Oregon is a world-class wine region with more than 700 wineries, and more than 1,000 vineyards growing 72 varieties of grapes.
The Willamette Valley, Oregon’s leading wine region, has two-thirds of the state’s wineries and vineyards and is home to more than 500 wineries. It is recognized as one of the premier Pinot noir producing areas in the world.
The Willamette Valley is a huge and varied appellation that includes six sub-appellations: Chehalem Mountains, Dundee Hills, Eola-Amity Hills, McMinnville, Ribbon Ridge and Yamhill-Carlton.
The Premier Willamette Valley Wineries Association will host Pinot in the City 2018.
Seventy wineries from Oregon’s Willamette Valley will showcase some of the world’s most exciting Pinot Noirs.
The evening tasting event at Morgan Manufacturing will feature owners and winemakers pouring a selection of wines, including library and current releases, paired with delicious Pinot noir-friendly small bites.
Come taste the wines that are putting the Willamette Valley in the news and mingle with the people who are making it happen. Sip Pinot noir, Chardonnay, Pinot gris, Pinot blanc, sparkling wines and more showcasing the best that Oregon has to offer.
Follow this link to purchase tickets and get a list of participating wineries:
WHEN: Tuesday, May 15, 2018
WHERE: Morgan Manufacturing at 401 N. Morgan in Chicago
In addition, there will be a full week of activities including consumer wine dinners, retailer partnerships, and desk-side media appointments.
On May 15th, there will be two trade and media walk-around tastings where you can taste the wines and meet with winery representatives.
The walk-around tastings will be augmented by two master class seminars led by renowned wine writer, Elaine Brown. During the evening we will welcome wine lovers to a ticketed wine tasting event.
Here are some links to the fabulous wines in Willamette:
Pinot Noir Country Detail A closer look at the Willamette Valley’s sub-appellations and key towns:
Check out Oregon’s A List Wine Restaurants
Check out some Wine Stats:
Dr. EveAnn Lovero writes Travel Guides @ www.vino-con-vista.com