Thursday, March 20, 2014

New Article in Northwest Travel Magazine: New Tasting Rooms of Willamette Valley

Had a great time researching this article, which gave me the opportunity to meet a lot of cool people working in the Oregon wine industry, from architects to folks pouring wine in tasting rooms. The wine-tasting scene in Willamette Valley has drastically changed in the last two years, and this article features the biggest of those changes. It also gives an idea of the big plans that Kendall Jackson has for its recent acquisition of 315 acres of Oregon vineyard:

Wines of Willamette, Oregon:
Originally published in Northwest Travel Magazine

Long renowned for producing world-class pinot noir, Oregon’s Willamette Valley offers visitors a rich and varied selection of wine-tasting adventures. “People used to come for the coast and the mountains and visit us on the way,” says Mich Nelson at Stoller Winery. “Today, people visit specifically for the wine.” More than ever, both new and veteran wineries are building bigger, more imaginative tasting rooms to provide one-of-a-kind experiences.

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