Oregon Pinot Noir Wineries

Women sampling Oregon Pinot Noir Wine
Youngberg Hill Inn & Winery
10660 SW Youngberg Hill Rd
McMinnville, OR 97128
Pinot Noir Grapes in the Willamette Valley of Oregon
Amazing View of the Willamette Valley from Youngberg Hill Inn & Winery
The Vineyards at Youngberg Hill Inn & Winery
Guests Enjoying Pinot Noir wine at Youngberg Hill Inn & Winery

The Oregon wine industry has expanded significantly over the last 30 years thanks to the success in producing world-class Pinot Noirs. We have grown to over 1000 vineyards and over 800 wineries in the state and is continuing to grow. It is important to note that there are several distinct wine-growing regions in the state that have their own distinct characteristics.

Oregon Pinot Noir Winery Districts

  1. Willamette Valley
  2. Columbia River Gorge
  3. Walla Walla, Eastern Oregon
  4. Umpqua Valley
  5. Rogue Valley

There is a combination of AVAs (American Viticultural Areas) and sub-AVAs in each of these regions which create more distinctions. While Pinot Noir is grown to some extent in all these regions, Oregon’s recognition for producing world-class Pinot Noirs comes primarily from the vineyards and wineries in the Willamette Valley. Some of the best Willamette valley pinot noir wineries are just an hour from Portland, Oregon. There are over 500 vineyards and wineries in the Willamette Valley, with over 65% of grapes grown and wine made being Pinot Noir.

An Women sampling Oregon Pinot Noir Winery

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.

Best Oregon Pinot Noir Winery wine tasting map

Our Top Recommended Oregon Pinot Noir Wineries

  1. McMinnville AVA – Youngberg Hill
  2. Bailey Family Wines – McMinnville
  3. Yamhill-Carlton – Eminent Domain
  4. Eola-Amity Hills – Brooks
  5. Chehalem – Raptor Ridge
  6. Ribbon Ridge – Brickhouse
  7. Dundee – Winderlea

Of course, you can always stay closer to home in the McMinnville AVA at these great other great Oregon Pinot Noir Wineries.

  1. Yamhill Valley Vineyards
  2. Maysara
  3. Brittan
  4. Coeur De Terre

Enjoy your journey!

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