Wines and Wineries of the Year
The holidays are always a great time to step back and raise a glass in celebration—and we're proud and honored to receive superlative recognition from our friends in the media. Willamette Valley wine appeared on the following industry-leading lists in 2021.
Wine Spectator Top 100
Six Oregon wines, five from the Willamette Valley, achieved the coveted Wine Spectator Top 100 status. Read Joe Micallef's commentary in Forbes.
Alexana, 2018 Pinot Noir Dundee Hills, Revana Vineyard (#14)
Arterberry Maresh, 2018 Pinot Noir, Dundee Hills, Old Vines (#22)
Evening Land Chardonnay, 2018, Eola-Amity Hills Seven Springs (#27)
Zena Crown Vineyard, 2017 Pinot Noir, Eola-Amity Hills Slope (#34)
Chehalem, 2020 Chardonnay Willamette Valley Inox Unoaked (#58)
Wine Enthusiast Top 100
The Eyrie Vineyards' 2019 Estate Pinot Gris made Wine Enthusiast's #4 spot. This is the second highest-scoring American wine on the list and the first time an Oregon Pinot gris has made the list's Top 5. Eyrie joins three more Willamette Valley wineries and five total Oregon wineries who made the cut:
Ridgecrest 2020 Estate Dry Riesling (#16)
REX HILL Vineyard 2018 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir (#26)
Walter Scott 2019 X-Novo Vineyard Chardonnay (#48)
Quady North 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon (#67)
Wine & Spirits Top 100 Wineries of 2021
Eight Oregon wineries, including seven in the Willamette Valley, were honored by Wine & Spirits in its year-end roundup. Read the press release.
James Suckling's Top 100 Wines of 2021
James Suckling honored two Willamette Valley wines among his favorite 100 wines of the year.
Antica Terra Pinot Noir Eola-Amity Hills Antikythera 2018
Cristom Pinot Noir Willamette Valley Eola-Amity Hills Jessie Vineyard 2018