About your Guide

Hi, I’m Niki Volz and I’m thrilled to be your guide! A Vineyard Wine Tour was created by Debra Kabarsky in 2016. She has since retired and has entrusted the company to me. I am honored to take on this business and continue to help it thrive! 


I’m a native Oregonian, happily married to the love of my life. We have 3 awesome kids, two of which are now adults. We have an amazing dog, three cats and two grand-dogs. In my pre-family days, I played softball in college and overseas as well as indoor and sand volleyball.  McMinnville has been my home since 2008 and I can’t imagine living anywhere else!

It wasn’t until I started working in the wine industry I became enamored with the details and attention that goes into each bottle of wine. My first couple months working in the industry, I was invited to observe sparkling wine created in the “Méthode Champenoise” and I was hooked. Wine is a beautiful, harmonious blend of science and art mixed with farmers and winemakers. I have loved and appreciated helping with harvest, production and of course the tasting room. My biggest takeaway during my years in the industry is my adoration for guests who become friends. It is so much fun meeting people from around the world with wine as the common thread that brings us all together. 

The impact of the terroir found within each sub-appellation of the Willamette Valley AVA is so fascinating to me. I love that is a continuous learning journey with no end. Regardless of a person’s wine knowledge, from novice to Master Sommelier, there is always something new to learn.

When I’m not geeking out on wine, you can find me at the baseball or soccer fields or the hockey rink cheering on our youngest. My happy place is on my paddle board on the beautiful Oregon rivers and lakes.

I am so grateful for my family and friends who have supported me in the journey to owning and running this business! Thank you for taking the time to learn more about A Vineyard Wine Tour-I look forward to meeting you and curating your perfect wine tour!