1. Are The Perrydale Hills Real? Group wants the name to define area vineyards

    Polk County Itemizer (Aug 14 2014)

    1. Are The Perrydale Hills Real? Group wants the name to define area vineyards

      Perrydale Hills. Ever heard of it?

      A group of vineyard owners in Polk and Yamhill counties are hoping someone has documentation of the rolling hills bordering Perrydale Road being referred to as “the Perrydale Hills.”

      Finding a reference or two would help the group of more than a dozen vineyards establish a new, approximately 60,000-acre sub-appellation of the Willamette Valley American Viticulture Area (AVA).

      Sub-appellations are pockets of a larger AVA that have conditions — soil or weather patterns, for instance — that set them apart for the whole.

      “We feel like we have a very unique area in terms of ...

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