Ribbon Ridge AVA Est. 2005
Ribbon Ridge AVA is a very regular spur of ocean sediment uplift off the northwest end of the Chehalem Mountains, containing a relatively uniform 5 1/4 square miles (3,350 acres) of land. Approximately 500 acres are currently planted on the ridge, within 20 vineyards. The AVA is distinguished by uniform, unique ocean sedimentary soils and a geography that is protected climatically by the larger landmasses surrounding it. Paucity of aquifers forces most vineyards to be dry farmed. Ribbon Ridge is contained within the larger Chehalem Mountains AVA.
From Ribbon Ridge our 40 acre farm faces east across the broad Willamette Valley to the foothills of the Cascades. In the old horse barn that serves as the farm winery, you’ll taste the three great varieties of Burgundy; Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Gamay Noir. All are grown in the vineyards surrounding the 1928 vintage Brick House. They are bottled by hand with great care. Brick House was among Oregon’s first certified organic vineyard. We achieved Demeter Biodynamic® status in 2005.
At Domaine Divio, Bruno Corneaux applies his ancestral Burgundian crafting skills to Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Achieved through minimal intervention and sustainability in respect of the land, the wines emphasis the elegance and complexity of our Willamette Valley grapes.
Visit our tasting room to discover the beautiful scenery of the Ribbon Ridge AVA and enjoy a unique experience of Oregon wines in a Burgundian style.
Founded in 2003, Trisaetum is a family-owned and operated winery. Located in the heart of the Ribbon Ridge AVA, Trisaetum is known for it's distinctive offerings of Pinot Noir and Riesling. James Frey, owner and winemaker, is also a nationally recognized artist. The winery tasting room is a 1,500 square foot art gallery housing an assortment of paintings from his current collection.