Willamette Valley

The Willamette Valley (/wɨˈlæmɨt/ is the most populated region in the state of Oregon of the United States. Located in the state's northwest, the region is surrounded by tall mountain ranges to the east, west and south. The valley's floor is broad, flat and fertile because of Ice Age conditions. Located centrally inside the large alluvial-deposited soils of the Willamette River drainage basin, the valley spreads far from the river banks to both the east and west barrier ranges as the river proceeds northward from its emergence from the Calapooya Mountains near Eugene to the confluence of the Willamette with the Columbia River at Portland.
Posts about Willamette Valley
  • Thanksgiving and it’s Wines and Food

    … with regional cuisines… Think that as American as Thanksgiving is, you want to stay local with your wine too. Go American. Light meat, light flavors, light wines. I’m thinking a lightly oaked California Chardonnay such as the Sonoma Cutrer from the Sonoma Coast (buttery and lush) or a light bodied Oregon Pinot Noir such as the Atticus Pinot Noir From the Willamette Valley with hints of smoky bacon and strawberries these wines will be crowd pleasers. Cin Cin and give thanks! Like this: Like Loading... Related …

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  • Northwest wineries to help food banks during Thanksgiving weekend

    … will feature a Thanksgiving in Wine Country Taste to Fight Hunger donation box. For example, Gilbert Cellars in Yakima plans to donate all proceeds from its featured tastings to the Taste to Fight Hunger campaign. Knight Hill in Zillah has earmarked proceeds from the sales of its Syrah jelly to Northwest Harvest. In Benton City, Terra Blanca will be among…

    Eric Degerman/ Great Northwest Wine- 1 readers -
  • Thanksgiving Wine Recommendations

    …As we approach the holidays, all this Pinot Noir has primed my palate for turkey and all the fixings. Pinot Noir is a natural choice for red wine at the Thanksgiving table, and in particular I would recommend these wines that I tried recently in wine class at SFWC: • Labyrinth Yarra Valley Viggers Vineyard Pinot Noir 2004 – Australia ($20…

    Wine Maven in Trainingin Pinot Noir Riesling- 2 readers -
  • Wine of the Week: 2011 Elk Cove, Mount Richmond Pinot Noir

    …, "Decant me for two hours or more first, then enjoy all my rustic charms long into the night!!". It was this wines rustic charms, which convinced me to feature it as the Wine of the Week [a highly coveted title]. Yes indeed, a classic example of what can often be expected from the 2011 vintage. “The 2011 Willamette Valley Pinot is a perfect example…

    Bill Eyer/ Cuvée Corner Wine Blog in Pinot Noir- 1 readers -
  • Omero Cellars — Willamette Valley Chardonnay Joins the Wine List

    … is crisp and flavors linger. ABV 13.1%. $38. Total case production: 275. This subtle wine is deceptively flavorful. Give it time in the glass and enjoy its evolution. It is a joy to experience. It will leave you smacking your lips. This wine underwent partial (60%) malolactic fermentation and spent 10 months in French oak. Both treatments add…

    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…

    Eric Degerman/ Great Northwest Wine- 2 readers -
  • Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For November 24, 2014

    …+ >>find this wine<< 13 Apothic Dark Limited Release (California): Sweet & to the point; the point being your future hangover looks very dark, indeed. $11 C- >>find this wine<< 12 Gary Farrell Hallberg vineyard Pinot Noir (Russian River Valley): Savory & bold; please prepare your cheeks for the electric jolt…

    1 Wine Dudein Cabernet Sauvignon- 3 readers -
  • Thanksgiving Wine Street Exchange with a Beer Drinker

    …. They represent the premiere regions making Pinot noir today: Burgundy (France) , Willamette Valley (Oregon), California, and Central Otago (New Zealand). They will probably offer you a bunch of medium-fancy bottles in the $20-25 range, which is where you find the higher quality stuff, but there is plenty of great value under $25. If nothing that sounds…

    jvb uncorkedin Pinot Noir- 5 readers -
  • ¡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 Oregon Pinot Noir Auction.

    Vindulge- 5 readers -
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