Ribbon Ridge AVA


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About

Ribbon Ridge is a very regular spur of ocean sediment uplift off the northwest end of the Chehalem Mountains, containing a relatively uniform 5 1/4 square miles (3,350 acres) of land. Approximately 500 acres are currently planted on the ridge, within 20 vineyards.

The AVA is distinguished by uniform, unique ocean sedimentary soils and a geography that is protected climatically by the larger landmasses surrounding it. Paucity of aquifers forces most vineyards to be dry farmed.

Ribbon Ridge is contained within the larger Chehalem Mountains AVA.
 
Ribbon Ridge AVA Wineries


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Note, the Ribbon Ridge AVA is the small green area in the greater Chehalem Mountains AVA (yellow)

 

Quick Facts

Established: 2005 Wineries: 10
Tasting Rooms: 11
Vineyards: 34
Total Area: 3,496 acres
Planted Area: 379 acres
Most common grape varieties: Pinot noir (68.3%), Chardonnay (1.11%), Gamay noir (0.7%)

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Ribbon Ridge AVA


 

authentiquewinecellars harvest begins this week!!! Channeling all the good energy and confident we’ll create magical wines this crazy adverse year. Please send good vibes our way for a delicious reward. #authentiquewinecellars #wvwines #oregonwine #wvharvest2020 #eolaamityhillsava #dundeehillsava #ribbonridgeava #thecorridorwines #drinkleisure ...

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Still not over the beauty of this place we get to call home or the friends with which we get to enjoy it. #wildflowers #poppiesofinstagram #poppiesdidntputmetosleep #youbelong #amongthewildflowers #tompetty #getoutside #creation #invisibleattributes #ribbonridgeava #oregonwinecountry #oregonexplored #pnw ...

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Utopia 2017 The Utopia Vineyard Pinot Noir - Cherry, raspberry, currant, vanilla, licorice and oak. Light-bodied and great soft tannins. delectable #wine #intheglasstonight #oregon #oregonwine #willamettevalley #chehalemmountains #ribboneidge #ribbonridgeava #pinotnoir #utopiawine #nittanyepicurean ...

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Growing up in the San Joaquin Valley of California, being on the move and outside were the hallmarks of Daniel Warnshuis’ childhood. A combination of curiosity, passion, and determination led him into the technology industry in Silicon Valley. Spending quite a bit of time in the Napa Valley, Warnhuis got the proverbial wine bug— to the point where he ended up converting his laundry room into a wine room to hold 3,000 bottles and started a boutique retail business on the side to promote small producers and up-and-comers within the Napa Valley.

While working at Tektronix, his boss at that time, was also an avid wine collector and amateur chef exposed him to Willamette Valley Pinot Noir—it was love at first sight. In 1998, Willamette Pinot Noir was still under the radar both from a value and quality perspective in contrast to the beautiful countryside. Warnshuis knew he struck gold and began a two-year search for his own vineyard property.

Warnshuis initially started off looking at vineyard property in Dundee Hills, but off a hot tip he wound up looking at a 19-acre horse ranch that was not on the market in the Ribbon Ridge Appellation, a more remote hilly area of North Willamette Valley. This property met all of his criteria as it offered a great microclimate and excellent soil composition. The owner agreed to sell Warnshuis the property and Utopia Vineyard was born.

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#ribbonridgeava #wineroutes #willamettevalleywine #willamettevalleypinotnoir #pinotnoir #chardonnay #chardonnayallday
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Sunday excursion to embrace - air that snaps with each breath, and lingering warm sun. Thankful for a day date with hubby & fellow lovers of oregonwinecountry 🌾🍂🍁
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Let’s raise a glass to Friday, shall we?! ⠀⠀
This weekend is going to be a busy one in the Willamette Valley, jam-packed with tons of fun Pre-Thanksgiving events and opportunities to stock up on wine for the holidays. I’m having a hard time narrowing down the list of events I want to attend, though these are my top contenders:
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• Flâneur Thanksgiving Wines, Saturday & Sunday 11-4 at the Grain Elevator. Flâneur will be pouring their ‘16 Couvee Constantin Pinot Noir (and others), which was named one of the best wines for Thanksgiving by foodandwine Magazine. Entry is $30, or complimentary for club members.
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• Beauxfreres Pre-Thanksgiving Open House, Saturday from 10 to 3. This annual event is a rare opportunity to drop in to the normally by appointment only winery, and one of the only times that you can also taste sequiturwine & coattailswine at Beaux Fréres. $25, complimentary for club members.
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• delancellottiwines Pre-Thanksgiving Open House Friday & Saturday 11-4, pouring new releases. $30, free for club members.
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• hundredsunswine Fall Tasting, Saturday 12-3 at their winery - Gamay, Grenache, and hats!
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Are you headed to any fun events this weekend, in the Willamette Valley or elsewhere?
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#prethanksgivingweekend #visitwillamettevalley #wvwines #thanksgivingwine #gowinetasting #carlton #mcminnville #whitdrinkswine #youcansipwithus #oregonpinot #pinotnoir #gamaynoir #chehalemmountainsava #yamhillcarltonava #ribbonridgeava #ribbonridge #beauxfreres #sequiturwine #flaneurwines #winecountrythanksgiving #wineinhand #raiseyourglass #friyay #weekend
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It’s never too early to celebrate #nationalwineday; not to be confused with #nationalDRINKwineday, that was in February apparently. I swear, we have a day for everything... and sometimes TWO! I guess if there is one thing worth double-celebration, it’s my #bff #wine, and specifically this minimuswines #trousseaunoir from #omerovineyard. Day two of this little dream being open and she’s singing like a canary! If you magically find a bottle of this gem hiding in a shop somewhere or on a killer wine list- #buyit.
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#wine #oregonwine #willamettevalley #ribbonridge #ribbonridgeava #minimuswines #violaadunca #swoon #epicwine #greatwine #winesworthdrinking #sommelier #invinoveritas
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Jon pouring Gamay amongst some of the oldest plantings in the Willamette Valley. Interested in a tasting experience with us? We're just a vine away. ⁠
#ridgecrestwines 📷: : cheryljuetten
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This weekend in the Willamette Valley has always been about reconnecting with guests after a long Winter & Spring. We're looking forward to brighter days ahead of us this Summer, and we're thankful that the traditions of hosting great people & enjoying great wine are able to be continued safely as we close out Oregon Wine Month.⁠

We hope you all are having a great Memorial Day Weekend from all of us at Ridgecrest Wines 🍷 #ridgecrestwine #ribbonridge ribbonridgeava #memorialdayweekend #wvcommunity wvwines #wvwines
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Happy Wine Wednesday everyone! Here’s a big cheers to these 5 Oregon wineries who made the Wine Spectator Magazine’s top 100 wines of the year 2019 (I made the t-shirt I am wearing for a reason and it just so happens that where I was tasting this day and the specific wine I am drinking in this photo, made this list. Yes Cristom Vineyards congrats! Thank you for making superb wine):⠀

🍷At No. 35, 2017 Beaux Freres Upper Terrace Vineyard Pinot Noir, 96 points, Ribbon Ridge AVA. beauxfreres 🍷At No. 47, 2016 Brick House Vineyard’s 2016 Les Dijonais Pinot Noir, Ribbon Ridge AVA. brickhousevineyards 🍷At No 58, 2018 A to Z Wineworks Chardonnay (a great value here at $15 a bottle). atozwineworks 🍷At 73, Cristom 2017 Mt. Jefferson Cuvee Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley (This photo is from last spring tasting at Cristom Vineyards in the Eola-Amity Hills AVA.) cristomwine 🍷76: Penner-Ash Wine Cellars 2016 Shea Vineyard Pinot Noir, Yamhill-Carlton AVA. pennerashpinot ⠀
➡️HAVE YOU TRIED ANY OF THESE WINES?⠀

🍇I haven’t had any of these specific featured ones, except the Cristom, but I have had different ones from⠀
these wineries and ALL amazing!

#oregonpinotsdoitbetter (link to t-shirt in my bio) ➡️ thedolcehunter⠀

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Only a couple of seats left for our dinner tomorrow night thenightwoodsociety! We can't wait to share Grant's 2016 Pinot Noirs with our guests for the first time!! #harvest2016 #ribbonridgeava #chehalemmountainsava #eolaamityava #wvwa #willamettevalley #portlandfoodie #wvwines #portlandfoodie #pdxeats #portlandfood #f52grams #portland #pdx #pdxnow #buzzfeast #feedfeed #instafood #farmtotable #eatrealfood #eatlocal #sustainable #winetasting #foodandwine #organicwine #winemakerdinner #pnweats #oregonwines #pinotnoir #drinkoregonwine
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Had a great afternoon and evening today. Enjoyed a virtual tasting with beauxfreres then enjoyed a Giordano’s spinach deep dish pizza we had shipped in from Chicago. Today’s two spectacular wines: Beaux Frères 2018 The Beaux Frères Vineyard Pinot Noir - Ribbon Ridge 🇺🇸, 95/100 - outstanding young Pinot Noir that will continue to delight for years to come; Alpha Omega 2016 Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon - Oakville 🇺🇸, 97/100 - made with fruit from what is Napa Valley’s and perhaps the U.S.’ premier Cabernet vineyard, this is an exceptional wine that any Cab lover should aspire to taste. beauxfreres aowinery #socialdistancing #washyourhands #oregonpinotnoir #napavalley #oakville #ribbonridgeava giordanospizza #deepdishpizza ...

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2012 Bryce Vineyard Pinot Noir kwcellars : Comfort + Nostalgia + Wisdom

Nose: Blackberry + Baking Spices + Cola

Taste: Cooked Berries + Cherry Cola

Just lovely now in this moment. This wine is balanced, bright, warm & seasoned. Pairing perfectly with affirmation & gratitude. Wishing you all healing & protection. 🖤Kidd
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Drinking the Perspective tonight. We recently discovered ayresvineyard and I’m just blown away. Perspective showcases the #ribbonridgeava Now it is true this is a young 2018, but I’m so appreciative of the expression of place. First off, the nose is everything I love about #oregonwine you’ve got blackberry commingled with a little raspberry, cinnamon, baking spice. Touch of rosemary& mint. Palette is dynamite. Rhubarb with those baking spices provide a lovely lingering finish. I’m a new fan of Ayres & I can’t wait to continue digging into these wines. #wine #winelover #oregonwine ...

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Nice domestic pinot I got to share with friends last night. ‘14 a good Ribbon Ridge vintage and this wine seems in a great spot. Probably good for several more years. 🍷
#winenerd #pinotnoir #oregonwine #ribbonridgeava #pnwwine joshbergstromwine #lepreducolvineyard #chehalemmountains #willamettevalley
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If you’re new here, welcome to Ridgecrest Wines– a new perspective on what was once just a vision for a handful of doers, dreamers, and thinkers here in Oregon.

Ridgecrest allows us to dig deeper – to experiment with all of the blocks, lots, and barrels that beg our attention every harvest. It gives us the flexibility to single out those rare birds we are loathe to blend with others because they are just so damned intriguing. Pinot Noir is the mainstay of the Ridgecrest label, with supporting roles played by Grüner Veltliner and Gamay Noir.

We salute the old, and welcome the new.

#ridgecrestwines #ribbonridgeava #rrwines
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#wvcommunity #oregonwine #traveloregon #livecertified #estatewine #dryfarmwines #screwcap #ribbonridge #gamay #gamaynoir #beaujolais
#grüner #grünerveltliner #riesling #pinotnoir
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We spent a good part of our day clearing/cleaning a small corner of our forest. So the trees could show their beauty. Then we decided to cook our dinner on the fire we had going all day to burn the debris. Ribeye of course.
#sequitur2021 #farmlife #ribbonridgeava
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Happy harvest days everyone! 🍇
#2020vintage

#ridgecrestwines wvwines #wvharvest2020 #oregonwine #oregonpinotnoir #harvesttime #grapes🍇 #ribbonridgeava #oregonwinecountry
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This wee little area has 6 AVAs (American Viticultural Areas), regions where vineyards experience generally similar geology and geography, lending particular characteristics of grapes grown there. You can experience 3 different AVAs through two of our Winery Itinerary Tours: Willamette Valley 1 has one winery from Tualatin Hills, Yamhill-Carlton and Ribbon Ridge. Willamette Valley 2 has one winery from Chehalem Mountains, Laurelwood and Dundee Hills.
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Make your reservation today to experience the Willamette Valley and let us take the hard work of planning out of your adventure with our Winery Itinerary Tour Service.
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