Sip and Savor in the Willamette Valley this Winter
2019 Oregon, USA Media Trip
February 25-28, 2019 

Pink & lavendar sunset behind stylist local market in Dundee, Oregon

Host: Willamette Valley Visitors Association

IFWTWA thanks our hosts and the Willamette Valley Visitors Association for coordinating our stay. All opinions expressed are the individual writer's and not those of, or influenced by IFWTWA.


IFWTWA Writers in Attendance:

*Original press tour cancelled by airlines due to snowstorm; solo trip completed in April 2019.


SOCIAL MEDIA: 

  • #visitwillamettevalley
  • @oregonwinetrav
  • @wvwines
  • @visitwillamettevalley

IFWTWA Media Trip participants utilize Twitter, Instagram, Insta Stories, Facebook, Facebook Live and/or Facebook Stories in addition to social media promotion by IFWTWA and its pages.


MEDIA PLACEMENTS:

Nershi, David. Vino-Sphere, March 1, 2019
"Willamette Valley Overflows with Dining and Lodging Options"
Planning a trip to Oregon Wine Country? Here's where to stay and eat.

Salmon entree at Subterra - A Wine Cellar Restaurant in Newberg, OR


Nershi, David. Vino-Sphere, April 10, 2019
"Oregon's Willamette Valley Encompasses Diverse Beverage Scene"
We understand if you think Willamette Valley is Pinot Noir only. Don’t look now, but the region boasts a burgeoning craft beer scene, new distilleries and the emergence of new grape varieties.
Beautiful brunette waitress offering a variety of craft beers in a wooden serving tray


Seitzer, Jana. Whisky + Sunshine, April 1, 2019
"Sleep in a Reclaimed Grain Silo at Abbey Road Farm"
The Silo Suites are the Abbey Farms Bed and Breakfast rooms housed in three grain silos on the property, two of which were at one point working silos on the Abbey Farm property.

Snow white covering sky & ground surrounding group of 3 Abbey Road Farm Silos

February 2018
~ Seitzer, Jana. Instagram: wiskynsunshine
BED and BREAKFAST GOALS, Abbey Road Farm
SUNSET, The Dundee Bistro
SPIRITS, 4 Spirits Distillery


Nershi, David. Vino-Sphere, May 1, 2019
"Our Premier Willamette Valley Pinot Noir Picks – Part 1"
For Pinot Noir lovers, Willamette Valley in Oregon Wine Country is the promised land. This famed region 30 miles south of Portland produces more than 80% of Oregon’s Pinot Noir and is home to more than 750 vineyards. We visited seven top wineries during our recent visit. Uncork and enjoy!

Alloro Vineyard Wine Barrels with good looking gentleman in foreground holding a glass of wine and gazing toward the barrels

Nershi, David. Vino-Sphere, May 5, 2019
"Our Premier Willamette Valley Pinot Noir Picks – Part 2"
For Pinot Noir lovers, Willamette Valley in Oregon Wine Country is the promised land. This famed region 30 miles south of Portland produces more than 80% of Oregon’s Pinot Noir and is home to more than 750 vineyards. We visited seven top wineries during our recent visit and picked our favorite Pinot Noir from each. We profiled the first four in Part 1. In our second installment we profile three more stellar wineries. Uncork and enjoy!


Willis, Priscilla. Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine, May 8, 2019
"Oregon's Willamette Valley Wine Country"
Wine Enthusiast Magazine awarded Oregon’s Willamette Valley as its 2016 Wine Region of the Year for the annual Wine Star Awards. If you’re a wine lover and haven’t explored Oregon Pinots or visited the region, it’s about time! I’m here today, on Big Blend Radio National Parks edition, to give you the 411 on how the Willamette Valley region has become the home of New World Pinot Noir! 


Willis, Priscilla. She's Cookin | food and travel, May 9, 2019

"Pioneers of Willamette Valley Pinot Noir"
In 1985, well before the 2004 movie “Sideways” sparked widespread Pinot Noir mania, Oregon Pinots shocked the world of oenophiles at a tasting at the International Wine Center in New York when a group of wine experts was unable to distinguish between Oregon Pinot Noirs and better known, more expensive French Burgundies resulting in the panel choosing three Oregon Pinot Noirs as their favorites. The rest is history as Willamette Valley Pinots have risen to their rightful place amongst the world’s most highly regarded wines.

Wine bottle close-up of Ponzi Vineyards Classico Pinot Noir

Willis, Priscilla. She's Cookin | food and travel, May 9, 2019 
"The Heart of Oregon Wine Country - McMinnville, Oregon"
Historic downtown McMinnville, Oregon, is the heart of Oregon Wine Country and where buzz for Oregon’s Pinot Noirs began. Strolling along 3rd Street is like stepping back in time, in a good way. There’s an art supply store, a family-owned jewelry store, music store, an independent book store, fabric store, antique shops, and clothing boutiques. No corporate coffee, chain restaurants, or retail clothier in sight. I felt like Marty McFly in search of the clock tower.
 

Historic sign for Blue Moon Bar & Grill in historic downtown McMinnville, Oregon.


Culter, Christine. Cold Pasta and Red Wine, May 14, 2019
"Three BIG Reasons the Willamette Valley Should Be on Your Bucket List"
Wine! Food! Coffee! You need to try all three in the Willamette Valley!

Chris,
This is a fantastic article. Thank you so much for the coverage and for sharing your experience!

-- Becca Barnhart, PR & Marketing Manager
Willamette Valley Visitors Association

Farmland at Abbey Road Farm

Culter, Christine. Cold Pasta and Red Wine, June 17, 2019
"Willamette Valley in Photos"
A photo is worth 1000 words, and this photo essay highlights the beauty of the Willamette Valley.

Birdhouse in snow

February-June 2019
Cutler, Christine. Instagram: coldpastaredwine
Dolly & Daphne
Breakfast = White grits, collards, scramble with homemade porchetta
Rose of Pinot noir from @chehalemwines
4 Spirits Habanero Spiced Rum
Coldfire Brews


Mazurkiewicz, Francesca. The Working Mom's Travels, July 29, 2019
Where to eat and drink in Willamette Valley, Oregon
Willamette Valley, Oregon is well known for being a premier wine region. The valley, also known as Oregon Wine Country, is approximately 150 miles long and is home to more than 500 wineries. I’ll admit I’m not overly enthusiastic about wine. I’ll have a glass now and again but I won’t even pretend to be a connoisseur. While many travel to Willamette Valley specifically for the wines, options are abundant for people like me who prefer fine craft beer or unique spirits. And then there is the incomparable dining. No matter what is in your glass, you will no doubt be delighted by what’s on your plate.



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