The magic of the Dundee Hills AVA lie in it’s quaint town surrounded by the undeniably stunning valleys and hills that produce some of the best wine in the world! Part of the Willamette Valley, the Dundee Hills were the first in the Willamette Valley to be planted and the area remains one of the most densely planted in the valley and state of Oregon. Located approximately 30 miles southwest of Portland and 40 miles east of the Pacific Ocean, this growing region is protected from the ocean climate by the coast range of mountains. Winemaker David Lett planted the first Pinot Noir vines in the Dundee Hills in 1965, called The Eyrie Vineyard. Dick Erath of the Sokol Blosser family followed and the rest is history. With its cool-climate, it’s a spectacular wine growing region and the most common grape varieties you’ll find there are Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Gris.
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