Willamette Valley, OR
Welcome to the Willamette Valley, where you are in for a warm, wine-country welcome! Whether this is your first time or you’ve been here before, we’ve got plenty to show you. Our award-winning wineries are famous the world over and the mountains, rivers and trails draw outdoor enthusiasts of all types.
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The story of the Willamette Valley, a destination for dreamers, was one born of geological calamity. At the end of the last ice age, at least 25 massive floods swept westward through the Columbia River Gorge, depositing rich, diverse soils in the 150-mile stretch between Portland and Eugene. Today the Willamette Valley’s abiding allure has everything to do with these soils — its farm-to-fork food scene, a world-class wine industry and the pioneering nature of its people, who come here to build, to make and to live the good life.
You'll find lush vineyards and farms, tended by families who are passionate about growing the best wine grapes and freshest foods. You’ll meet chefs who turn this bounty into mouthwatering farm-to-table cuisine. You’ll sip some of the world’s finest Pinot noir. And you’ll discover rivers, trails and mountains beckoning to your inner explorer.
The Willamette Valley is known as Oregon Wine Country, and recognized as one of the premier Pinot noir producing areas in the world. Other cool-climate varieties such as Pinot gris, Pinot blanc, Chardonnay, Riesling and Gewürztraminer are equally at home here. While the number of wineries continues to grow, Willamette Valley winemakers have not lost their personal, handcrafted approach, or their desire to do things a little differently.
Discover what happens in a place where land and people pair so well together.
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