News about the Willamette Valley


Napa winery tasting rooms stay shut but Oregon reopens

Decanter – May 21, 2020

Napa Valley restaurants have been given the green light ahead of wineries for now, but tasting rooms have started to reopen for visitors in Oregon under strict health and safety conditions. Read full article.


Oregon Wineries Open Doors

Wine Spectator – May 19, 2020

In recent days, several tasting rooms have reopened with new safety measures in place, but some wineries have decided to wait a bit longer. Read full article.


Oregon’s Willamette Valley Makes Rosé Like No Place Else On Earth

Forbes – May 18, 2020

In a state known for its exceptional Pinot Noir, it should come as no surprise that there are some gorgeous Rosés made from that noble Burgundian varietal. These wines are far from the frivolous pinks used to make frosé, though they’re certainly right at home in the Rosé all day category. Especially if the midday sip involves the kind of lavish lunch that tempts you to linger. Read full article.


Northwest Wine: Willamette Valley rallies around #WinesForTheFrontlines

Wine Press Nw – May 6, 2020

Memorial Day Weekend signals the close of Oregon Wine Month, and the Willamette Valley Wineries Association will observe this special time in ways that wine lovers could not have envisioned prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.

A result of sheltering-in-place guidelines — and its ironic acronym for wine lovers — this year’s experiences from May 22-25 will center on advance orders, drive-through pickups and virtual tastings. Read full article.


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.


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