Explore Oregon’s diverse and distinct winegrowing regions
You can visit the scenic Oregon coast, our volcanic Cascade Mountains, and deserts that stretch as far as the eye can see. If you’re looking for world-class Pinot Noir, outstanding Chardonnays or superb Syrah, Oregon wineries are waiting for you.
Every approach to supreme wine quality starts in the vineyard. Most every Oregon vineyard is dry-farmed, and many are designated as estate fruit (complete control of the vineyard-to-cellar process). Other designations refer to how the vineyard is sustainably managed, such as Biodynamic, LIVE certified (low impact viticulture and enology), or Organic.
There are numerous barrel types to use in achieving a winemaker’s flavor and phenolic goals. Ideally, a data base is kept for individual barrels: wine fruit source and harvest date, as well as the age, size, forest-source and toast level of the barrel itself. Winning winemaking teams learn to pair certain cooperages and oak types with specific vineyard blocks to create the best wine.