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Guess What? Willamette Valley Wineries Make the Cut Once Again

Published: July 13, 2017


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Eugene, OR — Expedia's Viewfinder Travel blog writer Koleun Adamson recently reviewed social media reactions to come up with a list of nine wine growing regions that have more than just good wine going for them.  No surprise to those of us here in Oregon that the Willamette Valley made its way onto the list. Still basking in the glow of receiving the 2016 Wine Enthusiast Wine Star Award, for top growing region in the world, the Willamette Valley just keeps getting noticed. 

Six categories received ratings from 1 (low) to 5 (high). Here's how the Willamette Valley scored:
⇒ Wine Selection - 5
⇒ Dining Options - 5
⇒ Transportation - 3
⇒ Activities - 4
⇒ Buzz Factor - 5
⇒ Social Media Presence - 4

The Willamette Valley was the only region to receive a 5 for wine selection!  

Wine tasting is year-round, but there's no better time to experience our South Willamette Wineries, including our newest winery Hayworth Estate Wines (opening in August) located just north of Coburg. Pick up a Pinot Bingo passport from the Eugene, Cascades & Coast visitor center downtown or Eugene, Cascades & Coast Adventure Center in Springfield and start your tasting journey today! 

As you memorialize your visit through selfies, group photos and vineyard photos, be sure to tag them #RealOregon and we'll use them on the Eugene, Cascades & Coast website!  

Author: Andy Vobora

Vice-President of Stakeholder Relations, Travel Lane County
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Travel Lane County markets and promotes the Eugene, Cascades and Coast region as a destination for travel, conventions, sports, meetings and events. It serves as a private, nonprofit association dedicated to economic development through visitor spending, which pumped more than $783 million into Lane County, Oregon's economy in 2019.