News about the Willamette Valley

The AVAs and subzones of the Willamette Valley – may 15, 2018

As the need to find affordable, high-quality Pinot noir increases, Oregon’s Willamette Valley has become one of the grape’s go-to regions, writes Elaine Chukan Brown.  Read full article (subscribers only)

What’s new, what’s novel in Oregon’s Willamette Valley wine country

the seattle times – may 4, 2018

An old ferry, a unique hotel, new tasting rooms await visitors to the vineyard region southwest of Portland. Read full article


Willamette Chardonnays Find a New Niche

Sevenfifty daily – may 1, 2018

Why Oregon producers are now championing the other Burgundian grape—and finding a growing audience. Read full article

Strong Willamette Valley Showing at TEXSOM

March 14, 2018

The results are in, and Willamette Valley wineries made an impressive showing at the prestigious TEXSOM International Wine Awards in February at the Grapevine Convention Center in Grapevine, Texas. Read full article

Oregon pushes the quality needle for Pinot

vinous – january 18, 2018

Recent vintages have mostly been an embarrassment of riches for Oregon’s winegrowers—in quantity as well as quality. Read full article

December Events Preview


Willamette Valley wine country serves up an idyllic remedy for winter’s persistent chill. Wineries welcome guests with the warmest brand of hospitality, in the form of thawing fireplaces, convivial service and an exceptionally intimate atmosphere only the winter months can provide. Read full article

Harvest & Wine in the Willamette Valley


In 1983, before the Willamette Valley was the pinot powerhouse it is today, less than a dozen winemakers worked together to plan a weekend event that would draw outsiders into their intimate workspaces. Read full article

The Oregon Trail

New York Times – September 14, 2017

The latest winemakers to settle in the region are bringing new perspectives, fresh energy and heartfelt enthusiasm to the country’s most exciting wine area. Read full article

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