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Shallon Winery

1598 Duane St, Astoria, OR 97103-3707
+1 503-325-5978
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Awesome winery, worth whatever wait.

This is my favorite winery in the world. The wine is fantastic and Paul is a great host. If you... read more

Reviewed 1 January 2013
What an original!

Don't come here unless you have at least 1/2 hour to visit and taste. The owner is an original! He... read more

Reviewed 22 October 2012
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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.
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good15%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible6%
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“fruit wines” (4 reviews)
“one man show” (3 reviews)
1598 Duane St, Astoria, OR 97103-3707
+1 503-325-5978
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Reviewed 2 August 2012

Ditto to the other comments. This is very! Different. He is wonderful. Be patient, attentive and soak in the information. People like this are hard to find. His wines defy description or category. If your wine world is limited to the top 3 varieties, skip...More

1  Thank Robert T
Reviewed 28 July 2012

We had a very interesting visit with the vintner and had his specialty wines. He knows all about the area and can help you find some of the sites and eateries in the area.

Thank razzlinsal
Reviewed 11 July 2012

this winery is pretty damn skippy... where do i begin? perhaps with a preface that IF you've never been here before... DO NOT expect the usual kind of "i'm going to go wine tasting" experience that you may have already programmed in your head from...More

2  Thank Rosemarie Q
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