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.
Bounty of Yamhill County (BOYC) is a three-day annual event that celebrates the vibrant community of famous wineries, celebrated chefs, and sustainable family farms nestled in Oregon’s Willamette Valley. No other locally sourced food and wine event can boast such nationally-recognized participants. Last year, BOYC placed #2 in USA TODAY’S 10Best Readers’ Choice Award for Best General Food Festival.
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.
Oregon Winemakers Discuss Pinot Noir
FORBES – AUGUST 5, 2019
Tom Hyland sits down with three Oregon winemakers, visiting Chicago for Pinot in the City, to discuss the ascent of Oregon Pinot noir and comparisons to Burgundy. Featured winemakers are Ben Casteel, winemaker at Bethel Heights; Ian Burch, winemaker at Archery Summit, and Tracy Kendall, associate winemaker at Nicolas Jay. Read full article.