Oregon is most well known for  the production of Pinot Noir in the Willamette Valley region.  California is no longer the Pinot Noir Capital of the U.S.  The Willamette Valley is producing some impressive wines that showcase the special terroir of this region from both volcanic or marine-sedimentary soil types, with characteristics like savory fruit, black tea, earth and spice, this region is unique and diverse and capable of producing Pinot Noir that can rival all other Pinot regions in the world, including Burgundy. In many cases, you can find the best price to quality ratio in Pinot Noir from Oregon.