Where we visit: Featuring Deschutes Brewery

Madison Lucas Beer, Experience Park Tours, Wine

When it comes to quality and originality, Deschutes Brewery goes the full mile. Located in the lively downtown of Bend, Oregon, Deschutes public house has been around since 1988 and have been successfully expanding and growing their brand ever since. The Brewery is the #1 largest independently owned craft brewery in the Pacific Northwest, which gives them the ability to brew over 478,000 beer barrels a year and produce many different seasonal beers. Deschutes has …

Where we visit: Featuring Icicle Brewing Company

Madison Lucas Experience Park Tours, Wine

The town of Leavenworth has plenty of charming, one-of-a-kind stops that serve ice-cold beer, but one pub that we make sure that our guests do not miss is Icicle Brewing Company. Experience Park Tours has over 10 years of experience in bringing guests to the most premier breweries and wineries in each region that we visit, and we make sure that Icicle Brewing Co. is on the list because it is an iconic piece of …

Where we visit: Featuring Hazelfern Wines

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Why we feature Oregon wine Experience Park Tours takes pride in visiting the finest destinations in each region that we explore to showcase the places that make it special. Often, we find some of the best places we visit have unique stories and backgrounds behind them. We interviewed Laura and Bryan Laing, who own Hazelfern Wines in the Willamette Valley outside of Newberg, Oregon to hear their story and to find more information about what …

How to Properly Taste Wine

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Wine tasting is a modern-day pass time and skill that is becoming more and more popular. Experienced and novice wine connoisseurs travel all over, from California to Tuscany, to taste and to develop their palette. Here are some simple steps to look like an expert in the tasting room: LOOK The color, opacity, and viscosity of wine can help tell the age and growing environment of the grapes used. Try holding your glass up to …

5 Things to Consider When Comparing Tour Company Culinary Options

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Embrace culture through food.  Travel is about experiencing the story of the area that you are you are visiting. We know how important exploring our guest’s pallets is when it comes to fully indulging in a new environment. Authentic food brings people together, and that is what a luxury tour operator should be all about. Inclusivity The first thing to consider when comparing the meals on different tours is what is included. The last thing …