Oregon is the 5th state that produces more wine in America. They specialize in Pinot Noir. In total, they produce 40 million bottles per year and the 62 % of that production goes to Pinot Noir.
And, as a matter of fact, in 2016 Willamette Valley, in Oregon, was named the Wine region of the year by Wine Enthusiast Magazine. Yes, there’s more than Napa Valley…
Pinot Noir grows pretty good in Willamette Valley. The most popular region in the world for this grape is the french Burgundy, of course, but the cool climate is a common factor between these two areas. They both have have some similitudes in the soil like sandstone, marine sedimentary rock and more.
Now, after good work and lots of wine, the Willamette Valley wine region has been formally recognized by the European Union through Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) Status approval.
So, don’t be the last to taste a Willamette Valley Pinot Noir! We recommend you to try the Haden Fig! And an honest heads-up: Run because they sell really fast!