Willamette Valley Vineyards
Founder Jim Bernau began planting in 1983. His passion was to make Pinot Noir that would be a classic, elegant representation of the Willamette Valley growing region. Over the past 30 years, with determination and the help of many extraordinary people, Jim’s dream has become a reality. Willamette is now producing high quality, sustainably grown Pinot Noir and other cool-climate varietals.
Willamette believes wine tastes better when made from naturally grown wine grapes. WVV is now the leading producer of Oregon Certified Sustainable Wine, with all vineyards and winery certified LIVE (Low Input Viticulture and Enology) and Salmon Safe. Tending the vines by hand and using minimalist winemaking techniques in small-batch fermentations, Willamette Valley Vineyards strives to capture the unique sense of place with distinctive elegance and aromatic complexity.