by Roger King
February 27, 2013
Elkton Oregon is the newest AVA established in Oregon. This area has held a special interest for Pinot Noir and other cool climate grapes within the greater Umpqua Valley and Southern Oregon appellations. The first vines of the modern era only date to 1972 yet the wines have made their mark within knowledgeable circles under Umpqua Valley designation. Now greater emphasis can be placed on this remote northwestern aspect of the Umpqua under it's own identity.
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