Willamette Valley AVA


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About

Concentrated grapegrowing in Oregon began here, with initial plantings in 1966 and ongoing vineyard growth in the intervening forty years adding over 10,000 acres, largely because of the benign but challenging cool climate and the protection of mountains on eastern and western boundaries—and, also largely because of one grape variety, Pinot noir. A large AVA of 3,438,000 acres (5372 square miles), running from Portland in the north to Eugene in the south, it includes rich alluvial soils on the valley floor, that are great for agriculture but inappropriate for high quality grapegrowing, and a selection of volcanic, loess and sedimentary soils on hillsides of varying mesoclimates.

To acknowledge the uniqueness of certain smaller growing hillsides inside the valley, AVA designation was requested for six areas in the northern valley, which contain sixty per-cent of the currently planted acreage of the Willamette Valley. All these new AVAs have minimum elevations around 200 feet; some also have a maximum of 1000 feet.
 
Willamette Valley Wineries


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Quick Facts

Established: 1983
Wineries: 592
Vineyards: 756
Total Area: 3,438,000 acres
Planted Area: 24,436 acres
Most common grape varieties: Pinot noir (68%), Pinot gris (17%), Chardonnay (8%)


 

John checking up on our barrels. While we sometimes think of aging barrels as put to bed for the season, we do check in on them regularly, topping up and making sure flavor development is ticking along nicely.⁠

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We did it, thanks to you! Thank you for helping us reach 1K followers on IG!🎉
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We appreciate your support and look forward to connecting with you. We hope you can visit us for wine tasting sometime.⠀
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Bright blue skies highlighted by young Nebbiolo and Riesling vines. With Nebbiolo being David Nemarnik's favorite grape varietal, it's a fitting addition to our 34 acre estate vineyard.

winefolly describes Nebbiolo as "producing powerful, full-bodied, and mercilessly tannic wines—all while looking as pale as Pinot Noir!"

Patience is key ~ we hope to enjoy the fruits of our labor in the not-too-distant future.

Cheers from Alloro! 🍷🍷

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A few weeks ago we had the most perfect little Saturday out in the upper Willamette Valley wine country! 😍🍷LIVE on the blog is a detailed account of our visit to both lemelsonwinery + eminentdomaine , two of my faves! But WAIT! Tell me YOUR favorite winery to visit in the comments below 👇+ then head to the link in my bio and check out my latest post! 😘
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What’s your drink of choice for a day on the mountain? Ours is Love, Oregon Rosé☀️❄️

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It’s may be winter, but our vineyards are green with moss.

Also, who has been laying tiny eggs in our vineyard?

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We 💜 our fire department!⠀

Thanks tualatin_valley_fire_rescue for keeping us safe and welcoming us home!⠀

We are grateful to live and work in THIS community. Newberg you are a special place.⠀


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So much to celebrate, from sea to shining sea - It’s a new day☀️
We’re honored to be the sparkling wine of choice for so many of you on this historic morning. Thank you 🥂✨

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Who would have thought we’d be sipping wine outdoors in the middle of Oregon’s winter? We sure didn’t, but we promise to keep you warm with blankets, heaters, and wine 😉

See the link in our bio to make reservations. Cheers!!

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Winter at our Winery Estate. First planted in 1974, Elk Cove was the first vineyard and winery in what would become the Yamhill-Carlton AVA.⁠

Follow the link in our bio for more info. Cheers!⁠

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The eve of harvest is all about planning, anticipation and excitement for the new vintage, especially in these challenging times 🍇.
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At first glance, it's a pretty photo.

Look closer to see over 20 years of vision, dedication, and manifestation of Alloro Vineyard. It's all here ~ the original vines, the Production Facility, the bachelor apartment transformed into the original Tasting House, David's residence, and the New Tasting House.

There's a lot of history here! Visit us and we'll tell you all about it 😄 Make your reservation through Tock (linked in our bio).

Cheers from Alloro! 🍷🍷

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Looking forward to a day out in wine country?⁠

Bundle up and come visit us to taste in our heated tents overlooking our 40 year old vines. We're currently taking appointments for January and February.⁠

Follow the link in our bio for more info. Cheers!⁠

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Clear blue skies and the arrival of our new fire pits. What could be better? ...

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Saturday, June 13 is #nationalroséday 💖 Read a book, call a friend, or find a few minutes to do something to recharge, refuel and renew. Then join us in the tasting room and pick up our newly released Rosé of Pinot noir or take advantage of our June overnight shipping specials. 🔗 in profile - Cheers to the weekend!




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"Relax, we've got wine!"
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Stop by alitwines and enjoy this beautiful weather on their lovely patio!
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Purely Domestic Wine Report:⁠

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2018 Saffron Fields Vineyard Pinot Noir⁠
2018 Wind Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir⁠
2018 Cuvée X Chardonnay⁠

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2018 Maverick Pinot Noir⁠
2018 Yates Conwill Pinot Noir⁠
2018 Yates Conwill Chardonnay⁠

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Exclusive offer on my 2018 wines available via link in bio soon. Don’t forget to Follow -- purelywine , thank you Doug for your support. #eieiowines #eieioandco yamhillcarltonava #wvwines #winescores #winebloggers #winetime #vino #winelove #oregonwine #oregonpinot #chardonnay
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A portrait of hard work, camaraderie, and old vine Pinot Noir. This shot from our own Lange estate vineyards from earlier this week. ...

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Off to #oregon (virtually) with the 2014 argylewinery Reserve #pinotnoir. Solid effort. Great memories of our last visit. It’s been too long. #wvwines #visitwillamettevalley #thirstythursday ...

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Happy Wine Wednesday! These are Pinot Noir grapes growing in our La Bohème block. Cheers!⁠


Follow the link in our bio for more info about La Bohème Vineayard. Cheers!⁠

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It’s a beautiful day in the Dundee Hills! Where do you want to be drinking wine today?! We still have a few spots available - reservation link in the bio. Cheers! ...

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Rain 🌧 or shine ☀️ , we love our members! You guys are a big part of what makes L’Angolo special. Thanks for continuing to show up time and time again. As the weather continues to improve we hope we get to host all of you in the near future. Also Portlanders don’t forget to place your orders via izzy@langoloestate.com for local deliveries on Mondays all month long! 📸: maddyschilling ...

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"This was the first year that we had a team of all interns from the United States. The five of them ranged in experience and background. Coming together during a pandemic and getting through harvest was challenging but we had the right team for the job. 2020 will be one for the books. Cheers to our Harvest Team!" - Katie Santora, Winemaker. Learn more about our interns - follow the 🔗 in profile!




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On a drive through wine country? Keep your eyes out for some holiday cheer in unexpected places! 🎈 ...

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Cheers to a new week! Please join us for our new covered seating... rain or shine we're open!
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It's been a long couple weeks of figuring out our new layout and methods, but we can't really fine tune things until we start welcoming folks back. Beginning Saturday, May 30, the tasting room will reopen on a limited basis.

Call 503-581-4286 to inquire about availability and book your table. We will have online reservation systems up and running shortly!

We're starting slow and taking serious precautions. Please check out our website to see how we will be transitioning into this new phase of serving you.

https://www.brynmawrvineyards.com/visit-us/

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ICYMI — King Estate turns 30 this year. Naturally, here's a baby-faced photo of our now thirtysomething Estate. ⁠

When King Estate was founded in 1991, it was driven by a commitment to sustainability & profound respect for the land. The adventurous spirit that inspired us from the beginning continues to guide us as we nurture our vineyards to craft premium Oregon wines. We have been establishing our traditions, one vintage at a time.⁠









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