Feasting with Wines of the Chehalem Mountains and Ribbon Ridge
The history of the Chehalem Mountains and Ribbon Ridge AVAs reads like a disaster movie. Cataclysmic flood events, tumultuous winds, earthquakes and volcanic eruptions have all shaped this idyllic farming region. Now, an intrepid group of farmers, teachers, doctors, artists and artisans, scientists, and the "everyman" have all come together, unified by a goal to harness the power of these geologic phenomena for the good of mankind.
Origin 2013 is a food and wine event, to be held in the vineyard at ArborBrook Winery, Saturday, August 10th, 4 to 8 pm. It is an opportunity to meet the characters behind the wines, walk amongst vines and vineyard blocks, eat well, and fall in love with the Chehalem Mountains and Ribbon Ridge.
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Welcome to the Chehalem Mountains!
The Chehalem Mountains Winegrowers represents vineyards, wineries and their associates in the Ribbon Ridge and Chehalem Mountains AVAs (American Viticultural Areas), joined by a love of fine wine…and the terrain, elevation and climate within the boundaries of a single geological miracle.
From Parrett Mountain to the south, and running northwest across Bald Peak and Ribbon Ridge, the Chehalem Mountains were formed by uplifted sedimentary seabeds, lava flows, and wind-blown silt to create the highest elevations and most diverse soils in wine country. These distinctions make our winegrowing region famous for rich, elegant and complex wines including benchmark pinot noir.
With beautiful vineyards, eclectic tasting rooms, farm-to-table restaurants and other northwest cultural and recreational places of interest just a short drive from Portland, the Chehalem Mountains and Ribbon Ridge offer something for everyone.
Come taste and explore what makes the Chehalem Mountains and Ribbon Ridge unique!