Education is a core piece of the WVWA’s mission to promote, preserve and advance the prestige of the Willamette Valley AVA and its wines. In this section, you can find information about our webinars and masterclasses, education-oriented events like Oregon Pinot Camp and Pinot in the City, and educational tools and resources you can use with your team, trade contacts and customers. For questions about education at the WVWA, contact Megan Markel.
OREGON PINOT CAMP
Every year 270 hand-selected members of the wine trade come to the Willamette Valley for three days of unparalleled wine education and the chance to learn about Oregon Pinot noir from its top winemakers and key players. Learn more...
PINOT IN THE CITY TRADE TASTINGS
Willamette Valley wineries hit the road to bring some of our best wines to cities around the country including New York, Chicago, Denver, San Francisco, and Houston. Stay tuned for 2023 updates.
WILLAMETTE: THE PINOT NOIR AUCTION
At our annual trade-only auction, influencers of the wine trade get to experience what makes Oregon remarkable, exemplified in unique expressions of the best Pinot noir from local wineries. For two days, 80+ of the region’s wineries and winemakers host a series of special tastings and gatherings, culminating in a live auction. Learn more...
The WVWA conducts regular educational events for consumers and the trade. In conjunction with Pinot in the City events and globally recognized conferences such as TEXSOM and SommCon, we have held a number of master classes led by prominent wine industry presenters including Elaine Chukan Brown and Bree Stock MW. We have offered several webinars on a variety of topics; see them all on our YouTube channel.
Upcoming webinars are posted on our Event Calendar, and opportunities for members to participate or submit wine can be found on the WV Portal Bulletin Board. Email Megan Markel with any questions about educational programs at the WVWA.
The following educational tools are available for dissemination to your staff, consumers and members of the trade. Please direct inquiries about additional education resources to Megan Markel.
Oregon Wine Board Industry Classes and Opportunities Calendar
Current Projects at Oregon Wine Research Institute
OTHER EDUCATIONAL PLATFORMS
Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET)
Oregon Wine Research Institute at Oregon State University
Linfield University Wine Studies Program
Wine Studies at Chemeketa College
AHIVOY Oregon Mentorship and Education for Vineyard Stewards