In July 2019, staff at the Oregon Wine Board were able to spend time with LA-based sommelier and wine writer Al Letizia when he came through the Willamette Valley for the International Pinot Noir Celebration (IPNC) and Portland for an urban wine tour. So impressed was Al with his time here in our state that […]
Enofiles know Oregon as consistently ranking among the top wine producing regions in the world. And now, coming on the heels of positive 2016 reviews in well-respected publications Wine Advocate and James Suckling, Wine Spectator has bestowed the Willamette Valley with six Oregon wines in its Top 100 issue for 2018. Although Oregon only produces […]
If B Corps are the wave of the future, then Oregon wineries are happily surfing the crest of that wave. A Certified B Corp is a business that meets the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose. They have gone beyond just merely turning a profit; they […]
Bree Boskov MW / Oregon Wine Board Education Manager "The 2018 vintage in the Willamette Valley and Oregon overall is looking to make some exceptional wines. Not exactly a return to normal, as the spring and summer was one of the warmest and driest on record, but there were no real heat spikes and the season was longer due to the cool autumn weather. That allowed grapes to hang and develop complex flavors on the vine while retaining fresh acidity."
Two big things happened in the past week: harvest began at select Oregon vineyards and a dozen Oregon wine country tasting rooms, hotels, restaurants and festivals were awarded best of the nation accolades in the 2018 USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards. [...]
Each year a select group of 40 Oregon vintners release a rare and tiny cuvée for the annual ¡Salud! auction. This year, for the first time, wine lovers around the country can raise a digital paddle from home, call out to the auctioneer, and vie for a taste in the Summertime ¡Salud! E-Auction [...]
Oregon hit the trail in April, bringing 50 wineries to Los Angeles for a generous pour of Oregon’s fine wine and pioneering spirit. In addition to 1,500 bottles of wine, we also brought two masters: Master of Wine Bree Boskov and Master Sommelier Chris Tanghe. Together they presented a 90-minute overview of why Oregon wine tastes Oregonian by illuminating regionality, geology, climate, trends and more. Pour a glass, press play and dig into Oregon's terrior from home.
The Oregon wine industry made its mark among preeminent wine influencers this year at the TEXSOM International Wine Awards (TEXSOM IWA). The producers of the annual TEXSOM conference, considered by many to be the most influential wine trade education conference in the U.S., are the force behind TEXSOM IWA. In 2018, the TEXSOM IWA received the most diverse selection of […]
More than 150 restaurants across Oregon and beyond are celebrating Oregon Wine Month throughout May with Oregon wine flights, specials and pairings.
What’s more, we’ve partnered with OpenTable to make finding and reserving your spot easy. To see all 150+ restaurants, what they’re offering and to book your table, click below.
Here’s a taste of what there is […]