I'm so proud of my home state's wine industry. Oregon wines are world renowned, and Oregon wine tasting is an unparalleled experience.
Learn more about Oregon's main wine regions below. I share more in-depth itineraries, wine tasting tips, and winery features within each section.
Note: this section is constantly being updated.
Oregon Wine Regions
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The Willamette Valley is Oregon's main wine country. Located in the northwestern part of the state, this rich wine region is home to more than 600 wineries.
Within the greater Willamette Valley AVA, there are nine AVAs (American Viticultural Areas)
- Dundee Hills
- Laurelwood District
- Lower Long Tom (new!)
- Ribbon Ridge
- Tualatin Hills
- Van Duzer Corridor
Willamette Valley Wine
Columbia Gorge/Columbia Valley
Columbia Gorge/Columbia Valley Wine
The Columbia Gorge/Columbia Valley wine region includes the iconic picturesque Mount Hood and scenic Columbia River Gorge. Hood River is home to many of the wineries in this region, but you'll find a diverse landscape throughout the region, with vineyards producing Cabernet, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Syrah.
Southern Oregon Wine
Southern Oregon's diverse climate brings beautiful diversity in its wines. The 5 Southern Oregon wine regions are some of the most diverse in the world! Here you will find more than 70 grape varieties growing.