WINE ENTHUSIAST MAGAZINE AWARDS OREGON’S WILLAMETTE VALLEY 2016 WINE STAR AWARD
We are thrilled to announce Wine Enthusiast Magazine has awarded Oregon’s Willamette Valley as its 2016 Wine Region of the Year for the annual Wine Star Awards. Other 2016 nominees included Champagne, Crete, Sonoma County, and Provence.
The Wine Star Award recognizes the tremendous efforts and achievements in the wine industry. Each year, the editors of Wine Enthusiast honor individuals, companies and regions that have made outstanding achievements and contributions in the wine and spirits world, and we are thrilled and humbled to have the hard work of Willamette Valley winemakers be recognized so prestigiously.
The Willamette Valley is also home to two other nominees recognized for their achievements in the wine industry: Jim Bernau, of Willamette Valley Vineyards, earned a nomination for Person of the year, and King Estate, located in the southern-most part of the Willamette Valley, was nominated for American Winery of the year.