plan your visit


Welcome to the Willamette Valley! Home to two-thirds of Oregon’s wineries and vineyards, our valley is known as one of the premier Pinot noir producing areas in the world. It's also an ideal wine tourist destination, with places to stay that include a luxury resort, several high-end inns, and delightful B&Bs. Visitors will also find a robust and renowned culinary scene, offering a long list of places to eat.

While wineries are the centerpiece of a wine tourist’s itinerary, there are also other things to see and do like visiting an art gallery, biking, hiking, or floating above wine country in a hot air balloon. Complete your visit with some specialty tasting and shopping at one of the unique shops in the valley. For transportation and guidance on your journey, our touring company partners are an excellent resource.

To help you plan your itinerary, there are some suggested tasting routes through the region. Finally, make sure you have a copy of our brochure, the Guide to Willamette Valley Wineries. We hope you enjoy your visit!


 

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Willamette Valley Visitors

"This was the first year that we had a team of all interns from the United States. The five of them ranged in experience and background. Coming together during a pandemic and getting through harvest was challenging but we had the right team for the job. 2020 will be one for the books. Cheers to our Harvest Team!" - Katie Santora, Winemaker. Learn more about our interns - follow the 🔗 in profile!




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5 of the World's Top Wine Regions Where Women Are Leading the Scene - Sip the finest vino in the world's best women-led wineries. Cheers to our own Katie Santora and Stoller's Kate Payne-Brown for their amazing wines and trailblazing spirit 🍷read article from departuresmag 🔗 in bio •



#womeninwine #winemaker #wvwines #oregonwine #winestagram #imbibe #traveloregon #gowinetasting #rosé
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Keeper of the Barrels, Princess of the Pinot ♥️ We love her cool demeanor and are always thrilled when her mother, Winemaker Katie Santora brings her to work at the winery. 🍷🐾 Happy #nationaldogday Mani!




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What a grape view! And, amazing wine with 93 and 94 points! .
.Ponzi Vineyard, est. 1970, was a founding Oregon Winery who helped put Willamette Valley on the map as a world-class wine region. .
.The Ponzi Reserve Chardonnay received 93 points. On the nose is Marzipan, lemon meringue, lychee, straw. Mouth is silky with juicy yellow apple, fennel and honeycomb which frames the bright acidity and long finish. Dijon clones on 15% new French oak. It is an exquisite Ponzi unique Oregon style Chardonnay. AVA is Chehalem Mountains. .
.The 2016 Pinot Noir Reserve received 94 pt from Wine Spectator. AVA is Chehalem mountains. Aged in French oak barrels 30% new for 20 months. initial aromatics of dark chocolate, salted caramel, then deep notes of fig, paprika, cedar, clove. Laced w beautiful floral notes of violet and dried rose petal. The pallet is seamless and finish is long. . ....
.Have you tried Ponzi Vineyard wine? OR, the unique Oregon style of Chardonnay? These grapes and female winemaker, Luisa, have done their job well! 🍇🎉
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This view can be yours! Enjoy Cramoisi Wines at our Farm House / Tasting Room. #dundeehiils #cramoisiwines #organic #biodynamicfarming #boutiquewines #privateexperience #familyownedbusiness #bilingual #bicultural #wines #vineyard #grape #vino #uva #vinedo #oregon #orwines #pinotnoir #dundeeava #wvwines #enjoy #gowinetasting #farmhousestyle #countryliving ...

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Has your wine club membership ever been rewarded with a custom etched 3 liter bottle of wine? Last year we drove down to Carlton Oregon for the Ken Wright Cellars Ten Year Anniversary Party. Surprisingly, our membership was rewarded with this bottle of wine. 💥 For real!!! That is the equivalent of 4 bottles of wine. When the hubby first saw this, though, he was a little worried that it had his name on it instead of mine! 😂 ⁠
Even though this year is a little different without big celebrations, we're so happy for the great memories. Today on the VinoSocial blog, I write about our experience as members. Read more via Linkin.bio and leave a comment about your fave wine club!⁠

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It’s going to be cool, crisp, and 𝘣𝘦𝘢𝘶𝘵𝘪𝘧𝘶𝘭 in the Willamette Valley for, at least, the next week. 🍂 ⁣
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What happens in the Vineyard....well...a beautiful surprise happens while on a wine tour! 🍷🎉 A new life was born while my wine guests were on a winetasting tour at Youngberg Hill Vineyard💕 They have beautiful views, Mt. Hood And Mt Jefferson, amazing wine, staff and a new girl! They were asking what ideas to name her? 🍇🎉💕 .Any suggestions? 💕
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What is at end of a rainbow 🌈Wine!! What else? . This is the incredible view from Penner Ash Winery. Lynn Penner-Ash is the first female Winemaker in Oregon! Have you tried Penner-Ash wine? 🍷💕 I can’t promise a rainbow on each tour! I CAN promise award-winning wine and views! 🍇 .
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Winemaker, Katie Santora and her dog, Mani headed up to walk the Ridgecrest Vineyard this morning and sample some of the ripening fruit. Planted in 1990, Ridgecrest was the first vineyard in what would be the famed Ribbon Ridge AVA. Located in a cooler microclimate, Ridgecrest tends to be about a week later – from bud break through harvest – than our other estate vineyards. It is planted to seven different Pinot Noir clones. The wines from this site tend to be big and brambly, with black-fruit aromas and flavors like blackberry, and black cherry. A wine club favorite, we can’t wait to see what the 2020 vintage brings!




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Hey, summer isn’t over! Nor, the fantastic Rose’! Clos Griotte is one of the best! 2017 Pinot Noir Rose’ is inaugural vintage from well-known and respected winemaker, Thibaud Mandet. He has a chemistry degree and two Master degrees in Enology at University of Bordeaux and University of Champagne. Plus, was the winemaker at WillaKenzie Estate for 16 yrs. This sleek Rose’ is not a “saignee” bleed. Clos Griotte is a focused, lightly peppery Rose’ fermented and aged in stainless steel. It has terroir 50% from Hyland and 50% from Momtazi Vineyard. It is tart and dry. And beyond delicious!One of the best Rose’ on my summer sipping list! .Rated 90 points.
Ps Clos Griotte means “cherry”. It is home to old cherry tree on property
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