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
  • Omero Cellars — Willamette Valley Chardonnay Joins the Wine List

    … Pinot Gris and a rosé of Pinot Noir. Many of these wines are produced in very limited quantities. With the 2014 vintage, Omero Cellars moved into a new production facility, a facility all their own, located in Carlton, Oregon. It includes two enormous cement tanks which will be used in the production of their Pinot Noir. But that’s not all…

    Pull That Corkin Chardonnay- 2 readers -
  • Oregon wine industry honors Bernau, Vlossak for ¡Salud! work

    … Jim Bernau is founder and CEO of Willamette Valley Vineyards in Turner, Ore. (Photo courtesy of Willamette Valley Vineyards HILLSBORO, Ore. — Willamette Valley Vineyards founder Jim Bernau and St. Innocent winemaker Mark Vlossak were honored by their Oregon wine industry peers earlier this month during the 23rd annual ¡Salud! Oregon Pinot Noir…

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  • ¡Salud! Oregon Pinot Noir Auction Raises Over $725,000 at Annual Event!

    … The Oregon wine industry has a lot to be thankful for this holiday season. (Photo: Andrea Johnson Photography) Last weekend hundreds gathered to support ¡Salud!, a project through Tuality Healthcare Foundation that provides healthcare services for seasonal vineyard workers and their families, raising more than $722,000 at its 23rd annual…

    Vindulgein Pinot Noir- 5 readers -
  • Vote now for the 2015 Oregon Wine A-List Awards

    … into the following areas; Portland Metro, Willamette Valley, Southern Oregon, Columbia Gorge, Oregon Coast/Central Oregon, and National/International. To make a nomination, or to learn more about the program and judging process, please visit the Oregon Wine A-List Awards website at www.oregonwinealist.com. And stay tuned as the winners of the 2015 Oregon…

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  • #WineStudio — Three Expressive Willamette Valley Chardonnays

    … Week two of our #WineStudio exploration of Willamette Valley Chardonnay brought with it three delightful wines. We continue to be impressed with the quality of Oregon’s Willamette Valley Chardonnay. Chardonnay represents only a small portion of the total acres planted to wine grapes in Oregon. Total Chardonnay acreage stands at about 1200…

    Pull That Corkin Pinot Noir Chardonnay- 3 readers -
  • Oregon Pinot Noir for Thanksgiving

    … Oregon Pinot Noir is a great wine with your Thanksgiving meal. (Photo by Andy Perdue/Great Northwest Wine) Pinot Noir is one of the great wines of the world – and it goes especially well with what will be on your Thanksgiving table. Thanks to bright acidity and mild tannins, Pinot Noir tends to be a superb food wine, especially the plethora…

    Andy Perdue/ Great Northwest Winein Pinot Noir- 5 readers -
  • Oregon winemakers use festival to promote its olive oil

    … the World of Olive Oil; Dan Flynn, executive director of the University of California-Davis Olive Oil Center; Jim Dixon, editor of Real Good Food; Michael Pierce of Saturna Olive Consortium in Vancouver, British Columbia; naturopathic physician Antonella Aguilera-Ruiz; Fabio Bellini, olive oil sommelier; and Durant, master miller at his family’s olive…

    Great Northwest Winein Pinot Noir Chardonnay- 2 readers -
  • 1st harvest at Erath’s Willakia Vineyard ‘something special’

    Gary Horner, longtime winemaker for Erath Winery in Oregon’s Dundee Hills, is enthusiastic about the grapes he received from Willakia, his new estate vineyard. (Photo courtesy of Erath Winery) DUNDEE, Ore. – With the first harvest barely in the cellar, Erath Winery‘s Gary Horner could not be more ebullient about the grapes he received from Willakia, his new estate vineyard.

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  • Walla Walla wine to help food bank during Fall Release Weekend

    … of the region’s most important causes — the Walla Walla Food Bank. Friday marks the start of the annual Walla Walla Wine Fall Release Weekend, a three-day event celebrated by most of the 130 wineries in the region. Next month, the Holiday Barrel Tasting runs Dec. 5-7, and the Barrel Full of Money campaign for the Blue Mountain Action Council’s Walla Walla Food…

    Eric Degerman/ Great Northwest Winein Syrah- 1 readers -
  • 8 Chardonnays from Oregon’s Willamette Valley

    … Each Tuesday in November at 6pm PST, join me and a dozen or so other wine writers on Twitter for #WineStudio where we will be exploring the “renaissance of Chardonnay” in Oregon’s Willamette Valley located just south and west of Portland. Not everyone knows that there is more to Oregon wine than the Willamette’s famed and lovely Pinot Noir…

    Gwendolyn Alley/ wine predatorin Pinot Noir Chardonnay- 3 readers -
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