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Willamette Valley

AVA in the US state Oregon; look there.

The state in the northwest of the United States Salem is located on the Pacific coast between California and Washington However, viticulture is very different from these two states. Oregon was settled relatively late by whites from 1834 onwards. Viticulture was established in the last third of the 19th century. Today, Oregon is one of the largest and most important wine-growing states of the USA and is equal to California. Oregon is also an important supplier of Oak wood for American barriques, At the end of the 19th century, European grape varieties were introduced for the first time. After the decline of viticulture by the American prohibition (1920-1933) were mainly produced for the time being mainly fruit and berry wines. As pioneers of modern viticulture from the 1960s, Richard Sommer with HillCrest Winery, Davit Lett with Eyrie Vineyards and Dick Erath with Erath Vineyards, These dared contrary to the then prevailing and of the University of California successful opinion of fully relying on European varieties. For example,...

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