Oregon wine: Laurelwood District AVA infographic ©Winerabble

Oregon’s Laurelwood District AVA is all about the dirt! [infographic]

Oregon’s Laurelwood District AVA is all about the dirt! [infographic]

Officially approved in June 2020, the new Laurelwood District appellation is nested within the North Willamette Valley’s Chehalem Mountains AVA, only a few minutes drive from Portland, Oregon. Located up on the slopes between 200-1500 feet/61-457 meters, it sits at the highest elevation of any of the other designated wine-growing regions within the expansive, well-known Willamette Valley. At 33,600 acres/13597 hectares, it already includes almost 70 commercial vineyards, growing primarily Chardonnay, Pinot gris and Pinot noir.