World Class Wines from Oregon Wine Country
Award-Winning Pinot Noir
The Willamette Valley is home to over 200 wineries, recognized as one of the leading producers of Pinot Noir in the world. The region enjoys a unique maritime climate characterized by cool, misty winters and mild summers. These combined elements ensure excellent growing conditions for cool-weather grapes that have now designated this valley as a world-renowned wine region.
Buffered from Pacific storms by the Oregon Coast Range and separated from the extreme climate of eastern part of the state by the Cascade Range, the Valley stretches for roughly 100 miles from Portland to Eugene. Though Oregon wine country enjoys an overall temperate climate, six sub-appellations reflect the diversity of terroir which makes for exciting tastings. Discover what an impact subtle climatic and geographic variations can produce. Your seasoned palate will thank you.
Best known for producing world class Pinot Noirs, neighboring wineries also produce Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Merlot and Syrah. Sparkling wines produced in Champagne style are also celebrated as some of the best in America. Besides the favorable climate, the valley is famous for its well-drained, fertile soil called "Jory", particularly well-suited for growing grapes and other crops that require specific conditions. Our signature restaurant, JORY, is named in its honor.
Visitors to wine country will be pleasantly surprised by a relaxed vibe and friendly nature. Despite producing some of the world's best wines, staying true to an Oregon mindset, the valley retains an informal charm and hospitable culture that makes learning and wine tasting accessible and a unique journey. The majority of wineries are within a 20 minute drive, so we are the ideal, quintessential place to stay. For those wineries without tasting rooms open to the public, our concierge can perhaps set up personal appointments for you.
For a comprehensive list of wineries, maps, events, please visit Willamette Valley Wineries Association.