Willamette Valley Wine

 

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 Read more »

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  • Gewürztraminer

    Gewürztraminer’s direct and obvious charm has made it a popular varietal in almost every corner of the wine world. Ex...

  • Pinot Blanc

    History of the grape: Pinot Blanc was first grown in Burgundy and Champagne, France, and can be traced by some source...

  • 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...

Popular Wineries in Willamette Valley View all

  • EIEIO

    At EIEIO & Company we make the best possible wine we can without compromise. To date, this is a ...

  • Pioneer Hopyard Vineyard

    Local wines with single vineyard distinction

  • McKinley Springs

    We take great pride in tending to our 2000 acre estate vineyard, and strive to craft wines of exc...

  • Gypsy Dancer Estates

    Gypsy Dancer Estates is a small Oregon Winery founded by Gary and Christine Andrus in 2002. The w...

  • Belle Vallee Cellars

    Belle Vallée (Beautiful Valley) Cellars is located in the Willamette Valley of Oregon. Nestled b...

  • REX HILL

    REX HILL has been making elegant Pinot Noirs for over 30 years in the Willamette Valley. Now o...

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Willamette Valley on Snooth

  • Ponzi Vineyards Pinot Noir Tavola Willamette Valley 2015

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    A bit muted on opening but opened by the second day. Cherry and cinnamon on the nose turning to sour cherry in the mouth with light tannins on the finish. Fruit turned darker the second day. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher


  • Brooks Riesling Bois Joli Vineyard Eola-Amity Hills 2015

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    Lightly savory aromas with light lemon fruit and a mineral edge. Presents a smooth and elegant off-dry palate of sweet spice and tangerine notes, a burst of acidity through the full bodied mid palate that leaves a tingling sensation behind with melon and papaya notes and a creamy memory. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Brooks Riesling Willamette Valley 2015

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    Plush and plump apricot and green apple aromas with floral hints and gentle oily Riesling aromatics. Freshly acidic on the palate, almost surprisingly so on entry with peach pear and mango fruit playing through the mid palate with lemon zest and a candied character towards the slightly nutty finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Alexana Pinot Noir Revana Vineyard 2011

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    No written review

    Wine review by G D P


  • We are renting a car of course, so I'll do most of the driving. ... at ... ... at Soter Vineyards in Willamette Valley.  We visited this winery last year and we probably should have joined their wine club.  Perhaps this yea Read More

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  • We flew out west in early March (04 March 2017) to continue our annual wine ... two days of tasting in the Willamette Valley (McMinnville, Oregon) and two days of tasting in the Columbia Valley (Walla Walla, Horse Heaven Hills, Washington).  One special activity was a 4-hour limo ride in Walla Walla to several wineries. I added info and a few ... Read More

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  • SUNDAY LUNCH...Roasted Australian lamb, stuffed mushrooms, North African style ... NOIR, "SHEA" 2012, WILLAMETTE VALLEY OREGON.The ultimate Sunda Read More

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  • So Sandra and I just arrived home from a two night stay in Charlottesville, ... ... Pinot Noir from the Willamette Valley.  It was decent but not at the level of our Ridge wine.  They helped us finish our bottl Read More

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  • Elk Cove Vineyards Estate Riesling Willamette Valley 2015

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    Lemon and petrol on the nose with soft wildflower notes and some tangerine. More citrus and petrol notes on the palate, good acidity, some sweet spice and ripe melon notes towards the finish, and a creamy texture throughout. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Trisaetum Vineyards Wichmann Dundee Estate Riesling Dundee Hills 2015

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    Orange peel, white blossom and white peach aromas with hints of fresh melon, lemon and a touch of vanilla frosting on the nose. Tart and zesty on the palate with fresh flavors, bright acidity and juicy sweetness coming through in concert, finishing with notes of grapefruit, tangerine and lemon. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


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