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.
oregon wine month
May is Oregon Wine Month! Support your local wineries and vineyards by purchasing Oregon wine anywhere it's sold. Find a special bottle at your local wine shop, or ask for Oregon wine at your favorite restaurant. Attend special events and tastings out in wine country. Join us to celebrate the wines that are putting this region in the news and the people who are making it happen! Click here for a list of Wine Month events in Willamette Valley wine country.
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