Though Oregon’s wine industry is relatively young compared to regions such as Bordeaux or Burgundy, there is already an old guard of winemakers and vineyard owners that has made its mark on the state’s wine industry. Recently, a new crop of winemakers has settled into the region, and its winemakers are already earning recognition and […]
The Heart of Oregon's Wine Country
Dotted with towns light on crowds and heavy on charm, Yamhill Valley is the place to experience authentic Oregon. Here, in the heart of Oregon's wine country, the good life is cultivated every day. With six American Viticultural Areas, 80 wineries and 200 vineyards, Yamhill Valley has the largest concentration of wine growers and producers in the state. The region is a destination for wine connoisseurs who seek out world-renowned wines, connections with innovative winemakers and charming small towns rich in wine culture.
Just more than fifty years ago, wine pioneer David Lett planted the Willamette Valley’s first pinot noir vines on the slopes of the Dundee Hills and uncorked an industry. Now home to more than 500 wineries, Willamette Valley has experienced rapid growth, and the pinot noir produced in the region continues to attract international acclaim. […]
As weather turns cooler in Yamhill County, residents celebrate the onset of Fall and warms up with food (of course!) for a good cause. Part collaboration dinner, part street party, the 3rd annual Light the Fire benefit on October 1 is bringing local chefs and winemakers together to showcase local food, fine wine and fun […]
About Yamhill Valley
Yamhill Valley is at the center of fifteen million years of flavor, revealed in vintages created through sustainable, biodynamic viticulture. The date on a bottle of vibrant, elegant Yamhill Valley pinot noir might be 2010 or 1998. But it
In Yamhill Valley, the names found on wine labels are often the same as the people who are running the crush. Winemaking and running the business is passing to the second generation, which is operating in a wine world vastly different from