Two large clusters of green wine grapes hide underneath the vines at a local vineyard in Oregon's Mt. Hood Territory.

Oregon's wine country named best in world

Molly Johnson | 08/17/2017 | Canby, Farms & Wineries, Molalla, Oregon City, West Linn, Wilsonville, Wineries

#1wineregion Oregon Wine Country

Wine Tasting Wooden Shoe VineyardsOregon’s Mt. Hood Territory is a diverse landscape, ranging from stately Mt. Hood itself and includes part of Oregon Wine County. And according to Wine Enthusiast Magazine, the Willamette Valley is the wine region of the year. The Wine Star Awards are regarded as some of the most important in the wine industry and each year, the editors of Wine Enthusiast honor individuals, companies and regions that have made outstanding achievements and contributions in the wine and spirits world.

The Willamette Valley, Oregon’s leading wine region, has over two-thirds of the state’s wineries and vineyards and is home to nearly 500 wineries. It is recognized as one of the premier Pinot noir producing areas in the world. Most all of the wineries in Mt. Hood Territory are considered part of the Willamette Valley and it’s pretty special to have access to such top-tier wine so close to home.

These wineries add a personal, handcrafted approach to making wine with a desire to do things a little differently. Many winemakers in the Willamette Valley practice sustainable wine growing techniques based on their respect for the land and desire to see future generations continue the wine making tradition. Nearly half of all Willamette Valley vineyards are certified sustainable, making the valley the most sustainable wine region in the world.

With so many award winning wineries in our backyard we definitely recommend you make it out to one (or all) of them soon.

Wooden Shoe Vineyards: 33814 S. Meridian Rd. Woodburn, OR 97071

Whiskey Hill Winery & Postlewait’s Vineyards: 29510 S Barlow Rd, Canby, OR 97013

Villa Catalana Cellars: 11900 S Criteser Rd, Oregon City, OR 97045

Twill Cellars: 271775 SW Ribera Ln West Linn, OR 97068

Tumwater Vineyard: 375 SW Barrel House Way, West Linn, OR 97068

Terra Vina Wines: 33750 SW Ladd Hill Rd, Wilsonville, OR 97070

St. Josef’s Winery: 28836 S. Barlow Rd, Canby, OR 97013

Pete's Mountain Vineyard: 28101 SW Petes Mountain Rd, West Linn, OR 97068

Oswego Hills Winery: 450 S Rosemont Rd. West Linn, OR 97068

Kings Raven Winery: 1625 Washington St., #105 Oregon City, OR 97045

Hanson Vineyard: 34948 S Barlow Rd, Woodburn, OR 97071

Forest Edge Vineyard: 15640 S Spangler Rd, Oregon City, OR 97045

Christopher Bridge: 12770 S. Casto Road Oregon City, OR 97045

Campbell Lane Winery: 27411 SW Campbell Lane West Linn, OR 97068

Buddha Kat Winery: 17020 Ruben Lane Sandy, OR 97055

Boring Winery: 29300 SE Haley Rd, Boring, OR 97009

Beckham Estate Vineyard: 30790 SW Heater Rd, Sherwood, OR 97140

Alexeli: 35803 South Highway 213, Molalla, OR 97038

Molly Johnson grew up in Mt. Hood Territory and loves getting to write content inspiring others to visit her beloved home. She is currently generating content for mthoodterritory.com and for the #omht Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and Pinterest channels. 

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