Dion Vineyard in Oregon's Tualatin Valley
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Spotlight on our American Viticultural Areas: Laurelwood District

The 33,600-acre Laurelwood District American Viticultural Areas (AVA) covers the northern slopes of the Chehalem Mountains AVA, including Cornelius, Scholls and Sherwood. This AVA is differentiated by its Laurelwood soils, iron-rich Missoula Flood loess soil contributing to the unique flavor of the wines.

What is an AVA? It is a delimited grape-growing region with specific geographic or climatic features that distinguish it from the surrounding regions and affect how grapes are grown. An AVA, such as Willamette Valley or Napa Valley, also denotes the origin of where a grape is grown, so consumers can choose wines from their favorite wine-growing regions.

The following Tualatin Valley wineries feature estate-grown wines made from grapes grown in the Laurelwood District:

*Wineries may also have vineyards in various regions and AVAs. Only wines produced with grapes grown in the designated Laurelwood District wine region will have the AVA listed on the label.

Laurelwood District AVA MapMap courtesy of the Oregon Wine Board
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