Users' questions

Which Oregon wine is best?

Which Oregon wine is best?

6 of the Best Oregon Wines That Aren’t Pinot Noir

  • Ridgecrest Vineyards ‘RR’ Riesling 2018. This is a great American Riesling.
  • Evening Land ‘Seven Springs Vineyard’ Gamay Noir 2018.
  • King Estate Brut Cuvée 2016.
  • Brooks Estate Vineyards Pinot Gris 2019.
  • Airlie Dry Müller-Thurgau 2019.
  • Ridgecrest Estate Grüner Veltliner 2019.

What wines is Willamette Valley known for?

Oregon’s Willamette Valley is the state’s largest wine region. The Willamette Valley’s leading varietal is Pinot Noir, but producers are captivating audiences with Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc, Chardonnay, Riesling, among some 72 other varietals.

What is a good Pinot noir from Oregon?

Best Overall: 2017 Domaine Drouhin Oregon Pinot Noir

  • Region: Oregon, Dundee Hills, Willamette Valley.
  • ABV: 14.1%
  • Tasting Notes: Black Cherry, Orange Peel, Bramble, Rhubarb.

What kind of wine is Willamette?

Pinot noir
The Willamette Valley became an official AVA in 1983. Today, it is recognized as one of the premier wine producing areas in the world. It is most widely known for its award winning Pinot noir, but consistently earns top honors for other such cool-climate varieties as Pinot gris, Chardonnay and Pinot blanc.

Where are the best wineries in the Willamette Valley?

We’ve taken a look at some of our favorite wineries throughout all of Oregon and Southwest Washington, from Pomeroy Cellars in Yacolt, Washington to Faith, Hope & Charity Vineyards in Terrebone, Oregon. But let’s zero in on the Willamette Valley to uncover some of its most prized wineries and vineyards.

Why is the Willamette Valley so good for Pinot noir?

Often compared to Burgundy, the pinnacle of Pinot perfection, the Willamette Valley stands proudly as an ideal growing region for this delicate grape. The cool and humid climate paired with ideal soil conditions allows growers to match Old World styles with a touch of New World flair.

Where are the best wineries to visit in Oregon?

If you are planning a trip to the Willamette Valley wineries in Oregon, you’re making a wise decision. The Willamette Valley is one of the most picturesque wine regions in the United States. The rural beauty of the rolling hills blends perfectly with the small town charm of the local communities.

Where to go for lunch in Willamette Valley?

This schedule will allow you to “drop in” on some additional wineries and take time for a picnic lunch. The small town of Dundee is an excellent base for your wine adventures in Willamette Valley. It is centrally located with a few restaurants and wineries within walking distance.