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The 2020 Lost Vintage: Willamette Valley Fires & Wine Impact

2020 is associated with the pandemic and a worldwide shutdown. It’s also the year when the Willamette Valley fires occurred, leading to many vintners, vineyards, and wine grapes being affected by the smoke. In fact, the smoke from the wildfires impacted most of the area’s winemakers. According to the University of Oregon, 62%

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Willamette Valley, Oregon, USA

Maresh: An Oregon Original

The Legacy of Jim Maresh in Oregon’s Wine Industry Nestled in the heart of Oregon’s Willamette Valley lies the legacy of a true Oregon pioneer: Jim Maresh, an Oregon original. A visionary in the wine industry, Jim has not only made a lasting impact on the state’s burgeoning wine scene,

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Vineyards in North Willamette Valley

Oregon Wine Statistics 2023

Oregon Wine Stats (2022 Oregon Vineyard and Winery Report) The 2023 edition of the Oregon Vineyard and Winery Report based on the year 2022 by the Institute for Policy Research and Engagement at the University of Oregon is out with lots of fun Oregon Wine statistical data to process!  Here

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Eola-Amity Hill

Overview of Eola-Amity Hills AVA Wine Region

Eola-Amity Hills AVA Just one hour southwest of Portland, the Eola-Amity Hills are a haven for vintners, vintners-to-be, and wine enthusiasts. This region has all wine country has to offer, from the rough to the sophisticated, and is renowned for its various plantings, premium wine choices, and innovative and opulent

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Bethel Heights Vineyard

Best Lunch Spots in Willamette Valley

Willamette Valley leads as a premier Pinot Noir producing region in the world. The valley is located at the heart of Oregon, making it renowned place for it landscapes, world-class wines, and fantastic views of the valley. Willamette valley is also known for its abundance in fresh local produce and

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Sequitur Cellar Room in Ribbon Ridge

The Top 5 Willamette Valley Wine Clubs

Your Passport to Willamette Valley’s Best Wine Clubs If the rolling hills and luscious Pinot Noir of Oregon’s Willamette Valley are capturing your imagination, then it’s time to think beyond the tasting glass. As you meander from one vineyard to another in this idyllic region, you’ll hear whispers of exclusive

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Pinot exporting countries

Private Driver Dinner Service and Airport Runs to PDX

Need a ride to your Willamette Valley dinner? Wine History Tours provides private driver services for guests staying at The Allison Inn & Spa to Dundee, Carlton, Dayton and McMinnville. Private car services are especially helpful given the limited service of Uber and Lyft operating around the small towns of

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Phylloxera galls on vine leaf

A History of Phylloxera in Willamette Valley

The grape industry in Oregon’s Willamette Valley has persevered through adverse weather, fires, economic fluctuations, and multiple threats to the very vines that provide their livelihood. One of these challenges is the history of phylloxera in Willamette Valley and the destruction it has brought to some of the oldest and

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