I’ve always enjoyed the Pinot Blancs and Pinot Noirs from Cameron Winery, and I wish I could have had a chance to visit this colorful family, but hopefully, I’ll have a chance to visit them later in life.
Our college tour schedule took us to the Oregon wine country for an evening.
Existing in a latitude similar to the Bourgogne region of France, years ago, vineyards in the Willamette Valley region of Oregon began experimenting with the Pinot Noir grape. Today, the Pinots from Oregon are highly revered.
The Pinot Noir grape is a black grape wine. The name is derived from the French words for “pine” and “black” referring to the cone shape of the dark, tightly clustered, bunches of fruit.
The Pinot Noir grapes are grown in a number of cooler regions all over the world, but they are primarily associated with the burgundy region of France, and now, the Willamette Valley in Oregon. The Burgundy or Pinot Noir wines produced from this grape are considered by many to be one of the best wines in the world. Cultivating and transforming this grape into a refined beverage is not an easy process, making it a more rare and sought after bottle.
Given our schedule, this gate was the closest I came to visiting any of the vineyards.
For now, I’m happy to have just had a peek.