Haven’t you always wanted an exotic vacation to France where you visit the lush countryside of the french wine region? Well, did you know that the Willamette Valley is almost identically mirroring the climate conditions Burgundy, FR? So, you’ve got the second best thing right here at home. The people around here might not be eating baguettes and speaking french when you walk in, but they sure are friendly and will probably serve you some pairing chocolates or other treats to go with your wine tasting.
There are over 300 wineries in the Willamette Valley, all featuring some of the best and boldest wines around. You can find Willamette Valley wines all over the country, but it’s a completely different experience visiting them in person. Aside from growing and producing some of the globe’s best wine varieties, the scenery is truly stunning. Many of these wineries sit a top rolling hillsides overlooking marvelous, vine-covered valleys, making for magnificent views during the wine tour. Surrounded by an abundance of local food to pair with your wine drinking, along with the welcoming spirit of the people, it can’t get much better than the Willamette Valley.
Location and climate are some of the most key factors when producing supreme wines. The willamette valley has some ideal conditions, which is part of what makes it so great for wine production. Being relatively mild year round, the region has cool, wet winters and warm, dry summers. Mostly avoiding extreme temperatures, the valley doesn’t often get snow and most of the annual rainfall happens outside of the growing season. What does all this mean? Fantastic Oregon wine.
Since the first planting of the Pinot Noir grape in 1965, the Willamette Valley has come a long way and is now widely considered to be one of the best producers of Pino Noir in the world. Maybe Pinot isn’t your jam, wineries in Oregon have also been experimenting with different grape varietals for years and have begun creating and mastering many other fantastic wines such as Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay. These other varietals may haven’t reached a world-class reputation yet, but they perform well in the region, producing exquisite wines.
As you know by now, The Willamette Valley is foremost known for it’s Pinot Noir. The grape reacts favorably well to the temperate climate. The region also produces a fantastic Pino Gris and Chardonnay, which are the second and third most produced wines in the Willamette Valley. These are amazing wines and if you haven’t tried them yet, the best way to do so is while visiting the wineries and getting the entire visual experience of the vineyards. You’ll be seeing their production houses and how they create the wine all while enjoying the brilliant flavors of their end product.
Why not appreciate the Willamette Valley wineries and vineyards is through a Aspen Limo Wine Tour? It will surely add an element of elegance and fun to your visit. Our extensive collection of vehicles can accommodate anything from a intimate reunion with friends, to a large, extended-family event. Our knowledgeable staff knows where to go and will take all the responsibility of transportation off your hands to ensure you have a fun, safe, and fantastic experience. Call us today for reservations and inquiries.