Chehalem Mountains AVA facts for kids
Pinot noir from the Chehalem Mountains AVA, Adelsheim Vineyard 2014
|Type||American Viticultural Area|
|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|
|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 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.
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.
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