MAP OF THE WILLAMETTE VALLEY
Home to more than 300 wineries
The Willamette Valley is known for its world class Pinot noir. Visit wineries and tasting rooms surrounded by beautiful vistas and views of the Cascade Mountains. Explore quiet backcountry roads leading to a rustic barnyard tasting room or state of the art winery.
Pinot in the city
Willamette Valley wineries continue their road show event series in D.C. on April 2. Join us for this special opportunity to taste some of Oregon's finest wines! Winemakers and winery owners will showcase our signature Pinot noir along with a surprising diversity of other varieties. Meet the faces behind the labels and discover the wines of the Willamette Valley. Click for details.
Who planted the first Pinot noir vines in the Willamette Valley? Which tasting brought international attention to Oregon wines? What movie sparked widespread interest in Pinot noir? Visit our historical timeline to learn how this unique wine region has developed through the years.
Linfield College Archive – The Eyrie Vineyards
Why Oregon Will Fondly Remember 2011
The New York Times – December 19, 2013
How important is vintage in discussing fine wines? I’d say we overrate it, or at least over-generalize about it. Focusing on vintage characteristics may be a helpful shorthand approach for wine writers, but usually it is too simplistic, leading to reflex decisions rather than more-considered ones. Read full article