Oregon is one of the United States most newly celebrated winemaking regions. It is now the 4th largest wine producer in the nation with more than 700 wineries. The state is primarily known for Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir production. In fact, Oregon is regarded as one of the premiere Pinot Noir producing regions in the world. Willamette Valley is on the receiving end much of this critical acclaim. The Pinot Noirs of Oregon can be described as supple, blueberry flecked wonders reminiscent of a forest floor, pairing well with pork and salmon. (Wine/Appellations)