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Address: 1598 Duane St, Astoria, OR 97103-3707
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+1 503-325-5978
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Shallon Winery is a very small, one-man operation that is open every...

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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The most enjoyable winery we've ever visited!

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 October 2012
Sally E
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Portland, Oregon
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Portland, Oregon
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 available but we believe it is of great value and worth the price asked ($22-$42/bottle).... More 

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1 Thank Sally E
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70 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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!

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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. I found the wine quite delicious and bought several to take home as gifts and... More 

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Thank Beverly L
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank Trackchk02
Maple Ridge, Canada
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 their loss. Loved my samples and of course we have not tried the chocolate wine... More 

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Thank 9Lorraine
Taylorsville, Utah
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14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 this winery. You won't get it. If you walk into a wine store and take... More 

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1 Thank Robert T
Lafayette, Oregon
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank razzlinsal
Lafayette, co
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 the handful or hundreds or thousands of wine tasting experiences that you've already had. shallon... More 

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Woodland, Washington
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2012

I had read most of the reviews prior to going, which I recommend doing first! This is a place that requires patience and time, and with a little of both, you will really enjoy yourself! The winemaker isn't rude or unfriendly, in fact, he is so interested in giving each guest his full attention that he won't entertain a large... More 

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Thank Melissa S
Newport, Oregon
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185 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2012

I read with interest the variety of reviews here. I will say I loved the hour or two we spent with Paul. But this is not a tourist attraction and it is not really a business. Visiting Shallon Winery is an opportunity granted to you to enter into one man's art, his life, his passion. He is not here for... More 

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Thank NewportMania
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Thank you so very much for your kind words. It helps, after the last review, maliciously repeated after eight months. More 

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