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Drive 19 miles from Portland on Highway 99, and the Chehalem Mountains American Viticultural Area (AVA) will be the first Willamette Valley sub-AVA you encounter. This land is made up of a mélange of marine, volcanic and sedimentary soils. There’s a high content of quartz in the marine soil and iron in the volcanic, all blended with the fine, glacial, sedimentary soil called “loess” that was blown over the top by the winds. There can be wild deviations in soil types from vineyard to vineyard, thanks to the way the mountains shifted and poked their way upward over the past millennia. Also, the weather here is the most variable in the Valley because of the different elevations from hill to hill. All this is translated within the vine into excitingly complex wines. This is terroir in action. The birds head-shaped AVA, established in 2006, is twenty miles long, five miles wide and resides between 200-1633 feet on Bald Peak, the highest point in the Willamette Valley. Approximately 1600 acres are planted with grapes. This is home to some of the first roots in Oregon Pinot Noir, planted by Dick Erath in the late 1960s. Shortly after, the Ponzis and Adelsheims moved into the neighborhood, building the base of the Oregon wine industry, the cornerstone being the late David Lett of Eyrie. In the mid-‘90s, geologist-turned-winemaker Mike Hallock put his previous career to good use when he selected property for Carabella Vineyards on Parrett Mountain. Since then, his Pinot Noirs have grown up to be some of the most delicate and graceful in the world. Hallock is quick to point out that “it’s all about the vineyard site,” and Parrett Mountain is certainly a jewel in this crown, but he makes good wine that expresses the site. Chehalem Mountains wineries produce wines with a uniquely bright, intense, spicy cherry character—something along the lines of a maraschino—distinctive enough to expose them in a blind tasting. There even seems to be a different, brighter ruby color to wines from this area. The iron rich volcanic Jory soil in the earth blend adds acidity to the wines, balancing the tannins. While a “silky cherry” flavor component is a hallmark of Oregon Pinot Noir, Chehalem wines have a marked intensity compared to the others. These wines are great with food, but often stand out among their Willamette peers as cocktail wines, delicious to drink on their own. ~Rob Boss

Adelsheim Vineyard

Adelsheim Vineyard | Newberg, Oregon | Chehalem Mountains Wineries

cat-icon 16800 NE Calkins Lane Newberg, Oregon 97132

Gresser Vineyard

Gresser Vineyard | Cornelius, Oregon | Chehalem Mountains Wineries

cat-icon 37245 SW Nature Drive Cornelius, Oregon 97113

McKinlay Vineyards & Farm – Closed

McKinlay Vineyards & Farm - Closed | Newberg, Oregon | Chehalem Mountains Wineries

cat-icon 7120 Earlwood Rd Newberg, Oregon 97132

Beckham Estate Vineyard

Beckham Estate Vineyard | Sherwood, Oregon | Chehalem Mountains Wineries

cat-icon 30790 SW Heater Rd Sherwood, Oregon 97140

Bells Up Winery

Bells Up Winery | Newberg, Oregon | Chehalem Mountains Wineries

cat-icon 27895 N.E. Bell Road Newberg, Oregon 97132

Beaux Freres

Beaux Freres | Newberg, Oregon | Chehalem Mountains Wineries

cat-icon 15155 North Valley Rd. Newberg, Oregon 97132

St. Reginald Parish

St. Reginald Parish | Newberg, Oregon | Chehalem Mountains Wineries

cat-icon 28005 NE Bell Rd. Newberg, Oregon 97132

Rex Hill Vineyards

Rex Hill Vineyards | Newberg, Oregon | Chehalem Mountains Wineries

cat-icon 30835 N. Hwy 99W Newberg, Oregon 97132

J Christopher Wines

J Christopher Wines | Newberg, Oregon | Chehalem Mountains Wineries

cat-icon 17150 NE Hillside Drive Newberg, Oregon 97132

Coattails – Closed

Coattails - Closed | Newberg, Oregon | Chehalem Mountains Wineries

cat-icon 15155 NE North Valley Rd. Newberg, Oregon 97132

Raptor Ridge Winery

Raptor Ridge Winery | Newberg, Oregon | Chehalem Mountains Wineries

cat-icon 18700 SW Hillsboro Hwy. Newberg, Oregon 97123

Patricia Green Cellars

Patricia Green Cellars | Newberg, Oregon | Chehalem Mountains Wineries

cat-icon 15225 NE North Valley Rd. Newberg, Oregon 97132

Naked Grape Winery

Naked Grape Winery | Sherwood, Oregon | Chehalem Mountains Wineries

cat-icon 17405 NE Leander Dr Sherwood, Oregon 97140

Volare Vineyard

Volare Vineyard | Newberg, Oregon | Chehalem Mountains Wineries

cat-icon 16225 NE Wilkerson Way Newberg, Oregon 97132

The Potter’s Vineyard & Clay Art Gallery

The Potter's Vineyard & Clay Art Gallery | Newberg, Oregon | Chehalem Mountains Wineries

cat-icon 14725 NE Quarry Rd. Newberg, Oregon 97132

Hawks View Cellars

Hawks View Cellars | Sherwood, Oregon | Chehalem Mountains Wineries

cat-icon 20210 SW Conzelmann Rd Sherwood, Oregon 97140

Rain Dance Vineyard

Rain Dance Vineyard | Newberg, Oregon | Chehalem Mountains Wineries

cat-icon 26355 N.E. Bell Road Newberg, Oregon 97132

Tresori Vineyards

Tresori Vineyards | Newberg, Oregon | Chehalem Mountains Wineries

cat-icon 17940 NE Kings Grade Rd Newberg, Oregon 97132

August Cellars Tasting Room

August Cellars Tasting Room | Newberg, Oregon | Chehalem Mountains Wineries

cat-icon 14000 NE Quarry Rd. Newberg, Oregon 97132

Whistling Ridge Vineyards

Whistling Ridge Vineyards | Newberg, Oregon | Chehalem Mountains Wineries

cat-icon 15025 NE North Valley Road Newberg, Oregon 97132

Colene Clemens

Colene Clemens | Newberg, Oregon | Chehalem Mountains Wineries

cat-icon 22501 NE Dopp Rd. Newberg, Oregon 97132

Anam Cara Cellars – Vineyard

Anam Cara Cellars - Vineyard | Sherwood, Oregon | Chehalem Mountains Wineries

cat-icon 22222 SW Nicholas View Drive Sherwood, Oregon 97140

Blakeslee Vineyard Estate

Blakeslee Vineyard Estate | Sherwood, Oregon | Chehalem Mountains Wineries

cat-icon 20875 SW Chapman Road Sherwood, Oregon 97140

J Albin Winery

J Albin Winery | Hillsboro, Oregon | Chehalem Mountains Wineries

cat-icon 19495 Vista Hill Dr. Hillsboro, Oregon 97123

A Blooming Hill Vineyard & Winery

A Blooming Hill Vineyard & Winery | Cornelius, Oregon | Chehalem Mountains Wineries

cat-icon 5195 SW Hergert Rd Cornelius, Oregon 97113