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1

What are the two mountain ranges in Oregon (the Willamette Valley is between them)?

Coastal Range (west) and Cascades (east)

2

Who were some of the first to plant grapes in Willamette?

David Lett

Charles Coury

Dick Erath

Dick Ponzi

3

Drouhin purchased land in Dundee in ____.

1987

4

What are the 6 Willamette sub-AVAs north or south?

Chehalem Mountains Yamhill-Carlton Ribbon Ridge Dundee Hills McMinnville Eola-Amity Hills

5

What are the 18 approved AVAs in Oregon?

Walla Walla The Rocks of Milton Freewater Columbia Valley Columbia Gorge Snake River Valley Willamette Valley and its 6 sub-AVAs Southern Oregon (and its 5 sub-AVAs) Elkton Oregon Umpqua Rogue Applegate Red Hill Douglas County

6

What are the 4 main soil types in Willamette?

1. Uplifted Marine Sediments - Willakenzie series in the northern Willamette Valley and the Bellpine series in the south

 

2. Volcanic - Jory and Nekia

 

3. Loess - Laurelwood, Cornelius, and Cascade

 

4. Missoula Flood Deposits - Woodburn is the primary series

7

What is the Van Duzer Corridor?

A gap in the Coastal Mountains that separates the valley from the ocean directly impacting McMinnville and the Eola-Amity Hills, generating more tannic styles of Pinot Noir.

8

Some of the coolest sites are in ____. Why?

Chehalem Mountains AVA because of north-facing vineyards.

9

What are the AVAs within the Southern Oregon AVA?

Umpqua Valley Elkton Oregon Rogue Valley Applegate Valley Red Hill Douglas County

10

________ is the warmest and driest growing region west of the Cascades in Oregon.

Applegate Valley AVA

11

What is the AVA within Walla Walla Valley?

The Rocks of Milton-Freewater AVA. It sits on an old riverbed.

12

How many vineyards are in Snake River Valley AVA on the OR side? (check this)

One - Martin Brothers Vineyard

13

Varietal wines from Oregon must contain __% of the stated varietal.

90% (75% everywhere else)

14

A wine labeled by an AVA in Oregon must contain __% from that AVA.

95% (85% everywhere else)

15

Willamette Valley is a Region I on the Heat Summation Index. True or False?

True - same as Bordeaux and Reims.

16

What is LIVE certification?

Created by a group of Willamette winegrowers, led by Ted Casteel of Bethel Heights, it promotes environmental stewardship with rigorous independent 3rd party certification for sustainable grape growing and winemaking practices.

17

Where were the first grapes planted in Willamette?

Dundee Hills in 1847

18

What are the two dominant influences of Eola-Amity Hills?

Shallow volcanic soils and the Van Duzer Corridor

19

What are the 3 volcanic basalt soils in Eola-Amity?

Nekia Woodburn Steiwer - these are shallow, well drained

20

Wines from Eola-Amity tend to be:

brighter with fuller structure compared to the northern AVAs of Willamette.

21

Chehalem Mountains AVA is difficult to categorize because:

geography and climate are varied. There is loess (Laurelwood), basaltic (Jory and Saum), and marine sedimentary (Willakenzie and Melbourne). Lots of varietals grown here, not just PN.

22

The oldest soils in Willamette Valley are in _____.

Yamhill-Carlton. They are coarse-grained and marine; they drain quickly.

23

McMinnville AVA soils are primarily:

marine sedimentary loams and silts with alluvial overlays

24

Ribbon Ridge AVA soils are uniformly:

ocean sedimentary

25

Classic Oregon vintages:

1988 1990 1993 2000 2004 2008('best vintage in last 20 years') 2012(started off wet, ended up with long/dry growing season) 

 

2013 - tale of 2 harvests: Rain Event end of Sept dumped 5"

26

Cool Oregon vintages:

1995 1997 2005 2007 2010 2011

27

Chehalem Mountain wineries:

Chehalem Ponzi

28

Ribbon Ridge wineries:

 

The Ribbon Ridge AVA is located within the Chehalem Mountains AVA.

Trisaetum

Beaux Frères

Patricia Green

29

Yamhill-Carlton wineries:

 

Shea Vineyard is the AVA’s most important site.

Anne Amie

Belle Pente

Soter

Elk Cove

Ken Wright

Penner-Ash

30

Dundee Hills has the potential to produce the Willamette Valley’s most delicate and perfumed wines.

 

Dundee Hills wineries:

DDO

Domaine Serene

Sokol Blosser

Archery Summit

Arterberry Maresh

 

31

McMinnville wineries:

Maysara

Coeur de Terre

32

Eola-Amity wineries:

Eyrie

Brooks

Bethel Heights

St. Innocent

Evesham Wood

33

Famous vineyards in Willamette:

Freedom Hill - Willamette Valley AVA; it receives the first cooling breezes of the Pacific Ocean in the late afternoons Temperance Hill - Eola-Amity Justice - Eola-Amity Shea - Yamhill foothills Momtazi - McMinnville David Hill - northern Willamette AVA; planted 1965 by Charles Coury

34

Name the AVAs

Q image thumb

Map of Oregon

35

Jory vs. Willakenzie Soils

Jory - well-draining volcanic (Dundee)

Willakenzie - fine loam, ash-covered (Ribbon Ridge)

36

Oregon wine law states that if a grape is on the label, __% of that grape must be in the bottle (vs. 75% everywhere else)

90%

37

Oregon wine law states that if a bottle has an AVA on the label, __% of those grapes must be from that AVA (vs. 85% everywhere else).

95%

38

Who is OR's largest producer?

King Estates

39

Pinot Noir clones in Willamette Valley:

original: Pommard and Wädenswil

in 1980s: Dijon

40

Who uses whole cluster in Willamette?

 

Who uses a lot of oak?

Cristom, White Rose (rare; most de-stem)

 

Domaine Serene, Chapter 24, Antica Terra

41

Name the three AVAs of Idaho.

Lewis-Clark Valley AVA

Eagle Foothills AVA

Snake River Valley AVA

 

 

42

Warm Oregon vintages:

2003

2006

2014

2015

2016, though not quite as hot as previous 2 years