Where is the Willamette Valley? That is a question that comes up in a lot of wine connoisseurs’ minds. Some people would say it’s just another name for the Columbia River Basin and some would say it’s the most beautiful place in Oregon. You have probably seen photos or heard stories from your friends and are deciding if you should make the effort to go visit this region. Well, it’s time to make that decision. And the answer should be YES!
The Willamette River Valley is a large area of land that is surrounded by the Willamette River. The river runs for 183 miles north to south, starting in Eugene and ending in the Columbia River near Portland. This area is home to many wineries that make up this region. The biggest river Valley in Oregon is the Willamette River is home to more than 500 wineries. Here you can find winery after winery making this region unique.
Of course the Willamette River also plays a large role in this region when it comes to winemaking. If you were to go to any of the vineyards in Oregon, you would be able to see firsthand how much hard work and attention go into producing some of the finest wines around. There are wineries in the area that are making an effort to create these wines in America.
There are many wineries located in the Willamette Valley, going as far south as Eugene. We believe that the best wineries to visit are located in the Portland suburbs, which include the towns of Newberg, Dundee and Carlton. These areas cater towards tourism and have plenty of places to stay, restaurants, and of course wine tasting opportunities.
In addtion to the abundance of wine tourism that you can do in the Willamette Valley, there are other nearby attractions that many tourists enjoy. The Oregon coast is not far way, and of course there is the city of Portland, which draws many tourists each year.
The Willamette Valley is an important part of wine culture and is highly recongized both nationally and internationally when it comes to extraordinary wines. We are proud to call it our home!