Willamette Valley Wine Country Facts (2012)

Total geographic area Acres by variety

Between Oregon's Cascade Mountain Range and the Coast Range, more than 100 miles long and spanning 60 miles at its widest point.

3,438,000 acres

 

Pinot noir: 11,053

Pinot gris: 2,175

Chardonnay: 684

Riesling: 259

 

 

 

Typical summer/winter temperature

First Pinot noir planting

June-August hi/low: 78.3/52.2

David Lett, The Eyrie Vineyards, 1965

 

 

 

Typical monthly rainfall

Major soils

June-August rainfall: 1.02"

December-February rainfall: 6.4"

 

Marine Sedimentary: Willakenzie

Volcanic (Basalt): Jory, Nekkia

Windblown Loess (Silts): Laurelwood

     

Major cities and populations

American Viticulture Area (AVA)

Portland: 593,820

Eugene:156.929

Salem: 156,244

Corvallis: 54,674

McMinnville: 32,451

 

Willamette Valley AVA est. 1983

Chehalem Mountains AVA est. 2006

Dundee Hills AVA est. 2005

Eola-Amity Hills AVA est. 2006

McMinnville AVA est. 2005

Ribbon Ridge AVA est. 2005

Yamhill-Carlton AVA est. 2005

     

Distance to the Pacific Ocean

 

Willamette Valley % of Oregon production

50 miles (McMinnville to Lincoln City)

 

74% of planted vineyard acreage

79% of wine production

88% of Pinot noir production

     

Total # of:

 

 

Vineyard Acres Planted: 15,180

Vineyards: 610

Wineries: 316