Oregon Wines – a worldwide reputation
Located southwest of Portland and north of Ashland, is the
The Wines and Wineries of the Oregon’s Willamette Valley: Today Oregon is recognized as one of the world s premier producers of Pinot Noir wines and Chardonnay is thought to be next. Here are the stories behind of some of the valley s most influential and important winemakers. Click here for more info.
Large Contributor to the Oregon Economy
In 2018, the wine industry contributed an estimated $5.6 million to the state economy. This includes winery and grower revenues, wholesale and retail sales of wine, related industries such as trucking and professional services. The state’s land use laws had prevented rural hillsides from being turned into housing tracts, preserving a significant amount of land suitable for vineyards. Oregon law requires wines produced in the state must be identified by the grape variety from which it was made, and for most
Oregon Wine Country: This guide to Oregon’s burgeoning wine scene covers the entire state, from the renowned Willamette Valley to the remote Snake River Valley. While Moore and Welsch focus on touring the state’s wineries, they also provide a wide array of dining and lodging options and spotlight unique recreation, attractions, and natural wonders to seek out in your spare time. Click here for more info.
A San Diego realtor friend I have known for years, Brian Olenik, lost their home in a 2003 San Diego wildfire. After exploring options, they discovered a new beginning for their family in the Willamette Valley and Olenik Vineyards was born. The breathtaking photos on this post are from their family vineyard which focuses on Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris. Their production of wines are names after their children and grandchildren which is even more special. You can read about their story, their wineyard, join their wine club and order wine on their website www.olenikvineyards.com