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

  • Pinot Blanc

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

  • 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...

  • 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

  • Evergreen Vineyards

    OUR STORY: In 1989 we started our foray into the wine industry by purchasing a Pinot Noir vine...

  • Cristom Vineyards

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

  • St. Innocent Winery

    Mark Vlossak's training as a winemaker began when he was a young man and tasted wines daily with ...

  • Cardwell Hill Cellars

    Along the southernmost slope of Cardwell Hill, the vineyard encompasses a total of 57 acres. Thi...

  • Saginaw Vineyard

    Saginaw Vineyard is at the Southernmost tip of the Willamette Valley in a unique micro-climate cr...

  • Anam Cara Cellars

    Each of our wines is created from the beautiful Nicholas Estate vineyard, located in Oregon's ...

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Willamette Valley on Snooth

  • Argyle Pinot Noir Willamette Valley Reserve 2005

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    Wine review by Moedog


  • Witness Tree Vineyard Pinot Noir Eola Amity Hills Vintage Select 1999

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    My favorite Pinor Noir. There is nothing that is better. Read More

    Wine review by kdraxton


  • Antica Terra Pinot Noir Willamette Valley 2006

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    Awesome aromatics with a beefy, black pepper tinged core that is accented by slight cola notes and lovely sweet/savory Burgundian fruit. On entry this seems a bit muddled with it's earthy presentation but quickly sorts itself out as the mid-palate brings together that earthiness with a bit of roast meat juiciness allowing the wild blackberry fr... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Vital Vineyards Antica Terra 07 Pinot Noir 2007

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    Smells bizarely medicinal with candied anise seed, arugula, root beer, cola and watermelon but it works! Nicely balanced in the mouth with a natural if slightly fleshy feel. Not a fruit driven style but with excellent depth and persistence and a clean earthy finish. Give this a year for the oak to integrate and then enjoy 2010-2017 92pts Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Benton Lane Winery Pinot Noir 2006

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    A bit oaky on the nose with a distinct cinnamon sugar note and a background hint of hot mineral/iron. Extracted in the mouth if not particularly richly flavored with dark tobacco and coffee notes dominating and big tannins emerging on the finish. 80pts Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Benton-Lane Willamette Valley Estate Grown Pinot Blanc 2006

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    The toasty nose has a distinct cinnamon sugar edge to it and a hot mineral background tone. Pretty extracted in the mouth and not richly flavored with some coffee and tobacco notes on the very tannic finish. Uninteresting. 80pts Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Chehalem Pinot Noir Stoller Dundee Hills 2006

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    Candied on the nose with strong notes of cola, grilled steak, black pepper and a slight tone of the beach at low tide. Pretty well knit together on the palate with a focused core of cola and roast cherry fruit that is a touch sweet. Finishes cleanly though a little non-descript and without much depth, still it's well made and avoids the over ext... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Fiddlehead Cellars Pinot Noir Willamette Valley Oldsville Reserve 2006

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    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Fiddlehead Cellars Pinot Noir Willamette Valley Oldsville Reserve 2006

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    Herbal on the nose with a bed of licorice and leather tones and sweet medicinal cough drop notes. Sweet and rich in the mouth with lots of cola, raspberry candy, herbal and minty medicinal tones. This is well proportioned and while imposing never gets clumsy or opaque. Finishes with a candied melon note. Complex and full bodied for the fruit lov... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Antica Terra Pinot Noir Willamette Valley 2006

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    This opens with a lovely beefy, black peppery nose with a touch of cola and dank, sweet/savory Burgundian berry fruits. A bit muddled on the attack with earth, roast meat and hay notes that yield to beautiful herbal tinged ripe dark cherry and black berry fruits. Finishes with solid length an a bit of pumpkin pie on the end. Not a typical fruit ... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


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