Ribbon Ridge AVA

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Ribbon Ridge AVA
Wine region
Trisaetum Winery.jpg
Trisaetum winery in the Ribbon Ridge AVA of Oregon's Willamette Valley
Type American Viticultural Area
Year established 2005[1]
Country United States
Part of Chehalem Mountains AVA, Oregon, Willamette Valley AVA
Climate region Maritime
Total area 3,350 acres (1,356 ha)[2]
Size of planted vineyards 500 acres (202 ha)[2]
No. of vineyards 20[2]
Grapes produced Auxerrois Blanc, Chardonnay, Muscat Canelli, Pinot gris, Pinot noir, Gamay Noir[3]

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.[citation needed] The ridge is approximately 0.25 miles (0.40 km) wide and 3.50 miles (5.63 km) long, and is 3,350 acres (1,356 ha) in area, with 500 acres (202 ha) planted on 20 vineyards. It is estimated that between 1,000 acres (405 ha) and 1,400 acres (567 ha) in the region is suitable for planting.[4][5]

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  1. ^ Code of Federal Regulations. "§ 9.182 Ribbon Ridge." Archived 2008-09-28 at the Wayback Machine. Title 27: Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms; Part 9 — American Viticultural Areas; Subpart C — Approved American Viticultural Areas. Retrieved Jan. 30, 2008.
  2. ^ a b c Willamette Valley Wineries (2008). "Willamette Valley AVAs" Archived 2008-05-09 at the Wayback Machine.. Retrieved Jan. 30, 2008.
  3. ^ Appellation America (2007). "Ribbon Ridge (AVA): Appellation Description". Retrieved Jan. 30, 2008.
  4. ^ Ribbon Ridge Vineyard: Ribbon Ridge AVA
  5. ^ "Federal Register Vol 70 No. 104, Wednesday June 1, 2005, "Establishment of the Ribbon Ridge Viticultural Area" (2002R-215P)" (PDF). 

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Coordinates: 45°21′0″N 123°04′0″W / 45.35000°N 123.06667°W / 45.35000; -123.06667