Give me wine to wash me clean of the weather-stains of cares.

— Ralph Waldo Emerson

It’s hard to live in Oregon without gaining an appreciation for wine, especially Burgundian varietals like Pinot Noir & Chardonnay so prevalent in the Willamette Valley AVA.

The Willamette Valley AVA is further sub-divided into the following sub-appellations:

  • Chehalem Mountains AVA
  • Dundee Hills AVA
  • Eola-Amity Hills AVA
  • McMinnville AVA
  • Ribbon Ridge AVA
  • Van Duzer Corridor AVA (new)
  • Yamhill-Carlton District AVA


As I’ve learned more about wine, the following resources have been especially helpful.

Tasting at Home


Winery membership typically offers early access to new releases, free tastings, discounted pricing, and social events. My wife & I are currently members of the following:

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