Thursday, June 2, 2016
Willamette Valley Helps Produce Oregon’s Best Wine
Oregon-based property manager Paul Kerley is the owner and president of Commercial Property Resources, Inc. Located in the state capital of Salem, Paul Kerley owns over 1,000 residential properties in Oregon. Located in the Willamette valley, Salem, Oregon is an area perfectly suited to wine lovers and connoisseurs, with over 500 wineries.
Nicknamed, “Oregon Wine Country,” the Willamette valley is home to nearly 20,000 acres of vineyard. A whopping 14,027 acres of that is for the area’s main variety, pinot noir. The valley is dotted with vineyards and wineries, many of which offer wine tastings to thirsty travelers. For those who prefer guided tours, multiple touring companies throughout the valley offer the experience and knowledge of local connoisseurs to help you get the most out of your wine tasting trip.
April 1, 2017 will mark the second annual Willamette Valley Pinot Noir Barrel Auction. Wineries from all over the valley come together to present hand-crafted wines to a trade-only audience. This year’s auction welcomed over 400 guests who helped raise $476,000. All proceeds benefit the Willamette Valley Wineries Association, helping them further spread the word about the state’s wonderful wines.