Oregon & Washington State wines return to London

Over 30 producers from Oregon and Washington state will promote their region’s wines at a tasting in London next month.

A total of 35 wineries will pour 250 wines at the event on 14 March, including wineries with existing UK distribution links, as well as a number of businesses seeking importers including Delille Cellars, Betz Family Wines, and Matthew Winery from Washington and Patton Valley Vineyards, Rivers Edge and Voix de La Vigne from Oregon.

Oregon’s wine sales have grown significantly in recent months. Sales of Oregon wines soared from US$529 million to $550m last year, helped along by direct and wholesale buyers, with retail wine sales in the US up 16% over the 52 weeks ending 11 August 2018, according to Nielsen data. Last year 94,351 cases went overseas.

While the state is perhaps best known for Pinot Noir, the tasting, which will take place from noon until 5:30pm at OXO2 in London, will also showcase other varietals from Oregon such as Chardonnay, Riesling and sparkling wines, according to an emailed statement.

From Washington, there will also be a collection of Syrahs, Bordeaux blends and whites including Chenin, Semillon and Viognier.

Visitors wishing to attend the general tasting session can register themselves here.

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