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.
Join the finest Willamette Valley Wineries on July 15 for a festival in honor of the quintessential summer wine: Rosé! Stroll through the vineyard while being serenaded by two live bands and noshing on food prepared by Portland’s Crown Paella and Carlo Lamanga of Clyde Common, all while enjoying the wares of 28 profoundly particular, passionate producers of the potable pink that is Rosé.
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.
Wine Region of the Year: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Wine Enthusiast Magazine - November 10, 2016
Just a year ago, this section of Oregon less than an hour from Portland marked the 50th anniversary of its first Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Gris vines, planted by Eyrie Vineyards' David Lett. Read full article