American Viticultural Areas (AVAs) are winegrowing
regions with soil chemistry and microclimate distinct from one
another. The characteristics of an AVA result
with traits based on those unique factors. Wines made from a grape
varietal of one AVA may exhibit different flavors and aromas
than a wine made from grapes grown elsewhere.
has 17 AVAs. About half are sub-AVAs found within larger
growing regions. These small-yet-distinct AVAs are one reason Oregon's
wine industry is so specialized, and has become world-renowned for its
Click on an AVA below for information on varietals grown there and wineries located in or near it.