The Willamette Valley, Oregon’s leading wine region, has two-thirds of the state’s wineries and vineyards and is home to more than 200 wineries. Recognized as one of the premier Pinot noir-producing areas in the world, the Willamette Valley is home to small, family-owned wineries passionately dedicated to artisanal winemaking. Located close to Portland, the Willamette Valley is the perfect destination to taste from the barrel with winemakers, sample new releases or tour vineyards. With world-class dining, intimate country inns and beautiful scenery, the Willamette Valley is worth exploring–one back road at a time.
Photo credits: Adelsheim Vineyard by Kent Derek Studio. Vine from Domaine Drouhin Oregon by Serge Chapuis.