Although we’ve been around since 2013, we’ve finally been included in the official and newly-released Willamette Valley Vineyard map, whose updating has been a labor of love for many in the Willamette Valley Wineries Association over the past few years (especially the unbelievably patient and detail-oriented Patrick Reuter of Dominio IV).
The map shows the entire Willamette Valley American Viticultural Area (AVA), and its six sub-AVAs: Chehalem Mountains (where Bells Up is located), Ribbon Ridge, Dundee Hills, McMinnville, Eola-Amity Hills and Yamhill-Carlton.
Enormous, the map measures 32 x 72 inches and is plotted horizontally, which is a little disorienting at first since the Willamette Valley runs north to south (more or less). At the last WVWA meeting, the explanation was that this orientation makes it easier to read, particularly for those who are vertically challenged. Makes sense to us.