Chehalem Mountains AVA
A Pinot noir from the Chehalem Mountains AVA
|Type||American Viticultural Area|
|Part of||Oregon, Willamette Valley AVA, Oregon Coast Range (Part of a Inland limb/arm)|
|Other regions in Oregon, Willamette Valley AVA, Oregon Coast Range (Part of a Inland limb/arm)||Cooper Mountain, TRask Mountain|
|Sub-regions||Ribbon Ridge AVA|
|Growing season||June - October|
|Climate region||Woodland, Pacific Northwest, Maritime|
|Precipitation (annual average)||About 60 Inches in a typical year|
|Soil conditions||Medium to Heavy Clay, but Varies|
|Size of planted vineyards||1,600 acres (6 km2)|
|Grapes produced||Chardonnay, Pinot blanc, Pinot gris, Pinot noir, Riesling|
|No. of wineries||31|
|Comments||Chehalem Mountain Is 1,423 feet at the peak.|
The Chehalem Mountains AVA is an American Viticultural Area located in the Clackamas, Yamhill, and Washington counties of northwestern Oregon. It is entirely contained within the Willamette Valley AVA. The region stretches 20 miles (32 km) from Wilsonville in the southeast to Forest Grove in the northwest. The Chehalem Mountains includes Ribbon Ridge, Parrett Mountain, and Bald Peak. The petition process for the creation of the AVA began in 2001 and was led by David Adelsheim of Adelsheim Vineyard.
- Code of Federal Regulations. "§ 9.205 Chehalem Mountains." Title 27: Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms; Part 9 — American Viticultural Areas; Subpart C — Approved American Viticultural Areas. Retrieved Jan. 29, 2008.
- Wines Northwest (2006). "Chehalem Mountains Becomes Oregon's Fifteenth American Viticultural Area". Dec. 27, 2006.
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