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Willamette Valley Vineyards

Summer Wine and Fun

Summertime in Oregon is the perfect time to get outside, gather with friends and explore our beautiful state. We took a moment to ask some of our Winery employees about their favorite summer activity, and of course, favorite summer wine. We hope you enjoy hearing from our staff and get some inspiration for your next summer activity!



Joe, Head Winemaker

Favorite Summer Activity: Cooking on his smoker

Favorite Summer Wine: Estate Rosé of Pinot Noir

Winemaker Joe holding rosé and smoked meat

Employee Tayler relaxing with her dog Chief


Tayler, Wine Club & Ownership Manager

Favorite Summer Activity: Relaxing outside with her dogs

Favorite Summer Wine: Bernau Block Pinot Noir


Cora, Tasting Room Associate

Favorite Summer Activity: Floating the river

Favorite Summer Wine: Pinot Blanc

Employee Cora holding wine at the river


Julia, Hospitality Coordinator

Favorite Summer Activity: Hiking at the coast

Favorite Summer Wine: Dijon Clone Chardonnay


Rich, Chief Financial Officer

Favorite Summer Activity: Camping on the Breitenbush River

Favorite Summer Wine: Pinot Gris

CFO Rich holding Pnot Gris next to the Breitenbush River while camping

Kara holding a metal from the Shamrock Run in Porltand


Kara, Wine Club Assistant

Favorite Summer Activity: Participating in local runs and 5Ks

Favorite Summer Wine: Pinot Blanc


Jose, Winery Ambassador

Favorite Summer Activity: Playing Sunday soccer

Favorite Summer Wine: Méthode Champenoise Brut


Jose playing soccer

Spence golfing in a tropical place


Spence, Estate General Manager

Favorite Summer Activity: Golfing 

Favorite Summer Wine: Estate Rosé of Pinot Noir


Betty, Tasting Room Associate 

Favorite Summer Activity: Trips to the Oregon Coast

Favorite Summer Wine: Tualatin Estate Pinot Noir

Betty and husband cheersing wine on the beach

Suzanne doing yoga while holding a bottle of wine


Suzanne, Winery Ambassador

Favorite Summer Activity: Teaching Saturday yoga at the vineyard

Favorite Summer Wine: Pinot Blanc


Time Posted: Jul 30, 2019 at 12:00 PM Permalink to Summer Wine and Fun Permalink
Founded in 1983 by Oregon native Jim Bernau with the dream of creating world-class Pinot Noir,
Willamette Valley Vineyards has grown from a bold idea into one of the region’s leading wineries, earning the title “One of America’s Great Pinot Noir Producers” from Wine Enthusiast Magazine


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