With more than 500 wineries to choose from, the Willamette Valley is a great destination for wine lovers – but you'll discover that there’s more to Oregon Wine Country than what’s in the glass.
The story of the Willamette Valley, a destination for dreamers, was one born of geological calamity. At the end of the last ice age, at least 25 massive floods swept westward through the Columbia River Gorge, depositing rich, diverse soils in the 150-mile stretch between Portland and Eugene. Today the Willamette Valley’s abiding allure has everything to do with these soils — its farm-to-fork food scene, a world-class wine industry and the pioneering nature of its people, who come here to build, to make and to live the good life.
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.
Oregon Wine Country is recognized as one of the premier Pinot noir producing areas in the world but other cool-climate varieties such as Pinot gris, Pinot blanc, Chardonnay, Riesling and Gewürztraminer are equally at home here.
Visit us the Willamette Valley. Where wine is just the beginning.