Willamette Valley AVA Wine

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The Willlamette Valley region in Oregon has a wine-making history that dates back to the 1850s. Early immigrant settlers began dabbling in wine-making, and their enterprises eventually won some local acclaim and attracted other vintners to follow suit, with a fair amount of success into the 20th century.
 
However, the Prohibition forced most wineries to shut down and pursue other business. In the era following Repeal, wine production was mostly from “Farmer’s Wineries,” who were government-licensed to produce fruit-based (berries, Concord grapes, etc.) wines. Though others attempted wines from Vitis vinifera grapes, they did so with little success.
 
But in the 1960s, a group of California oenologists from University of California at Davis became interested in Oregon as a potential up and coming region. They were particularly intrigued by the Willamette Valley for its climate and terroir, even though temperature studies at UC Davis found the region too cool Read more »

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Varietals Produced in Willamette Valley AVA View all

  • Muscat

    History of the grape: Muscat existed as far back as the Ancient Greeks. It spread throughout the world as empires gre...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

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Popular Wineries in Willamette Valley AVA View all

  • de Ponte Cellars

    De Ponte Cellars is the site of one of the oldest vineyards in the Willamette Valley. This sceni...

  • Vista Hills Vineyard & Winery

    As the sun stirs awake behind a snow-capped Mt. Hood, John and Nancy McClintock stare at their fo...

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Willamette Valley AVA on Snooth

  • Raptor Ridge Pinot Noir Willamette Valley Yamhill County Cuvèe 2007

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    Wine review by NoLaDan


  • The Four Graces Pinot Gris Dundee Hills 2007

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    Wine review by kmyhre


  • Yamhill Valley Vineyards Pinot Gris Mcminnville 2007

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    Wine review by SANBROWN


  • Raptor Ridge Pinot Noir Mcminnville Stony Mountain 2008

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    Wine review by Butta


  • Pinot Noir 2006

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    This so much readier than the 2007. Burst with with deep Dr. Brown's Black Cherry soda. Lush and full. This is a thick sweet Pinot. Exactly how I like it. Lots of body. Read More

    Wine review by aronowm2


  • Z'Ivo Pinot Noir 2007

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    Tightly wound. Not ready for consumption. It smelled absolutely amazing when I opened the bottle. Decanted it for an hour and additionally over the course of a long evening, nothing changed. You can tell that this will be great with the underlying flavors, but it is simply not ready yet. Read More

    Wine review by aronowm2


  • Ken Wright Pinot Noir Eola Amity Hills Canary Hill 2004

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    Wine review by nodoors4


  • Scott Paul Cellars Pinot Noir Dundee Hills Audrey 2008

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    Earthy with incipient notes of forest floor, lightly spiced red berries, lingonberry jam, and womens perfumes with hints of vetiver and licorice. Round on entry with rich, ripe fruit flavors presented on a silky frame. The mid-palate shows excellent detail to the transparent red fruits with a lightly earthy edge to rhubarb tones on the backend. ... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Lange Estate Winery Pinot Noir "Yamhill Vineyards" 2008

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    A touch toasty on the nose with wood spice and blackberry fruit coming together over a lightly mineral, rusty base. This takes on a sweet, spiced pie-filling tone with air, full of warm blueberries and cherries. Soft and broad on entry, a touch of astringent tannins up front supporting rich mixed berry fruit on the mid-palate, with a balsam top ... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Lange Estate Winery Pinot Noir "Yamhill Vineyards" 2008

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    Wow, this is aromatically intense and complex with huge spice notes joined by briary pipe notes, deep floral sweetness, blueberry tobacco leaf, black tea, earth and spice -- it just keeps growing in the glass. Big on entry with huge fruit, but still remaining very fresh with lots of soft tannins contributing some weight yet this remains crisp an... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


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