Viticulture in Oregon
Viticulture in Oregon
Oregon is a state in northwestern United States, surrounded to the north by the state of Washington, to the south by California, to the south east by Nevada to the east by Idaho and to the west by the Pacific Ocean, and with the course of Columbia River and Snake River that serve as natural border to the east and north.
Originally occupied by Native Americans, Bannock, Chinook, Klamath, and Nez Perce.
When pioneers arrived in Oregon they saw that the place would be perfect for growing grapes across varied landscapes of the state.
Wine Country, Oregon produces wine from many fruits which gives a production of dry and sweet wines. Most dry wines are grape varietals.
Third winegrowing region of the United States, Oregon is blessed by the gods, with 18 wine regions and more than 400 wineries for a produce of 72 varieties grapes with vineyard landscapes among the most diverse and most beautiful in the world.
Offering a large number of references, there were near 1900 references.
Among which were found the grape varieties: Albariño, Auxerrois, Baco-Boir, Barbera-Red, Blush, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, Claret, Dolcetto, Fumé Blanc, Gamay-Red, Gewürztraminer, Grenache, Malbec, Leon Millot, Marechal Foch, Marsanne, Melon de Bourgogne, Merlot, Moscato, Mourvèdre, Müller-Thurgau, Muscat, Nebbiolo-Red, Niagara-White, Petit Verdot, Petite Syrah, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Grigio, Pinot Gris, Pinot Meunier, Pinot Noir, Pinotage, Pinot-Noir-Rose, Pinot-Noir-White-,Red Primitivo, Riesling, Roussanne, Red-Sangiovese, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Syrah, Tempranillo, Viognier, Zinfandel.
As well as wines from traditional method, Red and white blends Wines, Meritage, and fortified wines such as Porto, and also fruit wines such as: Apple-Wine, Wine-Blackberry, Blueberry-Wine, Cranberry-Wine, Wine-Elderberry, Peach-Wine, Pear-Wine, Raspberry Wine-and-Wine Rhubard.
Located at an average altitude of 1004 meters are complex relief is not very high coastal mountains rising directly above the Pacific Ocean and innermost the Cascades chain culminating with Mount Hood at 3426 m in northern Oregon.
Due to its relief and its extension in latitude the climate is diverse: Oceanic, Mediterranean, alpine and desert.
Directly under the maritime influence of ocean the coastal region is experiencing a climate of oceanic. On the other side the east highlands of the Cascade chain experiencing a climate of both continental and semiarid.
Floors should their fertility to repeated flooding of the Columbia River along the northern border of Oregon and flooded several times this region as a result of the breaking ice dams on the Clark Fork River.
From Bench Lands located above the Columbia River Gorge to the green hills of the Willamette Valley or in the deep valleys of southern Oregon, we discover some views and incredible vineyard landscapes or sitting on terrace of ' one of the countless cellar you can taste the Chardonnay or Oregon Pinot Noir emblematic grapes of that State.
In the autumn, farmers and winemakers well celebrate the end of the season and the harvest, with enormous agricultural and food festivals or producers and wine growers offer every year the best of their products with increasingly Every Thanksgiving weekend, the winemakers invite you to a tasting weekend to celebrate the harvest season.
With the winter, the truffle season in the Willamette Valley home of the Oregon truffle, known as one of the best truffles in the world.
Or foodies flock are coming to the wine region of Oregon for a hunt truffles, with the truffles, market you will discover a world class truffles or at evening time the region chief of the will make some dinners with truffles.
Or join Corvallis for a culinary week or great chefs of local restaurants show their talents by offering their best products.
Feel free to discover Oregon and wine routes or Whatever time of year you will always find plenty to see.