News about the Willamette Valley


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.


2018 Wine Harvest Report: Oregon and Washington Vintners Are Pleased Despite a Hot Summer

Wine Spectator – December 17, 2018

Welcome to Wine Spectator’s 2018 Wine Harvest Report, our coverage of Northern Hemisphere wine regions.  Read full article.


Van Duzer Corridor AVA now official

Jancisrobinson.com – december 16, 2018

The Van Duzer Corridor AVA in Oregon’s Willamette Valley has been officially approved by the TTB, the US regulatory body. Read full article.


A New Era for U.S. Wine-Labeling Laws

SevenFifty Daily – November 26, 2018

Recent disputes find winemakers and legislators reconsidering America’s laissez-faire attitude toward veracity in wine labeling.  Read full article.


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