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Willamette Valley Fact Sheet
Our valley follows the Willamette River north to south for more than 150 miles from the Mt. Hood Territory east of Portland to just south of Eugene. It is a quilt of cities and towns that offer unique experiences for everyone, from rural enclaves that pop up between expanses of farms and fields, to serene college towns with historic inns and classic main streets, to cities alive with culture and heritage, including the state capital of Salem.
- The Willamette Valley is 150 miles long and up to 60 miles wide making it Oregon’s largest AVA
- Planted Area: 19,300 acres (7,800 ha)
- Predominant Soils: Marine sedimentary, volcanic, loess
- Predominant Varieties: Pinot noir, Pinot gris, Chardonnay, Riesling, Pinot blanc
- The Willamette Valley has the largest concentration of wineries and vineyards in Oregon and includes six appellations within its borders: Chehalem Mountains, Dundee Hills, Eola-Amity Hills, McMinnville, Ribbon Ridge and Yamhill-Carlton.