Wineries In The
Willamette Valley Established 1984
Willamette Valley Pinot Noir grape which grows on its slopes is well known as thin-skinned and temperamental. Unlike its stalwart magenta cousin, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot will not survive on its own. It needs human nurturing to survive and reach its full potential.
Described by the character, Miles Raymond, in the movie “Sideways:”
“Pinot needs constant care and attention … And in fact, it can only grow in these really specific, little, tucked away corners of the world. And … only the most patient and nurturing of growers can do it, really”
True words, and exactly why the Willamette Valley Region or AVA (American Viticultural Area) also Established in 1983, is a perfect location for the demanding Pinot Noir grapes to thrive. Located along the Earth’s 45th Parallel, confined between the Cascade Mountains to the east, the Coast Range Mountains to the west and the gap in the Coast Range named the Van Duzer Corridor, moderately cool climates developed and Pinot Noir flourish.
Willamette Valley Regions
Within the Willamette Valley Region’s northern reaches there are 6 huddled Sub-AVA’s. It’s within these clustered regions and the small distances between them that yield distinctively different characteristics in the wines. It’s also in these 6 regions we focus our wine tours.
WILLAMETTE VALLEY TOUR
$225/person (2-6 persons). Single individual $350
$275/person (2-6 persons). Single individual $375
$125/person (2-6 persons). Single individual $250