Van Duzer Corridor AVA


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About

The Van Duzer Corridor is an anomaly in the Coast Range through which oceanic winds funnel into the Valley, creating a cooling effect that occurs as early as 2:00 in the afternoon. This breeze dries out the vine canopy and decreases fungus pressure, making the area highly attractive for grape growing and supporting sustainable practices by drastically reducing the need for fungus spray. As a phenomenon of wind protection, the grape skins thicken, leading to an abundance of anthocyanins (color) and tannin.

The buffering effect is highly noticeable and varies from one vintage to another. When nearby regions of the Willamette Valley face overly warm conditions, this area is usually slightly cooler. The opposite is also true; when the nearby regions of the Willamette Valley face below-average temperatures during the growing season, this area receives generous mild air from the ocean, tempering the cold. These combined effects allow for near-perfect growing conditions with highly consistent quality.

Within the 35.9 square mile triangle that composes the Van Duzer Corridor, nearly 1,000 acres are occupied by 18 commercial vineyards and 6 bonded wineries.
 
Van Duzer Corridor Wineries


 

Quick Facts

Established: 2019 Wineries: 6
Tasting Rooms: 6
Vineyards: 18
Total Area: 60,000 acres
Planted Area: 1000 acres
Most common grape varieties: Info coming soon

Links

Coming soon


 

Can't wait for JOHAN!!!! 💥

🍷Pouring the "Drueskall" skin contact Pinot Gris by johanvineyards from Van Duzer Corridor AVA of the iconic Willamette Valley, OR. This wine is bursting with strawberry that evolves over time into strawberry leather. Soft approachable tannins tickle the inside of my cheeks.

Discovered Johan Vineyards pre-pandemic domestiquewine in Washington DC 🤸‍♀️🤸‍♀️🤸‍♀️ Freaking obsessed. Heard these wines are coming to MA... CANNOT WAIT!!
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New this week: JOHAN VINEYARDS! 🍇✨
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We welcome this Willamette Valley winery and their delightful 2017 Pinot Noir and 2019 Pinot Noir Pét Nat.
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All the grapes are estate grown and certified biodynamic. Plus the wines are super tasty and priced under $30!
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Come pick one up soon and enjoy!
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#wine #denver #naturalwine #johanvineyards #vanduzercorridorava #willamettevalleywine #pinotnoir #petnat #pétillantnaturel #methodeancestrale #lowinterventionwine #nattywine #biodynamicwine #estategrown #pinkpetnat #winelover #pinotlover #oregonwine #oregonwinery #johanwines #winestagram
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The colors of harvest... ...

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Today’s Feature: JohanVineyards 🌿
+ Willamette Valley in the (newly established) Van Duzer Corridor AVA
+ 85-acre certified-Biodynamic Estate winery
+ A self-sustained holistic farm system
+ Head winemaker is Morgan Beck
+ Established in 2005
+ Their long-term view in both in the vineyard and the cellar is to nurture a healthy, diverse microbiological system in the soil and produce wines that are alive and capable of evolving over many years
+ They use Biodynamic Farming (pretty rare and very noteworthy!)
•• 🌿 I am currently drinking this and it is super good, very different vibe than most Pinot Noir I’ve tried lately. Also, it’s a stellar 2015!
•• 🌿 Wine provided by CaskandCruPNW
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We enjoyed this daywines 2016 Pinot Noir from johanvineyards over the weekend. With the nice weather, we sipped it outside while the kids were having water fights. Although we are all on this roller coaster of uncertainty, we've been trying to find ways to enjoy the slower pace and slightly chaotic days of working and schooling from home. This weekend meant making significant progress on home projects, and getting into the sunshine. Hope you all are staying well and hanging on! Cheers.
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#wine #naturalwine #oregonwine #redwine #vanduzercorridorava #willamettevalley #winemoments #winesofinstagram #pinotnoir #weekendvibes #winelover #winestagram #womenwinemakers #unfilteredwine #biodynamicwine
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A little harvest friend... ...

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Throwback to last year's harvest bunch.⁠

Good luck to all the crews out there across the region - we can't wait to share your beautiful wine.🍷
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Wine Wednesday news. Contract signed havlinvineyard. Who’s ready for syrah? 🍷😋📄#oregonsyrah #parrawineco #wvcommunity #latinoownedbusiness #vanduzercorridorava #oregoncultwine #latinowinebrand #oregonwineindustry #dallasoregon #grapecontracts #willamettevalley ...

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McMinnville! 💜 💚 You're looking *so* fine these days.⁠ ...

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Getting them nice and steamy! ...

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2007 Three Barrel Estate Pinot Noir johanvineyards : Fave Vintage + Storytelling + Sunday’s Best.

Nose : Bramble-berry + Clove + Anise

Taste : Fresh Acidity + Cranberry Cherry + Smooth Tannins + Long Warm Finish

Our fall club pickup was yesterday. A sensory delight indeed. Thank You anlynhsn + dagsundby for making our weekend brighter and immensely more delicious. Savoring our experience a bit longer with a library wine. Drink now and be delighted, cellar and be equally delighted I’m sure of it !! 🖤Tawn
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Welcome to our world. ...

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Stand together by not standing together. Take time to appreciate the little things like a date night on the patio with a charcuterie board and a bottle of Pinot Gris. 🌱

📷: uncorkandfork

#nationalwineandcheeseday #wineandcheese #winepairing #pinotgris #datenight #stayhome #oregonwine #willamettevalley #vanduzercorridorava #vineyard #wvoregonwines #wine #rainstormwines #banfivintnersusa
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Deolinda and Dave Coelho working the crush pad, getting #wvharvest2019 done! #coelhowinery #amityoregon #pinotnoir #oregonwine #handson #lovethebunnywine #oregonwinecountry #crushinggrapes #winery #winerylife #yamhillcounty #vanduzercorridorava ...

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Here's to the magic of Harvest. ...

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It is a BEAUTY of a day for harvesting the Estate Pinot Gris! #willamettevalley #winemaking #pinotgris #pinotnoir #vineyards #harvesting #vanduzercorridorava #wine #vinestowines #haveabeautyofaday #rainstormwines #pacificrimandco ...

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Baby Gamay 🌱 plants are doing very well with this summer weather we have been having #plants #Gamay #grapes #vines #vineyards #summer #wine #winelover #winetime #winetasting #vanduzercorridorava #pinot #pinotnoir #harvest #earth #oregon #farming ...

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2018 Pétillant Naturel Grüner Veltliner johanvineyards : Hope + Warmth + Comfort.

Nose : Pineapple + Minerals moving to Apples + Baking Spices

Taste : Spritsy + Creamy + Tart + Layered Flavors + Grapefruit Pith + Tropical Fruits

This zesty biodynamically farmed Pét-Nat has us reminiscing of better days. Memories filled with connection, family, baking and communing. On our last visit Dag shared he looks forward to pairing this wine with a fresh baked apple pie. We couldn’t be more in alignment. Looking forward to sharing at table somewhere soon!! 🖤Kidd
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Seasonal evenings. ...

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What are you doing next Saturday the 18th? Come taste six vintages of Coelho Vineyard #pinotnoir. Tickets on our web store, at the tasting counter, 503-835-9305. Explore this #vanduzercorridorava vineyard with us!
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#amityoregon #coelhowinery #wvcellarseason #lovethebunnywine #makemoments #oregonwine #winetasting #verticalwinetasting #oregonpinotnoir
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Canopy management happening in the Vineyard right now. 2nd wire is in place and shoots are being separated for maximum photosynthesis. #canopy #grapes #growth #harvest #wine #winery #winetime🍷 #vinelovers #vines #vineyard #vineyards #oregon #vanduzercorridorava #spring #springtime #sun #photography #photosynthesis ...

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2016 Johan Vineyards Blaufrânkisch #johanvineyards #willamettevalleywine #vanduzercorridorava #wine #blaufränkisch #martincellars ...

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Today we also did a sensory analysis of the Gamay Noir grapes we sampled from Havlin Vineyard (#vanduzercorridorava) this week. Brix were right at 20 degrees. This site has a way to go. The grapes did not pick up smoke taint (thank God!) but now we deal with rainfall. Every year that this site sees rainfall before the sugars properly accumulate for red wine production, I let the fruit hang! There will be beautiful sunshine on the other side of this rain event and that means flavors can continue to develop and the berries can fully ripen! It needs a couple weeks still! The juice squeezed for this sample tastes like strawberry/watermelon Jolly Rancher. When the juice matures and starts tasting more like Cherry Jolly Rancher it’s time to pick! That might sound silly, but those descriptors relate to sugar/acid balance and accumulation of flavors. Keep in mind - when you make winemaking decisions based on the vintage and the site as I do - you know this: you can add sugar, you can add acid, but you cannot add flavor. I let the fruit hang as long as it takes to fully accumulate the luscious and amazing flavors that can best be expressed in my finished wine.

#leahjorgensencellars #leahjørgensencellars #gamay #gamaynoir #vineyard #harvest2020 #harvest2020🍇
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Barred owl 🦉 hanging out below zone #1 this morning. Raptors are our friends especially if you are a farmer 👨‍🌾 #owl #barredowl #barredowls #raptors #bird #wine #winery #winelover #winetasting #winetime #grape #grapes🍇 #vines #vineyard #vineyards #vineyardvines #vineyardlife #naturephotography #plants #hunter #rodentninjawarrior #oregon #vanduzercorridorava #dallasoregon ...

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Long legged spike hanging around and nesting under our package delivery box #deer #wine #winery #vines #vine #vineyard #vinyardvines #winery #winetime #winelover #oregon #vanduzercorridorava #summer #grapes #nature #earth ...

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Getting some amazing sunsets at the vineyard. #sunset #sunsetphotography #sunsets #vines #vineyard #vineyards #grapes #wine #winery #winetime #winelover #winetasting #oaktree #summer #harvest #amazing #vanduzercorridorava #oregon #dallasoregon ...

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