Summer has officially begun and here in the Pacific Northwest that means an increase in wine tourism. The Willamette Valley is in the heart of Oregon’s agriculture, and in Oregon we grow lots and lots of wine grapes. We’re mostly known for our world-renowned Pinot Noir, but there are many different varietals grown here.
I live in the upper portion of the Willamette Valley, where thousands of people visit every year. Slightly further south though, around the state’s capital, Salem, you’ll find some amazing views and wine tasting options. While the tasting rooms are spread out a bit, the ambiance and variety of atmospheres you’ll get out of visiting these tasting rooms are worth taking an extra day to drive around.