Willamette Valley winemakers are known for making some of the world’s best Pinot Noir as well as a diversity of other cool-climate varieties with a personal, handcrafted approach. In addition to producing world-renowned wines, these wineries have set themselves apart through collaboration, sustainability leadership and passionate winemaking.

Here’s a rundown of growing regions and more about the wines of the Willamette Valley.

Growing Regions of the Willamette Valley

The Willamette Valley is home to several distinct growing regions—also called American Viticultural Areas (AVAs)—that feature unique natural characteristics that can influence wines in a variety of fascinating ways.

Learn more about these AVAs, along with what makes each so unique.

An overlook of Van Duzer Vineyards during sunset.
wine glasses at Bethel Heights Winery

A Beginner’s Guide to Wine Tasting in the Willamette Valley

Your how-to guide to experiencing the Willamette Valley’s vineyards and wineries.

Oregon Wines Fly Free with Alaska Airlines

When you travel to Oregon Wine Country, it’s easy to take a taste of Oregon home with you, thanks to the Oregon Wine Flies Free program offered by the Oregon Wine Board, Travel Oregon and Alaska Airlines.

Learn More About Oregon Wine

Learn more about the state’s wine industry—its history, growing regions, events, and more—via the Oregon Wine Board.

And when you’re ready to start planning a trip, get the skinny on local tasting rooms and wineries with the Willamette Valley Wineries Association—which includes a searchable tasting room directory, upcoming events, trip-planning tools, and more.