The courtyard in the Salem Hills and its team of winery ambassadors combined to move Willamette Valley Vineyards in Turner to Yelp’s No. 1 ranking of wineries in the state of Oregon. (Photo by Gregory Dean Specht / Courtesy of Willamette Valley Vineyards)
About Eric Degerman
Eric Degerman is the President and CEO of Great Northwest Wine. He is a journalist with more than 30 years of daily newspaper experience and has been writing about wine since 1998. He co-founded Wine Press Northwest magazine with Andy Perdue and served as its managing editor for a decade. He is a frequent wine judge at international wine competitions throughout North America and orchestrates 10 Northwest competitions each year.