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White wines : Willamette Valley (AVA)

Location:
The Willamette Valley is 150 miles long and up to 60 miles wide making it Oregon's largest AVA. It runs from the Columbia River in Portland south through Salem to the Calapooya Mountains outside Eugene. Named for the river that flows through it, the Willamette Valley has the largest concentration of wineries and vineyards in Oregon and includes six sub-appellations: Dundee Hills, Eola-Amity Hills, McMinnville, Ribbon Ridge, Yamhill-Carlton District and the recently approved Chehalem Mountains.
 
The Numbers:
200 wineries, 10,000 acres of wine grapes

Climate:
The Willamette Valley is relatively mild throughout the year, with cool, wet winters and warm, dry summers. While moisture is abundant, most of the rainfall occurs in the winter, not during growing season. This temperate climate, combined with coastal marine influences, make the gentle growing conditions within the Valley ideal for cool climate grapes, including Pinot noir. The Valley enjoys more daylight hours during the growing season than in any other area of the state. During this longer growing season, the Willamette Valley enjoys warm days and cool nights, a diurnal temperature swing that allows the wine grapes to develop their flavor and complexity while retaining their natural acidity.
 
Soils:
The Willamette Valley is an old volcanic and sedimentary seabed that has been overlaid with gravel, silt, rock and boulders brought by the Missoula Floods from Montana and Washington between 10,000 and 15,000 years ago. The most common of the volcanic type is red Jory soil, which is found above 300 feet elevation (as it had escaped the Missoula Floods deposits) and is between four and six feet deep and provides excellent drainage for superior quality wine grapes. Anything below 300 feet elevation is primarily sedimentary-based soil.
 
Topography:
The Willamette Valley is protected by the Coast Range to the west, the Cascades to the east and a series of hill chains to the north. Its namesake, the Willamette River, runs through its heart. The largest concentration of vineyards are located to the west of this river, on the leeward slopes of the Coast Range, or among the valleys created by the river's tributaries. While most of the region's vineyards reside a few hundred feet above sea level, parts of the Willamette Valley do reach much higher. The Chehalem Mountains are the highest mountains in the Valley with their tallest point, Bald Peak, rising 1,633 feet above sea level.
 
Predominant Varieties:
Pinot noir, Pinot gris, Chardonnay, White Riesling, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Merlot, Muller Thurgau, Gewurztraminer, Viognier
 
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Argyle Sparkling Wine Brut 2002
Argyle Sparkling Wine Brut 2002
Willamette Valley (AVA) (Oregon, United States) - Sparkling
2 reviews   
Belle Pente - Riesling 2010
Belle Pente - Riesling 2010
Willamette Valley (AVA) (Oregon, United States)
Very good  1 review   
Adelsheim - Pinot Gris 2011
Adelsheim - Pinot Gris 2011
Willamette Valley (AVA) (Oregon, United States)
Ransom - Brooks Vineyard Riesling 2011
Ransom - Brooks Vineyard Riesling 2011
Eola-Amity Hills (AVA) (Willamette Valley (AVA), Oregon, United States)
Adelsheim - Pinot Gris 2010
Adelsheim - Pinot Gris 2010
Willamette Valley (AVA) (Oregon, United States)
A To Z Wineworks - Pinot Gris 2009
A To Z Wineworks - Pinot Gris 2009
Willamette Valley (AVA) (Oregon, United States)
Wine.com :  White Wine by A to Z from Willamette Valley, Oregon....
Adelsheim - Pinot Gris 2009
Adelsheim - Pinot Gris 2009
Willamette Valley (AVA) (Oregon, United States)
Wine.com :  White Wine by Adelsheim from Willamette Valley, Oregon....
Adelsheim Chardonnay 2009
Adelsheim Chardonnay 2009
Willamette Valley (AVA) (Oregon, United States)
Wine.com :  White Wine by Adelsheim from Willamette Valley, Oregon....
Anne Amie - Pinot Gris 2009
Anne Amie - Pinot Gris 2009
Willamette Valley (AVA) (Oregon, United States)
Wine.com :  White Wine by Anne Amie from Willamette Valley, Oregon....
Benton Lane - Pinot Gris 2009
Benton Lane - Pinot Gris 2009
Willamette Valley (AVA) (Oregon, United States)
Wine.com :  White Wine by Benton Lane from Willamette Valley, Oregon....
Bethel Heights - Pinot Gris 2009
Bethel Heights - Pinot Gris 2009
Willamette Valley (AVA) (Oregon, United States)
Wine.com :  White Wine by Bethel Heights from Willamette Valley,...
Chehalem - Chardonnay INOX 2009
Chehalem - Chardonnay INOX 2009
Willamette Valley (AVA) (Oregon, United States)
Wine.com :  White Wine by Chehalem from Willamette Valley, Oregon....
Chehalem - Pinot Gris 3 Vineyards 2009
Chehalem - Pinot Gris 3 Vineyards 2009
Willamette Valley (AVA) (Oregon, United States)
Wine.com :  White Wine by Chehalem from Willamette Valley, Oregon....
Coleman Vineyard - Pinot Gris Estate 2009
Coleman Vineyard - Pinot Gris Estate 2009
Willamette Valley (AVA) (Oregon, United States)
Domaine Drouhin - Chardonnay Arthur 2009
Domaine Drouhin - Chardonnay Arthur 2009
Willamette Valley (AVA) (Oregon, United States)
Wine.com :  White Wine by Domaine Drouhin Oregon from Willamette...
Elk Cove - Pinot Gris 2009
Elk Cove - Pinot Gris 2009
Willamette Valley (AVA) (Oregon, United States)
Wine.com :  White Wine by Elk Cove from Willamette Valley, Oregon....
King Estate Oregon Pinot Gris 2009
King Estate Oregon Pinot Gris 2009
Willamette Valley (AVA) (Oregon, United States)
The 2009 vintage has the potential to be of very high-quality. The growing season...
King Estate Signature Collection Pinot Gris 2009
King Estate Signature Collection Pinot Gris 2009
Willamette Valley (AVA) (Oregon, United States)
Wine.com :  White Wine by King Estate from Willamette Valley, Oregon....
Kings Ridge Riesling 2009
Kings Ridge Riesling 2009
Willamette Valley (AVA) (Oregon, United States)
Wine.com :  White Wine by Kings Ridge from Willamette Valley, Oregon....
O'Reilly Pinot Gris 2009
O'Reilly Pinot Gris 2009
Willamette Valley (AVA) (Oregon, United States)
Wine.com :  White Wine by O'Reilly from Willamette Valley, Oregon....
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