Oregonians loves Italian wine. Winelovers in Oregon have one of the best selections of small, artisan made Italian wines in the country, at killer prices. Some highly regarded small Italian wineries, whose production might be too small for the big importers, are directly imported by committed, dynamic individuals of the Oregon wine industry. They seek out the gems in the rural countryside of Italy, finding many stellar wines missed by the big boys. Just like Avalon finds the best of the Oregon and Washington "Indie" wines and delivers them to you!
You might be asking, "Why is Avalon writing me about Italian wines?" While we specialize in NW wines online, we have a deep enthusiasm for Italian wines in our Corvallis store.
Barolo and Barbaresco, the king and queen of wines from Italy's Piedmont, have a similar allure to that of Oregon Pinot noir. They have complexity and intrigue - certain qualities that are simply hard to put into words.