Chardonnay in the Willamette Valley? Yes, and it’s quite special. The WHY’S are frankly endless. For starters there are roughly only 2,200 acres of Chardonnay grapes planted. The wines produced in the Willamette Valley from those 2,200 acres are prized
We’re known in Oregon and the Willamette Valley for Pinot Noir, but Chardonnay could be the future my friends. In the beginning stages of wine growing in this AVA, Chardonnay never seemed the right grape for this climate and terroir.