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Willamette Valley

AVA in the US state Oregon; look there.

The state in the northwest of the United States with the capital Salem lies between on the Pacific coast California and Washington, but viticulture is very different from these two countries. Oregon was only populated by whites relatively late in 1834. Viticulture was founded in the last third of the 19th century. Today Oregon is one of the largest and most important wine-growing countries in the USA and is on a par with California. Oregon is also an important supplier of Oak wood for american barriques, European grape varieties were first introduced towards the end of the 19th century. After the decline of viticulture by the American prohibition (1920-1933) primarily fruit and berry wines were then produced. Richard Sommer is one of the pioneers of modern viticulture from the 1960s HillCrest Winery, Davit Lett with Eyrie Vineyards and Dick Erath with Erath Vineyards, These ventured against the then prevailing and from the University of California represented opinion successfully to fully rely on European varieties. For example, are...

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