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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Varietals Produced in Willamette Valley View all

  • Gewürztraminer

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

  • Pinot Noir

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

  • 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...

Popular Wineries in Willamette Valley View all

  • Willamette Valley Vineyards

    Founded in 1983 by Oregon native, Jim Bernau, with the dream of creating world-class Pinot Noir, ...

  • Cristom Vineyards

    Cristom's founder and owner, Paul Gerrie, used his skills as an engineer and avid researcher to p...

  • REX HILL

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

  • EIEIO

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

  • Argyle Winery

    Prospecting the New World's coolest latitudes, Brian Croser and Rollin Soles staked a claim in...

  • Torii Mor Winery

    At Torii Mor, we strive to create premium quality, handcrafted wines that reflect the earthbou...

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Willamette Valley on Snooth

  • Johan Vineyards Gruner Veltliner "Estate" Willamette Valley 2013

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    Lots of pepper and spice, ocean air, hints of citronella candles and a bit of petrol. Read More

    Wine review by 240070anchca 240070 anchca


  • Here's a web site I built from our trip in 2013 that started in San ... ... Napa, Anderson Valley and Willamette Valley, ending in Portland Oregon.  You might find a few good wineries from the 20+ we visite Read More

    Forum post in the topic Napa and Sonoma


  • Willamette Valley Vineyards Pinot Noir Whole Cluster Willamette Valley 2013

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    I ventured this year into Pinot Noirs which I generally dislike with one strong exception. Pinot Noirs with a more bold taste. This one fits the category that I enjoy, it's not subtle, it actually has some crazy tastes going on. This one is a beautiful bomb. Most reviews speak of fruit salad in a bowl............I agree, this is fruit salad in a... Read More

    Wine review by jamessulis


  • I called Domaine Serene (Willamette Valley, Oregon) and canceled our wine club membership today.  They had sent the invoice for the spring shipment of six bottles, and just about 100 dollars was attributed to shipping / handling ($72) and tax ($25).  One hundred bucks to ship six bottles; the total bill was around $550.  The best I could do was ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekday Wines


  • I'm interested in that Pinot Blanc from the Willamette Valley.  JD, do you think it would mellow in the bottle after a few years? Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?


  • Duck Pond Pinot Grigio Willamette Valley 2007

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    Just had a glass of Duck Pond Pinot Grigio at a restaurant (Beach Café, Kirkland). It was undrinkable. Like tap water with a twist of lemon juice. Server had a new bottle opened which was fresher tasting but still insipidly thin and so dry as to be sour. Read More

    Wine review by willhargr


  • I really like the Amity Winery PN.  For the money, it's spot on. To my ... mind, a better value in the Willamette Valley than Dundee Hills or a lot of the other sub-apps.I'll start a thread about my day (Presidents' Day in Sonoma is a tradition here, for a hint), but putting the tastes behind me, for dinner I finished a 2011 Hendry Block 7 & 22... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?


  • Hamacher Pinot Noir Oregon 2010

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    Pretty good Willamette pinot. Bright red and crushed black cherry, nice acidity, a touch of smoke and a decent finish. The finish is of medium length and the tannins are a bit grainy for pinot. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • I'm using the Chrome browser and it's sideways.  Outthere will be ... toured a few wineries in the Willamette Valley with my sisters who live in Corvallis, OR.  Yes, we did dine at St. Francis.  Pictures on the 2013 web pag Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekday Wines


  • Siduri $60 3pack3 Great 2012 Single-Vineyard Chehalem Mountains Pinot Noirs for ... ... Mountains region of the Willamette Valley. In those 20 years, we’ve never had a vintage where the overall fruit quality was as high as it was in 2012 (by the way, that doesn’t mean that the fruit was the ripest either. We’ve had a number of higher brix year... Read More

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