Yamhill-Carlton District AVA

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Yamhill-Carlton District AVA
Wine region
Type American Viticultural Area
Year established 2004[1]
Country United States
Part of Oregon, Willamette Valley AVA
Climate region Maritime
Total area 60,000 acres (24,281 ha)[2]
Size of planted vineyards 1,200 acres (486 ha)[2]
Grapes produced Chardonnay, Dolcetto, Early Muscat, Muscat Ottonel, Pinot blanc, Pinot gris, Pinot Meunier, Pinot noir[3]

The Yamhill-Carlton District AVA is an American Viticultural Area located in both Washington County and Yamhill County, Oregon. It is entirely contained within the Willamette Valley AVA, and surrounds the towns of Carlton and Yamhill. The mountain ridges surrounding the district form a horseshoe shape, and most of the vineyards are located on south-facing slopes. The AVA includes only land between 200 feet (61 m) and 1,000 feet (305 m) above sea level where marine sediments are some of the oldest soils in the Willamette Valley and create unique conditions for viticulture. The region is in the rain shadow of the 3,500 feet (1,100 m) Oregon Coast Range, a short distance to the west.[2]


  1. ^ Code of Federal Regulations. "§ 9.183 Yamhill-Carlton District." 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". Retrieved Jan. 30, 2008.
  3. ^ Appellation America (2007). "Yamhill-Carlton District (AVA): Appellation Description". Retrieved Jan. 30, 2008.

Coordinates: 45°21′N 123°11′W / 45.35°N 123.19°W / 45.35; -123.19