Willamette Valley’s Early History

Willamette Valley’s Early History Through Wine

Willamette Valley History Much has been written about the history of the Willamette Valley. In this article, we’ll explore the area’s founding and discuss a few key early historical events that have shaped the Valley’s wine industry. We’ll also delve into some of the region’s oldest vineyards and wineries. So, join us as we journey …

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Why Is Willamette Valley Unique?

Why Is Willamette Valley Unique? Whether you prefer red or white wine, Willamette Valley has an award-winning version of both. This lush valley, which surrounds the Willamette River and stretches roughly from Portland in the north to Eugene in the south, is known for its unique soils and climate perfect for growing Pinot Noir. Aside …

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Corporate Wineries in Willamette Valley

Willamette Valley AVAs

Willamette Valley AVAs Oregon started wine production in the 1840s, but the modern wine industry didn’t really begin to take off until the 1960s. Currently, Oregon is the 4th largest producer of wine in the USA and possesses 19 officially recognized wine-growing regions called American Viticultural Areas (AVAs). Each AVA region in Oregon features a …

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The History of Oregon Wine

The History of Oregon Wine The state of Oregon has become known worldwide for its amazing ability to produce dry and sweet wines. However, the production of wine in Oregon did not kick off until the late 1970s. Oregon ranks third in wine production in the US after California and Washington. According to the Oregon …

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Pinot Noir Grape Variety

Grape Varieties: Pinot Noir

All About Pinot Noir Grapes Pinot Noir has long been treasured in the famous French region of Burgundy, where it makes beautiful, complex, and sometimes extremely expensive wines. But it wasn’t until 2004 with the release of the movie, Sideways, that Pinot Noir began gaining mainstream popularity in the United States. In the film, the …

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