Willamette Valley Vineyards announces ‘Why I Love Pinot’ winner

A resident of Portland, Oregon is the winner of the Willamette Valley Vineyards 10th annual ‘Why I Love Oregon Pinot Noir’ contest.

Through the contest, which TheTravelPro told our readers about in May, the vintner asked Pinot Noir lovers from around the country to express why they love Oregon Pinot. The most creative entry was chosen to win an all-expense-paid trip to Oregon Wine Country and Willamette Valley Vineyards.

“After sifting through hundreds of photos, videos, poems and stories, a small committee within the winery … chose the winning entry,” winemaker Don Crank said in an e-mail announcing the selection. The winner, David Meyer of Portland, Oregon, submitted a new spin on ‘Where or When,’ the 1937 song by acclaimed songwriters Rodgers and Hart.

Meyer said his favorite wine is Willamette Valley Vineyards’ Whole Cluster Pinot Noir and even though he can't remember exactly where or when he fell in love with Oregon Pinot, it hasn't put a damper on their relationship, the winery said.

Here is Meyer’s video.

As a consolation prize, the winery is offering everyone who uses the coupon code DAVIDSWINE at its online store at http://wvv.com/2013wholecluster to receive complimentary ground shipping and 10 percent off of six bottles or more of it s 2013 Whole Cluster Pinot Noir if ordered before the end of August. Wine Club members will receive 20 percent off.

Entries for next year’s “Why I Love Oregon Pinot Noir” contest will be accepted May 1 through July 31, 2015 at www.wvv.com/contest.

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