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Willamette Valley Wine Resources


Willamette Valley winemakers are known for making some of the world’s best Pinot Noir as well as a diversity of other cool-climate varieties with a personal, handcrafted approach. In addition to producing world-renowned wines, these wineries have set themselves apart through collaboration, sustainability leadership and passionate winemaking.

Willamette Valley Wine Facts

The Willamette Valley runs from the Columbia River in Portland south through Salem to the Calapooya Mountains outside Eugene. It is 150 miles long and up to 60 miles wide making it Oregon’s largest AVA.

  • Established: 1983
  • Planted Area: 19,300 acres (7,800 ha)
  • Predominant Soils: Marine sedimentary, volcanic, loess
  • Predominant Varieties: Pinot noir, Pinot gris, Chardonnay, Riesling, Pinot blanc
  • Has the largest concentration of wineries and vineyards in Oregon and includes six appellations within its borders: Chehalem Mountains, Dundee Hills, Eola-Amity Hills, McMinnville, Ribbon Ridge and Yamhill-Carlton.

Oregon Wine Board
To see the breadth of the state and its appellations, explore Oregon's viticultural areas via the Oregon Wine Board.

Oregon's regional grower and winery organization websites are helpful resources providing more details about the state’s wineries.

Did you know wines fly free?
When you travel to Oregon Wine Country, it's easy to take a taste of Oregon home with you, thanks to the Oregon Wines Fly Free program offered by the Oregon Wine Board, Travel Oregon and Alaska Airlines.

Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan members will receive a free tasting at participating wineries, and can check one case of Oregon wine for free on all domestic flights from participating Oregon airports (Medford, Redmond, Eugene and Portland, plus Walla Walla). Learn More or View Participating Wineries.