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March 27, 2020 all day
AVA Virtual Tours

Raptor Ridge makes vineyard designated wines from 4 of the Willamette Valley’s nested AVAs.  We focus on one AVA each week over the next month with video interviews, photos and notes about each vineyard that comprises a 3-pack of wine we are selling from each sub-region.

We will cover 4-AVAs over the next month of shut-in time in order to take viewers on a virtual tour of Oregon wine country:  Eola-Amity Hills, Yamhill-Carlton, McMinnville, and the Chehalem Mtns.  We start in the south and work our way homeward to our Estate.

Interviews with each Vineyard Owner & Manager are focused on 3 things:  The Soil, The Micro-climate, and the Culture or Philosophy of how we (together) approach managing the blocks.   We hope to spend 5 to no more than 10 minutes with each Vineyard on a “zoom call” recorded video that gets posted on our website.

Here is some overview material and then a link to the first in the series, with Tim Ramey of Zenith vineyard.



First of a series of videos


Wineries Participating in this event

Library Offerings - Library (older-vintage) wines available for taste and/or purchase
Food Pairings - Food pairings by in-house chefs, food trucks, etc.
New Releases - The winery will be debuting a new release wine.
Special Projects - The winery will be showcasing seasonal Nouveau-style wines, side projects or something else that's not in their usual lineup.
Family-Friendly - The winery has a designated activity or play area for kids and a nonalcoholic beverage option.
Live Entertainment - The event will include a live band or singer/entertainer.
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