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2021 Oregon Wine year in review

2021 Oregon Wine year in review

Posted 01/05/22.Uncategorized

Oregon Wines on the World’s Most Prestigious Lists Oregon only produces 0.15% of the world’s wine, yet represents 6% and 5% of last year’s most prestigious awards lists. Six Oregon wines made the Wine Spectator Top 100, five made the Wine Enthusiast Top 100.

Oregon adds a new AVA in the Willamette Valley

Oregon adds a new AVA in the Willamette Valley

Posted 12/15/21.Blog

Lower Long Tom, the newest appellation in Oregon, just received federal recognition as Oregon’s 22nd American Viticultural Area (AVA). Courtesy Benton-Lane Winery Drawn to reflect distinct soil, topography, and climate attributes, Lower Long Tom joins nine other Oregon AVAs within the larger Willamette Valley AVA, and is the first in…

All Are Welcome Here

All Are Welcome Here

Posted 10/08/21.Blog

The Oregon Wine Board and its allied wine associations throughout the state remain firmly invested in ensuring Oregon is a safe and welcoming place for all to live, work, and visit. Oregon’s wine community embraces all that makes this place special. We see our values reflected in…

Willamette Valley receives milestone recognition

Willamette Valley receives milestone recognition

Posted 07/19/21.Willamette Valley

Anna Campbell Today the Willamette Valley became only the second American wine region to receive Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) Status in the European Union. It’s a major breakthrough in global brand awareness and a milestone for the Valley’s many hardworking winegrowers and winemakers. The PGI system protects iconic names of…

Wine Country Pride

Wine Country Pride

Posted 06/14/21.Willamette Valley

Mighty McMinnville, in the Willamette Valley, is celebrating Pride Month this June with a host of activities, both in person and virtual. What was born last year during a spontaneous conversation continues to expand and grow to support a large and diverse audience throughout the Willamette Valley. Take a look…

Oregon’s Black-Owned Wineries

Oregon’s Black-Owned Wineries

Posted 02/05/21.Blog

The wine industry, like nearly everything else, was not unmoved by the ongoing racial justice movement so prominent last summer. Drinkers are increasingly seeking wines made by winemakers of color and this conscientious shopping is having a positive effect on awareness and visibility. Theodora Lee, owner and winemaker…

Your Guide to Holiday Tasting and Shopping

Your Guide to Holiday Tasting and Shopping

Posted 12/10/20.Blog

Oregon continues to seek ways to protect our communities, businesses and public health. Governor Kate Brown’s 2-week “freeze” ended late last week and outdoor wine tasting and dining are once again available to you. But with details changing so often, it’s hard to keep up. Don’t worry, we’ve got you…

Something Rare in 2020

Something Rare in 2020

Posted 11/30/20.Uncategorized

Here’s something rare in 2020: good news. The Oregon Wine Giving Season has been extended through December 31. You can shop keepsakes, promotions, experiences, and support charitable giving now through the end of the year. THE GIVING SEASON >>> Courtesy Elizabeth…

The Wine Advocate Names Oregon Wines to Watch for 2018 Vintage

The Wine Advocate Names Oregon Wines to Watch for 2018 Vintage

Posted 11/17/20.Uncategorized

In a recent issue of The Wine Advocate, reviewer Erin Brooks tips her hat to some of the Oregon favorites she’s currently tasting from the 2018 vintage. Once annually, Erin reviews hundreds of Oregon wines from the newly released vintage. Those reviews cover all Oregon regions and varietals. “In anticipation…

Stay Well & Well Stocked

Stay Well & Well Stocked

Posted 11/16/20.Uncategorized

As we head into Thanksgiving, a holiday defined more than any other by the sharing of food and community, Governor Brown has announced a “two-week freeze” on gatherings – effective Wednesday, Nov. 18 – to slow the spread of COVID-19. While the Governor’s order will pause onsite tasting, wineries across…