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...

  • Chardonnay

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

  • Pinot Blanc

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

Popular Wineries in Willamette Valley View all

  • St. Innocent Winery

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

  • Brick House Vineyards

    Once you have faced the challenge of finding a site for a new vineyard, you never look at a hi...

  • Carabella Vineyard

    All Carabella wines are sourced from our 58 acre site in Oregon's Chehalem Mountains. We produce ...

  • Cardwell Hill Cellars

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

  • Montinore Estate

    Montinore Estate is a family owned and operated winery in the northern Willamette Valley that ...

  • Brooks

    Brooks is a small producer making handcrafted rieslings and pinot noirs in the Willamette Valley ...

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Willamette Valley on Snooth

  • Gran Moraine Pinot Noir Yamhill-Carlton 2012

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  • Adelshiem Pinot Noir Willamette Valley 2012

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    1st of the last flight (above $20). This why they rave about the 2012 vintage ... a small production cuvee. Willamette Valley minerality provides the foundation for the taut cherry and blueberry notes. There's a cacoa bitter chocolate note with medium tannins and acidity. This all builds to lengthy, mouthwatering finish. Paul 01 poin Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • Adelshiem Pinot Noir Willamette Valley 2012

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  • Adelshiem Pinot Noir Willamette Valley 2012

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  • Adelshiem Pinot Noir Willamette Valley 2012

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  • Adelshiem Pinot Noir Willamette Valley 2012

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  • Willamette Valley Vineyards Pinot Noir Founders' Reserve 2014

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    E had at prime 47 Read More

    Wine review by gmb468


  • Elk Cove Estate Riesling 2011

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    Wine review by rverant


  • Pike Road Pinot Gris Willamette Valley 2015

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    Fleshy dried apricot, honey and melon aromas in the glass are a nice opener for a palate that's full of green apple and melon notes. This is full and fruity with a toasted nutty character towards the finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Willamette Valley Vineyards Estate Pinot Noir 2014

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    Beautifully rich and floral aromas of violet and warm baking spice, ripe cherry and elegant minerality on the nose. This holds up beautifully in the palate with a round and full mouth full of tart cherry, raspberry and red currant, fresh acidity in perfect balance with tannic structure, and delicate salinity drying out the palate at just the rig... Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


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  • The Willamette Valley has THE BEST Pinot Noir in the entire World. There are very few good Pinot Noir from California, but when I am thinking about taste of the classic Pinot Noir it always comes to my mind Willamette Valley! :)

    Comment by 753316Maroni 753316 Maroni


  • Yes, I've tasted their Wine! It's very good, however I think it's pricey, considering I've enjoyed other Pinot Noir's that were as good and less pricey...

    Comment by 480473Jan Jones 480473 Jan Jones


  • Such a beautiful part of the country with some terrific wines. Well worth a long weekend getaway in the early fall. Dundee and McMinnville are terrific.

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