MAP OF THE WILLAMETTE VALLEY
Home to more than 500 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.
Willamette: The Pinot Noir Barrel Auction is the first of its kind in the 50-year history of the Oregon Wine industry and acknowledges a pivotal moment in the region's timeline signifying our presence on the world stage. It's an invitation-only tasting and live auction of inimitable 5, 10, and 20 case lots of 2014 vintage Willamette Valley Pinot noir exclusively for members of the wine trade.
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.
Willamette Valley pinot noir comes of age
Sacramento Bee – November 3, 2015
San Francisco is a popular destination to celebrate a 50th anniversary, even for folks from far-off Oregon. Late this summer, representatives from 65 Oregon wineries gathered at the Presidio in San Francisco for “Pinot in the City,” a party to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first pinot noir planted in Willamette Valley. more news