We are offering domestic ground shipping from the Willamette Valley included on wine purchases of $350 or more. Flat rate shipping is $35 for purchases less than $350
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For the month of September we are including an Amalie Robert logo Riedel Oregon Pinot Noir glass with every 6 bottle order. 12 bottle orders, ship with 2 glasses. Just in time for Holiday entertaining, or replacing the most recent dishwashing casualty. Note: Glasses will ship separately. Flat rate shipping is $50 per order and covers both wine and glassware.
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AVAs provide consumers & sommeliers a way to identify the origin of their wines. Can you identify this Willamette Valley AVA?*
The Willamette Valley as we know it today as a winegrowing region was formed between 15,000 and 12,700 years ago. Dozens of floods from Glacial Lake Missoula flowed up the Willamette Valley from the Columbia River, depositing up to 35 meters of gravel, sand, silt, and clay. (Source: USGS)
The Willamette Valley American Viticultural Area (AVA) was established in 1983 and it covers approximately 3.5 million acres. The AVA spans over 100 miles from north to south and 60 miles east to west. The Van Duzer Corridor sits about midway in the valley and allows for cool ocean breezes to enter through a gap in the Coast Range mountains.
Two distinct soil types within the Willamette Valley are sedimentary (Bellpine) and volcanic (Jory), however there are other soil series represented in some of the sub AVAs. Today there are ELEVEN approved sub AVAs of the Willamette Valley.
We have prepared a primer on the Willamette Valley AVAs. This PDF includes information about location, soil type, total and planted acreage, date established, and the types of wines produced. If you are new to Willamette Valley wines, or a long-time enthusiast, this information will help keep you informed and up to date.
* The image above is from the Mount Pisgah, Polk County, Oregon AVA approved for use on July 5th, 2022.
I strongly encourage readers to benefit from the delightfully scripted insights into viticulture and winemaking that form the "climate update" blog on Amalie Robert's website, charting the entire winery year.
- David Schildknecht, The Wine Advocate