Dundee Hills AVA
Chehalem Mountains | Dundee Hills | Eola-Amity Hills | McMinnville |
Ribbon Ridge | Van Duzer Corridor | Willamette Valley | Yamhill-Carlton AVA
The first grapes in the Willamette Valley were planted in the Dundee Hills. It remains the most densely planted locale in the valley and state.
Within the 12,500 acres of this almost exclusively basaltic landmass that runs north-south and overlooks the Willamette River to the south and the Chehalem Valley to the north, more than 1,700 acres of grapes are planted in approximately 50 vineyards. It is approximately 30 miles to the southwest of Portland and 40 miles east of the Pacific Ocean, with protection from the ocean climate provided by the higher Coast Range of mountains.
Dundee Hills Wineries
Tasting Rooms: 32
Total Area: 12,605 acres
Planted Area: 2,226 acres
Most common grape varietals: Pinot Noir (69.5%), Chardonnay (5.75%), Pinot Gris (2.23%)