215 SE 9th Avenue #204
This course offers a deep dive into the Willamette Valley and its existing and emerging American Viticultural Areas (AVAs). Students will learn the characteristics that define "classic" Willamette Valley Pinot Noir, while also discovering how individual producers along with variations in microclimates, elevation, soil types and aspect create a broad range of expressions. A guided tasting of Pinot Noirs from across multiple Willamette Valley AVAs will further illustrate the spectrum of styles produced in the Willamette Valley and the impact of these individuals and site characteristics on this classic wine style.
Who should take this class: This class is appropriate for all levels of wine knowledge and is ideal for the wine lover wanting to better understand Willamette Valley Pinot Noir.
About the instructor: Jessica Endsworth has worked in the Willamette Valley wine industry since 2004, deepening her understanding of the region and championing its wines in multiple positions. She currently sits on the Board of Directors for the Willamette Valley Wineries Association.