Find The Best Oregon Pinot Noir Wineries In 2023

Oregon Pinot Noir Wineries in the Willamette Valley

In the 1960s, a group of pioneers recognized the potential of the Willamette Valley for growing cool-climate grape varieties, particularly Oregon Pinot Noir. These visionaries were inspired by the similarities they saw between the valley’s climate and the renowned Burgundy region in France, which is famous for producing exceptional old-world Pinot Noir. Thankfully, this delicate varietal thrives here, and the Willamette Valley now produces 60 percent of Oregon Pinot Noir. 

Today, the Willamette Valley is home to more than 700 wineries and vineyards, with Pinot Noir remaining the dominant grape variety. The region is renowned for producing elegant, nuanced, and expressive Pinot Noir wines that showcase the terroir of the valley. It has become a sought-after wine destination, attracting wine enthusiasts and connoisseurs from around the world.

Before you start planning your wine tasting adventure, you’ll want to book your lodging! Our Willamette Valley Bed and Breakfast is the ideal choice. From the expansive deck and luxury guest suites, you’ll take in one of the most amazing views in the Willamette Valley: below, the rolling 50 acres of vineyards, farmlands, and lush foothills; above, an expansive Oregon sky framed by mountains. Stay with us, and you might experience one of the most unforgettable sunsets of your life. Reserve your guest suite today! 

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Drink the Best Oregon Pinot Noir at These Wineries

Over the years, Willamette Valley’s reputation has continued to grow, and our wines consistently gain recognition on a global scale. Winemakers in the region use various techniques, soil types, and microclimates, discovering the unique expression of Pinot Noir that each one offers and imparts.

On your visit to the Willamette Valley, you can experience these nuances in the Oregon Pinot Noir and find your favorite. Here are nine Willamette Valley Wineries for the best Oregon Pinot Noir: 

  1. Youngberg Hill Winery: A must-stop winery for the best wine, experience, and view is Youngberg Hill; while you’re there, be sure to try their flagship Youngberg Hill label wines, but don’t forget to taste the reserve label, Bailey Family Wines from single-block vineyards on our expansive property. We offer a lovely sparkling wine, Chardonnay, Grenache, and of course, Oregon Pinot Noir. Guests of the Inn receive complimentary tastings and discounted prices or our Bailey Family Wines label. 
  2. Eyrie Vineyards: One of the key figures in the early development of the Willamette Valley as a Pinot Noir powerhouse was David Lett, often called “Papa Pinot.” His 1975 Eyrie Vineyards South Block Pinot Noir gained international recognition at a blind wine tasting in France. 
  3. Sokal Blosser: This Willamette Valley winery was founded in Dayton, OR in 1971. Their goal is to create wines of world-class quality, produced sustainably with mindfulness for the environment. These Oregon Pinot Noirs express the distinctive flavors of the hillside estate. 
  4. Soter Vineyards: This organic working Mineral Springs Ranch and vineyard is a beautiful place to taste some outstanding Pinot Noir. Head out on a vineyard tour with glass in hand and plan on one of their lunch tastings with excellent food items made right before your eyes in the open kitchen. 
  5. Erath Winery: Known as one of the original Oregon Pinot Noir wineries, Erath creates classic, bright Pinots, as well as an extensive catalog of other approachable wines. 
  6. Ponzi Vineyards: One of the founding Oregon wineries, you’ll love experiencing a tasting at this local gem. The picturesque winery is excellent for indoor or outdoor tastings and offers an array of flights. 
  7. Adelsheim Winery: Located in the Chehalem Mountains, this Willamette Valley winery is consistently recognized for its lush Pinot Noir. Their tastings include the single-block pours, as well as other fantastic varietals from Oregon.  
  8. Elk Cove Winery: This was the first vineyard and winery in what is now the Yamhill Carlton AVA, paving the way for other winemakers to plant their vines here. They have six vineyard sites where they harvest these plump grapes. 
  9. Domain Drouhin: This historic estate encompasses 235 acres in Dundee Hills, overlooking the Willamette Valley, producing some of the brightest and boldest Oregon Pinot Noir. 
The best Oregon Pinot Noir is at our Willamette Valley Bed and Breakfast

A Fantastic Stay at our Willamette Valley Bed and Breakfast

If you’re planning a trip to Oregon’s wine country, consider staying at our Willamette Valley Bed and Breakfast. Our stunning property overlooks a working vineyard, Youngberg Hill and Bailey Family Wines, which has been producing biodynamic and organic wines since 1989. With a perfect combination of luxury and elegance, our family-owned and operated B&B is the ideal place to stay—especially for those seeking to try Oregon Pinot Noir. 

Experience our award-winning wines, including single-block Pinot Noir from Bailey Family Wines, while enjoying vineyard views from all angles of our hilltop location. Not only will you have one of the most luxurious suites to relax in, but you’ll benefit from our professional hospitality, including a delicious breakfast with fresh coffee and baked treats. If you decide to venture out, our central location puts you within 20 minutes of 150 wineries, vineyards, and tasting rooms. 

Our Willamette Valley Bed and Breakfast offers the perfect backdrop for those planning a trip to the Willamette Valley, whether for a romantic couples getaway, girls’ trip, group retreat, or even a solo self-care trip. Our spacious Inn and grounds create a lively atmosphere, but you’ll feel away from it all when you retreat back to your private room, equipped with high-end appointments and everything needed for a restful stay. We can’t wait to host you; book your room today! 

Member Only Sunday

This Sunday, April 21st, our tasting room will be closed to the general public for a member-only event. non-club members are welcome to join us for $50 per person.