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Shallon Winery

1598 Duane St, Astoria, OR 97103-3707
+1 503-325-5978
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My new favorite winery!

We shared a combination of great wine and conversation with Paul. His passion for the wine-making... read more

Reviewed 4 September 2013
Grace L
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Seattle, Washington, United States
A Must Visit for Wine & Chocolate Lovers in Astoria

A friend told us about this unique winery and its wines, so we decided to visit next time we were... read more

Reviewed 4 July 2013
Darlene6384
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Lynnwood, Washington
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Shallon Winery is a very small, one-man operation that is open every afternoon, one to six PM, and has been for over 35 years. It, therefore, has to specialize in unique products unavailable elsewhere, such as totally wild berry wines, whey wines, Lemon Meringue Pie wine, and, Chocolate Orange wine. It is a working, functioning winery, not a wine shop.The winemaker prefers a one on one relation with his guests, which entails a brief visit and explanation in the wine making room, followed by tasting all the wines available in a sequence. Local historical information is usually included in the presentation. This visit may run from a minimum of a half hour to an hour or more depending on questions and conversation. Unfortunately, the winery can not afford to entertain larger groups, and frequently is closed to the walk-in public during the days of cruise ship arrivals. However, serious individuals or couples may call during the day for a suggestion for the best time, or just call the number when at the door, if it is not open.
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  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible5%
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1598 Duane St, Astoria, OR 97103-3707
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+1 503-325-5978
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Reviewed 4 September 2013

We shared a combination of great wine and conversation with Paul. His passion for the wine-making is reflected in the delicious and unique flavors of wine he produces. We came home with three bottles of wine and wish we had brought enough cash for more...More

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Reviewed 4 July 2013

A friend told us about this unique winery and its wines, so we decided to visit next time we were in Astoria -- glad we did -- the winemaker, 88 year old Paul van der Veldt, is a delight to chat with and share his...More

2  Thank Darlene6384
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Reviewed 19 June 2013

Thanks, Paul, for hosting us and sharing your dreams and your passion for wine! We enjoyed each of your creations, and were happy that you so graciously shared your time with us. We wish you many more years of sharing your craft with the world!

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Reviewed 1 January 2013

This is my favorite winery in the world. The wine is fantastic and Paul is a great host. If you don't have the time for the full experience, well, then go pick up some Gallo at the Safeway up the street. The tour and tasting...More

1  Thank Azzizi68883
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Reviewed 22 October 2012

Don't come here unless you have at least 1/2 hour to visit and taste. The owner is an original! He enjoys visiting with his guests and learning about you as you learn about him. He can give you great advice about what to do and...More

1  Thank AngelSonrisa
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Reviewed 15 October 2012

The stories we heard were very interesting, and the "view" painted in the windows provided a unique view of history. The time we spent there learning about wine making and the wines of Shallon Winery was time very well spent. The wine wasn't the cheapest...More

1  Thank Sally E
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Reviewed 9 October 2012

Can't decide what has aged better, Paul, the wonderful owner or his wines! Most unique wines anywhere. What a great place and an even greater guy!

3  Thank Jacksbox
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Reviewed 31 August 2012

First, if you are in a hurry: don't go. The owner, the winemaker, is an older gentleman who owns and runs this winery all by himself and does the tour and wine tasting all by himself as well. He is charming, delightful, informative, and fun....More

Thank Beverly L
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Reviewed 4 August 2012

It was a great tour. The man is very informative. Make sure you have time to see and taste it all about 30 minutes total. Favorite wines included the Chocolate Orange Wine and the Cranberry Wine.

Thank Trackchk02
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Reviewed 2 August 2012

Hi Paul, we were at your winery on the 25 of July, Denis and Lorraine Comeau, thought your presentation was great, well informned, and if people are so much in a hurry to spend a little time with you, then that is their problem and...More

Thank 9Lorraine
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happyhome
7 April 2018|
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Response from PAUL V | Property representative |
Thanks for inquiring. OPEN EVERY SINGLE AFTERNOON FROM ONE TO 4 OR 5 PM. You must dial the number at the door.
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