Oregon Pinot noirs are the real deal, folks. Our co-founder, Andrew Harding, has gone on record many times calling it the greatest wine in the world, period. The state's climate and soil conditions are perfect for growing these delicate grapes, and the winemakers in the Willamette Valley know exactly how to bring out the best in them.
First off, let's talk about the weather. The Willamette Valley has a cool and wet climate, which is perfect for growing Pinot noir grapes. These grapes need a moderate climate to ripen slowly and evenly, and that's exactly what they get in Oregon. Plus, the ocean breeze and frequent rainfall keep everything in check and make sure the grapes don't get too stressed out.
But it's not just the climate that makes Oregon Pinot Noirs so special. The soil in the Willamette Valley is also a huge factor. It's rich in volcanic ash and sediment, which provides the grapes with just the right balance of nutrients and drainage. This soil, combined with the cool climate, gives the grapes a unique combination of acidity and tannins, which is what gives Oregon Pinot noirs their signature balance and complexity.
Now, let's talk about the winemakers. These guys and gals are experts at what they do. They've been growing and producing Pinot noir wines for decades, and they know exactly how to bring out the best in the grapes. They hand-pick the grapes at the perfect time, and use a variety of techniques to produce wines that are truly one-of-a-kind.
Another thing that makes Oregon Pinot Noirs unique is the variety of styles that are produced in the region. From lighter and more delicate styles to full-bodied and rich styles, there's something for everyone. This is due to the different microclimates and soil types found in the region, which allows winemakers to produce a wide range of wines that are all unique and delicious.
And let's not forget about sustainability. Many wineries in Oregon use organic and biodynamic farming methods, which helps to preserve the natural balance of the land and produce wines that are not only delicious but also good for the earth.
All in all, Oregon Pinot Noirs are the real deal – our favorite wine in the world, in fact. The state's perfect climate and soil conditions, combined with the expertise of the winemakers and their commitment to sustainability, make for wines that are truly top-notch. So next time you're looking to try something new, give an Oregon Pinot noir a shot. Trust us, you won't regret it.