Chehalem Mountains AVA

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The Chehalem Mountains AVA is a single uplifted landmass southwest of Portland in the northern Willamette Valley, extending 20 miles in length and 5 miles in breadth, stretching from southeast to northwest. It includes several discrete spurs, mountains and ridges, such as Ribbon Ridge and Parrett Mountain.

The highest point within the Willamette Valley is the Chehalem Mountains’ Bald Peak (at 1,633 feet) affecting weather for the AVA and for adjoining grape growing hillsides. It is the geography and climate that differentiate this AVA from others.

All three important hillside soil types are represented: basaltic, ocean sedimentary and loess (blown lake bed sediment), the predominant soil on the northern face of the Chehalem Mountains. Within the almost 70,000 acres of this AVA are over 2,600 acres of grapes, grown in over 179 vineyards, and 53 wineries.
Chehalem Mountains Wineries



Quick Facts

Established: 2006 Wineries: 53
Tasting Rooms: 34
Vineyards: 179
Total Area: 62,187 acres
Planted Area: 2,685 acres
Most common grape varieties: Pinot noir (69.89%), Pinot gris (3.79%), Chardonnay (3.75%)


Chehalem Mountains AVA


We do our best to keep things positive around here, but this is our current reality. This photo, taken this morning by our friend wasimofnazareth, shows the growing clouds of ominous smoke behind our newly renovated Gathering Hall. The Chehalem-Bald Peak wildfire, just a few miles south of our farm, started yesterday afternoon and has already burned over 2,000 acres. We are grateful to be safe at home for now with power and water. Our hearts go out to all who have lost homes or been evacuated (fauna included)... what a scary and surreal time. We cannot thank Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue enough for their tireless fight in containing this fire. For locals: we’ve found their Twitter account (@ TVFR) to have the most up to date evacuation information. Sending our most heartfelt prayers of safety to you all. ♥️

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It was a long night, but we are still here thanks to our first responders. 🙏🏻 #chehalemmountains ...

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The past few days have been an experience to say the least. I have received hundreds of messages, texts & calls. Friends, family, neighbors and people in the community I never knew all have offered help. While I have been busy maintaining, I’ve fallen back on how much you all cared enough to reach out and I am truly grateful and humbled by everyone. All I can say is Thank You. We are almost in the clear and everything is looking up from here. Cheers. #chehalemmountains ...

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Berry season has started. #eatwell #homegrown ...

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The best way I can help you with the ‘Rona is to put a 4 day old baby goat in your media feed. #notamedicalprofessional ...

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Oregon’s remote location has been a blessing during this “challenging time.” While a moratorium was placed on all gatherings of 25 or more, by May, it was clear that a large-scale COVID-19 infection had not taken root. As of May 15th, wineries in most regions were allowed to reopen for limited in-person tastings. 🙏
Many winemakers opened on a limited basis, but many waited until after Memorial Day to open, fearing a crush of wine lovers eager to flee isolation. Oregonians are a breed in and of themselves, and while I hesitate to call them restrained or conservative—there are plenty of wild, audacious, progressive winemakers and creators in Oregon—there is something inherently subtle, chilled out and inobtrusive in their approach to making wine, food, art and commerce. 🌟
One of my favorite Oregonian producers—and one that absolutely falls into this category—is Adelsheim, producers of some of the best Chardonnays being made. Made from LIVE certified grapes grown in the Chehalem Mountains, just 200 cases of Staking Claim was produced. (This is a #sample). Like Oregon, it opens with charm and grace: fresh, crisp apples; a wisp of flowers. A surge of vivacious, juicy grapefruit, stone fruit. Delicate, encompassing, delightful. I look forward to returning to wine country in Oregon. Until then, I’m going to try to play it cool, with Chards like this as my guide.🌟

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Food pairing of the week: Sirpa's Smokey Shrimp Chowder with our 2017 Chardonnay. Absolutely delicious! ...

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"Good Day Sunshine" 🎶 ...

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We are immensely proud to announce that Ruby Vineyard has been selected for the 2020 International Pinot Noir Celebration! Ruby was one of just 30 Oregon wineries selected for the annual gathering and we are honored to take part. We look forward to showcasing our wines alongside some of the finest Pinot Noir producers from around the globe at ipnc_pinot July 24-26. ⁠⠀
#willamettevalleywine #westcoastwine #oregonwine #gamay #gamaynoir #ilovegamay #oregonpinotnoir #oregonwine #oregonwinetrail #orwines #wvwines #willamettevalley #redwine #winelovers #winereview #wineallthetime #laurelwoodsoil #chehalemmountainava #chehalemmountains #IPNC

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When we saw the call from wvwines for winery dogs, we couldn't resist! Stanley joined the Ruby Vineyard team in 2007 as a puppy and came from a wonderful no-kill shelter, Family Dogs New Life. Stanley loves winery life and his favorite activity is greeting customers. Whether strolling through the vineyard, keeping an eye on the vines, or providing entertainment for guests, Stanley is a valuable asset to our team. He’s looking forward to the growing season, much like we are. #WVCommunity⁠⠀
#willamettevalleywine #westcoastwine #oregonwine #gamay #gamaynoir #rubyvineyard #ilovegamay #oregonpinotnoir #oregonwine #oregonwinetrail #orwines #wvwines #willamettevalley #redwine #winelovers #winereview #wineallthetime #laurelwoodsoil #chehalemmountainava #chehalemmountains

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What a beautiful Friday morning! Come sip on some wines and admire these beautiful fall colors! ...

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The perfect wine for a rainy day! Happy Saturday Everyone! ...

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We want to thank Jeff Manning of the Oregonian for allowing us to tell our story.⁠

Click the link in the bio to read our feature in The Oregonian with quotes from our owner, Steve Hendricks and winemaker, Andrew Kirkland.

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Harvest 2020 is starting up, and we want to celebrate that! We are counting down the days until we can begin picking our first grapes destined for our sparkling wines. 🍾

With these unprecedented times, it’s nice to know we’ll still have the #OregonWine we know and love. We will be partnering with some of our neighbors in the following weeks to #CelebrateOregonHarvest and provide food and clothing for families in need. #FeedOregon

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We’re not the only ones raising a glass to the return of Trail Blazers basketball. Our friends at bluestardonuts loved the Trail Blazers 50th Anniversary Pinot noir so much, they put it in a donut! This is the ultimate wine pairing, Rip City. 🍷🍩⠀

(Available at their Mississippi, Division and South Waterfront stores) ⠀

#Repost bluestardonuts ⠀
Inspired by love & excitement for our home team, Chef created a limited-edition treat to celebrate the return of the season! ❤️🖤🏀 ⠀
Introducing Blazers Bites!!! ✨Bite #1 is our classic chocolate buttermilk cake, lightly coated in a chocolate glaze made with Adelsheim 2017 Trail Blazers 50th Anniversary Pinot Noir, dark cocoa, and atthemeadow chocolate fleur de sel. 🍷 🍫 ⠀

Bite #2 is our creamy buttermilk old fashioned cake, slam dunked in a clearcreekdistillery cherry brandy and cherry juice glaze. 🍒 Take a bite of each, or bite them together for the ultimate flavor fast break. These cuties won’t be around long, get ‘em while you can!

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Drawing a blanc on what to open up these days? Stay cool with arguably our favorite summer wine, the 2018 Bryan Creek Pinot blanc! Available as a single bottle, or in our Summer Sipper 6 and 12 packs. 🏝 ...

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Meet Coors, another new member to the Colene Clemens pack! Happy National Dog Day from all of our little fur babies 🐾🐕 ...

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Bald Peak through rosé colored glasses ...

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Is there anything better than a chilled glass of Rosé on an especially warm day? How about $100 off a case of Rosé during an especially warm month?⠀

During the month of August, purchase a case of our 2019 Artist Series Rosé and receive $100 off + ground shipping included! 😎

(Discount will automatically be applied at checkout. No club discounts or additional promos apply)

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Our Tasting Room will be closed tomorrow (9/10) due to unhealthy air quality. The safety of our guests and staff is our top priority, and we will keep you updated with any news.⠀

We would like to thank all of the firefighters and first responders working around the clock to contain these fires and protect our community. We send our love to all of our friends and neighbors being displaced. Stay safe, stay strong, and we will see you soon. ⠀

With love, Adelsheim 💙

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Our Marketing department went on a field trip today to visit some of our friends in the Willamette Valley and Portland. Thank you, langoloestate, flaneurwines, damerestaurant, estespdx and redhillsmarket for the incredible wine, food, and hospitality! ❤️⠀


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Our Tasting Room will remain closed today and tomorrow (9/13-/914). In the meantime, we're enjoying some #AdelsheimAtHome, and we hope you're enjoying a bottle as well. 🍷⠀

We cannot thank our firefighters and first responders enough for protecting our community! Thank you for your support and understanding. We'll see you in the Tasting Room soon.

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While the trailblazers are appreciating their fans today, so are we! Adelsheim and the Trail Blazers Foundation are partnering to donate 10% of new Blazers Wine sales to the Trail Blazers COVID-19 Relief Fund to support nonprofits serving the community. As a bonus, you can now enjoy 15% off our Trail Blazers 50th Anniversary Commemorative wines. The season may be postponed, but Rip City never is! #🏀🍷⠀

To purchase:
To learn more about the Trail Blazers Foundation COVID-19 Relief Fund: ⠀

#RipCity #AdelsheimVineyard #WVcommunity #WVwines #ChehalemMountains

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True color and darkness, no filter. This was the view from my front yard yesterday at 10am. Should’ve been broad daylight but it felt like 10pm instead..... Oregon is on fire. Please pray. Thank you, firefighters!
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It's game day, and we're cheering on our trailblazers in the final push before the Playoffs! Our 50th anniversary magnums are SOLD OUT, so make sure you grab your Trail Blazers commemorative wine while it's still here. Go Blazers! ❤️🖤⠀

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Thank you Jordan Lombard for this beautiful drone shot of the vineyard last spring. We are looking forward to another wine-derful season!
#oregon #vineyard #laurelwood #chehalemmountains #willamettevalley #oregonwine #wvwine #wvwines #droneshot #pinotnoir

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Can’t believe we’re finally open for the 1st time in 2020! Cheers from all of us at Lachini ~ have a wonderful Memorial Weekend! ... and if you’ve some time, come visit today 12-5p or tomorrow 1-4p. #wine #orwine #oregonpinotnoir
#pinot #orpinot #pinotnoir
#chardonnay #willamettevalley
#woodinvillewineblog #redwine
#foodandwine #vineyards
#drinklocal #winelover #winelovers #womeninwine
#winetasting #instawine
#winemoments #wineporn #gowinetasting

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Wednesdays are for wine and charcuterie boards! The 2016 Breaking Ground Pinot noir is one of our favorite mid-week pick-me-ups. Check out this beautiful board created by intertwines__ 😍🍷 ...

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To say this is one of our favorites is an understatement. The Breaking Ground Pinot noir deliciously captures aspects of the Chehalem Mountains and is just the perfect pour for gloomy, Pacific Northwest days! 🌧🍷⠀

Thank you, matteahlin for this beautiful capture! ⠀

#AdelsheimVineyard #ChehalemMountains #WVwines #OregonPinot #GoWineTasting

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Who’s ready for a weekend in Wine Country? We certainly are! We are so incredibly glad to be back. 🍷 ...

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