It is truly the king of the hill and what we stake our reputation on. With that many wineries to choose from and noting that each one produces on average 6 different Pinot Noirs each year, it is a daunting task to determine which ones to visit. My answer? Visit them all! Each one has a story to tell, unique wines distinct for their soils and weather, and winemakers who put their mark on the wines. Yes, that will take time, but it will be worth every drop.
But if you need a starting point, here is my list of “go-to” wineries in each sub-AVA. This list is based on the flavor profile of the wines distinct to that AVA, the winemaker, the vineyard, less known, smaller, etc. We will be expanding this page soon to show some of the best Oregon Pinot Noir Wineries via map.