In the southwest corner of the Pacific Northwest lies an underrated gem in the wine world named Oregon, which history buffs know to be part of the Louisiana Purchase and the end of the Lewis and Clark Trail. The state’s terrain offers everything from high desert to a rocky Pacific coast, volcanic mountains, waterfalls and evergreen forests.

Oregon’s place in the agricultural world is unique in that it produces what are often considered “luxury” products. Berries abound, from basic blue, black and raspberries to the more exclusive huckleberries, marionberries and boysenberries. Add bok choy, hazelnuts, truffles and hops to the list and you’ll have a what’s what in cool weather agriculture. This is Oregon’s selling point and it gives the state a particular, unchallenged place in the market—in fact, with the exception of blueberries, most of the berries produced in the country come from here. The same is true of hops, used in making beer. Along the coast and in the rivers, salmon fishing is a substantial industry, both in terms of tourism and production.

And then there is wine, which is a relatively recent development in the state. Although the first Oregon wineries were founded in late 1800s, it was almost a century later in the early 1960s that the wine industry began to develop—in what’s now the Umpqua Valley American Viticultural Area (AVA), not the Willamette. What? Zinfandel is Oregon’s grape? Who knew?

Although Noble Grapes—Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah—are planted successfully, Southern Oregon is increasingly becoming known for its Spanish varietals. Abacela in particular has a formidable reputation for their Grenache, Tempranillo and Albarino. But there’s a big difference in Southern Oregon and the Willamette Valley AVAs further north.

In the late 60s, David Lett planted the first Pinot Noir in the Willamette Valley. This was followed a few years later by the Eraths, Ponzis and Adelsheims. Since that time, Oregon’s reputation has grown to that of a world class Pinot Noir producer, even attracting Old World producers to the party: in 1987, the 125 year old house of Joseph Drouhin purchased 100 acres in the Dundee Hills. The cool temperatures formed by the Coast and the Cascade Mountains, plus the rain shadow caused by the Coast Range make for prime Pinot Noir climate.

Scroll down to find Oregon's best wineries. The "Highest Visitor Ratings" section lists Oregon wineries that have received visitors' highest ratings for service, views, and wine quality. The "Highest Wine Critic Ratings" section lists the producers of Oregon's best wines based on awards won at international wine competitions and ratings from publications such as Wine Spectator, Wine Enthusiast and The Wine Advocate.

The "All Oregon Wineries" section contains a comprehensive, and continuously updated, list of Oregon wineries. Click "map view" to access the advanced winery search to find wineries that provide vineyard lodging, have food available to complement their wines, host vineyard weddings, or produce wines from organic grapes. We make it easy to find the best wine tour and tasting destinations in Oregon wine country.



Applegate Valley AVA

Chehalem Mountains AVA

Columbia Gorge AVA

Columbia Valley AVA

Dundee Hills AVA

Elkton Oregon AVA

Eola-Amity Hills AVA


McMinnville AVA

Red Hill Douglas County, Oregon

Ribbon Ridge AVA

Rogue Valley AVA

Snake River Valley AVA

Southern Oregon AVA

The Rocks District of Milton-Freewater AVA

Umpqua Valley AVA

Walla Walla Valley AVA

Willamette Valley AVA

Yamhill-Carlton AVA

Yamhill-Carlton Region

Recent Winery Reviews


Oregon Wine Events


Jefferson Public Radio Wine Tasting (2016)

2/11/2016 - 2/11/2016


Bubbles Fest (2016)

2/13/2016 - 2/13/2016


Newport Seafood & Wine Festival (2016)

2/18/2016 - 2/21/2016


Oregon Chardonnay Celebration (2016)

2/27/2016 - 2/27/2016


Walla Walla Wine @ Pure Space (2016)

2/29/2016 - 2/29/2016


Greatest of the Grape (2016)

3/05/2016 - 3/05/2016


Savor Cannon Beach (2016)

3/10/2016 - 3/13/2016


SIP - McMinnville Wine & Food Classic (2016)

3/11/2016 - 3/13/2016


Rhapsody in the Vineyard (2016)

3/12/2016 - 3/12/2016


Willamette Valley Wine & Jazz Festival (2016)

3/12/2016 - 3/13/2016


Spring Beer & Wine Fest (2016)

3/25/2016 - 3/26/2016


Vine2Wine (2016)

4/16/2016 - 4/16/2016


Astoria Warrenton Crab, Seafood & Wine Festival (2016)

4/22/2016 - 4/24/2016


A Taste of Ashland (2016)

4/23/2016 - 4/24/2016


Canby Wine, Food & Brew Fest (2016)

6/03/2016 - 6/05/2016


Carlton Crush (2016)

9/10/2016 - 9/10/2016


Feast Portland (2016)

9/15/2016 - 9/18/2016


Ashland Culinary Festival (2016)

11/04/2016 - 11/16/2016


Portland Holiday Food & Gift Festival (2016)

11/11/2016 - 11/13/2016


Top Varieties


Pinot Noir

Pinot Gris/Grigio







Sauvignon Blanc



Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Franc


Petite Sirah





Oregon Wine Links

Applegate Valley Wine Trail
Backroads Wine Club
Cellar 503 Wine Club
Chehalem Mountains Winegrowers
Columbia Gorge Winegrowers Association
Dundee Hills Winegrowers Association
Eola-Amity Hills AVA
Great Northwest Wine
Made In Oregon Wine Club
McMinnville Winegrowers Association
Northwest Wine Anthem
Oregon Pinot Noir Club
Oregon Wine Board
Oregon Wine Country Electric Vehicle Byway
Oregon Wine Press
Oregon Winette
Prince of Pinot - PinotFile
Rogue Valley Winegrowers Association
South Willamette Wineries Association
Southern Oregon Winery Association
Umpqua Valley Winegrowers Association
Upper Rogue Wine Trail
Willamette Valley Wineries
Wine Julia
Wine Press Northwest
Yamhill-Carlton AVA

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Oregon Wineries - Highest Wine Critic Ratings

1.   Bergstrom Winery  
2.   Le Cadeau Vineyard  
3.   Aberrant Cellars  
4.   Alloro Vineyard  
5.   Antica Terra  
6.   Archery Summit Winery  
7.   Arterberry Maresh  
8.   Ayoub Vineyard  
9.   Ayres Vineyard & Winery  
10.   Beaux Freres  

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Award Winning and Highest Rated Oregon Wines - Buy Direct

2011 Agate Ridge Vineyard Malbec $35.00 WoW BOS

2012 Bethel Heights Vineyard Aeolian Pinot Noir $42.00 ST 92

2012 Broadley Vineyards Pinot Noir Estate $25.00 ST 90

2012 Bryn Mawr Vineyards Pinot Noir $30.00 ST 90

2012 Cowhorn Spiral 36 White Table Wine $28.00 WE 91

2010 Cowhorn Syrah 58 Applegate Valley $45.00 WE 92

2011 Dobbes Family Estate Pinot Noir Amelia Rose Cuvee $45.00 WA 88

2012 Elk Cove La Bohème Pinot Noir Willamette Valley $60.00 WE 94

2012 Foris Pinot Blanc Rogue Valley $14.00 WE 88

2012 Foris Pinot Gris Rogue Valley $14.00 WE 86

2011 Foris Vineyards Winery Pinot Noir Maple Ranch $35.00 ST 91

2011 Grochau Cellars Pinot Noir Dundee Hills $30.00 ST 90

2012 J. Scott Cellars Chardonnay Rogue Valley $23.00 WE 87

2010 J. Scott Cellars Syrah Rogue Valley $23.00 WE 86

2011 Jaxon Grenache Rogue Valley $36.00 WE 89

2011 Jaxon Tradición Red Rogue Valley $32.00 WE 87

2011 Kriselle Cellars Sangiovese Rogue Valley $28.00 SFChron2014 Gold

2011 Ledger David Cellars Malbec Rogue Valley $28.00 LAIntl2014 Gold

2012 Owen Roe Pinot Noir Durant Vineyard $42.00 ST 92

2012 Owen Roe Pinot Noir Sojourner Vineyard $42.00 ST 92

2012 PURPLE HANDS Pinot Noir Willamette Valley $20.00 WS 91

2012 Purple Hands Pinot Noir Barron Wahl Vineyard $35.00 WS 93

2012 RoxyAnn Estate Chardonnay Rogue Valley $26.00 BTI 89

2011 RoxyAnn Estate Viognier Rogue Valley $20.00 BTI 91

2011 RoxyAnn Merlot Rogue Valley $25.00 WE 88

2011 Scott Paul The Long Run Pinot Noir $45.00 WE 92

2012 Scott Paul Wine Cellars Pinot Noir Pre $48.00 ST 92

2012 Seven of Hearts Pinot Noir Durant Vineyard $35.00 ST 92

2011 Silvan Ridge Viognier Rogue Valley $18.00 WE 86

2012 St. Innocent Winery Pinot Noir Momtazi Vineyard $36.00 ST 92

2012 St. Innocent Winery Pinot Noir Temperance Hill $36.00 ST 92

2012 Thistle Pinot Noir Dundee Hills $32.00 WE 91

2013 Trisaetum Estates Reserve Dry Riesling $32.00 WE 95

2012 Winter's Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir Block 9-115 $44.00 ST 93

2012 Winter's Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir Block 9-115 $44.00 ST 93

2012 Zenith Vineyard Pinot Noir Estate $25.00 ST 90

All Oregon Wineries (642) [map view]

12 Ranch Wines

1789 Wines

2Hawk Vineyard & Winery

3 Fools Wine

5Q Wines

A Blooming Hill Vineyard & Winery

A To Z Wineworks

Abacela Winery

Abbelone Wine

Abbey Creek Vineyard

Aberrant Cellars

Abiqua Wind Vineyard

Adea Wine Company

Adelsheim Vineyard

Agate Ridge Vineyard

Airlie Winery

Alexana Wines

Alexeli Vineyard & Winery

Alloro Vineyard

Amalie Robert Estate

Amity Vineyards


Anam Cara Cellars

Anam Cara Cellars - Vineyard

Ancient Cellars

Anderson Family Vineyards

Andrew Rich

Angel Vine

Angela Estate

Anindor Vineyards

Ankeny Vineyard

Anne Amie Vineyards

Anthony Dell Cellars

Antica Terra

Apolloni Vineyards

Aramenta Cellars

ArborBrook Vineyards

Arcane Cellars at Wheatland Winery

Archer Vineyard

Archery Summit Winery


Argyle Winery

Armonea Wines - Wine Country Farm Cellars

Arterberry Maresh

Artisanal Wine Cellars

Artisanal Wine Cellars Tasting Room

Ashland Vineyards And Winery

Asilda Winery


Aubichon Cellars

August Cellars

August Cellars Tasting Room

Aurora Vines

Authentique Wine Cellars

Ayoub Vineyard

Ayres Vineyard & Winery


Baptista Maresh Vineyard

Barbara Thomas Wines

Barking Frog Winery

Barrel Fence Cellars

Basket Case Wines

Battle Creek Winery

Beacon Hill Winery

Beaux Freres

Becker Vineyard

Beckham Estate Vineyard

Bella Vida

Belle Fiore Estate & Winery

Belle Pente Vineyards

Bells Up Winery

Benton-Lane Winery

Bergstrom Winery


Bethel Heights Vineyard

Big Table Farm

Biggio Hamina

Bjornson Vineyard

Black Walnut Inn & Vineyard

Blakeslee Vineyard Estate

Blizzard Wines

Bodhichitta Winery

Boedecker Cellars

Bomb Wines

Bow & Arrow Wine

Bradley Vineyards

Brandborg Vineyard & Winery

Brick House Wine Company

Bridgeview Vineyard & Winery

Bridgeview Vineyard & Winery - Applegate Valley

Brigadoon Wine Company

Briggs Hill Vineyards

Brittan Vineyards

Broadley Vineyards

Brooks Winery

Bryn Mawr Vineyards


Buddha Kat Winery

Cabernet Creek Farms

Calamity Hill Vineyard