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Andrew @ the Black Walnut Inn, Dundee OR. @ Black Walnut Inn
Nov 23 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Friday, November 23rd
Andrew @ the Black Walnut Inn, Dundee OR

A first ever event outside of the shop’s four walls. Coming to Oregon for Thanksgiving week? You won’t want to miss these two events with wines curated by yours truly. I’ve handpicked some very tasty & rare gems to pour for 18 guests maximum. I would love to see you there, I promise you will be spoiled.

A guided tasting of Champagne & Oregon sparkling wine
10 – 11:30
Red Burgundy & Oregon Pinot Noir
1:30 – 3 pm.
Please call to reserve you place. $75 per seminar
(503) 433- 2715

News & Reviews


Article in Sotheby’s Cascade Living Magazine October, 2017

“If you are a wine lover and visiting Oregon’s wine country, this really should be your very first stop. Right in down town Newberg. Andrew, the proprietor, is very welcoming and has extensive “local knowledge,” regardless of your varietal preference. He can save you time by sharing suggestions based on your stylistic biases. Plus he has lots of Oregon wine to taste and purchase. No wonder it has been called the best wine store in the state.”
Steve W., Scottsdale, AZ. 10-2018

“I’ve been buying wine from Andrew for many, many years. To this day, he has never disappointed me with the selection he personally chooses for me. That’s right, just for me. I have never once felt like he put something in my shipment that he “was trying to get rid of.” He takes the time to get to know each client and listens to what they like to drink. With each wine I open, I think, how does he keep doing this? What a pleasure to do business with such a rare professional!”
Bob K., Bourbonnais, IL. 9-2018

“Pleasant, knowledgeable, and a wonderful balance of Old World and New. Excellent Oregon selection, as you would expect. Great suggestions — take time to chat and listen. Don’t miss the half bottle wall, too. Unusual to find such a good collection of 375ml bottles. Highly recommended!”
Richard P., Flagstaff, AZ. 11-2017

“We have been visiting Andrew’s wine shop since he first opened 3 yrs ago! A much needed, fabulous addition to the already growing wine country in Newberg, he really knows his wine!
My favorite are his pop-up tastings on Friday nights… we have tasted many great wines and chatted with the wine makers at these little events. Andrew is always fun to chat with too…. from gardens to wines, to the growing area… always a joy when we visit! His wine selection also rotates very often which is nice too see.
If you go, check out the added patio in the back, a tucked away- relaxing patio perfect for sipping wines in the summer eves!”
T&A., Dundee, OR. August, 2017

“Andrew is your one stop shop for all the good stuff from these local hills, and more importantly, he takes the time to get to know what you like & recommends accordingly. Beyond Oregon though, Andrew has an in depth knowledge of top-tier wine in general. I have been a client for years & I’ve NEVER been disappointed”
David P., Dundee, OR.

“Perfection!! An amazing space to relax in, at anytime, with a glass of wine in hand!”
Angela H., Newberg, OR.

“Amazing selection, and Andrew always has excellent recommendations!”
Russ & Jess, Oregon

“Wow, what a great local selection. And a great selection from across the world. You will not find a greater variety from the Willamette Valley than this store. Half bottles too so you can try every winemaker and vintage. Lots of vintages so you can try a vertical of many bottles. I could spend hours here. Very friendly and helpful too. Do not travel to Newberg without stopping here.”
N. Hawkins, Oregon

“It’s a very comfortable place to sample wines. From the beautiful bar (ask about the wonderful history!) and comfy chairs, Andrew also has a great selection of wines to choose from. He is extremely knowledgeable and one of the nicest men you’ll ever meet. Go check it out!”
Sylvia B.S., Oregon

“The Oregon vineyards are amazing, but I highly recommend a stop here before you head out. Andrew is highly knowledgeable and can always point you in the right direction. Know before you go!”
Jared D.

“I’ve worked and shopped at a lot of wine stores in my life, but apparently I had to move to a tiny town to find my favorite wine shop of all time, Valley Wine Merchants. So glad they’re within walking distance of my house, too!”
A.G.S, Newberg, OR.

“Thanks for your time and knowledge. We are really excited to try the bottles we purchased!”
R.B., Coeur d’Alene, ID.

“So hospitable and knowledgeable about not just Oregon Wine but the entire Oregon Wine Country experience! A must stop for anyone visiting the area!!!.”
L.W., Austin, TX.

“Outstanding OR wines to taste or buy with very knowledgeable staff. Thanks Andrew for hosting just 2 of us for a private tasting of wine which wasn’t even available for sale that day! If you are looking for a special Pinot go here.”
D.Plude, Seattle, WA.

Review in Willamette Week – October, 2015

“Great knowledge of the valley and all things wine. Great hard to find gems.”
C. Woodrow, Charlotte, N.C.

“If you enjoy good service, hospitality, fine and interesting wines that have a story and reason for being….. Go. Quickly!”
Ian B., Portland, OR.

“Andrew finds the best wine in the valley, and some interesting picks from far off valleys.”
Anthony P., Seatte, WA.

“Superb bottle shop with an exquisite selection of Pinots and other great local wines. Super friendly staff, tastings and small bites. If you’re looking for a great wine store for the best of what Oregon has to offer, you’ve found your place! Lovely outdoor patio too. Sit back, relax, and sip!”
Tyler D., N.Y.C.

Feature in Wine & Spirits Magazine – May, 2015

“Great little shop! Nice selection of local and European wines. Always pouring some interesting wines by the taste. Check it out!”
J.D.K, McMinnville, OR.

“I love when UPS shows up at my door with a box of wine. And enjoying the first bottle out of that box is even better! This was an amazing Pinot that we enjoyed on a beautiful Texas night. Thanks Andrew!”
L.C., TX.

“An amazing array of local pinot noirs and the personal service is world-class”
R.G., Panama

“I’ve been buying NW wines from Andrew for close to 10 years. He hand selects wines for me and I’ve never, ever been disappointed. He has a client for life in the Dominican Republic.”
G.L., Dominican Republic

Article from the Oregon Wine Press: June 1, 2014