Ribbon Ridge AVA
|Type||American Viticultural Area|
|Part of||Chehalem Mountains AVA, Oregon, Willamette Valley AVA|
|Total area||3,350 acres (1,356 ha)|
|Size of planted vineyards||500 acres (202 ha)|
|No. of vineyards||20|
|Grapes produced||Muscat Canelli, Pinot gris, Pinot noir|
The Ribbon Ridge AVA is an American Viticultural Area in Yamhill County, Oregon. It is the smallest AVA in Oregon and is entirely contained within the Chehalem Mountains AVA, which in turn is entirely contained within the larger Willamette Valley AVA. Ribbon Ridge stretches between the towns of Newberg and Gaston. The ridge is defined by local geographic boundaries and an uplift of ocean sediment. It lies at 45° 21' N latitude and 123° 04' W longitude, at the northwest end of the Chehalem Mountains. The name originates in the 19th century. The ridge is approximately 0.25 miles (0.40 km) wide and 3.50 miles (5.63 km) long, and is 3,350 acres (14 km2) in area, with 500 acres (202 ha) planted on 20 vineyards. It is estimated that between 1,000 acres (4 km2) and 1,400 acres (6 km2) in the region is suitable for planting.
- Code of Federal Regulations. "§ 9.182 Ribbon Ridge." Title 27: Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms; Part 9 — American Viticultural Areas; Subpart C — Approved American Viticultural Areas. Retrieved Jan. 30, 2008.
- Willamette Valley Wineries (2008). "Willamette Valley AVAs". Retrieved Jan. 30, 2008.
- Appellation America (2007). "Ribbon Ridge (AVA): Appellation Description". Retrieved Jan. 30, 2008.
- http://www.ribbonridge.com/default.cfm?action=display&Essay_ID=138 Ribbon Ridge Vineyard: Ribbon Ridge AVA
- http://a257.g.akamaitech.net/7/257/2422/01jan20051800/edocket.access.gpo.gov/2005/pdf/05-10881.pdf Federal Register Vol 70 No. 104, Wednesday June 1, 2005, "Establishment of the Ribbon Ridge Viticultural Area" (2002R-215P)
- Ribbon Ridge AVA at oregonwine.org
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