Willamette Valley Vineyards, Turner, Ore.
The cool climate and rich volcanic soil make Oregon a haven for cool-climate varietals, especially Willamette Valley Vineyards' award-winning Pinot Noir. Set up right in the heart of Willamette Valley, the winery offers daily tours where you can get a glimpse of its sustainable farming practices, then sit down for a glass of Willamette's Estate Pinot Noir. If that's still not enough to convince you, Food Network star Rachael Ray featured the winery when she visited the area on $40 Dollars a Day.
Wine to try: 2009 Estate Pinot Noir A rich, complex red with aromas of baked apples, cherry, pie spices and brown sugar.