We treasure our environment and use sustainable practices in growing and vinifying our wine grapes.
Our mission in growing cool-climate varietals is to create elegant, classic Oregon wines from the Willamette Valley Appellation.
Founded in 1983 by Oregon native Jim Bernau with the dream of creating world-class Pinot Noir,Willamette Valley Vineyards has grown from a bold idea into one of the region’s leading wineries, earning the title “One of America’s Great Pinot Noir Producers” from Wine Enthusiast Magazine.
Our approach is to grow, by hand, the highest quality fruit using careful canopy management and yield balance, to achieve wines that are truly expressive of the varietal and the place where they are grown. We ferment and barrel each vineyard lot separately and display the best of these in our single vineyard designate bottlings. Our stylistic emphasis is on pure varietal fruit characters, with attention to depth, richness of mouthfeel and balance. The wines are truly a collaborative effort of the entire vineyard and winemaking staff.