Nestled in the picturesque Pacific Northwest, Oregon has steadily emerged as a renowned wine region, offering a unique terroir and a growing community of boutique winemakers. 

Fossil & Fawn: Crafting Wines with a Sense of Place

I started my trip with Fossil & Fawn, a winery located in the Willamette Valley, a region celebrated for its Pinot Noir. Fossil & Fawn, run by husband-and-wife team Jim Fischer and Jenny Mosbacher, stands out for their commitment to sustainable and organic farming practices.

The allure of Fossil & Fawn's wines: The moment you taste their Pinot Noir, you'll be transported to their vineyards. The flavors are pure, the texture silky, and there's a sense of terroir that's unmistakable. The winery's hands-on approach and respect for the land result in wines that are a true reflection of their origins.

Maloof Wines: A Testament to Craftsmanship

Next on our wine adventure is Maloof Wines. Maloof Wines has gained recognition for their small-batch, artisanal approach to winemaking. The Maloof’s dedication to organic farming and minimal intervention winemaking. Maloof Wines' commitment to biodynamic practices and low intervention techniques allows the unique characteristics of each vintage to shine through.

Eyrie Vineyards: Pioneers of Oregon Wine

We concluded at Eyrie Vineyards, a true Oregon wine pioneer. Founded by David Lett in 1965, Eyrie Vineyards played a crucial role in establishing the Willamette Valley as a premier Pinot Noir region.

Visiting Eyrie Vineyards is like stepping back in time to the roots of Oregon winemaking. Their Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays are iconic, and they continue to set the standard for quality. The winery's long history and commitment to traditional winemaking methods make it a must-visit for any wine enthusiast.

We had the best time visiting Oregon! It was incredibly beautiful, the wines were amazing, and the views from the vineyards were breathtaking. It was one of the best wine trips I’ve had. I have visited many regions, but the pacific northwest is the first region I’m truly excited to visit again!

October 04, 2023 — Melissa Winkler