OREGON State


OREGON IS   AVA.24     @Portland

  • WHITE= Pinot Gris 15%, Chardonnay 5%, Riesling 3%, Albarino, Aligote, Arneis, Chasslas, Chenin Blanc, Fiano, Falanghina, Friulano, Gewurztraminor, Grüner Veltliner, Kerner, Muscat Canelli, Muller Thurgau, Pinot Blanc, Pinto Gris, Riesling, Savagnin, Sauvignon Blanc, Silvaner, Trousseau Gri, Verdejo, Vermentino, Viognier
  • RED= Pinot Noir 59%, Syrah 3%, Cabernet Sauvignon 2%, Baco Noir, Barbera, Bastardo, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Carignane, Cinsault, Counoise, Dolcetto, Gamay, Garnacha, Graciano, Lagrein, Malbec, Merlot, Mondeuse, Montepulciano, Mourvedre, Petit Verdot, Petite Sirah, Pinot Munieur, Sangiovese, Syrah, Tannat, Tempranillo, Teroldego, Tinta Amarela, Tinta Barroca, Tinto Cao, Touriga National, Touriga Franca, Trousseau, Zinfandel

GEOGRAPHY USA., REGION-Pacific North-West(South-East), STATE-Oregon, LATITUDE: 40°- 45° N

  • BORDERS-California(South), Washington(North), Idaho(East)
  • MAJOR REGIONS-Southern Oregon     Willamette
  • COUNTIES-(North to South)-Hood River, Washington, Yamhill, Clackamas, Polk, Marion, Yamhill, Benton, Lane, Douglas, Joshipine, Jackson
  • MAJOR CITIES-Ashland, Corvallis, Eugene, Hillsboro, Medford, Newburg, Portland, Roseburg, Salem, Tualatin
  • AVA.’s- Applegate Valley AVA., Bear Creek Valley AVA., Chehalem Mountain AVA., Columbia Valley AVA., Dundee Hills AVA., Elkon AVA., Eola-Amity Hills AVA., Illinois Valley AVA., Laulelwood AVA., McMinnville AVA., Mount Pisgah AVA., Red Hill Douglas AVA., Ribbon Ridge AVA., The Rocks District AVA., Rogue Valley AVA., Snake River Valley AVA., Southern Oregon AVA., Southern Willamette Valley AVA., Tualatin Hills AVA., Umpqua Valley AVA., Van Duzer Corridor AVA., Walla Walla AVA., Willamette Valley AVA., Yamhill-Calton AVA.

TOPOGRAPHY FEATURES

  • Flat/ Rolling/ Hilly/ Terrace/ Valley(Applegate, Bear, Illinois, Rogue, Rogue, Umpqua, Willamette)
  • Rivers On~Willamette~River~Pacific~Ocean~
    • On~Applegate/ Umpqua/ Rogue/ Bear Creek/ Illinois~Rivers~
  • Gap- Van Duzer Corridor- 800ft. Gap In the 3,000ft. Coast Mountain Range.

TOPOGRAPHIC EVENTS-

  • Tectonics- Western Half of Oregon Didn’t Exist 200 Million Years Ago.
    • Juan De Fuca Plate is Sub-Ducting or Plunging Under Oregon, Uplifted Soft Material or Marine Sediment is Being Sawed Off.
    • Western Oregon Was Once a Sea Floor Until the Rise of the Coast Mountain Range.
    • 150 MYA. The Land of Oregon and the Current Coast Line Was Over Present Day Idaho.
  •  Missoula Floods~
    • A Series of 40 Major Floods That Washed Into Willamette Valley Over a 100,000 Year Period. Each Flood Stayed For a Period of 3 Weeks and Did Both Eroded and Laid Sediment Deposits Everywhere it Went.
    • **Refer to PACIFIC NORTH-WEST/ Missoula Floods For Detailed Information.
  • Yamhill Formation- Massive Concretionary of Marine Siltstone and Interbeds of Arkosic, Glauconitic and Basaltic Sandstone From Middle Eocene to Late Eocene.
  • Volcanism In Oregon- ~Mount Mclaughlin~ (Located Outside Rogue Valley)
    • ~Mont Hood~,  ~Mount Bachelor~, ~North Sister~, ~South Sister~
      • (All Located Adjacent to Willamette Valley.)
    • **Refer to TERROIR/ Volcanic Eruptions For Detailed Information.

TOPOGRAPHIC SUB-ZONES Of OREGON-

  • Coast Range/ Tyee Formation- 20-30 MYA.,Formed Coast Range, Predominately Sandstones & Shales
  • Willamette Valley- (North-West-Inland)
  • Cascade Range- (West-Inland)
  • Deschutes-Umatilla Plateau- (North-Central)
  • Blue Mountains- (North-East)- 15 MYA.
    • Created Lava Which Flowed West Lower In Elevation and Filled In the Basin and Continue to Fill In Willamette Valley With Basalt. This Provided the Volcanic Element That You Find In the Valley.
  • High Lava Plains- (Central)
  • Oregon Basin & Range- (South-East)
  • Siletz Terran- (Uplifted Ocean Bottom)
  • Jurassic & Cretaceous Accretionary Complex-
  • Umpqua Basin Turbidites- Eocene Age 35- 45 MYA., Tertiary Uplifted Sea Floor of Sandstones & Shales.
  • Klamath Mountians/ Klamath Terrane-(South-West) Accreted/ Sandstone, Shales, Basalts, Serpentine.
  • Umpqua Terraces- Quaternary/ Gravelly With Silt Top Layers

SOILS  Metamorphic, Volcanic, Sedimentary

  • General Soils- Basalt(Columbia River Basalt  14-16 Million Year Old), Ice Age Loess(Wind Deposited Soils), Marine Sediment, Missoula Flood, Recent Alluvium, River Sediment.
  • Loam and Silt Top Soil, Sandy, Clay, Granite, Jory.
  • Marine Sediment/ Shales and That Have Been Uplifted by Juan De Fuca Plate.
  • **Refer to TERROIR/ Geology & Soil For Detailed Information On Soils.
  • SOIL-SERIES Of OREGON
    • Bellpine Series–     –Bins-Bindle–     –Cornelius Series–     –Cascade Series
    • Dallasport Series–     –Dixonvill Series–     –Dupe Series–     –Free Water Series
    • Goodin Series–     –Gunn Series–      –Hazelair Series–     –Jory Series
    • Kinton Series–     –Laurelwood Series–       –Malabon Series–     –Manita Series
    • Medford Series–     –Nekia Series–     –Newberg Series–     –Nonparell Series
    • Oak Grove Series–     –Oakland Series–     –Philomath Series–     –Roseburg Series
    • Ruch Series–     –Saum Series–     –Stelwer Series–     –Sutherlin Series
    • Takilma Series–     –Wellsdale Series–     –Willakenzie Series–    –Willamette Series
    • Windygap Series–     –Woodburn Series–      –Yamhill Series
    • **Refer to TERROIR/ Soil Classification/ Soil Series For Detailed Information.

CLIMATE Maritime, Mediterranean, Continental, +Diurnal Shifts(+30°)

  • *Summers– Warm, Dry, No Humidity   |   *Winters– Wet, Cold, Mild
  • CLIMATIC EVENTS– Weather For Oregon Comes Out of the Gulf of Alaska. During Summer the Weather Pattern Shift Dramatically From Winter. The Jet Stream Makes a Pronounced Arch Circumventing the Pacific North-West/ Oregon and Moves Into Canada Leaving Oregon Dry and Warm.
  • “Native Oregonians Jokenly State That Willamette Valley Summer Weather Starts On July 5 th.

VITICULTURE  24,000 ac. Planted,   #4 Producer/ USA.  

  • ADVANTAGES– Long Growing Season, Extended Indian Summers
  • CHALLENGES– Birds, Rust Mites, Gophers, Voles, Powdery Mildew, Phylloxera, Spring/ Fall- Frost, Rain, +Vintage Variation.
  • Oregon Certified Sustainable Wine- OCSW. -Since 2008 Program Using Environmentally Responsible Agricultural and Winemaking Practices
  • Oregon Wine Research Institute- OWRI. Research Facility Developed by Oregon State and United States Department of Agriculture For Research and Education In Viticulture, Enology, Plant Pathology and Integrated Pest Management.
  • Low Impact Viticulture and Enology- LIVE., Organization For Sustainability Certification of Vineyards and Wineries
  • Barrel Making Oregon Has a History of Barrel Making From the White Oak (Quercus Garryanna) That Grows In the Willamette Valley. White Oak is More Similar to French Oak Than American Oak. The Staves Are Produced and Treated On Sight Before Being Shipped to Tonneliers for Manufacturing.
    • TONNELLERIE~ ~Oregon Barrel Works@McMinnville
      • ~Rolling Thunder Barrel Works~  @Newport

VITICULTURE– Numbers of Wineries- 809 (528 Bonded/ 281  Virtual) As of 2020, #3 State/ USA.

HISTORY70 Years of Wine Culture

  • 1843 @Fort Vancouver Viticulture, Hudson’s Bay Company Plants First Vine In Oregon.
  • 1843 @Umpqua On Oregon Trail
  • 1916 @Oregon Prohibition, Starting 4 Years Earlier In Oregon 1916 -1933.
  • 1933 @Oregon Historic Winery, Honeywood Winery- Oldest Continuously Operating Winery In Oregon.
  • 1960’s @Willamette Viticulture, Pre-Modern Winemaking Movement Began.
  • 1965 @Corvallis David Lett Plants First Pinot Noir In Southern Willamette Valley.
  • 1970 @Dundee Sokol Blosser Plants First Vines In Dundee.
  • 1973 @Oregon/ Paris David Lett’s Eyrie Pinot Noir Takes 3rd. In Wine Olympiad In Paris.
  • 1982 @Umpqua Valley Scott Henry, Designs His Trellising System In Umpqua Valley.
  • 1987 @McMinnville Festivals, First International Pinot Noir Celebration.
  • 1990 @Willamette Phylloxera, First Appears In Oregon.

CULTURE  Culture of Organic/ Sustainable/ Bio-Dynamic Agriculture, Collaboration & Camaraderie.

  • PIONEERS~ Oregon
    • ~Founding Fathers of Willamette~ These Families Helped Build and Establish Reputation For Oregon  Wine Industry While Trailblazing a Path For the Rest of the Oregon Wine Scene to Come.
      • ~David & Ginny Adelshein~(Adelsheim Vineyard)     ~Joe & Pat Campbell~(Elk Cove)
      • ~Dick Erath~(Erath)       ~Bill & Virginia Fuller~ (Tualatin Vineyard)
      • ~David & Diana Lett~(Eyrie Vineyards)       ~Dick & Nancy Ponzi~ (Ponzi Vineyards)
      • ~Myron Redford~(Amity Vineyard)       ~Bill & Susan Sokol Blosser~ (Sokol Blosser)
      • ~Ronald & Marjorie Vuylsteke~ (Oak Knoll)        ~Ed King~ (King Estate)
    • ~Jesse Applegate~ Yoncalla/ Umpqua Valley, 1870’s, Planted Vineyards
    • ~Ken Thompson~ Elkton 1970’s, Planted Vineyard
    • ~Richard Sommer~ Roseberg, 1961, Planted Vineyards
    • ~Peter Brix~ Applegate, Viticulturist Who Planted First Vineyards
  • GASTRONOMY… Smoked Salmon On Cedar, Mushrooms, Game
    • CHEESE… Tillamock, County/ Creamery/ Association, Sell Dairy Products

GOING THERE

  • Wine Touring of Oregon Can Be Done as a One Stop Weekend Destination or Done as a Extended Wine Tour In Which Multiple Regions or AVA. Can Be Covered Over the Course of a Long 3 Day Weekend or Entire Week. Accommodations Can Be Made In Medium Sized Cities In Which You Use Them as a Home Base or You Can Pick Up and Leave and Drive to Your Next Wine Destination Each Day In a Different Charming Small Town Along Your Wine Adventure.
  • FESTIVALS~ ~International Pinot Noir Celebration~ (July/ McMinnville)
    • ~Oregon Wine Experience~ (August/ Rogue Valley)
    • ~Oregon Chardonnay Celebration~ (February/ McMinnville)
    • ~Southern Oregon Grape Symposium~ (March/ Rogue Valley)
    • ~Uncorked Tour~ (May/ Rogue Valley)
    • ~Oregon Pinot Camp~ (June/ Willamette Valley)
    • ~May is Oregon Wine Month~ (Greater Oregon)
    • ~I Love Gamay Festival~ (May, Portland, Oregon)
    • ~Oregon Wine Symposium~ (May, Portland, Oregon)
      • Mission~ Offers Attendees a Rich Menu of Seminars and Speakers On Topics of Vital Interest to All Segment of the Oregon Wine Industry, From Business and Marketing to Viticulture and Enology.
  • AUCTIONS~ ~Willamette Pinot Noir Auction~ (April/ Newberg)
  • URBAN WINERIES~ ~PDX. Urban Wineries Association~
    • 9 Urban Wineries Across the City of Portland.


  • GEOGRAPHIC DISCLAIMER~ To Understand the Wine World and Benefit From DtheV.com a Understanding of Oregon’s Geography is Needed and the Ability to Visualize Its Wine Regions Topography.  Oregon is Organized In a North to South, / East to West Orientation and Intended to Be Researched  as So.

OREGON      @Entire State

  • VITICULTURELabeledOREGON Refers to Wines Non-Conforming to an AVA.

WILLAMETTE VALLEY*AVA.   @Portland

  • WHITE= Pinot Gris 5%, Chardonnay, Aligote, Arneis, Chasslas, Chenin Blanc, Grunner Veltliner, Muscat, Kerner, Pinot Blanc, Riesling, Savagnin, Silvaner
  • RED= Pinot Noir 60%, Dolcetto, Gamay, Lagrein, Trousseau
  • GEOGRAPHY- Oregon(North-Central), LATITUDE: 44.9° N
    • COUNTIES-WashingtonYamhill, Polk,  South-West of Portland(20mi.)
    • (120 Miles Long & 45 Miles Wide)
    • Valley Starts Near Portland Stretches South to Eugene.
    • AVA. Boundary is Defined by the Drainage Basin of the Willamette River Valley
    • Sub-Zones/ AVA.’s Chehalem Mountain AVA., Dundee Hills AVA., Eola-Amity Hills AVA., McMinnville AVA., Ribbon Ridge AVA., Van Duzer Corridor AVA., Yamhill-Calton AVA.
      • (Un-Offical) Laulelwood AVA., Southern Willamette Valley AVA., Tualatin Hills AVA.
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Features- Flat/ Rolling/ Hilly/ Terrace/ Valley(Willamette)
    • SLOPES/ Coast Mountain Range(West), Cascade Mountain Range(East)
      • +Alt. ft.- 1,292ft., Vines to 1,000ft.,  On~Willamette~River~Pacific~Ocean~
    • GEOLOGICAL UNITS: 4
  • SOILS- Metamorphic, Volcanic, Sedimentary, Sub-Soil/ Mt. Hood
    • Soil Series-  Bellpine Series–     –Cornelius Series–     –Dupe Series–      –Goodin Series
      • Hazelair Series–     –Jory Series–      –Kinton Series–     –Laurelwood Series
      • Nekia Series–      –Saum Series–     –Stelwer Series–     –Wellsdale Series
      • Woodburn Series–     –Willakenzie Series–      –Willamette Series
    • Willamette Valley Parent Materials-
      • Volcanic Material 41%                      Marine Sediment Material 30%
      • Loess/ Volcanic Material 20%        Missoula Flood Sediments 9%
  • CLIMATE- Maritime, With Mediterranean Influence
    • RAIN SHADOW EFFECT/ ~Coast Mountain Range~ +Alt. 3,500ft.
    • *GROWING-Degree-Days– 1,072, 71° Average., +RAIN– 14 in.
  • VITICULTURE- 3,438,000 ac./ 21,353 acPlanted
    • CHALLENGES– Willamette Valley is Cooler Than the Columbia Gorge to East and Southern Oregon and Can’t Ripen the Diversity of the Other Regions.
      • Majority of Vineyards Are Planted On Sides of the Valley, Floor is Too Fertile.
      • Valley is Subject to Vintage Variation.
    • Fruit Ripeness and Quality Will Vary More From West to East Where the Oceanic Climate and Altitude From Hills Effects Vineyards, Rather Than North to South Where the Weather Changes Only Slightly.
  • VINICULTURE-
    • Estate/ Producers- (Not Found In Demarcated AVA.)- Ankeny, El Cove, Honey Wood, Ipacs, Pfeffer, Portland Wine Company, Redgate, Sass, St. Innocent, Sunnyside, Terrapin, Teutonic Wine, Trinity, Twin Fir, Vitae Springs, Willamette Valley
    • Vineyards-(Not Located In Demarcated AVA.) Alpine, Houston
  • CULTURE- Easy Access to Population Centers. (Portland, Salam, Eugene)
    • Ducks & Beavers- Willamette Valley and Oregon Has a History and Passion For Following Everything University of Oregon Ducks(Eugene) & Oregon State Beavers(Corvalis).
    • AGRICULTURE~ Culture of Family Farms, Filbert(Hazelnuts), Apples

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WASHINGTON COUNTY

  • WHITE=   |    RED=   **Refer to AVA.’s For Grape Type and % Information.
  • GEOGRAPHY- Oregon(North), REGION-Willamette Valley AVA., COUNTY-Washington
    • BORDERS-Yamhill Country(South),  @Hw.#26/ #5
  • VITICULTURE- Labeled– WASHINGTON COUNTY” Refers to Wines Non-Conforming to AVA.

TUALATIN HILLS*AVA.     @Gaston

  • WHITE=   |    RED=  **Refer to AVA.’s For Grape Type and % Information.
  • GEOGRAPHY- Oregon(North), West of Portland(10mi,), COUNTY-Washington, @Hw.#26
    • BORDERS-Yamhill County(South), Tualatin River Watershed
      • From Chehalem Mountains(North), to Base of Oregon Coast Range
    • CITIES-Aloha, Banks, Beaverton, Cornelius, Durham, Forest Grove, Gaston, Helvetia, Hillsboro, King City North Plains, Schools, Sherwood, Tigrd Tualatin, Wilsonville
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Features- Rolling/ Hilly/ Valley(Tualatin)/ Basin(Tualatin)
    • On~Tulatin~River/ Basin~
    • SLOPES/ Chehalem Mountains/ Taulatin Hills, +Alt. 200ft.- 1,000ft./ Vines- 350ft.- 600ft.
    • BASIN/ Tualatin,  AVA. Defined by Tualatin Watershed
  • SOILS- Metamorphic
    • Soil Series-    Laurelwood SeriesCornelius, Kinton Silt Loam
  • VITICULTURE- 144,440 ac./ ? Planted
    • Estate/ Producers- A Blooming Hill, Abbey Creek, Alloro, Apolloni, Ardiri, Beckham, Blakeslee, Blizzard, Copper Mountain, D’Anu, David Hill, Hawks View, Helvetia, Kramer, Laural Ridge, Montinore, Oak Knoll, Patton Valley, Plum Hill, Ponzi*, Ruby(7ac.), Shafer, Shumaker(3ac.), Tualatin, Willamette Valley
    • Vineyards- Apolloni“Estate”, Garden, Helvetia“Estate”, Plum Hill“Estate

LAULELWOOD*AVA.     @

  • WHITE= Chardonnay, Grunner Veltliner
  • RED= Pinot Noir
  • GEOGRAPHY- Oregon, REGION-Willamette Valley AVA.
    • COUNTIES-Washington, Yamhill, In Chehalem Mountains AVA.(North)
    • CITIES-Cornelius, Scholis, Sherwood
  • SOILS- Metamorphic, Sedimentary, Alluvial, Loess, Marine
  • VITICULTURE- 33,600ac./ 975 ac. Planted
    • Estate/ Producers- Benza, Dion, Ponzi*, Raptor Ridge*, Potters, Rex Hill,
    • Vineyards- Archer, Barking Frog, Cloudrest, Five Mountain, Hughes, Justin Grant, Laurel, Louise, Madrona, Mooney, Musso, Nicholas, Rudy, Three Cedars, Triple H, Vista Grande

CHEHALEM MOUNTAIN*AVA.    @Chehalem

  • WHITE= Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, Gruner Veltliner, Pinot Blanc, Riesling
  • RED= Pinot Noir 68%
  • GEOGRAPHY- Oregon, REGION-Willamette Valley AVA.(North-East), COUNTY-Yamhill
    • South-West of Portland(   mi,), North-East of Newberg-City(2 mi.), @Hw.#99
    • Sub-Zones- Ribbon Ridge AVA., Laurelwood, Parrott Mountains, Great Basalt Landslide
    • CITIES-Newburg, Sherwood
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Features- Flat/ Rolling/ HillySLOPES/ Coast Mountain Range, +Alt. 1,000ft.
    • On~Willamette~River~
    • Bald Peak 1,633ft., Highest Point In Willamette Valley.
    • Uplifted Land Mass(20 Miles Long & 5 Miles Wide)
    • Some Vineyards Planted On Landslides That Have Slid Down Chehalem Mountain.
  • SOILS- Metamorphic, Volcanic, Basaltic Landslide, Ocean Sediment, Wind-Loess, Red Clay
    • Soil Series-  Cornelius Series–     –Goodin Series–     –Hazelair Series–    –Jory Series
      • Kinton Series–     –Laurelwood Series–      –Stelwer Series–     –Wellsdale Series
      • Willamette Series–     –Woodburn Series
  • CLIMATE- Maritime” With Mediterranean” Influence
  • VITICULTURE- 62,000 ac./ 2,600 acPlanted
    • Estate/ Producers- A to Z, Adelsheim, Alloro, Arborbrook, Archer, Ardiri, August Cellars, Beckman, Bergstrom(70ac.), Blakeslee, Carabela, Chehalem, Colene Clemens(62ac,), Corral Creek, Crowley, Frija, Gypsy Dancer, Hoy, J. Christopher, JK Carriere, Lachini(E.), Moffett, North Valley, Ridgecrest, Ruby, Vidon, Trezorie Natalie’s, Willakenzie
    • Vineyards- Alloro(34ac.), Appassionata, Arlyn, Beckham Lane, Boulder Bluff, Bryan Creek, Le Cadeau(16ac.), Chehalem Mountain, Chestnut Hill, Coral Creek, Fern Creek, Jacob Hart, Johnson School, Landslide, Lia’s, Madrona Hill, Nemarniki, Nicholas, Olenik, Ruby, Silice, Tilido, Quailhurst, Quarter Mile, Winery Block
  • CULTURE-
    • PIONEERS~ ~David Adelsheim~ One of First to Mass Plant Pinot Noir In Willamette Valley.
    • ASSOCIATIONS~ ~Chehalem Mountain Winegrowers~
  • RIBBON RIDGE*AVA.     @
    • WHITE= Chardonnay, Grunner Veltliner, Muscat, Pinot Gris, Riesling
    • RED= Pinot Noir 90%, Gamay, Troussou
    • GEOGRAPHY- Oregon, REGION-Willamette Valley AVA., COUNTY-Yamhill
      • In Chehalem Hills AVA.(West), BORDERS-Yamhill-Carlton AVA.(West)
    • TOPOGRAPHY- Features- Rolling/ Hilly/ Mountainous
      • SLOPES/ Coast Mountain Range, +Alt. 500ft.- ft., (3.5mi. Long & 1.75mi. Wide)
      • Spur of Sedimentary Ridge Separating Chehalem & Yamhill.
      • Ridge Running From Parret Mountain Across to Bald Peak.
    • SOILS- Metamorphic, Volcanic, Sedimentary, Alluvial,  Basalt, Loess
      • Soil Series-  Dupee Series–     –Goodin Series–     –Wellsdale Series–    
        • Willamette Series–     Woodburn Series
    • CLIMATE- “Maritime” With “Mediterranean” Influence
    • VITICULTURE- 800 acPlanted
      • Estate/ Producers- Adelsheim, Aramenta, Ayres, Battle Creek, Beaux Freres, Brick House(E./ ac.), Claygate, Divio, Elk Grove, Eminent Domaine, Flaneur, Foggy Slope, Patricia Green, Quintet, Redman, Ridgecrest, Styring, Trisaetum, Utopia(E.), Whistling Ridge
      • Vineyards- Armstrong, Beaux Freres“Estate”(24ac.), Bramble Hill, Bryce, Carlo & Julian, Flanerie, Halliday Hill, Lichtenwalter, Looney, Meyerhofer, Norris McKinley, Omero, Le Pre Du Col, Ribbon Ridge, Ribbon Springs, Ridgecrest, Roc, Roe & Roe, Sequitur, La Spirale, Stewart, Utopia“Estate”(17ac.), Veeman, Westside, Windridge
    • CULTURE-
      • PIONEERS~ ~Harry Peterson-Nerdy~ First to Plant Vines On Ribbon Ridge.
      • ASSOCIATION~ ~Ribbon Ridge Winegrowers~

YAMHILL-CARLTON AVA.     @Calton, Yamhill

  • WHITE= Chardonnay 4%, Pinot Grigio 4%, Friulano, Muller-Thurgau, Riesling
  • RED= Pinot Noir 67%, Marechal Foch
  • GEOGRAPHY- Oregon, REGION-Willamette Valley AVA.,  COUNTY-Yamhill, @Hw.#47
    • BORDERS-Dundee Hills AVA.(South-East), COUNTY-Yamhill, Horse-Shoe Shaped
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Features- Flat/ Rolling/ Hilly/ Valley
    • SLOPES/ Coast Mountain Range, +Alt. 350ft.- 600ft.
  • SOILS- Metamorphic, Volcanic, Sedimentary, Sandstone, Siltstone
    • Soil Series–   Bellpine Series–     –Cornelius Series–     –Goodin Series–      –Jory Series
      • Kinton Series–      –Laurelwood Series–    –Saum Series–     –Stelwer Series
      • Willakenzie Series–     –Willamette Series–     –Woodburn Series
  • CLIMATE- Maritime” With Mediterranean Influence
  • VITICULTURE- AVA. is 58,500 ac./ 2,450 acPlanted
    • Estate/ Producers- Adea, Annie Amie, Beacon Hill, Bella Pente, Burgstrom, Copper Mountain, Craft Wine Co., Elk Cove, Etude, Evening Lands, Fairsing, Ghost Hill, Gran Moraine, Ken Wright, Kramer(Sparkling), Laurel Ridge, Lavinea, Lemelson, Lenne, McCrone(10ac.), Monks Gate, Panther Creek, Penner-Ash, Reed & Reynolds, Resonance(20ac.)(Multi-NationalJadot), Saffron Fields, Shea(E.), Solena, Soter, Stag Hollow, Tendril, Willakenzie(E./103ac.)
    • Vineyards- Abbey Oaks, Aliette, Bayliss-Bower, Bishop Creek(5.5ac.), Bonnie Jean, Clairere, Emery, Freedom Hill, Grand Moraine(190ac.), Gregory Ranch, Guadalupe, Kalita, Kiana, Kramer, Lazy River, McCrone, Merriman, Mineral Springs, Penner Ash“Estate”, Prince Hill, Resonance“Estate”, Savoya, Shea(155ha.), Stein, Tanager, Triple-Black Slopes, Trovato, Yamhela
  • CULTURE-
    • AFTER DARK~ ~Carlton Downtown Tasting Rooms~
      • Cana’s Feast, Carlton, Carlton Winemakers Studio, Flaneur, K & M, Pike Road

DUNDEE HILLS*AVA.    @Dundee, Lafyette

  • WHITE= Chardonnay 3%, Chasslas, Muscat, Pinot Grigio, Pinot Blanc, Riesling
  • RED= Pinot Noir 68%, Lagrein, Pinot Meunier, Trousseau
  • GEOGRAPHY- Oregon, REGION-Willamette Valley AVA., COUNTY-Yamhill, @Hw.#99
    • South-West of Newberg-City(2mi.), Sub-Zones- Parratt Mountian
    • BORDERS-Yamhill Carlton AVA.(North-West), Coast Range(West)
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Features- Rolling/ Hilly, AVA. Boundary is 200 Feet Above Elevation Line
    • SLOPES/ Coast Mountain Range/ Chehalem Mountains(North)/ Cascade Mountain Range(East),+Alt. 200ft.-950ft.
    • On~Willamette~River~, 40 Miles to Pacific Ocean
  • SOILS- Metamorphic, Volcanic, Sedimentary, Basalt, Jory
    • Soil Series-  Bellpine Series–     –Goodin Series–     –Hazelair Series–     –Jory Series
      • Nekia Series–     –Stelwer Series–     –Woodburn Series–     –Willamette Series
  • CLIMATE- Maritime With Mediterranean Influence
  • VITICULTURE- 12,500 ac./ 2,300 acPlanted
    • Estate/ Producers- A’Angolo, Alexana, Anderson, Antica Terra, Archery Summit, Argyle*, Armonea, Ayoub, Bella Vida, Chapter 24, Charlie’s, Cramoisi, Decouverte(Multi-National/Jadot), Dobbes, Drouhin*(Multi-National), Durant, Dusty Goose, Erath*, Eyrie, Four Graces, Fox Farm, Furioso, Guadalupe, J. Christopher, Lange(E./60ac.), Maison L’Envoye(Multi-National), Native Flora, Nicolas-Jay, Panther Creek, De Ponte, Purple Hands, Remy*, Rex Hill, Rose & Arrow, Roy, Serene*(Multi-National), Sokol Blosser*, Stoller Blocker, Thistle, Tori Mor, Trouvere, Vista Hills, White Rose, Winderlea, Winter’s Hill
    • Vineyards- Abbey Ridge, Arcus, Balcombe, Bedland, Bella Videa(26ac.), Bergtrom, Black Walnut, Clos de Cote Sud, DeCouverte, De Ponte, Durant, Etoile, Evenstad, Eyrie“Estate”(*1960), Foley Family, Grace, Hyland, Iron Filbet, Jacob-Hart, Knight’s Cambit, Knudsen, Kropf, Lange Heritage, Latchkey, Maresh, Mark Bradford, Mia(15ac.), Murto, Nysa, Le Pavillon, Pearl, Prince Hill, Rambouillet, Red Hills, Redside(10ac.), Revana, Sega Hills, Sisters, Stoller, Thomas, Triple Crown, Two Barns, Winery Hill“Estate, Worden Hill
  • CULTURE-  WINE AUCTION~ ~Willamette Valley Pinot Noir~ ( April/ Newberg)
    • WINNER Worlds Best~ DtheV.com Awards Best American AVA. (6th. Place)
      • **Refer to WINE CULTURE/ Derek’s Top 6 List For Additional Information.

McMINNVILLE*AVA.     @McMinnville, Sheridan

  • WHITE= Chardonnay, Gewurztraminer, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Grigio, Riesling
  • RED= Pinot Noir 59%, Gamay, Syrah
  • GEOGRAPHY- Oregon, REGION-Willamette Valley AVA., COUNTY-Yamhill@Hw.#18
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Features- “Rolling/ Hilly/ Mountainous
    • SLOPES/ Coast Mountain Range, +Alt. 200ft.- 1,000ft.
    • On~Dupee~Creek/ Muddy Creek~
    • GAPSVan Duzer Corridor-Gap,  800ft. Gap In the 3,000ft. Coast Mountain Range.
  • SOILS- Metamorphic, Volcanic, Sedimentary, Marine Sediments, Sandstone, Basalt
    • Soil Series-   Bellpine Series–     –Dixonville Series–     –Goodin Series–    
      • Gellatly Series–     –Jory Series–     Willamette Series–  
      • Witzel Series–     Woodburn Series
  • CLIMATE- Maritime With Mediterranean Influence
    • +WIND/ ~Van Duzer~, +Diurnal Shifts(+35°)
  • VITICULTURE- 36,000 ac./ 1,332 acPlanted
    • Estate/ Producers- Coeur de Terre*(E./38ac.), Coleman(E.), Cyrus Montazi, Eyrie*, Highland, J Wrigley, Maysara(E.), Kelly Fox, Martin Woods, Meredith Mitchell, R. Stuart & Co.(Sparkling), Yamhill Valley(E.), Youngberg Hill*(E./20ac.)
    • Vineyards- Abby’s, Aegrina, Aspen(2.5ac.), Bailey(3ac.), Bass Hill, Bellevue Cross, Brittan, Coeur de TerreEstate”, ColemanEstate”, Eyrie, Hyland“Estate”, Jordan(4.5ac.), Kings Orchard, Meredith MitchellEstate”, Momtazi, Morning Mist, Natasha(6.5ac.), Renelle’s, Roshni, Sarah Jane’s, Tallulah’s Run, Wilson, Yamhill ValleyEstate”, Youngberg Hill“Estate”(23ha., Jordan/ Aspen Block)
  • HISTORY- 1965 @McMinnville First Planting of Pinot Noir In Willamette Valley at Eyrie Vineyards.
  • CULTURE- FESTIVALS~ ~International Pinot Noir Celebration(July/ McMinnville)
    • ACADEMIC~ ~Linfield University~    @Mcminville
      • Specialization~ Viticulture and Viniculture Degrees.
    • AFTER DARK~ ~McMinnville Downtown Tasting Rooms~
      • Brittan, Elizabeth Chambers, Eyrie, Goodfellow, Harper Voit, Pinot Vista, R. Stuart, Westrey, Willamette Valley

EOLA-AMITY HILLS*AVA.     @Amity

  • WHITE= Chardonnay 5%, Pinot Grigio 4%, Albarino, Aligote, Muscat Ottonel, Riesling, Sauvignan Blanc, Viognier
  • RED= Pinot Noir 75%, Gamay, Syrah, Tempranillo
  • GEOGRAPHY- Oregon, REGION-Willamette Valley AVA., COUNTY-Yamhill, LATITUDE: 43.6° N
    • @Hw.#22/ #99W/ #153/ #221, Boundary of AVA. Designated by Altitude
    • Sub-Zones– VAN DUZER CORRIDOR
      • EOLO LOWLANDS       AMITY HILLS
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Features- Rolling/ Hilly/ Terrace
    • SLOPES/ ?, +Alt. 200ft.- 1,075ft., On~Willamette~River~
    • SLOPES/ Coast Range/ Amity Hills(North), Eola Hills(Central), Salem Hills(South)
    • GAP/ Van Duzer Corrior, Gap In Coast Mountain Range.
  • SOILS- Metamorphic, VolcanicSedimentary, Basalt, Lava, Deposits, Marine Sediment
    • Soil Series-  –Bellpine Series–     –Dupe Series–     –Hazelair Series–     –Jory Series
      • Nekia Series–     –Ritner Series–    –Willakenzie Series–     –Willamette Series
      • Yamhill Series
  • CLIMATE- Maritime, +WIND/ ~Van Duzer~
  • VITICULTURE- 40,000 ac./1,314 acPlanted
  • VINICULTURE- FLOR/ Saccharomyces
    • Estate/ Producers- Amity*(E.), Brooks, La Chenaie, Drouhin, Dukes, Elton(Willamette Valley), Erickson, Evesham Wood, Grochau, iOTA, Keller(Bio-Dy.), Lavinea, Methven, Panther Creek, Parra, Pinot Vista, Redhawk(E.), Salam Wine, St. Innocent Zenith, Walter Scott, Zena Crown
    • Vineyards- Anna-Louise, Au, Beize, Belle Pente, Brooks, Bunker Hill, Canary Hill, Carter, Chemeketa, Cherry Hill, Cortell-Rose, Crowley Station, Cubanisimo, Dalfodil Hill, Dubay, Eileen, EltonEstate”, Emerson, Eola Springs, Erickson, Follis Block, Home Ranch, Holmes Hill, Hoodview, Ingram Lane, Jeffrey’s, Jerusalem Hill, Jessie, JMB, Kathken, Legacy, Lazy River, Le Piuts Sec, Louise, LS, Madrona, Marjorie, Muddy Paws, Nuestro Sueno, Northridge, Nuthouse, Oehsen, Orchard Fold, Paul Gerrie, Poco, Pinot Vista“Estate”(7ac.), Poco, Redford Wetie, Redhawk, Roserock, Rose Weber, Sandburg, Schindler, Seven Springs, Sojeau, Spirit Hill, Sunny Mountain, Vermeer, X Novo, X Saxa, Wolf Hill, Zephirine, Z’ivo
  • SUB-ZONES Of EOLO AMITY
  • AMITY HILLS      @Amity
    • GEOGRAPHY- Oregon(Central), COUNTIES-Yamill
    • TOPOGRAPHY- Features- Flat/ Rolling/ Hilly/ Mountainous
    • SOILS- Metamorphic, Volcanic
    • CLIMATE- Maritime”, +WIND/ Van Duzer
    • VITICULTURE- ac. Planted
      • Estate/ Producers- Bethel Heights*(50ac.), Bjornson, Bryn Mawr, Cristom*(E./90ac.), Evening Lands, Failla, Lewman, Lingua Franca, Strangeland, Tunkalila, Walter Scott, Witness Tree(E.), Zenith
      • Vineyards- Anahata, Bethel Heights“Estate”, Bjorn, Bryn Mawr, Canary Hill, Cristom“Estate”, Clos des Oiseaux, Evening Lands“Estate”, Greenwood, Justice, Lewman, Lingua Franca”Estate”, Lone Star, Noble Mountain, Prophet, Spirit Hill, Stangeland“Estate”, Stand Sure, Sunset Ridge, Temperance Hill, Tunkalilla, Valfontis, Zena Crown(115ac./48 Blocks), Zenith“Estate
  • EOLA LOWLANDS      @
    • GEOGRAPHY- Oregon(Central), COUNTIES-Yamill
    • TOPOGRAPHY- Features- Flat/ Rolling
      SOILS- Metamorphic, Volcanic
    • CLIMATE- Maritime”, +WIND/ Van Duzer
    • VITICULTURE- ac. Planted
      • Estate/ Producers- Cherry Hill(E.), Cubanisimo, Jordan, Kathken(E.), Orchard Heights(E.), Whistling Dog
      • Vineyards- Aberg, Antica Terra, Big Cheese, Bois Joli, Buckhaven, Calamity Hill, Cook’s Cedar Hill, Des Cerises, Dukes, Jessie James, Johnson Ridge, Keeler, Mad Hill, McLain, Methven, Palmer Creek, Pelos Sandgerg, Symbion, Three Angels, Three Trees, Toluca Lane, Vanjohn, Vivid, Willakia

VAN DUZER CORRIDOR AVA.     @Dallas

  • WHITE= Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gri, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier
  • RED= Gamay, Pinot Noir, Syrah
  • GEOGRAPHY- Oregon, REGION-Willamette Valley AVA., COUNTY-Polk,  @Hw.#22
    • East of Salem-City(8mi.), West of Eola-Amity Hills AVA.
    • Sub-Zones- SALT CREEK
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Features- Flat/ Rolling/ Hilly, SLOPES/ Coast Mountain Range, +Alt .250 ft.
    • Van Duzer Corridor Gap- 800ft. Gap In the 3,000ft. Coast Mountain Range.
      • The Van Duzer Corridor is a Gap In Coast Mountain Rang.  This Connection Allows Cool Coastal Winds Flow From the Cold Pacific Ocean Into Warmer Southern Willamette Valley. On a Typical Day In the Growing Season Its Starts Out Cold In the Morning, at Noon the Air Begins to Warm Quickly.  Hot Air Rises, That Hot Air Creates a Pump In an Effort to Replace the Hot Air.  The Van Duzer Corridor is a Conduit For the Cold Ocean Air to Move Inland to Replace the Warm Rising Air.  The Cold Ocean Air is Heavier and Stays Lower and Directly Impacts the AVA.’s of McMinnville, Eola Amity Hills.
    • Holmes Gap Gap at the End of the Corridor Which Funnels Breezes to a Small Section of Vineyards.
  • CLIMATE- Maritime, With Mediterranean Influence, +Diurnal Shifts(+35°),  +WIND/ Van Duzer
  • SOILS- Metamorphic, Sedimentary, Marine, Loams, Silt, Uplifted Basalt,   –Bellpine Series
  • VITICULTURE- 59,871 ac./ 1,000 acPlanted,   2019- AVA.Officially Established
  • VINICULTURE- Flor (Naturally Occurring)
    • Estate/ Producers- Andante, Bjornson, Chateau Bianca, Division, Firesteed, Johan, Left Coast, Mamaste, Van Duzer Vineyards(83ac.)
    • Vineyards-(18) Andante“Estate”, Becken Ridge, Coelho, Cynthina, Dragonfly Creek, Farmer Road, Firesteed, Flagpole, Havlin, Holmes Gap, Huntington Hill, Johan“Estate”, Left Coast“Estate”, Namaste, Newton, Seabreeze, Trois, Van Duzer“Estate”, Wake Robin, Westside Bowl

CASCADE FOOTHILLS AVA. (Un-Official)     @Aurora

  • WHITE= Chardonnay, Pinot Gris
  • RED= Pinot Noir, Gamay
  • GEOGRAPHY- Oregon(Central), REGION-Willamette Valley AVA., COUNTIES
    • North-East of Salem, @Hw.#5(East of), #221, #213
    • CITIESAurora, Gervais, Hubbard, Oregon City, LATITUDE: 45.23° N
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Features- Flat/ Rolling, On~Willamette~River~
    • SLOPES/ Cascade Foothills, +Alt. ?
  • SOILS- Metamorphic, Volcanic
  • CLIMATE- Continental
  • VITICULTURE- ac. Planted
    • Estate/ Producers- Alexeli, Aurora Colony, Hansen, King’s Raven, Paradis, Pheasant Run, Pudding River, Silver Falls, St. Josef’s, Whiskey Hill, Villa Catalana, Vitis Ridge, Wooden  Shoe
    • Vineyards- Postlewait’s

MOUNT PISGAH AVA. (Un-Official)    @Dallas

  • WHITE= Chardonnay
  • RED=  Gamay, Pinot Noir
  • GEOGRAPHY- Oregon(North), REGION-Willamette Valley AVA.(Central), COUNTY-Polk
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Features- Rolling/ Hilly, SLOPES/  Mount Pisgah, +Alt. 260ft. – 760ft.
  • SOILS- Metamorphic
    • Soil Series-   Bellpine Series–     –Nekia Series–     –Willakenzie Series–     –Jory Series–  
  • VITICULTURE- 5,550 ac./ 530 acPlanted
    • Estate/ Producers- Amalie Roberts, Freedom Hill, Illahe
    • Vineyards- Amalie Robert, Ash Creek, Cooper Creek, Croft, Druvor Hill, Elkhorn Ridge, Erratic Oaks, Fern Creek, Freedom Hill“Estate”, Helmick Hill, Illahe, Estate”, Mayle Groove, Mistletoe, Open Claim, Williamson

LOWER LONG TOM AVA. (Un-Official)    @

  • WHITE= Chardonnay
  • RED=  Pinot Noir
  • GEOGRAPHY- Oregon(North), REGION-Willamette Valley AVA.(South), COUNTY
    • BETWEEN– Corvallis & Eugene
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Features- Rolling/ Hilly
    • On~Lower Long Tom~River~/ Fern Ride~Reservoir~
  • SOILS- Metamorphic
  • VITICULTURE-  ac./ ? Planted
    • Estate/ Producers- Antiquum Farm, Benton-Lane, Brigadoon Wine Co.
    • Vineyards- Alpine, Antiquum Farm, Benton-Lane, BlueBird Hill, Borgo Pass, Bradshaw, High Pass, Kliewer’s Weinberg, LaVelle, Madrona Creek, Moriahs, Mountain View, Pfeiffer, Rainsong, Rambling Rose, Shadow Mountain, Simonds, Sunny Mountain, Tebri, Union School, Walnut Rigde, Whybra, Woodhall

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SOUTHERN WILLAMETTE VALLEY*AVA. (Un-Official)     @Eugene

  • WHITE= Chardonnay 5%, Pinot Grigio 4%, Muscat, Riesling
  • RED= Pinot Noir, Gamay
  • GEOGRAPHY- Oregon, REGION-Willamette Valley AVA.(South), Area South of Albany
    • COUNTY-Lane, (South of Benton County),  @Hw.#5, #126
    • CITIES-Coburg, Cottage Grove, Creswell, Junction City, Monroe, Springfield, Veneta
    • Sub-Zones COTTAGE GROVE-(South) and 2 Fingers(North-East) of Eugene?
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Features- Flat/ Rolling/ Valley(Willamette), On~Willamette~River~
    • SLOPES/ Coastal Range(West) & Cascade Mountains(East)
  • CLIMATE- Maritime, Southern Valley is Warmer Than Northern Willamette Five Fourteen, alley.
    • Estate/ Producers- Abbelone, Benton-Lane, Bluebird Hill, Bodner, Brigadoon, B2, Fitzpatrick, Gelardi, High Pass, LaVelle, Kings Esate*(E./470 ac.), Lorane, Mcbeth, Meriwther, Olsen Run, Oregon Win Lab, Petite Maison, Pfeiffer, Rainsong, Rainstorm, Saginaw, Silver Coyote, Sweet Earth, Tebri, Walnute Ridge, Willamette Valley, Wine by David
    • Vineyards- Broadley, Hinman
  • CULTURE-
    • ASSOCIATIONS~ ~South Willamette Wineries Association~
      • Mission~ Group of Vineyards, Wineries and Vintners That Are Passionate About Increasing the Awareness Visitation and Prestige of the South Willamette Wine Growing Region.


SOUTHERN OREGON*AVA.      @Medford/ Ashland

  • WHITE=   |    RED= **Refer to AVA.’S For Grape Type and % Information.
  • GEOGRAPHY- Oregon(South-West), LATITUDE: 42.3° N
    • COUNTIES-Douglas, Jackson, Josephine
    • Sub-Zones/ AVA’s- Umpqua Valley AVA., Rogue Valley AVA.
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Features- Rolling/ Hilly/ Valley(Applegate, Umpqua, Rogue, Bear Creek, Illinois)
    • SLOPES/ Coast Mountain Range, On Fault-Line
    • On~Bear/ Applegate/ Illinois~Rivers~Tributaries~Rogue~River~
  • SOILS- “Metamorphic, Sedimentary, Alluvial Terraces & Fans That Follow the Flow of the 4 Rivers.
  • CLIMATE- Continental, Warmer/ Drier Than Willamette Valley/ Northern Oregon.
  • CULTURE- ASSOCIATIONS~ ~Southern Oregon Winery~

UMPQUA VALLEY AVA.    @Roseburg

  • WHITE= Albarino, Chardonnay, Gewurztraminer, Gruner Veltliner, Muller Thurgau, Muscat, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Grigio, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Viognier
  • RED= Pinot Noir 21%, Baco Noir, Barbera, Bastardo, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Dolcetto, Graciano, Garnacha, Malbec, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Syrah, Tannat, Tempranillo, Teroldego, Tinta Amarela, Tinta Barroca, Tinto Cao, Touriga Franca, Touriga Nacional, Zinfandel
  • GEOGRAPHY- Oregon, REGION-Southern Oregon AVA., COUNTY-Douglas, LATITUDE: 43.2° N
    • West of Pacific Ocean(25mi.), South of Portland-City(150 mi.),  @Hw.#5/ #38/ #99
    • South of Willamette Valley AVA. & West of Rogue Valley AVA.,  (65 mi. Long/ 25 mi. Wide)
    • In Southern Oregon AVA.
    • CITIES-Canyonville, Drain, Elkton, Myrtle Creek, Oakland, Riddle, Roseburg, Sutherlin, Winston, Yancalla
    • Sub-Zones/ AVA.’s- ELKTON(North-East)
      • RED HILL DOUGLAS(North-Central Interior)
      • TRI-CITIES (Canyonville, Myrtle Creek, Riddle)(South-East)
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Features- Flat/ Rolling/ Hilly/ Bench/ Valley(Umpqua)
    • SLOPES/ Convergence of Coast Range(North-West), Siskiyou/ Klamath Mountains(South-West), Cascade Range(East), +Alt. (25 ft.- 2,625 ft.) (Vines From 750 ft.- 1,000 ft.)
      • On~Bridge/ North/ South Umpqua~River~Tributary~Umpqua~River~
    • FAULT-LINE/ Klamath-Coastal-Fault
    • Low-Lands/ Sunduction Zone BETWEEN-Coastal Range(West), Cascades Range(East)
    • GEOLOGICAL UNITS-(5) Series of Interconnected Small Valleys With River Drainages.
      • Siletz Terran-(Uplifted Ocean Bottom)
      • Jurassic & Cretaceous Accretionary Complex-
      • Umpqua Basin Turbidites- Eocene Age 35-45 MYA.
        • (Tertiary Uplifted Sea Floor of Sandstones & Shales)
      • Klamath Terrane- Accreted/ Sandstone, Shales, Basalts, Serpentine
      • Umpqua Terraces- Quaternary/ Gravelly With Silt Top Layers
      • Umpqua Formation- Alternating Sandstone and Shale Interfingering With Volcanic Rocks.
      • Tyee Formation- 20-30 MYA.,Formed Coast Range   Predominately Sandstones & Shales
  • SOILS- “Metamorphic, Volcanic, Sedimentary, Marine Sediment, Sandstone
    • Soil Series-  Bellpine Series–     –Dixonvill Series–     –Jory Series–     –Malabon Series
      • Nekia Series–     –Newberg Series–     –Nonparell Series–     –Oakland Series
      • Philomath Series–      –Roseburg Series–     –Sutherlin Series–     –Windygap Series
  • CLIMATE- Continental With Maritime Micro-Climates
    • Cooler In North Valley, Warming In South Valley.
    • RAIN SHADOW EFFECT/ ~Coast Mountain Range~,   +Diurnal Shifts(+35°)
  • VITICULTURE- 3,605 acPlanted,  40 Varieties
    • Estate/ Producers-(25)- Abacela*(E./79 ac.). Becker, Cooper Ridge, Delfino, Falk, Ferraro, Foon, Freed, Giradet, Glaser, Henry, Hillcrest*(E./7ac.)Joseph Jane, Knostman, Meadow, Melrose, Misty Oaks, Monte Ferro, Mustard Seed, Nonchalant, Palotai, Paul O’Brien*, Pazzo Collina, Reustle-Prayer Rock*, Spangler, Spire Mountain, The Cellars at SOWI., Trella, Triple Oak, Wild Rose
    • Vineyards-(70) Alegria, Cooper Ridge”Estate”, Cross, East Hill, Esperanza, Fault-Line, Fiesta Ridge, Grand Hill, Hillcrest, Hefeabzug, Jasper, Khayams, Knoll Block, Old Stones, Pond, Prayer Rock”Estate”, Rocky Crest, Spangler”Estate”, Tiny, Trella, West, Westbrook, West Slope, Whitetall Ridge
    • VITICULTURE CHALLANGES– Powdery Mildew, Birds, Deer
  • HISTORY- 1880 @Umpqua Valley German Immigrants First Plant Grapevines.
    • 1984 @Umpqua Valley AVA. is Officially Established
    • 1996- Oldest Planted Albarino and Tempranillo Vines In America.
  • CULTURE-
    • ACADEMICS~ ~Southern Oregon Wine Institute~ Viticulture and Enology
      • ~Umpqua Valley Community College~
    • PIONEERS~ ~Richard Sommer~ Roseberg, 1961, First Pinot Noir, Oregon(Upqua/ Hillcrest)
      • ~Scott Henry~ Designs His Trellising System In Umpqua Valley.
      • ~Earl Jones~ First to Plant Tempranillo and Albarino at Abacela In Umpqua Valley In 1996.
    • ASSOCIATIONS~ ~Umpqua Valley Winegrowers~
      • Mission~ Non-Profit Member Organization Dedicated to Promoting the Wineries and Vineyards Located in Douglas County. We Work Collaboratively to Produce Experiences and Event That Demonstrate the Quality and Diverse Variety of Wines Made In Our Appellation.
      • AGRICULTURE~ Farms/ Orchards, Dairy
  • GOING THERE- WINE TRAIL~ ~Umpqua Valley Wine Trail~
  • ELKTON AVA.     @Elkton
    • WHITE= Aligote, Chardonnay, Gewurztraminer, Pinot Gris, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc
    • RED= Pinot Noir 42%, Baco Noir, Syrah
    • GEOGRAPHY- Oregon, REGION-Southern Oregon AVA., COUNTY-Douglas
      • In Southern Oregon AVA./ In Umpqua Valley AVA.(North-West)
      • @Hw.#138 & #38, Near Coast(25mi.), LATITUDE: 43.63° N
      • South-West of Eugene-City(55mi.), East of Pacific Ocean(25mi.)
    • TOPOGRAPHY- Features- Rolling/ Hilly/ Terraces
      • On~Elk~Creek~Tributary~Umpqua~River~
      • SLOPES/ ?, River Terraces +Alt. 150ft.- 200ft., Hills- 1,000ft.
    • SOILS- Metamorphic, Volcanic, Sedimentary
      • Generally From Middle Eocene Period…Basalt Sandstoen, Siltstone, Clay, Silt Loam
    • CLIMATE- Maritime, Coolest Area In Umpqua Valley, +Afternoon Breezes, +Rain
    • VITICULTURE- 75,000ac./ 305acPlanted
      • Estate/ Producers- Anindor, Bradley(20ac.), Brandborg, Eponymous, Lexeme, Ovum, River’s Edge
      • Vineyards- Base Line Bradley, Branders, Vintage Farms
    • HISTORY- 2013 @Elkton AVA. is Officially Established.
    • CULTURE-  PIONEERS~ ~Ken Thompson~ 1970’s, Planted Vineyard In Elkton.
  •  RED HILL DOUGLAS*AVA.     @Yoncalla
    • WHITE= Chardonnay, Gewurztaminier, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gri, Reisling
    • RED= Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Syrah, Tempranillo
    • GEOGRAPHY- Oregon, REGION-Southern Oregon AVA., COUNTY-Douglas
      • In Umpqua Valley AVA.,  @Hw.#5,  LATITUDE: 43.6° N
      • South of Yoncalla-City(5 mi.), North of Roseburg-City(28mi.)
    • TOPOGRAPHY- Features- Flat/ Rolling/ Hilly, SLOPES/ ?, +Alt. 800ft.- 1,200ft.
      • Topographic Events-  Siletz Terran(Uplifted Sea Floor)
    • SOILS- Metamorphic, Volcanic, Basalt, Silt, Clay, Loam
      • Soil Series-   –Jory Series
    • VITICULTURE- 5,550 ac./ 530 acPlanted
      • Estate/ Producers- Red Hill(234ac.), Sienna Ridge, Teutonic Wine Co.
      • Vineyards- Red Hill”Estate”(234n0ac.)
    • HISTORY-   1876 @Red Hill-Douglas Jesse Applegate Planted First Vineyard.
      • 2004 @Red Hill-Douglas AVA. is Officially Established.

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ROGUE VALLEY*AVA.     @Medford

  • WHITE= Chardonnay, Gewurztraminer, Marsanne, Muscat Canelli, Pinot Meunier, Pinot Gris, Roussanne, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Verdejo, Vermentino, Viognier
  • RED= Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Carignane, Carmanere, Cinsaut, Dolcetto, Gamay, Garnacha, Malbec, Merlot, Mondeuse, Montepulciano, Mourvedre, Petit Verdot, Petite Sirah, Pinot Noir, Sangiovese, Syrah, Tempranillo, Teroldego, Zinfandel
  • GEOGRAPHY- Oregon, REGION-Southern Oregon AVA., COUNTIES-Jackson, Josephine
    • North of Klamath Mountains, West of Pacific Ocean(30 mi.), @Hw.#5/ #99/ #238
    • (70 Miles Long & 60 Miles Wide), LATITUDE: 42.2° N
    • CITIES-Ashland, Jacksonville, Central Point, Medford, Phoenix, Talent
    • Sub-AVA’s- Bear Valley AVA., Applegate Valley AVA., Illinois Valley AVA.
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Features- Rolling/ Hilly/ Valley(Rogue)
    • SLOPES/ Siskiyou Mountains, +Alt. 1,400ft.- 2,490ft.
    • Convergence of 3 Ranges: Klamath Mountains, Coastal Range, Cascades
    • GEOLOGICAL UNITS: 3,  3 Adjacent Valleys: Bear Creek, Applegate, Illinois
      • Sub-Zones- North Side, South Side, North Rogue Valley
    • On~Bear/ Applegate/ Illinois~Rivers~Tributaries~Rogue~River~
    • **Refer to CLIMATE/ Altitudes For Detailed Information.
    • VOLCANOS IN ROGUE– ~Mount Mclaughlin~ (Located Outside Rogue Valley)
  • CLIMATE- Mediterranean With Continental Influences,
    • Warmest AVA. In Oregon, Many Micro-Climates
  • SOILS- Metamorphic, Volcanic, Sedimentary, Clay, Loamy Soils
    • Soil Series-   –Manita Series–     –Medford Series–     –Ruch Series–     –Takilma Series
  • VITICULTURE- 1.15 Million ac./ 5,635acPlanted, (65% White/ 35% Red)
    • CHALLENGE– Spring/ Fall- Frost(Use of Wind Turbines Are Widespread)
  • VINICULUTRE-
    • Estate/ Producers-(108)-Bayer Family, Cliff Creek, Crater Lake, Del Rio, Folin, Foris, Griffin Creek, Kriselle, Leah Jorgensen, Ledger David, Ovum, Upper Five, RoxyAnn, Weisingers’s
    • Vineyards- Avra, Covetina(10.4ac.), Crater View, Dancin, Deer Creek, Del Rio(1960’s/ 165ac.), Evans Creek, Féris, Folin, Gerber, Guzzo,  Jaxon, Off the Grid, Red Lily, Sam’s Valley, Quail Run, Yank Gulch(2,490 ft.)
  • HISTORY- 1840’s @Rogue River First Vines Planted by European Immigrants.
  • CULTURE- ASSOCIATIONS~ ~Rogue Valley Winegrowers~
  • GOING THERE- WINE TRAIL~ ~Upper Rogue Valley Wine Trail~
    • FESTIVALS~ ~Oregon Wine Experience~ (August)
      • ~Southern Oregon Grape Symposium~ (March)
      • ~Uncorked Tour~ (May)
    • AFTER DARK~ ~Rouge Grape Wine Bar~ (Medford)
  • SUB-ZONES Of ROUGE VALLEY NON-ASSOCIATED WITH AN AVA.
    • UPPER ROGUE VALLEY  AKA=Valle of the Rogue
      • Geography- Rouge Valley AVA.(North-East)
      • Estate/ Producers-
    • JACKSONVILLE
      • Geography- Rouge Valley AVA.(North-East)
      • Estate/ Producers- Daisy Creek, DANCIN, Fences, Hummingbird, Relik, South Stage Cellers, Quady North

**Rogue Valley Images Courtesy of Delong Maps, Purchase These Maps at Delongwine.com


BEAR CREEK VALLEY AVA. (Un-Official)    @AshlandMedford

  • WHITE= Albarino, Chardonnay, Marsanne, Muscat Canelli, Pinot Gris, Sauvignon Blanc, Verdejo, Vermentino, Viognier
  • RED= Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Gamay, Malbec, Montepulciano, Mourvedre, Pinot Meunier, Pinot Noir, Sangiovese, Syrah, Tempranillo, Teroldego
  • GEOGRAPHY- Oregon, REGION-Southern Oregon AVA., LATITUDE: 42.3° N
    • COUNTY-Jackson, @Hw.#5/ #99, In Rogue Valley AVA.(North-East)
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Features- Rolling/ Hilly/ Terrace/ Valley(Bear Creek)
    • SLOPES/ Convergence of Siskiyou Mountains & Cascade Mountains, +Alt. ft.- ft.
    • On~Bear~Creek~
  • CLIMATE- Mediterranean With Continental Influences, Warmest/ Rogue Valley
  • VITICULTURE- ?   acPlanted
    • Estate/ Producers- 2Hawk, Agate Ridge, Aurora Vines, Ashland, Belle Fiore*, Cliff Creek, Crater Lake, Dana Campbell*, Del Rio, Eden Vale, Folin, Griffin Creek, Grizzly Peak, Irvine & Roberts, Long Walk, Jaxon, Ladger David, Paschal, Pebblestone, Plat Anderson, Roxy Ann/ Velocity, Simple Machine, StoneRiver, Trium, Weisinger Family, Welsinger’s
    • Vineyards-  Gold Vineyard, Oasterhout
  • GOING THERE- WINE TRAILS~ ~Bear Creek Wine Trail~

APPLEGATE VALLEY*AVA.    @Jacksonville

  • WHITE= Chardonnay, Marsanne, Petite Sirah, Pinot Gri, Riesling, Roussanne, Sauvignon Blanc, Verdejo, Vermentino, Viognier
  • RED= Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenere, Cinsaut, Garnacha, Merlot, Malbec, Mondeuse, Montepulciano, Mourvedre, Petit Verdot, Petite Sirah, Pinot Noir, Primitivo, Sangiovese, Syrah, Tempranillo, Tino Roriz, Zinfandel
  • GEOGRAPHY- Oregon, REGION-Southern Oregon AVA., @Hw.#238
    • COUNTY-Jackson, Josephine, In Rogue Valley AVA.,  LATITUDE: 42.25° N
    • Sub-Zones/ AVA.s.- Illinois Valley AVA., Kubli Bench
    • CITIES-Applegate, Murphy, Provost, Ruch,  (15 Miles Long)
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Features- Rolling/ Hilly/ Terrace/ Valley(Applegate-Transverse)
    • SLOPES/ Siskiyou Mountains, +Alt. 1,000ft.- 2,000ft., On~Applegate~River~
    • GEOLOGICAL UNITS: 2
  • SOILS- Metamorphic, Sedimentary, Granite, Alluvial Fans/ Stream Terraces, Clays
  • CLIMATE- Mediterranean With Maritime Influences, Warmest In Rogue Valley
  • VITICULTURE- 277.000 ac./ 721 acPlanted
    • CHALLENGE– Spring/ Fall- Frost(Use of Wind Turbines Are Widespread)
  • VINICULTURE-
    • Estate/ Producers- (19) The Academy, Applegate Red, Augustino, Beaton Farm, Caprice, Champagne, Cowhorn(Bio-Dyn.), Cricket Hill, Devitt, Division, Jacksonville, Long Sword, Maloof, Maragas, Michael McAuley, Mondrone Mountain, Plasisance Ranch, Red Lily, Rosella’s, Schmidt Family, Schultz,  Serra, Soloro, Troon, Valley View*, Walport, Wooldridge Creek*(56ac.)
    • Vineyards- (28) Cricket Hill(12ac.), Layne(29ac.), Mac, Rosella’s, Serra, Soloro, Stepping Stone(24ac.), Stella, Steelhead, Terrabonne
  • CULTURE-
    • PIONEERS~ ~Jesse Applegate~ 1870’s, Planted Vineyards In Yoncalla/ Umpqua Valley.
      • ~Peter Brix~ Viticulturist Who Planted First Vineyards In Applegate.
  • GOING THERE-
    • WINE TRAIL~ ~Applegate Valley Trail~

ILLINOIS VALLEY AVA.     @Cave Junction

  • WHITE= Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Gewurztraminer, Muscat, Pinot Blanc, Riesling
  • RED= Gamay, Pinot Noir
  • GEOGRAPHY- Oregon(South-West), REGION-Southern Oregon AVA., COUNTY-Josephine
    • In Applegate Valley AVA.(South-West), @Hw.#46/ #199,  LATITUDE: 42.1° N
    • On~Pacific Ocean~(Near/15 Miles)
    • CITIES-Cave Auction, Kerby, Selma, Wilderville, Wonder
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Features- Hilly/ Terrace/ Valley(Illinois), +Alt. 1,500ft.- 2,000ft.
    • SLOPES/ Coast Range(West), Klamath Mountains/ Siskiyou Mountains(South)
    • On~Illinois~River/ Deer Creek~, GEOLOGICAL UNITS: 2
  • SOILS- Metamorphic, Sedimentary Alluvial Fans/ Stream Terraces
    • Sand, Silt, Bench Gravels, Glacial Moraines, Serpentine
  • CLIMATE- Mediterranean With Maritime Influences, Coolest/ Rogue Valley
  • VITICULTURE-  450 acPlanted
    • Estate-Producers- Augustino, Deer Creek, Bridgeview, Foris(E.), Ovum
    • Vineyards- Cedar Ranch, Gerber, LaFlamme, Maple Ranch, Stonefield, Twin Creeks, Villa Novia

COLUMBIA GORGE*SouthAVA.     @Hood River

  • WHITE= Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, Fiano, Falanghina, Gewurztraminer, Gruner Veltliner, Pinot Gris, Semillon, Viognier
  • RED= Barbera, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Syrah
  • GEOGRAPHY- Oregon(North-West), COUNTY-Hood River,@Hw.#35/ #84, LATITUDE: 45.7° N
    • West of Portland-City(80 mi.), BORDERS-Washington(Laps), Columbia Valley AVA.(East)
    • BETWEEN-Willamette Valley & Columbia Basin
    • Sub-Zones- Hood River,  Mosier Valley
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Features- Rolling/ Hilly/ Terrace/ Valley(Columbia Gorge(Transverse)
    • SLOPES/ ?, +Alt. 160ft.- 1,069ft.
    • On~Columbia~River~(South), Where River Separates the Cascade Mountain Range.
  • SOILS-  Metamorphic, Volcanic, Sedimentary, Silt Loam, Over Basalt
    • Soil Series-  Bins-Bindle–     –Dallasport Series–     –Gunn Series–     –Oak Grove Series
    • **Refer to WASHINGTON/ Columbia Valley North For Additional Information.
  • CLIMATE- Maritime” With Continental Influence
    • The Gorge Funnels Cool Air From the Pacific Ocean East Down the Columbia River.
  • VITICULTURE- 300 acPlanted
    • Estate/ Producers- 15 Mile, Analemma, Cabernet Creek, Cascade Cliffs, Cathedral Ridge, Cerulean, Edgefield, Evoke*, Garnier, Gorge White House, Greatful, Hiyu(12ac.), Hood Crest, Hood River, Idiot’s Grace/ Memaloose, Marchesi*, Mt. Hood, Mylan, Naked, Ordeaux, Phelps Creek, Pheasant Valley, Phelps Creek(30ac.), The Pines, Sineann, Smockshop Band(Nat.Pro.), Quenett, Springhouse, Stave & Stone*, Stella Fino, Stoltz, Teutonic, Troutdale, Upsidedown, Viento, Wy’East
    • Vineyards- Annala, Atavus, Bright Light, Broken Boulder, Broken Shoulder, Garnier, Pear Blossom, Underwood Mountain
  • CULTURE- AGRICULTURE– Hazelnuts, Apple, Grapevines
    • Viticulture Culture of Bio-Diverse Farms, Sustainable, Biodynamics.
    • AFTER DARK~ ~Hood River Downtown Tasting Rooms~
      • Cerulean, The Pines 1852, Upsidedown Wine, Stave & Stone
  • **Refer to WASHINGTON/ Columbia Valley North For Additional Information.

**Columbia Gorge Images Courtesy of Delong Maps, Purchase These Maps at Delongwine.com


COLUMBIA VALLEY*AVA.      @Oregon

  • GEOGRAPHY- Oregon(North), REGION-Columbia Valley AVA., COUNTIES
    • BORDERS-Washington(Laps 70%)
  • VITICULTURE- ? acPlanted
    • Estate-Producers– Sunshine Mill
    • Vineyards- Dry Hollow, Echo West
  • **Refer to WASHINGTON/ Columbia Valley For Additional Information.

WALLA WALLA* South AVA.    @Walla Walla

  • WHITE= Albarino, Chardonnay
  • RED= Cabernet Sauvignon 41%, Merlot 26%, Syrah 16%, Cabernet Franc 4% Aglianico, Barbera, Carmenere, Dolcetto, Montepulciano, Petit Verdot, Sagrantino
  • GEOGRAPHY- Oregon, REGION-Columbia Valley AVA., LATITUDE: 46° N
    • COUNTY-Walla Walla, BORDERS: Washington(Laps 70%)
    • CITIES-Free Water, Milton
    • Sub-Zones/ AVA. The Rocks District AVA.
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Features- Flat/ Rolling/ Hilly/ Valley(Walla Walla)
    • SLOPES/ Palouse Mts, Blue Mountains, Van Sickle Ridge, +Alt. 500ft.- 2,000ft.
    • On~Walla-Walla/ Snake~River~Tributary~Columbia~River~
    • Basin 30-Miles Wide Running East-West Across Valley.
    • Wallula Gap- Where Walla Walla and Columbia Rivers Converge.
  • SOILS- Metamorphic, Sedimentary, Loess, Silt Loam,   Soil Series- Free Water Series
  • CLIMATE- Desert With Continental Influences
  • VITICULTURE- 1,200 ac., Planted, 95% Red/ 5% White
    • 30% of Land Acres Are In Oregon, But 43% of the Vineyards Acres.
    • CHALLENGES– Extreme Winter Cold/ Freeze
  • VINICULTURE
    • Estate/ Producers- Basel, Spotford Station, Two Vinters, Zebra
    • Vineyards- Alderbanks, Birch Crest, Bob Healy, Castillo de Feliciana, Cockburn, Cougar Mill, Dad’s, Dugger Creek, Ferguson, Foothills, Garrison Creek, Margaret’s, McClellan, McQueen, Nostra Tierra, Octave, Powerline, Rock Bottom, Serra Pedace, Seven Hills(200ac.), Siren Song, Southwind, Stellar, Stone Valley, Summit View, Windrow, XL
  • **Refer to WASHINGTON/ Walla Walla North For Additional Information.

ROCK DISTRICT*AVA.     @MiltonFreewater

  • WHITE= Chardonay, Marsane, Roussanne, Viognier
  • RED= Syrah 45%, Cabernet Sauvignon 24%, Alicante, Barbera, Cabernet Franc, Cinsault, Counoise, Garnacha, Malbec, Merlot, Mourvedre, Tempranillo, Tinta Cao
  • GEOGRAPHY- Oregon(North-East), REGION-Columbia Valley AVA., COUNTY-Umatilla
    • In Walla Walla AVA.(South), @Hw.#11
    • BORDERS-Washington(North), LATITUDE: 45.9° N
    • Sub-Zones-  ? South-East of Rocks AVA.
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Features- Flat/ Rolling,  SLOPES/ Blue Mountains, +Alt. ?ft.- 840ft.
    • On~Walla Walla~River~, GEOLOGICAL UNITS: 1
    • Topographic Events- Missoula Floods
  • SOILS- Metamorphic, Volcanic, Sedimentary, Loess
      • Alluvial Fan of Basalt Cobbles 200 Feet Deep, Only AVA. Defined Strictly by Soils.
    • Soil Series-  Free Water Series Deep, Well Drained Basalt Cobblestones Up Size of Basketballs.
  • CLIMATE- Desert” With Continental Influence
  • VITICULTURE- 3,767 ac./ 384 acPlanted,  First Vineyard “Cailloux” Planted In the Rocks.
    • CHALLENGES– Extreme Winter Cold/ Freeze
  • VINICULTURE-
    • Estate/ Producers- Ardor, Armada(7ac.), Balboa, Buty, Cayuse, Delmas, Don Carlo, Dusted Valley, Force Majeure, Saviah Cellars, Sleight of Hand, Watermill(E.), Zerba
    • Vineyards- Armada, Cailloux(10ac.), En Cerise(10ac.), En Chamberlin, Coccinelle(4.5ac.), Cougar Crest, Eidolon, Fillies & Mares, Funk Estate, Larry’s, Monette’s, Noble Rock, Old Stone, Riviere Galets, La Paciencia, Rasa, Riviere Galets, RockGarden, SeVein, SJR, Stone Valley, Stoney Vine, Sunnyside, Sur Echalas, Tribe, Yellow Jacket, Waliser, Watermill, White Space, Winesap(200ac.)
  • CULTURE-
    • PIONEERS~ ~Christophe Baron~
      • First Saw the Potential In a Alluvial Fan of Stones In Southern Walla Walla Which Would Later Become the Rocks District AVA..

CENTRAL OREGON AVA. (Un-Official)     @Bend

  • WHITE= Albarino, Chardonnay, Muscat, Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier
    • Hybrids– La Crecent, St. Croix
  • RED= Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Munier, Pinot Noir, Syrah, Tempranillo, Zinfandel
    • Hybrids Baco Noir, Brianna, Frontenac, Leon Millot, Marechal Foch, Marquette
  • GEOGRAPHY- Oregon(Central), COUNTY-Deschutes, @Hw.#97
    • CITIESBend, Madras, Princeville, Redmond, Sisters, Sunriver, Terrebonne
    • LATITUDE: 43.6° N
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Features- Flat/ Rolling
    • SLOPES/ Cascade Mountain Range, +Alt. 3,440ft.
  • SOILS- Metamorphic, Volcanic
  • CLIMATE- Continental, With DesertInfluence
  • VITICULTURE- ac. Planted, Bud Burst(May), Harvest(Late September)
    • CHALLENGES– Working With Cold-Hardy Hbrids
  • VINICULTURE-
    • Estate/ Producers- Elixir Wine Group, Faith Hope and Charity, Kimball Joy, Lava Terrace(5.5ac.), Maragas, Naked, Ranch at the Canyon, Redside Ranch, Volcano
    • Vineyards- Monkeyface, Roberts Ranch
  • CULTURE-
    • AFTER DARK~ ~Wine Bars In Bend~
      • Bledsoe Familey, Elixer Wine Group
    • ASSOCIATIONS~ ~Winegrowers Association of Central Oregon~
      • Mission~ To Foster High Quality Winemaking From the Region and to Get the Word Out to Consumers That Our Area, With It’s Volcanic Soil, Abundant Sunshine and Cool Nights, Has a Unique Environment to Grow World Class Wine Grapes.

**Walla Walla Images Courtesy of Delong Maps, Purchase These Maps at Delongwine.com


SNAKE RIVER VALLEY “West” AVA.      @Oregon

  • WHITE= Chardonnay, Riesling
  • RED= Cabernet Franc, Cinsaut, Connuise, Lemberger, Malbec, Merlot, Syrah
  • GEOGRAPHY- Oregon(East), BORDERS-Idaho(Laps), COUNTIES-Baker, Malheur
    • CITIES–       , LATITUDE: 43.6° N
  • TOPOGRAPHY- Features- Flat/ Rolling/ Valley(Snake River)
    • On~Snake~River~Tributary~Columbia~River~
    • SLOPES/ Mallowa Mountains, +Alt. ? ft.- 3,400ft.
    • Rift Valley On West End of Snake River Plain
    • Topographic Sub-Zones- Alluvial Terraces         Flat Basin
  • SOILS- Metamorphic, Sedimentary, Sediments From Ancient Lake Idaho
  • CLIMATE- Continental
  • VITICULTURE- 1,800 ac. Planted
    • Estate/ Producers- Motherlode Cellars
    • Vineyards-


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