Chehalem Mountains AVA


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About

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


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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%)

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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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🍂🍁Like the colors in autumn, so bright, just before they lose it all🍁🍂. Yup. Never not quoting a Taylor Swift lyric... sorry not sorry 😂.
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For #throwbackthursday I am throwing it back to this beautiful day last October when we took my dad up to La Belle Promenade Vineyard for his birthday, on what was probably the most glorious fall day in the Willamette Valley EVER 😍. .
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I’m hoping to catch a glimpse of some more stunning fall colors this weekend, as we head down to Southern Oregon tomorrow to explore wine country in the Applegate Valley.
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What do you have planned for this weekend?
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Summer grilled pineapple and ham steaks paired with the phenomenal 2017 Elk Cove Pinot Noir. Exceptional cool-climate pinot and family farmed for four decades near Oregon’s Yamhill Carlton hillsides.
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elkcove Pinot Noir purchased at Costco for $16.99.
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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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Thank you all for the loving messages of support and solidarity over the last few days. We are safe. The two fires closest to our farm are now 70% contained, thanks to the tireless effort of our brave firefighters. The air quality has consistently been in the “very unhealthy” and “hazardous” ranges, so we’re doing our best hunker down inside until it is safer to breathe outside. We are praying it will rain soon.
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photograph by: wasimofnazareth
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Friday night graft sesh #willamettevalley #chehalemmountains #oregonwine jesseestate ...

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2017 Failla Grüner Veltliner Chehalem Mountain Vineyard
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It’s been so hot lately LA (specially Woodland Hills) and I needed something refreshing and cool. A fairly new project for Failla in Oregon which began in 2016 with Pinot Noir and Gamay. In 2017 they introduced Chardonnay, Riesling (which I had a couple months ago) and the Grüner.
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This is easy drinking. Citrus, stone fruit with a slight effervescent and bit cloudy. A very interesting nose and not your typical Grüner. I find it a bit similar to the Riesling. Perfect for this heat. •

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#winewednesday #barmuselet is back #tomorrow function_pdx
What #oregonpinot vintage #terroir of the #willamettevalley are you a fan of over the past decade
Are you a cold or warm growing season #pinotnoir drinker. Do you prefer your pinot from #dundeehills #eola #mcminnville #chehalemmountains or #yamhillcarltonava
Your in luck I will be uncorking a bottle from each of this area of #oregonwinecountry
Join us all weekend starting at 4pm
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If you haven't tried Pinot Noir from hazelferncellars you are MISSING OUT! We waited almost an entire year to open this wine...almost made it too. 😆 We decided that vacation was a great reason to pop the cork a little early. This 2017 Pinot was sourced from Robinson Family Vineyard in the Chehalem Mountains. Let me tell you it was worth the wait! For starters the aromatics were insane. In the glass it was like raspberries, cherry candy, vanilla and damp earth. It paired perfectly with our campfire along the Rogue River at dusk. We have a "Prime Cut" Hazelfern Chardonnay that's been resting in our cellar since last August. We'll be opening that one next month and we are counting down the days! Do you have a favorite hazelferncellars wine? You seriously can't go wrong!
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Road trip with the essentials. #oregoncoast #chehalemmountains #pinotnoir ...

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2017 Flâneur Wines - La Belle Promenade Vineyard Chardonnay (91 pts) flaneurwines ·
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ℹ️ This wine is 💯 Chardonnay from estate vineyards in the Chehalem Mountains AVA in Willamette Valley, Oregon. The vineyard was planted in 2014 at an elevation of 700-820 ft on volcanic soils (Jory and Nekia). The vineyard is dry-farmed with sustainable principles. Hand-harvested, native yeast fermentation and whole cluster pressed. Fermented and aged in a combination of French and Austrian oak barrels for 12 months in French oak barrels with 24% new oak·
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👁 Medium lemon color·
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👃 Medium+ intensity on the nose. Aromas of preserved lemon, white peach, Asian pear, yellow apple, salted sunflower seeds, oak, cream, and custard·
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👄 The wine is dry, medium+ lively acidity, medium alcohol (12.9%), and medium+ body. A lot of texture to this wine. A medium+ length finish of preserved lemon with a touch of salt·
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🔔 It still confounds me that some people eschew the use of oak and Chardonnay. This wine is a perfect example of how these flavors marry together beautifully and form a synergy on your palate. Wise cooperage choices are obvious. Harvested early to preserve that lively acidity. The whole cluster pressing has added a lot of phenolic texture to the wine. Surprised on how much flavor is coming from the grapes of these young vines. Overall, well balanced and will improve with more time in the cellar·
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#vin #lovewine #🍷 #wineterroir #wine #oregonwine #chardonnay #willamettevalley #chehalemmountains #willamettevalleywine
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It's a Pinot Gris kinda day! #mtadams #mtsthelens and #mtrainier all out on this gorgeous Sunday! Stop by for a glass!
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✨an ode to simpler times✨ ...

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On this #traveltuesday we'd like you to tell us your favorite places to explore when in #oregonwinecountry
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Gobsmacked to discover that our 2017 Candide Nemarniki Vineyard Reserve Pinot Noir is included among this esteemed list of MUCH larger producers from the Willamette Valley than our tiny, 500 case winery. Wow. Thanks to rockinredblog and forbes for the shout out. We're pretty partial to this pinot too. Want to taste this gem? Act fast. We are nearly sold out, with fewer than 10 cases remaining in inventory. Call 503.537.1328 to snag yours today. More info via our IG profile link or https://www.forbes.com/sites/michellewilliams/2020/07/15/36-of-the-best-pinot-noirs-willamette-valley-has-to-offer
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Sunday night work views in the Willamette Valley! 🔥🙌🏼🍷This October weather has just been ridiculous. Hope you guys had an awesome weekend! ✌🏼
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Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it. ☀️♥️✌🏼
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Lookin like a snack 😋
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👨🏻‍🌾Division Winemaking Co., divisionwineco
🏷Chehalem Mountain Chardonnay ‘Trois’ 2014
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🎨Lemon
🇺🇸Oregon, USA
🗂File under :: Becky
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👀Spotted at :: leonandsonwine
🚚Distributed by :: mfwwineco
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You guys, we’ve got so many beautiful new photos to share from our afternoon spent with williamcorwin. 🍇🍷📷#harvest2018 #troutlilyranch ...

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18 years ago today we held hands and made it official. Not a single one of those years has been easy. Some have been harder than others... the past year ranked right up there on the "questioning the life choices" scale. But we're still holding hands and our marriage is now old enough to vote for at least another 18. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts to everyone who's had our backs for the last two decades. It takes a village to raise a marriage, and we're grateful for you all and for the tremendous support. #weddinganniversary #18years #bellsupmoment .
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Incredibly great bottom photo by jodistilpphotography .
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Tonight's panoramic harvest sunset in three parts. Just incredible and we are so, so lucky to get to live here. #wvharvest2019 #sunset #bellsupmoment .
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The only "employees" of Bells Up. When you taste wine here, you get us (almost always Winemaker Dave). When you call, you get us (usually Money Honey Sara). And that's how we like it. At just 500 cases a year, we love getting to know our guests over personal conversations, building connections one group (exclusively) at a time, 7 days a week. Instead of hosting Thanksgiving Open House hours this year, we are booking reservations for private wine tasting experiences for parties of 6 max. Call 503.537.1328 to save your seat. We're grateful for the chance to meet you.
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Fun NBA wine for the playoffs - 2017 Adelsheim Trail Blazers 50th Anniversary Pinot Noir - 10% of all the sales went to the Trail Blazers Covid-19 Reilef Fund. Vintage was the 50th anniversary of their 1977 NBA Championship with the jolly red giant Bill Walton.

Pretty accessible on the pop and pour - spicy stem driven profile with bright sweet baked red fruit leading to a crunchy and crisp finish. Fruit tows the line between getting a touch candied, so best to enjoy at cooler temps to let the acid & stem notes shin a bit more. but it was an enjoyable drink!

Cancun in 3!

Thanks baxter
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Thank you to everyone who has asked and expressed concern about our safety and our vineyard/property. This was the view of the vineyard yesterday at 7am. Today the fire, which is about 3 miles away from us and has impacted several of our dearest friends and favorite small wineries, is 50% contained and they're hitting it with water from the air. We are fine, and positioned to defend our buildings ourselves if it comes to it. Keep praying for our incredible firefighters, several of whom live in our community and we know personally. #chehalemmountains #prayforfirefighters #bellsupmoment ...

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So, another reason emberandvine and I have been so quiet around here….
WE MOOOOVVVEEEDDD!!!
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That’s right, we packed up our adorable home in the greatest neighborhood in all of Portland and moved out to the country!!!!!!
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I had all these visions of doing IG stories of the entire process, but, you know, when you’re in the thick of packing up your entire house, cleaning it, trying to keep track of your kids and dogs, then traveling to the middle of nowhere in the country to unpack, clean it, and keep track of your kids and dogs, you kinda forget to IG story the whole thing. 🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️Doah!

But I promise when things start to settle I’ll be giving you a tour of the farm.
Yes, I said FARM!
We are surrounded by 4 acres of filbert (aka hazelnut) trees, along with more fruit trees than I can identify, a vegetable garden, 2 chickens (so far), and tons of beauty. 🐥🐣🐓🌲🌷🌸🗻.
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And PS, we have TONS of space now for all of our grills and smoker (and more to come!). 🔥❤️🍾🥂
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One of our favorite things to do on the weekend is to “drive in circles.” We try to find someplace in the Willamette Valley we’ve never been to. There’s beauty around every turn if you keep your eyes open.

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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 HOLIDAY GAMES BEGIN! This cranberry, restrained Pinot Noir is perfect for the season. ...

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“Willamette Valley and its sub-AVAs”.
Part 3/4
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Dundee Hills AVA abuts Yamhill Carlton to the east and sits just south of Chehalem Mountains. This is the oldest planted area in the Willamette and has almost 2,200 acres of planted vines in the 6,500-acre AVA. Dundee Hills is mainly comprised of Basalt lava flows called “Jory” and starts above the 200 ft elevation line where sedimentary soils are minimal. .
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Wines are known for rich complexity, bright fruit notes, minerality, and silky tannins. Notable producers include domainedrouhinoregon mareshvineyard depontecellars , domaineserene and sokolblosser . .
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The McMinnville AVA lies South and West of the Yamhill Carlton, running up the eastern slopes of the Coast Range comprising of over 40,000 acres. The soils, rich but shallow, alluvial and marine sedimentary deposits over a base layer of basalt and cooling effect from winds funneled off the Pacific from the south keep the vineyards cool and dry.
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Long hang times affect fruit maturity and wines show well with rich black fruit notes, spice, and earthy flavors. Small blocks are usually vinified separately and sometimes blended into estate wines depending on desired outcomes. Notable producers here are: brittanvineyards , hylandestates , youngberg_hill and maysarawinery .
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See you in two days for the last part!
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