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Oregon background...

Small industry founded in the 1970's
Reputation build on word-class Pinot noir
French investment

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Oregon grapes:

White:
Pinot Gris
Riesling
Chardonnay

Red:
Pinot noir

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Oregon's climate:

Cool, wet maritime influenced (west of Cascade Mountains)

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Oregon soils...

Variety , volcanic, alluvial, clay

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Oregon AVA's:

Southern Oregon
Rogue Valley
Applegate Valley
Umqua
Douglas Red Hills
Snake River
Columbia River (w/ Washington)
Walla Walla Valley (w/ Washington)
Columbia Gorge (w/ Washington)
Willamette Valley

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Willamette Valley Subregion AVA's...

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

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Washington State facts...

Young, quickly growing industry-over 700 bonded wineries and 40.000 acres of vineyards
Semi-continental desert climate requiring irrigation
Cascade Mountains rain shadow effect-long, dry growing season
Drastic diurnal shift: very warm days with cool nights

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Washington Sate primary white grape varieties:

Riesling
Chardonnay
Semillon
Viognier

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Washington State primary red grape varieties:

Merlot
Syrah
Cabernet Sauvignon
Cabernet franc

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Washington Sate climate:

Semi-continental desert climate requiring irrigation
Cascade Mountains rain shadow effect-long, dry growing season
Drastic diurnal shifts: very warm days with cool nights

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Washington State soils:

Basalt, alluvial, loess

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Washington State AVA's

Columbia Valley (w/Oregon)
Yakima Valley
Walla Walla Valley (w/ Oregon)
Red Mountain
Naches Heights (new)
Horse Heaven Hills
Columbia Gorge (w/ Oregon)
Wahluke Slope
Snipes Mountain
Lake Chelan
Puget Sound