Willamette Valley Vineyards

800-344-9463 8800 Enchanted Way SE
Turner, OR 97392
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Founded in 1983 by Oregon native, Jim Bernau, with the dream of creating world-class Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley Vineyards has grown from a bold idea into one of the region’s leading wineries, earning the title “One of America’s Great Pinot Noir Producers,” from Wine Enthusiast Magazine. Willamette Valley Vineyards approach is to grow, by hand, the highest quality fruit to produce wines of distinction, that are truly expressive of the varietal and the place where they are grown. All the vineyards, the Estate Vineyard, Tualatin Estate, and Elton vineyard, have been certified sustainable through LIVE (Low Input Viticulture and Enology) and Salmon Safe programs since 1997. In 2007, Willamette Valley Vineyards became the first winery in the world to use sustainable cork stoppers certified by the Rainforest Alliance and Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) standards. In 2010, Willamette Valley Vineyards released their first Oregon Certified Sustainable Wine (OCSW). Willamette Valley Vineyards commitment Read more »

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  • Viognier

    History of the grape: Viognier is thought to be an indigenous grape of Croatia that was brought to the Rhone in Franc...

  • 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...

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  • Willamette Valley Vineyards Riesling Willamette Valley 2010


    Earthy and floral on the nose, recalling green tea. Huge acids right up front are brought into balance by the noticeable sugar. The fruit flavors of apricot, red apple peels and citron are intense yet cut with a fine mineral edge. The finish is long and quite firmly structured with an attractive brightness to the fruit. 92pts Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Elk Cove Vineyards Riesling Willamette Valley Late Harvest 2009


    Intensely floral on the nose with clean lemon blossom notes that smells fresh but not sweet. Sweet on entry but with excellent balancing acidity giving this nice tension on the palate. It is fairly viscous, with flavors of over-ripe red apple and strawberry fruits that turn a touch spicy on the slightly sticky finish. 85pts Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • HiI have just joined Snooth and am exploring a bit. I have been buying, selling and tasting wine for over 20 years. Recently I started a new side to my business www.bellawinetours.com where we take people to some of the finest Chateaux in Bordeaux and taste some of the best wines. It is always great fun arriving at Chateau Lafite Rothschild or C... Read More

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  • I have found a specialist Pinot Retailer in Australia who socks some US [Oregon only] PinotCan I get some advice/views on the followingBeaux FreresWillamette 2007 - AUD126The Vineyard 2007 - AUD190Chehalem3 Vineyard 2007  - AUD66Reserve 2005 - AUD126CristomSommers 2006 - AUD84Elk CoveWillamette 2007 - AUD54Evesham WoodWillamette 2008 - AUD40Le P... Read More

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  • Lange Pinot Noir Three Hills Cuvee United States Oregon Willamette Valley Red 2008


    From three single vineyard sites- Lange Estate, Freedom Hill and Yamhill Vineyard. It's very fragrant! Loads of spice and nice berry tones. Complex and full of bing cherry, marionberry and spice. It also has a nice toasty quality.- Tasted at winery 8/17/10 Read More

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  • Ponzi Vineyards Pinot Noir Willamette Valley Tavola 2008


    Lots of strawberry perfume and hints of spice with some raspberry. Very light, easy palate of the aforementioned berries. Nice acidity, low tannin, fruit forward. Finishes on a light wood note.- Tasted at Ponzi 8/17/10 Read More

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  • Ponzi Vineyards Pinot Noir Willamette Valley Rosato 2009


    Tart, crisp cranberry flavors. Nice dry style rosé.- Tasted at Ponzi 8/17/10 Read More

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  • Ponzi Vineyards Arneis Willamette Valley 2009


    Nicely aromatic wine. Honeyed almond and hazelnut quality. Some floral notes. Nice and refreshing.- Tasted at Ponzi 8/17/10 Read More

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  • Ponzi Vineyards Pinot Blanc Willamette Valley 2009


    Stainless steel ferment, neutral oak finish. This has a nice melon quality. Highlighted by a slight nuttiness. Nice!- Tasted at Ponzi 8/17/10 Read More

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  • Ponzi Vineyards Chardonnay Willamette Valley 2008


    A nice stainless steel tank chard. Crisp nose of apple and pear. Lovely crisp, bright fruit flavor. Creamy mouthfeel, but it isn't flabby. Retains it's crisp fruit character throughout. Very nice!- Tasted at Ponzi 8/17/10 Read More

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