Chehalem Mountains AVA

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Chehalem Mountain AVA
Wine region
Chehalem Pinot.jpg
A Pinot noir from the Chehalem Mountains AVA
Type American Viticultural Area
Year established 2006[1]
Country United States
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 (647 ha)[2]
Grapes produced Chardonnay, Pinot blanc, Pinot gris, Pinot noir, Riesling[2]
No. of wineries 31[2]
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.[2]


  1. ^ Code of Federal Regulations. "§ 9.205 Chehalem Mountains." Archived January 19, 2008, at the Wayback Machine. Title 27: Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms; Part 9 — American Viticultural Areas; Subpart C — Approved American Viticultural Areas. Retrieved Jan. 29, 2008.
  2. ^ a b c d Wines Northwest (2006). "Chehalem Mountains Becomes Oregon's Fifteenth American Viticultural Area". Dec. 27, 2006.

Coordinates: 45°26′N 122°58′W / 45.433°N 122.967°W / 45.433; -122.967