Within the total Oregon AVA (American Viticultural Area) system, the arguable heart of the Oregon wine country lies with the boundaries of the Willamette Valley AVA. Located just south of Portland, Oregon, the wine growing region encompasses the drainage basin of the Willamette River, Oregon’s largest river.
The Willamette Valley AVA is the largest AVA in the state, and contains most of the state’s wineries. Within its northern half of it’s boundaries are six smaller AVA regions, recognized for their distinctive climates, soils, and elevations or other physical features that make them noteworthy for wen production. Regardless of their differences, all 7 AVA’s that encompass the Willamette Valley AVA have one aspect in common – they are all recognized worldwide for Pinot Noir grapes and Pinot Noir wines.
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AVA’s Within Willamette Valley AVA
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