Avalon was founded 26 years ago as a bed and breakfast in the Oregon wine country by Jean Yates. It quickly evolved into a retail store in Corvallis, Oregon, where it continues to sell Oregon and Pacific Northwest wine and gourmet foods today. Avalon started selling wine and gourmet products on the web in 1997, and continually updates the Avalon news site, northwest-wine.com, and the wine sales site, northwest-wine.com, with articles, interviews, columns, wine reviews, and more. There’s a lot of information we’ve accumulated over ten years online, check us out!
Housed in a hundred year old historical building, the Corvallis Arms Hotel, Avalon focuses on Oregon and Washington wines and gourmet foods. We also feature our favorite wines from Italy, Germany, France, Spain, and elsewhere. It’s worth a special trip to the store, as there are often highly-rated, rare Northwest wines on the shelves that aren’t available on the web site. Avalon also has a web site office in rural Alpine, in a 105 year old farmhouse in the middle of the foothills of the coastal range, just south of Green Peak Mountain, in the South Willamette Valley wine growing region.
Northwest Wine, the store, has hosted Oregon and Washington winemakers for tastings on Saturday at the store since 1991. Avalon staff enjoys visiting with customers who stop off I-5 on their way up or down the state to check out our selection of top rated, hard-to-get Northwest wines. Our shelves represent upcoming “Indie” producers and great values as well as highly-rated, collectible wines from established producers. Whether you live in the Corvallis area or visiting from far away, we’ll help you find the perfect wine for your cellar or for dinner tonight!