One of the most beautiful places on earth is the Willamette Valley; it’s the heart of Oregon wine country. The temperate climate is the ultimate environment for Pinot noir, known as the most ancient of varietals and one of the more temperamental grapes to produce. Luckily, the seasons are kind to Pinot in Oregon wine country, and paired with the amazing talent of the winemakers and farmers in the area, we’re just surrounded by fantastic wines.
The Willamette Valley is one of the largest American Viticultural Areas or AVAs in the United States, coming in at around 3.5 million acres. Within the larger AVA of the Valley, nine smaller AVAs have been recognized as of 2020. Each of these pockets (or families) of vineyards produces unique characteristics to their wines due to elevation, soil makeup, weather, and many other environmental factors.
Our Bailey Family Vineyard is 23 acres of the McMinnville AVA in Oregon wine country, made up of 18 acres of Pinot noir, with 2.5 acres each of Chardonnay and Pinot Gris. To learn more about the details of our vineyards, read here. Our 50-acre estate is also home to Youngberg Hill wines and our Willamette Valley Bed and Breakfast. A stay at our Willamette Valley Inn drops you right into the land surrounding a working winery. Book your room today for a lovely Oregon wine country adventure.Read More