News about the Willamette Valley

Oregon Winemakers Discuss Pinot Noir


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


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 – 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.

Record-Breaking ¡Salud! Auction Raises More Than $1 Million

¡Salud! – November 14, 2018

The 27th ¡Salud! auction season raised a record-breaking $1 million to provide healthcare and outreach to vineyard workers and their families. Read full article.

Wine Spectator: Oregon’s Pinot Nouveau

WINE SPECTATOR – October 23, 2018

The next wave of Willamette Valley Pinot noir stars includes nascent projects from industry vets and an artistic up-and-comer. Read full article.

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