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Wine Lover's Guide to the Willamette Valley

While the Pacific Northwest state is primarily known for its pinot noirs, Oregon’s varied terrain and microclimates make it suitable for growing everything from muscat to malbec grapes, particularly in the sunnier southern portions of the state. From Portland, it’s around a 45-minute drive south to the northern reaches of one of Oregon’s best-known wine-producing regions, the Willamette Valley.
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