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Chehalem Mountains AVA
Wine region
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Pinot noir from the Chehalem Mountains AVA, Adelsheim Vineyard 2014
Type American Viticultural Area
Year established 2006
Country United States
Part of Oregon, Willamette Valley AVA, Oregon Coast Range (Part of an inland limb/arm)
Other regions in Oregon, Willamette Valley AVA, Oregon Coast Range (Part of an inland limb/arm) Dundee Hills AVA, Eola-Amity Hills AVA, McMinnville AVA, Ribbon Ridge AVA, Yamhill-Carlton AVA
Sub-regions Ribbon Ridge AVA
Growing season May-October
Climate region Woodland, Pacific Northwest, Maritime
Precipitation (annual average) About 37 to 60 inches in a typical year
Size of planted vineyards 2,685 acres (1,087 ha)
Varietals produced Pinot noir, Pinot gris, Pinot Blanc, Chardonnay, Auxerrois
No. of wineries 69
Comments Bald Peak, the highest in Chehalem Mountains, is 1,636 feet at the peak.

The Chehalem Mountains AVA is an American Viticultural Area located in the Yamhill and Washington counties of northwestern Oregon.

History

The petition process for the creation of the Chehalem Mountains AVA began in 2001 and was led by David Adelsheim of Adelsheim Vineyard. The AVA was officially established in 2006.

Geography

The Chehalem Mountains AVA corresponds to the Chehalem Mountains and is entirely contained within the Willamette Valley AVA. The region stretches 20 miles (32 km) from Northwest of Wilsonville in the southeast to Forest Grove in the northwest. The Chehalem Mountains AVA includes Ribbon Ridge AVA, Parrett Mountain, Bald Peak, and the proposed Laurelwood AVA.

Coordinates: 45°26′N 122°58′W / 45.433°N 122.967°W / 45.433; -122.967

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