American Wine AVAs: Eola-Amity Hills, Oregon to Escondido Valley, Texas

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Eola-Amity Hills
The Eola-Amity Hills AVA is located within the larger Willamette Valley AVA between Amity in the north to Salem in the south. This AVA benefits from the steady Ocean winds. It includes 1,300 acres (over 500 hectares) of grape vines. Here the winters are mild and the summers are relatively wet and cool. The soil is often volcanic. Major wine grapes include Pinot noir, Chardonnay, Pinot gris, and Pinot blanc. For more information check out the Eola-Amity Hills AVA web site.

Escondido Valley
The Escondido Valley AVA situated in western Texas, covers some 32,000 acres (13,000 hectares). This shallow river valley includes very few wineries; the soil is composed of silty loam and clays. Its altitude varies between the valley floor (2600 feet or about 800 meters) and the 3000 foot (about 900 meter) high hills. The valley's average temperature is several degrees higher than the hilltops. Rainfall is low.

Escondido Valley Texas Vineyards

Escondido Valley Texas Vineyards

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