News about the Willamette Valley


The Willamette Valley Wineries Association Launches Site to Help Navigate COVID-19 Crisis

wine & Spirits – March 23, 2020

The Willamette Valley Wineries Association has brought its members together in response to the COVID-19 crisis, creating a gathering point for the wine community they serve. The WVWA has built a single omnibus website accessed here (or searchable on Instagram as #wvcommunity). Read full article.


Fifth Annual Willamette: The Pinot Noir Auction to Offer Exclusive 2018 Pinot Noir Lots

Wine industry advisor – January 24, 2020 

On April 4, 2020 the Willamette Valley Wineries Association will host the nation’s top wine trade and media for the Fifth Annual Willamette: The Pinot Noir Auction at The Allison Inn in Newberg, Ore. The trade-only Auction will present 86 lots of 2018 Pinot noir, a vintage already being heralded as a modern classic… Read full article


Willamette Valley is Golden at Houston Rodeo Uncorked!

December 19, 2019

Willamette Valley wineries came in strong at Houston’s 2020 Rodeo Uncorked! International Wine Competition, with 18 Willamette Valley wineries earning medals and 11 of them taking home Gold medals. Read full article


The Best Wines for Thanksgiving Dinner

Food & Wine – OCTOBER 8, 2019

Pairing wine with food can be tricky even when a meal is simple. On a holiday like Thanksgiving—when plates are packed with a cornucopia of mains and sides—selecting an appropriate wine can feel downright befuddling. Rather than trying to match wines to individual flavors or dishes, go for bottles that complement a wide variety of foods. Read full article.


Domaine Drouhin Oregon’s David Millman to Chair the Fifth-Annual Willamette: The Pinot Noir Auction

wine industry advisor – september 23, 2019

David Millman, Managing Director of Domaine Drouhin Oregon, will chair the fifth-annual Willamette: The Pinot Noir Auction. Millman has played a prominent role in promoting Willamette Valley wines in the US and abroad since joining Domaine Drouhin Oregon in 2004. Read full article.


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.


Oregon Ascends

Wine Spectator – MARCH 2019 ISSUE

A trio of classic-quality vintages since 2014 and winemakers’ pursuit of top terroirs stir excitement in Willamette Valley. Oregon Pinot Noir is ascendant on consumers’ radars, and the 2016 vintage delivers classic quality sure to win even more converts. Wine Spectator‘s Tim Fish explains.  Read full article.


The Top 10 Wine Trends of 2018

Wine ENTHUSIAST – JANUARY 24, 2019

From emerging wine regions to canned wines taking off, here are the top trends and news stories that most impacted the industry in 2018. Read full article.


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