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1

What are the bottling laws in Oregon?

90% Varietal, 95% AVA, 95% Vintage

For Bordeaux, Rhône, Zinfandel, Sangiovese, Tannat, and Tempranillo it is 75% Varietal, 95% AVA, and 95% Vintage

2

What varietals is Oregon most known for?

Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, and Chardonnay

3

What are the northern AVAs in Oregon?

Columbia Gorge (2004)
Columbia Valley (1984)
Walla Walla Valley (1984)
The Rocks District of Milton-Freewater (2015)
Snake River Valley (2007) Shared with Idaho

4

Willamette Valley and its Sub-AVAs

Willamette Valley (1984)
Chehalem Mountains (2006)
Ribbon Ridge (2005)
Yamhill-Carlton District (2005)
Dundee Hills (2005)
McMinnville (2005)
Eola-Amity Hills (2006)
Van Duzer Corridor (2019)

5

Southern Oregon AVAs

Southern Oregon (2005)
Umpqua Valley (1984)
Elkton Oregon (2013)
Red Hill Douglas County Oregon (2005)
Rogue Valley (1991)
Applegate Valley (2001)

6

What affect does the Van Duzer Corridor have on the rest of Willamette?

The Van Duzer Corridor in the Coastal Mountains funnels Pacific wind into McMinnville and Eola-Amity Hills in the south, leading to a more tannic style

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What natural event created the soil types in Willamette?

Missoula Floods, a period of intense flooding at the end of the last ice age, caused by the repeated melting & refreezing of glacial dams

8

What are the soil types in Willamette and their descriptions?

Willamette Silt: Alluvial soils left by Missoula Floods over older volcanic sedimentary bedrock.

Jory: Volcanic basalt soil, reddish, high in clay and iron, good water retention. More elegant wines.

Willakenzie: Marine and sedimentary loam covered in ash. Denser wine, darker fruit character.

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What is Willamette Silt?

Alluvial soils left by Missoula Floods over older volcanic sedimentary bedrock.

10

What is Jory?

Soil type. Volcanic basalt soil, reddish, high in clay and iron, good water retention. More elegant wines.

11

What is Willakenzie?

Soil type. Marine and sedimentary loam covered in ash. Denser wine, darker fruit character.

12

Top producers in Willamette Valley?

St. Innocent

13

Top producers in Chahalem Mountains?

Adelsheim

14

Top producers in Ribbon Ridge?

Beaux Freres

15

Top producers in Yamhill-Carlton District?

Soter

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Top producers in Dundee Hills?

Domaine Drouhin and Ponzi

17

Top producers in McMinnville?

The Eyrie

18

Top producers in Eola-Amity Hills

Cristom

19

Top producers in the Van Duzer Corridor?

None so far