Oregon Wine

The state of Oregon in the United States has established an international reputation for its production of wine. Oregon has several different growing regions within the state's borders which are well-suited to the cultivation of grapes; additional regions straddle the border between Oregon and the states of Washington and Idaho. Wine making dates back to pioneer times in the 1840s, with commercial production beginning in the 1960s.American Viticultural Areas entirely within the state include the Willamette Valley, Southern Oregon, Umpqua Valley, and Rogue Valley AVAs. Parts of the Columbia Gorge, Walla Walla Valley, and Snake River Valley AVAs lie within Oregon.
Posts about Oregon Wine
    • Betz Family Winery to plant Walla Walla Valley vineyard

      SeVein is a 2,700-acre vineyard development in the southern Walla Walla Valley near Milton-Freewater, Ore. Betz Family Winery in Woodinville, Wash., has purchased land to plant its first estate vineyard there. (Photo courtesy of SeVein) WOODINVILLE, Wash. – One of Washington’s most storied wineries is planting its first estate vineyard – and it will be in the southern Walla Walla Valley.

      Andy Perdue/ Great Northwest Wine- 8 readers -
    • Grilled Chestnuts, and Wine to Impress

      You know the famous Christmas song, “Chestnuts roasting on your Weber grill… ?” Oh wait. Those aren’t the lyrics? Well, they are in my house, because we just can’t hold back from any opportunity to use the grill or smoker, even in the wintertime. Yes, even when it comes to roasting chestnuts for the holidays.

      Vindulgein Pinot Noir Syrah- 4 readers -
    • Northwest wines’ pioneering spirit bolster S.F. Chronicle’s top 100 list

      Jon Bonné, wine editor of the San Francisco Chronicle, selected 20 wines from Oregon and Washington for his annual list of the top wines from the West Coast. (Reprinted with permission from The New California Wine by Jon Bonné, copyright (c) 2013) SAN FRANCISCO – Wines from Washington and Oregon garnered 20 percent of the top 100 list from the influential San Francisco Chronicle.

      Andy Perdue/ Great Northwest Wine- 4 readers -
  • Holiday Gift Guide 2014 and 2015

    … to the Producers and Wines Behind a Revolution in Taste" by John Bonne, 2014. Available in hardcover and Kindle. I was impressed by the writing style of the author. He opened my eyes and redefined for me what California wine is and is becoming. This book will make you want to visit California wine country. Well done. Strongly Recommended. Oregon…

    William Pollard Jr/ Wild 4 Washington Wine- 2 readers -
  • Sparkling Surprises at Southeast Wine Collective in Portland

    …This week we attended the monthly Supper Social at the Southeast Wine Collective in Portland. The Collective is one of our favorite places to recommend - especially to out of state visitors. Most are flying in and out of Portland and in a short trip can't visit all of Oregon wine country. With 10 urban wineries and 20 varietals under one roof…

    Jade Helm/ Tasting Pour- 2 readers -
  • Host Holiday Party for Charity

    … to an Oregon-based charity. The wine lineup included two Pinot Gris wines under $20 and four Pinot Noirs. The Pinot Noir wines ranged from $22 to $55 a bottle. Now the group has some real wine geeks and they provided the wine knowledge during each pour. We had a great lineup of small bites including flat breads, pâté and the usual assortment of cheese…

    Howard W. Hewittin Pinot Noir- 4 readers -
  • Wines & Vines: A Global Perspective on Regional Wine Identity

    … in Southern Oregon. Some of the remarks are aimed specifically at this under-the-radar region, where some great wines are being made, but I think many of the conclusions I draw are more general. I invite you to click on the link and read the column along with the other Wines & Vines articles. Like this: Like Loading... Related …

    Mike Veseth/ The Wine Economist- 4 readers -
  • NEWS FETCH – December 17, 2014

    …TOP NEWS Jackson Family Buys South African Vineyard Bulk wine shipping and New World plantings to slow U.S. Economic Confidence Index Flat Federal, State Agencies Release Interagency 2015 Drought Strategy Draft Save time and money – order ProWein 2015 tickets online at reduced rates! *Sponsored Link* HARVEST 2014/GLOBAL WINE SUPPLY Oregon wine grape harvest: ‘Goldilocks […]…

    Wine Industry Insight- 4 readers -
  • Traveling Winers Weekend Wine Picks – 15 Dec 2014

    … Explore a new wine this weekend! Whether you’re into dry, sweet, red, white, Italian, French or even “Hops”, consider trying our suggestions below! Traveling Winers Weekend Wine Picks Tom Joe “Hops ‘r Better” Winer Wine: Fiestarita Type: White Vineyard: Fiesta Vineyard & Winery Buy local A semi-sweet white wine with hints of tangerine…

    Khristine Claud/ The Vineyard Trail- 6 readers -
  • Wine Tastings in Portland, Oregon: Friday, December 12, 2014

    … Cabernet Sauvignon Slam. Then Saturday’s off-the-charts Oregon wine bash with 7 winemakers and 18 wines. FYI: Your wine cup is running over, and thank god for that!! Plus, we’ve already filled up 2-1/2 barrels of food in ONE DAY for our holiday food drive for the Oregon Food Bank. Remember, just because you dropped off once doesn’t mean you can’t do…

    Portland Oregon Winein Merlot- 3 readers -
  • Doug Frost MW to serve as MC for Oregon Wine Symposium dinner

    … University professor Greg Jones A study of farm labor issues Panels ranging from “Differentiating Your Brand through Storytelling” to “Drivers of Profitability in the Wine Business” Viticulture and enology presentations titled “Technical Advances in Precision Viticulture” and “Fermentation Vessel Considerations” Activities for the opening…

    Eric Degerman/ Great Northwest Wine- 4 readers -
  • Omero Cellars — Willamette Valley Chardonnay Joins the Wine List

    … If it’s week three of Protocol Wine Studio’s November #WineStudio discussion, The Importance of Being a Willamette Valley Chardonnay, then it must be Omero Cellars. We enjoyed two Willamette Valley Chardonnays from Omero Cellars during last Tuesday evening’s online chat with current winemaker Chad Stock. Omero Cellars’ 26-acre vineyard…

    Pull That Corkin Chardonnay- 3 readers -
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