseback Wine Tour | Zillah, WA
Grab your boots and giddy on up to this unique wine tour. The recipient of this gift will get an introductory horse-riding lesson, lunch and then will hit up two different wineries via horseback where they can buy bottles as a memento of the trip. If horses aren’t your thing as the guest of this gift, Cherry Wood also offers a hay wagon winery tour that lets you tour more wineries with no effort on your part.
Cycle Saloon | Seattle
Forget party buses, Cycle Saloon offers good times on one big bicycle contraption. Gather friends and family for what could possibly be your next holiday card as you cycle from brewery to brewery in the Ballard neighborhood. This freewheelin’ saloon seats up to 16 people (only five technically have to pedal) plus a driver from the company to chaperone the trip. Stop by breweries like Reuben’s, Populuxe and Peddler for a pint or two.
Kayak Wine and Cheese Tour | Penticton, BC
Looking for an adventurous weekend trip for you and the one you’re gifting this to? Check out this epic experience where you’ll get to paddle around Lake Okanagan and take in the the vineyards from afar. After working up a sweat from kayaking, enjoy a spread of cheeses and meats as you picnic on the shores of the lake. But save room for the wine tasting post-afternoon snack as you hit three or four wineries time permitting.
PDX Pedicab Distillery Tour | Portland
Don’t want to do the pedaling yourself? Then grab a pedicab for a tour of Portland’s distillery row. Grab your significant other or a couple of friends and use the passports provided — which give you a discount for tastings — to hit up all eight distilleries in Southeast Portland. And best yet, because you’ll inevitably find yourself wanting more, you’ll be pleased to note that the package also includes a coupon for $10 to use at one of the distilleries.
Waterfalls and Wine | Salem, OR
Return home with bottles of wine and Instagram-worthy pictures of the great outdoors after this wine trip. This one-day excursion will bring the recipient of this gift out to Silver Falls State Park where they’ll take a walk to the waterfall and then stop for lunch within the park. And after that it’s wine time, two stops are made for wine tastings to make the whole day complete.
Photo courtesy Cherry Wood