Willamette Valley Wine Tourism

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Argyle Winery

Argyle Winery’s history is a quintessential Oregon tale, complete with the promise of staking claim to new spaces, taking risks, and embracing opportunities and possibilities.

Brooks Wines

Organic and Biodynamic farming practices are paramount at Brooks Winery, with the conviction that they lead to greater purity and clarity in the wines.

Carlton Cellars

Genuine friendships and a fierce love for Willamette Valley Pinot Noir led Dave Grooters and his wife, Robin, to found Carlton Cellars just a decade ago.

Cathedral Ridge Winery

Rich in flavor, Cathedral Ridge wines have been esteemed ‘perfect’ by some reviewers. The Dundee tasting room gives Willamette Valley visitors a chance to experience the wines of Cathedral Ridge in the heart of Oregon Wine Country.

Chehalem Wines

From the beginning, Chehalem has made conscious farming choices that best express the flavors of the vineyard’s singular terroir while demonstrating a reverence to the land.

Domaine Drouhin Oregon

A magnificent 225-acre estate perched atop the famed Dundee Hills, Domaine Drouhin Oregon is credited with introducing many Burgundian practices to Oregon.

Duck Pond Cellars

Located in Dundee, Oregon, Duck Pond Cellars is known for producing great quality wines at modest prices.

Elk Cove Vineyards

In terms of terroir, the Willamette Valley is often described as the United State's answer to Burgundy, and Elk Cove Vineyards has developed a reputation for crafting a refined French-style libation.

ROCO Winery

Wine tourists eager to sample these highly acclaimed wines are delighted to discover the friendly, unassuming attitude that pervades in ROCO’s new farm country tasting room.

Silvan Ridge Winery

Silvan Ridge Winery is like a slice of Alsace just 12 miles from downtown Eugene, Oregon

Sweet Cheeks Winery

Sweet Cheeks Winery, much like it's name, produces some of the most innovative and interesting wines in the world. 

The Four Graces

When Paula and Steve Black founded The Four Graces in the Red Hills of Dundee ten years ago, they set out to make rich, complex wines that elegantly express their unique Oregon terroir.

Trisaetum Vineyards

As a family business with three generations working side-by-side, Trisaetum (tris-say-tum) is a blossoming winery located in the heart of Oregon’s Ribbon Ridge AVA.

Utopia Vineyard

Driven by a love for Willamette Valley Pinot Noir and a desire to produce his own, Daniel Warnshuis searched far and wide before he found his dream spot and founded Utopia Vineyard in 2002. 

WillaKenzie Estate

WillaKenzie Estate was named after the sedimentary soil on which most of the estate vineyards are planted.

Willamette Valley Vineyards

The objective of Willamette Valley Wines is to grow the highest quality fruit and to achieve wines that are the purest expression of the variety and the soil from which it’s grown.

Winderlea Vineyard & Winery

Winderlea’s commitment to stewardship is everywhere—in its business practices, the tasting room, the vineyard, and the wines it produces. 

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Just about 30 minutes southwest of Portland, the scenic beauty of the 120-mile long Willamette Valley unfolds with an abundance of adventures and discoveries.
 
From the time Oregon's first settlers sunk their shovels into its fertile soils, the bountiful Willamette Valley has been called the promised land and the land of milk and honey.î Today, it gives rise to some of the world's most distinctive Pinot Noirs. Geologists point to a series of ancient shifts in conditions that yielded its fascinating range of soil types. Beyond fertile, this is a generous land where people appreciate its bounty and feel inspired by its majestic mountains, hills, and valleys. The Willamette Valley offers intimate, harmonious communities rich in character and culture, outdoor activities, rejuvenating getaways, family entertainment, renowned cuisine, and world class wine. 
 
Now known far and wide as Oregon Wine Country, the Willamette Valley is a wonderful, welcoming place. So explore! Wherever you go, you will meet warm, genuine people with a passion for what they do and this special, vibrant land they call home.
 
Inside Scoop: To help you with the details of your visit to Oregon Wine Country, you can scroll through a myriad of options emphasizing adventure, culture, nature, or relaxation at oregonwinecountry.org
 
The Lay of the Land 
Throughout the valley you will find gorgeous vineyards and welcoming tasting rooms. The Yamhill Valley boasts charming small towns, lots of wineries, and the world's largest airplane, the Spruce Goose. The farms of Mt. Hood Territory raise elk and lamb, heirloom vegetables, and artisan goat cheese for your own farm-to-table feast. The Salem area offers a variety of attractions from Oregon's friendly capital city and historic buildings, to waterfalls, gardens, and boutiques. The Albany area is home to more than 700 historic buildings, plus museums, and walking trails. The Eugene area provides plenty of options for outdoor recreation, arts experiences, and a thriving craft beer scene. The Corvallis area is home to Oregon State University with athletic events, museums, art shows, and festivals.
 
LOCAL WINE 
Fifty years ago, a generation of visionaries reclaimed tumble-down orchards and overgrown hillsides to plant Pinot Noir and other cool climate grapes, including America's first Pinot Gris. When one of these pioneers, David Lett, registered his 1975 Pinot Noir against a field of French Burgundian Pinot Noirs and won, the Willamette Valley found its place on the international map. Today, the Willamette Valley is known for some of the world's most distinctive Pinot Noirs, delightfully crisp and bright Pinot Gris, fresh and vibrant Pinot Blancs, and many other exceptional wines.
 
LOCAL FOOD 
The Willamette Valley takes local food seriously. Expect to enjoy savory dishes inspired by locally grown meat, truffles foraged from local forests, and hazelnuts from local orchards. Wild mushrooms, herbs, and game also serve as an inspiration to local chefs. Many of the restaurants feature seasonal menus which change frequently, and lengthy local wine lists that complement the food. Even the beer is local here, flavored with Willamette Valley hops and barley in small batches by local brewers.
 
LOCAL RECREATION 
There are many ways to explore the great outdoors. Hike, paddle, or for a one-of-a-kind tour, cycle from vineyard to hopyard on the Willamette Valley Scenic Bikeway. Follow this captivating route along the Willamette River from Champoeg Heritage Area (north) to Armitage County Park (south). Stop along the way to tour, taste, relax, and meet the wonderful locals. There is a variety of rewarding short rides on the trail, ranging in length from 13 to 42 miles and a one-way option too something for all nature-loving wine travelers!
 

For more information, please visit: oregonwinecountry.org and willamettewines.com.