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RIBBON RIDGE WINES…A RICH TRADITION OF FAMILY-RUN VINEYARDS IN EVERY GLASS…

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The Ribbon Ridge Winegrower’s Association is a non-profit association dedicated to achieving recognition for one of Oregon’s most prestigious Pinot noir producing regions. The Ribbon Ridge American Viticultural Area (AVA) was established on July 1, 2005 and is a sub-AVA within the Willamette Valley. Its early drafters were wine country pioneers, Doug Tunnell, Harry Pederson Nedry and Dewey Kelly who are still members.

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Terrain of Ribbon Ridge

The viticultural area is differentiated and separated from adjoining farming regions by the regularity and unaltered nature of its island-like ridge, its position as a separate land mass broken free from other uplifts or larger hillsides, and the clean division its drainage system makes around the full perimeter of the land mass. Specifically, the Chehalem Creek Valley is deep, wide, and severely sloped on Ribbon Ridge’s western flank. Where the Creek exits the hills, the Chehalem Valley is wide and flat at the 200-foot level to the south of Ribbon Ridge.

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