About Us

The North Willamette Vintners is a collection of wineries, vineyards, and wine tourism partners that shape the northern gateway to Oregon’s wine country. Brought together by a deep passion for crafting the finest wines from the most fertile environment, our members are a diverse and dedicated group. 

From small wineries that house their wine production facilities in rustic barns, to larger vineyards with modern state-of-the-art facilities, we work together to support and advance our abundant and still-emerging wine region.  And, just minutes from Portland at the northern edge of the Willamette Valley, we also provide visitors with an outstanding wine destination experience.

Originally founded as the Wineries of Washington County, we have grown from what began as a small cooperative marketing group to a full service nonprofit professional association in 2008. We welcome partners that are located or conduct business in the northern Willamette Valley. 

This website has been produced in partnership with a grant from the Washington County Visitors Association. NWV and our members are proud to partner with the WCVA to build and promote the wine industry and tourism opportunities in Oregon's Washington County.

Our Partner Organizations

Our Team

  • Dana Blizzard Profile Image

    Dana Blizzard


    Owner and winmaker of Blizzard Wines in Hillsboro, Oregon

  • Keith Westgaard Profile Image

    Keith Westgaard

    Past President

    General Manager and Co-Founder of The Orenco in Hillsboro, Oregon

  • David Snyder Profile Image

    David Snyder

    Treasurer and Partner Representative

    Agent at American Family Insurance in Portland, Oregon

  • Shantel Shake Profile Image

    Shantel Shake


    Direct Sales Manager at Kramer Vineyards in Gaston, Oregon

  • Kim Kolb Profile Image

    Kim Kolb

    Vice President

    Tasting Room and Wine Club Manager at Oak Knoll Winery in Hillsboro, Oregon