About the Valley

The Willamette Valley is located in Oregon, protected by the coastal mountain range to the west, and the Cascade mountain range to the east, it spans about 150 miles long and 50 miles wide.  With its moderate cool climate conditions, soil and terroir, it is recognized as one of the worlds best Pinot Noir producers rivaling its neighbor in California and France.

How Many Vineyards?

There are roughly 600 wineries in the Willamette Valley. Most are atisinal, or small scale ranging from 500-5,000 cases per year. There are 7 aapelations or AVA's in the region: Chehalem Mountains, Dundee Hills, Eola-Amity Hills, McMinnville, Ribbon Ridge, Van Duzer Corridor and Yamhill-Carlton. The biggest concentration of the vineyards are just outside of Portland, with Dundee Hills being the most visited located 1 hour from downtown Portland, Oregon.

Wine Varietals

Because the valley is world renowned for its Pinot Noir, most of the production is in Pinot Noir. There are however many other varietals produced such as: Pinot gris, Pinot blanc, Chardonnay, Riesling, Melon, Gewürztraminer, sparkling wine, Sauvignon blanc, Syrah and Gamay, and other fun experiments like Rose of Pinot Noir.

Oregon Tours

Oregon is a nature lovers paradise. With a surprising little fact, most of Oregon and the Pacific Northwest is actually a desert, as you head east past the Cascade mountain range, it turns into a high desert and some pictures resemble the Grand Canyon. When most travelers arrive to Portland, there are 3 Top Destinations that everyone wants to see:

Multnomah Falls

The Willamette Valley

Oregon Coast