A big thank you to the wineries from all corners of the state who participate in the Oregon Wine Experience and provide the perfect opportunity for guests to experience the vastness of Oregon’s excellent wine.
Oregon wineries have steadily garnered national and international attention over the years, and for good reason. A diversity of micro-climates and variance in soil type gives growers the opportunity to have variety and quality. From sparklers and rosés, to Rieslings and Viogniers; from Pinot noirs and Syrahs, to Cabernets and dessert wines, Oregon’s wine variety will satisfy anyone’s palate.
Those fortunate enough to explore the region will discover another captivating perk of Oregon: incredible scenic beauty with a small-town community feel. On a national scale, Oregon is the third largest wine grape producing state, yet remains focused on producing small-batch artisan wine. In fact, most Oregon wineries are relatively small, producing fewer than 5,000 cases a year. Keeping wine production small ensures that winemakers have the time and energy to nurture each and every vine, cluster, and barrel into wines of superior flavor and concentration.
In Oregon, it’s not uncommon to find the winemaker behind the counter pouring the wine. And in many cases, visitors get to taste small-batch vintages only available in the winery’s tasting room. Add on the fertile valleys, forested hillsides, and crystal clear rivers that provide the backdrop to a number of vineyards and wineries, and it’s easy to imagine why people are hooked. The pleasant and peaceful tasting rooms, breathtaking views, and friendly staff create an atmosphere that’s one-of-a-kind!