Willamette Valley Vineyards Opens New Location in Happy Valley

Willamette Valley Vineyards, a leading Oregon producer of Pinot Noir, opens its new Happy Valley Tasting Room & Restaurant to the public today.

The new venue brings the Oregon wine country experience to Happy Valley Crossroads East, a new retail development in the growing Oregon community just outside of Portland. Guests will discover Willamette’s sustainably grown wines paired with Pacific Northwest-inspired cuisine in a full restaurant.

A sophisticated dining room features a carved granite boulder fire pit, warm wood paneling on the walls and Willamette’s signature barrel booth seating.

Reservations for the Happy Valley Tasting Room & Restaurant may be made online at wvv.com/Visit-Us/Happy-Valley. It is open Wednesday through Sunday, 11 am to 8 pm and is located at 13220 SE 172nd Ave., Suite 160, Happy Valley, Oregon, 97086. The phone number is (503) 427-2430.

The Happy Valley location is the company’s third Tasting Room & Restaurant to open this year. The first Tasting Room & Restaurant opened in April in the charming downtown of Lake Oswego, Oregon, and the second opened in August on the waterfront in Vancouver, Washington, overlooking the Columbia River.

In addition to the Tasting Room & Restaurant locations, the company also opened a sparkling winery Domaine Willamette in the Dundee Hills in September.

Each new opening is a milestone demonstrating the strength of Willamette’s investors in helping the winery grow.

“We’re grateful to our stockholders who have supported Willamette Valley Vineyards and this year’s push to take the Oregon wine story to new neighborhoods,” said Founder and CEO Jim Bernau. “Many of these wine enthusiasts live in the communities where we’re expanding and are excited to see Willamette move closer to their homes.”

Willamette’s stockholders had first access to reservations at the Happy Valley outpost and have been trialing and enjoying their new location since mid-November.

Wine enthusiasts have invested in the winery by purchasing shares of preferred Willamette Valley Vineyards stock. Bernau conducted the first “crowdfunding” in the nation to build his winery by obtaining permission from the Securities and Exchange Commission in 1988, resulting in a growing fabric of laws allowing community-based funding for small businesses.

A new Willamette Valley Vineyards location is planned to open in the community of Bend, Oregon, in late summer 2023.

Willamette Valley Vineyards

Founded in 1983 by Oregon winegrower Jim Bernau with the dream of creating world-class Pinot Noir while serving as stewards of the land, Willamette Valley Vineyards has grown from a bold idea into one of the region’s leading wineries, earning the title “One of America’s Great Pinot Noir Producers” from Wine Enthusiast Magazine. All the vineyards have been certified sustainable through LIVE (Low Impact Viticulture and Enology) and Salmon-Safe programs.

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