News about the Willamette Valley

The Sparkling Nomad


How one intrepid, roving winemaker is putting Willamette Valley sparkling wine on the world wine map. Read full article

Best Oregon Wineries to Visit

Food & Wine – September 1, 2017

That Oregon, with its wet weather and short summers, could ever be famous for wine was in doubt until as recently as 30 years ago, when it began to receive international acclaim. Read full article

The Old Vines of Oregon Wine

Wine Enthusiast Magazine – August 9, 2017

While Oregon may scream New World, a number of producers in the state are choosing to keep their focus on old-vine grapes to make high-quality wines. Read full article

Where to Drink and Eat in the Willamette Valley

Food & Wine – August 4, 2017

There’s more than just award-winning wine in Willamette Valley. Tear out our fun-packed itinerary and 
enjoy your pinot with a side of stellar views and food.
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Oregon – Pinot Noir and Life Beyond

Harper's – July 31, 2017

Oregon is home to a highly unified, friendly and supportive producer network – I would go further – in my experience, Oregon presents the most united front of any wine country or region in the world. Read full article

5 Great Wine States That Aren’t California

Tasting Table – May 5, 2017

Pause for a second on booking that Napa trip: California may reign supreme in our perception of good domestic wine, but there are plenty of places outside of the Golden State that make bottles worth more than a passing glance. Here, five other states making excellent U.S. wine. Read full article

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

Oregon’s Willamette Valley is a Paradise of Pinot Noir and More

The Daily Meal – July 18, 2016

Last month I spent a bit more than a week in Oregon and Washington tasting wine in a number of different regions. A couple of those days where spent just south of Portland in the Willamette Valley, home to, among others things, lots of great pinot noir. Over a few days I met with numerous winemakers, toured vineyards, and, most importantly, found a lot of terrific wines. Read full article

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