Chehalem Mountains AVA Est. 2006
Chehalem Mountains AVA is a single uplifted landmass southwest of Portland in the northern Willamette Valley, extending 20 miles in length and 5 miles in breadth, stretching from southeast to northwest. It includes several discrete spurs, mountains and ridges, such as Ribbon Ridge and Parrott Mountain. The highest point within the Willamette Valley is the Chehalem Mountains’ Bald Peak (at 1,633 feet) which affects weather for the AVA and for adjoining grape growing hillsides. It is the geography and climate that differentiate this AVA from others. All three important hillside soil types are represented: basaltic, ocean sedimentary and loess (blown lake bed sediment), the predominant soil on the northern face of the Chehalem Mountains. Within the almost 70,000 acres of this AVA are over 1,600 acres of grapes, grown in over 100 vineyards, and 31 wineries.
ArborBrook Vineyards is a family-owned, boutique producer of hand-crafted Pinot Noirs, Pinot Gris, Sauvignon Blanc, and our Sauternes-style Semillon late harvest dessert wine. Our goal is to offer our customers a great wine tasting experience in a casual and fun setting with great wines!
Bells Up Winery
Micro-boutique Bells Up Winery composes handcrafted, classically-styled Oregon Pinot Noir with grapes sourced primarily from micro-growers located on the northern side of the Willamette Valley. As one of Newberg’s newest labels, we make approximately 400 cases annually and offer a small selection of other Oregon-grown and produced varietals.
Rain Dance Vineyards
In 2009, with their dedication to preserving and sustainably farming the land, fifth generation Newberg resident Ken Austin III and his wife, Celia, planted the first vines on their estate in the Chehalem Mountains. Driven by quality and inspiration, Rain Dance embraces the natural phenomenon of the Pacific Northwest, where the sun and notable rainfall nourish roots that run deep, in rich and bountiful soil. We invite you to embark on our journey of inception, cultivation, exploration and ultimately discover the celebration of Rain Dance wines.