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.
Join us for the exciting opportunity to taste some of the Willamette Valley’s finest wines as we return to NYC. Fifty Oregon winemakers and winery owners will showcase the Valley’s signature Pinot noir – and a surprising diversity of other wines including Pinot gris, Chardonnay, Riesling and more.
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
Pioneering Pinot: Celebrating 50 Years
Statesman Journal – February 21, 2015
In the 1960s and '70s in Oregon, a billion-dollar industry was beginning on the backs of just a handful of families. Many of them had recently moved to the Willamette Valley from California. None of them was business-minded — they were artists and scholars, engineers and scientists, liberal-minded people united by a fondness for […] more news