Due to the unique climate and geography found in the gorge, this AVA exhibits a wide range of terroir in a relatively small region; it is marketed as a “world of wine in 40 miles”.
Putting Oregon on the Wine Map
Columbia Valley AVA
Referred to locally as the Columbia Basin) is an American Viticultural Area which lies in the Columbia River Plateau, through much of central and southern Washington State, with a small section crossing into the neighboring state of Oregon.
Dundee Hills AVA
The Dundee Hills AVA is an American Viticultural Area located in Yamhill County, Oregon. It is entirely contained within the Willamette Valley. Over 25 wineries and independent vineyards in this region produce over 44,000 cases of wine.
Elkton Oregon AVA
Elkton earned designation as an American Viticulture Area from the federal government in 2013. The Elkton AVA is ideal for growing high quality Riesling and other cool climate wine grapes.
Eola-Amity Hills AVA
The Eola-Amity Hills AVA benefits from steady winds off the Pacific Ocean that reach the Willamette Valley through the Van Duzer Corridor. The Eola Hills were named after the community of Eola, whose name was derived from Aeolus, the Greek god of the winds.
McMinnville is one of few AVAs that is designated in part based on elevation, with vineyards required to be between 200 feet and 1,000 feet above sea level, where the soil and rock formations differ from surrounding areas.
Red Hill Douglas County
The Red Hill Douglas County, Oregon AVA is an American Viticultural Area located in Douglas County, Oregon, near the town of Yoncalla. It is entirely contained within the Umpqua Valley AVA, which is itself included within the larger Southern Oregon AVA.
Oregon Wine AVA’s
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Ribbon Ridge AVA
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.
Rogue Valley AVA
Officially becoming an appellation in 1991, it is entirely contained within the larger Southern Oregon AVA and includes the drainage basin of the Rogue River and several tributaries, including the Illinois River, the Applegate River, and Bear Creek.
Located on the same latitude as Oregon’s Umpqua Valley AVA, the Snake River Valley has a more drastic temperature variation than other appellations in the Pacific Northwest due to the high elevation of most of the region’s vineyards.
Southern Oregon AVA
The Southern Oregon AVA is the union of the Umpqua Valley AVA and the Rogue Valley AVA, and all land suitable for grape cultivation within the Southern Oregon AVA is also located in one of these smaller regions.
Umpqua Valley AVA
Part of the larger Southern Oregon AVA,which was established recently, the Umpqua Valley American Viticultural Area is one of the first AVA’s in Oregon and is located entirely within Douglas County, Oregon.
Walla Walla Valley AVA
The Walla Walla Valley AVA extends partly into the northeastern corner of Oregon. The wine region is entirely included within the larger Columbia Valley AVA. In addition to grapes, the area produces sweet onions, wheat and strawberries.
There are six American Viticultural Areas within the Willamette Valley AVA. These smaller AVAs recognize regions within the larger Willamette Valley AVA that have distinctive climate, soil, elevation, or other physical features that make them noteworthy for wine production.
Yamhill-Carlton District AVA
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.