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There is no better place than Oregon to go for Burgundy-style Pinot Noir in the world right now without paying the prices Burgundy demands. Oregon has brough in French root stock and some of the best French wine makers to consult, as a result Oregon has created the "New Burgundy" at 1/3 to 1/2 the price of the French houses. With 2008 one of the best rated growing years, this area will be on fire with the new releases.

Premium Houses

Bergstrom, Bethel Heights, Penner-Ash, Solena, Scott Paul, Siduri, Soter, and St. Innocent

Varietals to look for in Oregon

Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, and Chardonnay (on the rise!)

Red Wines Worth the Search

Solena Pinot Noir Grande Cuvee 2007

Siduri Muirfield Vineyard 2006

Maysara Jamsheed 2007

Scott Paul La Paulee 2006

White Wines Worth the Search

King Estate Pinot Gris 2008

Lange Pinot Gris 2008

Anne Amie Pinot Gris 2008

Maysara Pinot Gris 2007

Solena Pinot Gris 2007

Oregon Wine Resources

The Oregon Wine Board is the Oregon state agency that supports the Oregon wine and website, featuring information about Oregon, the wine tourism industry, the wineries and growers in the state, and more. Their site notes that%2www.thewinehousenewyork.comousenewyork.com industry contributes over $1.4 billion of economic activity to the state economy each year, including over 8,500 wine-related jobs and $200 million in wages."

The Oregon Wine Board also links the latest Jancis Robinson report on Oregon at http://www.oregonwine.org/Resources/Category/0001/0003/79/Jancis_Robinson.pdf.

Wikipedia has an excellent entry for Oregon Wine, as well as entries for several of the major wine producing areas, such as the Willamette Valley AVA.

The Wine Advocate most recently featured Oregon's Willamette Valley wines, in Issue #185, in October 2009.