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
    • The Most Interesting Wines Of 2014

      The Most Interesting Wines of the Year – some of the more thought-provoking discussion here on these virtual pages have come courtesy of this annual list, compiled with a not insignificant amount of effort on my part in looking back on the crap-ton of wines that I had the pleasure (mostly, anyway) to have tasted over the last twelve months.

      1 Wine Dudein Chardonnay- 8 readers -
    • Feels Like Family: Jasper Sisco Wines

      In May of 2012 one of our writers Megan visited with a guy named Justin Paul Russell who had come to the Willamette Valley from the Alabama with a dream of making Oregon Pinot Noir. Two years have past and Justin has successfully launched Jasper Sisco with his first wines, including a 2012 Pinot Noir and a 2013 Riesling.

      Clive Pursehouse/ The Northwest Wine Anthem- 3 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 -
  • Sparkling Surprises at Southeast Wine Collective in Portland

    … to see where this wine is going but are certain it will be full flavored. Photo courtesy of J.K. Carriere Mushroom Vareniki with 2011 Blanc de Noir by J.K. Carriere Wines Who could resist dumplings filled with foraged mushrooms paired with a sparkling Willamette Valley Pinot noir. Beautiful depth of color, delicate strawberry flavor, a fantastic…

    Jade Helm/ Tasting Pour- 2 readers -
  • Friday Wine Tastings Tonight In Portland! December 19, 2014

    … “Willamette Valley” (Or.) $23.95…Feb. 7 Bonus #2-2011 BASTIDE-BLANCHE Bandol (France) $29.95…June 13 Bonus #3-2010 OLIM BAUDA Barbera d’Asti “Nizza” (Italy) $34.95…October 17 4:30-8 pm, fee. Wineup Wine Merchants Paul Markgraf from Columbia Distributors. He’s bringing some GREAT Italian wines for the holidays 5-7:30, $5 (waived with purchase) Tagged as: anna goodman of tgif wines, e & r wine shop, galaxy wine co., liner & elsen, mitchell wines, portland wine tastings, tom kelly …

    Portland Oregon Wine- 3 readers -
  • Thanksgiving with Kendall-Jackson

    … their portfolio and since they could not send them to my home in Pennsylvania (I will not jump on that soapbox again right now), they sent it to my mother’s house in Michigan. So thanks to Kendall-Jackson Wines for sending these wines for me to sample with my family—I was only going to be there for three days, so seven bottles seemed like it might…

    the drunken cyclistin Pinot Noir Chardonnay- 3 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…

    Andy Perdue/ Great Northwest Wine- 4 readers -
  • Toledo Area Wine events & Tastings: December 10-13, 2014

    …. Smith & Hook, California, 6. Michael David Freakshow, California, 7. Decoy, Sonoma, 8. Susana Balbo, Argentina, 8. Penfolds Bin 9, Australia, 9. Amavi, Washington, 10. Mondavi Napa, 10. St. Jean Anderson Valley, California, 11. Carpe Diem, California, 12. Mollydooker Maitre D', Australia. Dessert: 1. Fonseca Port, 2. Dow 10 Year Tawny…

    Toledo Wines and Vinesin Sauvignon Blanc- 3 readers -
  • Ayers Pioneer Pinot Noir Ribbon Ridge 2012

    … On our recent trip to Willamette Valley, this was one of my favorite wines. The medium intensity nose is complex with great dimension—black cherry and blackberry are encased in seductive, musky mushroom and chicken fat aromas. With aeration, black olive notes and caramel become more prominent. You can get lost in this olfactory orgy for hours…

    Dwight Furrow/ Edible Artsin Pinot Noir- 2 readers -
  • Tales From Sonoma: Anthill Farms Winery and What if?

    … rats at one of the pinnacles of Pacific Pinot, Williams Seylem. After their first crush had finished, they took a road trip together to Oregon, driving up the coast to visit wineries in the Willamette Valley. Web Marquez (left) and Dave Low of Anthill Farms. Along the long drive, they had plenty of time to talk and contemplate their futures…

    the drunken cyclistin Pinot Noir Syrah- 2 readers -
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