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The Willamette Valley, Oregon’s leading wine region, has over two-thirds of the state’s wineries and vineyards, and is home to nearly 500 wineries. It is recognized as one of the premier Pinot noir producing areas in the world. Other cool-climate varieties such as Pinot gris, Pinot blanc, Chardonnay, Riesling and Gewürztraminer are equally at home in the Willamette Valley.
While the number of wine & wineries continues to grow, Willamette Valley winemakers haven’t lost their personal, handcrafted approach to making wine, or their desire to do things a little differently. And, they are being recognized worldwide for their efforts.
The Willamette Valley won the 2016 Wine Region of the Year award by Wine Enthusiast Magazine.
You'll find lush vineyards and farms, tended by families who are passionate about growing the best wine grapes and freshest foods. You’ll meet chefs who turn this bounty into mouthwatering farm-to-table cuisine. You’ll sip some of the world’s finest Pinot noir. And you’ll discover rivers, trails and mountains beckoning to your inner explorer.
From historic towns to quirky cities, craft brews to scenic bikeways, the Willamette Valley offers inviting escapes to travelers and locals alike. Start planning your Oregon Wine Country getaway here.