International Pinot Noir Celebration | IPNC

International Pinot Noir Celebration | IPNC

International Pinot Noir Celebration | IPNC Every year since 1987, McMinville , OR hosts one of the most remarkable events in wine, called The International Pinot Noir Celebration. This celebration unites winemakers and wine lovers alike, from across the world,

Dundee Hills AVA |

Dundee Hills AVA |

The Willamette Valley is a vast and varied appellation that includes ten nested AVAs | Chehalem Mountains, Dundee Hills, Eola-Amity Hills, Laurelwood District, Lower Long Tom, McMinnville, Ribbon Ridge, Tualatin Hills, Van Duzer Corridor, and Yamhill-Carlton. We are going to

Chehalem Mountains AVA 

Chehalem Mountains AVA 

The Willamette Valley is a vast and varied appellation that includes ten nested AVAs | Chehalem Mountains, Dundee Hills, Eola-Amity Hills, Laurelwood District, Lower Long Tom, McMinnville, Ribbon Ridge, Tualatin Hills, Van Duzer Corridor, and Yamhill-Carlton. We are going to highlight

Spring Release

Spring Release

Spring Release, oh how we love these two words. Our reward for surviving another dark cold Pacific Northwest winter. While the red wines from past September’s harvest are resting and developing in barrels, the bright and delicious rosès along with

May | Oregon Wine Month

May | Oregon Wine Month

May | Oregon Wine Month Here at A Great Oregon Wine Tour, we celebrate the Oregon wine country all year long, but May is when the entire state comes together to commemorate our beloved industry. During the entire month of

Bud Break in the Vineyard

Bud Break in the Vineyard

Bud Break in the Vineyard Oh the glory of springtime in the Willamette Valley, nature’s way of telling us that winter is almost over. However, there’s nothing quite as glorious or exciting as the signs of springtime in the vineyards,

Yellow Magic | Mustard in the Vineyards

Yellow Magic | Mustard in the Vineyards

Yellow Magic | Mustard in the Vineyards As the end of winter nears, and the magic of spring begins to surface, our Willamette Valley vineyards come alive with golden waves of mustard beneath bare grape trunks. The landscape is breathtaking

The Grapes of Willamette Valley | Chardonnay

The Grapes of Willamette Valley | Chardonnay

The Grapes of Willamette Valley | CHARDONNAY | Chardonnay, perhaps one of the most misunderstood wine grape varietals on the planet. This well-known varietal originates from the Burgundy region in eastern France, but is now grown in almost every wine

Wine and Wildfires

Oregon and Washington are no strangers to seasonal wildfires. In fact, they seem to be on the rise. Does this affect our grapes and the flavor of the wine they produce? YES! The latest studies on how wildfires impact wine,

Wine Fun-Filled Facts

WINE our favorite subject over here at,  A Great Oregon Wine Tour.  How did wine become what it is today? Well, there are some wildly interesting facts you may not know. Let’s get started! Grapes are the most planted fruit