News about the Willamette Valley

Willamette Valley Wines Shine in End-of-Year Lists

December 17, 2020

2020 may have been a challenge in many ways, but it’s also been another great year of hard-earned recognition for Willamette Valley wineries. Read full article.

Oregon Pinot Noir: The Winning Streak Continues


Oregon’s unprecedented run of outstanding vintages which began in 2014, has been extended yet again with 2018. In fact, you have to go all the way back to 2011 and 2007 to find years that were truly challenging, and both of those vintages actually produced a large number of outstanding wines. Read full article.

8 Alluring Oregon Pinot Noirs Rated 90+ Points

Wine Spectator – June 22, 2020

Oregon’s Willamette Valley is on a hot streak, with consecutive outstanding vintages going back to 2012. This week’s selection of Pinot Noirs are all rated 90 points and higher on Wine Spectator’s 100-point scale. Most are 2018s, which are just starting to hit shelves. Read full article.

Napa winery tasting rooms stay shut but Oregon reopens

Decanter – May 21, 2020

Napa Valley restaurants have been given the green light ahead of wineries for now, but tasting rooms have started to reopen for visitors in Oregon under strict health and safety conditions. Read full article.

Oregon Wineries Open Doors

Wine Spectator – May 19, 2020

In recent days, several tasting rooms have reopened with new safety measures in place, but some wineries have decided to wait a bit longer. Read full article.

Oregon’s Willamette Valley Makes Rosé Like No Place Else On Earth

Forbes – May 18, 2020

In a state known for its exceptional Pinot Noir, it should come as no surprise that there are some gorgeous Rosés made from that noble Burgundian varietal. These wines are far from the frivolous pinks used to make frosé, though they’re certainly right at home in the Rosé all day category. Especially if the midday sip involves the kind of lavish lunch that tempts you to linger. Read full article.

Northwest Wine: Willamette Valley rallies around #WinesForTheFrontlines

Wine Press Nw – May 6, 2020

Memorial Day Weekend signals the close of Oregon Wine Month, and the Willamette Valley Wineries Association will observe this special time in ways that wine lovers could not have envisioned prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.

A result of sheltering-in-place guidelines — and its ironic acronym for wine lovers — this year’s experiences from May 22-25 will center on advance orders, drive-through pickups and virtual tastings. Read full article.

The Willamette Valley Wineries Association Launches Site to Help Navigate COVID-19 Crisis

wine & Spirits – March 23, 2020

The Willamette Valley Wineries Association has brought its members together in response to the COVID-19 crisis, creating a gathering point for the wine community they serve. The WVWA has built a single omnibus website accessed here (or searchable on Instagram as #wvcommunity). Read full article.

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