McMinnville Wine Willamette Valley, Oregon
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Stretching southwest from the city of McMinnville, the AVA with the same name covers about 40,000 acres across 20 miles until it meets the Van Duzer Corridor. This corridor is the only break in the Coast Range whose gap allows the cool Pacific Ocean air to flow eastward into the Willamette Valley.
The Pacific's moderating winds hit McMinnville’s south and southeast facing slopes where cool-climate varieties—namely Pinot noir and Pinot blanc thrive on ridges at between 200 to 1,000 feet in elevation.
Soils here are primarily uplifted marine sedimentary loam and silt, with alluvial formations; McMinnville receives less rainfall than its neighbors to the east because it is situated in the rain shadow of the Coast Range.
Brittan Basalt Block Pinot Noir 2016Pinot Noir from McMinnville, Willamette Valley, Oregon
Hyland Estates Riesling 2017Riesling from McMinnville, Willamette Valley, Oregon
Hyland Estates Estate Old Vine Pinot Noir 2018Pinot Noir from McMinnville, Willamette Valley, Oregon