2019 Oregon, USA Media Trip

February 25-28, 2019

Sip and Savor in the Willamette Valley this Winter

Scenic Sunset in Dundee, Oregon Image by David Nershi
Scenic Sunset in Dundee, Oregon ~ Image by David Nershi

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:

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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.

 

Excellent Pacific Northwest cuisine is found in the Willamette Valley Image by David Nershi
Excellent Pacific Northwest cuisine is found in the Willamette Valley ~ Image by David Nershi

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.

ColdFire Brewery In Eugene offers a wide variety of craft beer Image by David Nershi
ColdFire Brewery In Eugene offers a wide variety of craft beer ~ Image by David Nershi

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.

 

Abbey Road Farm Silos Image by Jana Seitzer
Abbey Road Farm Silos ~ Image by Jana Seitzer

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 Image by David Nershi
Alloro Vineyard ~ Image by David Nershi

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!

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. 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.

Side-by-side Tasting of Pinot Noir at The Dundee Bistro Image by Priscilla Willis
Side-by-side Tasting of Pinot Noir at The Dundee Bistro ~ Image by Priscilla Willis

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 McMinnville Image by Priscilla Willis
Historic sign for Blue Moon Bar & Grill in McMinnville ~ Image by Priscilla Willis

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

View from the porch of Abbey Road Farm Image by Christine Cutler
View from the porch of Abbey Road Farm ~ Image by Christine Cutler

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.

Abbey Road Farm Birdhouse in Snow Image by Christine Cutler
Abbey Road Farm Birdhouse in Snow ~ Image by Christine Cutler

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.