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Cultivar Selection in Southern Oregon
Cultivar Selection in Southern Oregon
Cultivar Selection in Southern Oregon
Cultivar Selection in Southern Oregon
Cultivar Selection in Southern Oregon
Cultivar Selection in Southern Oregon
Cultivar Selection in Southern Oregon
Cultivar Selection in Southern Oregon
Cultivar Selection in Southern Oregon
Cultivar Selection in Southern Oregon
Cultivar Selection in Southern Oregon
Cultivar Selection in Southern Oregon
Cultivar Selection in Southern Oregon
Cultivar Selection in Southern Oregon
Cultivar Selection in Southern Oregon
Cultivar Selection in Southern Oregon
Cultivar Selection in Southern Oregon
Cultivar Selection in Southern Oregon
Cultivar Selection in Southern Oregon
Cultivar Selection in Southern Oregon
Cultivar Selection in Southern Oregon
Cultivar Selection in Southern Oregon
Cultivar Selection in Southern Oregon
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Cultivar Selection in Southern Oregon

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  • 1. Chris Lake The Southern Oregon Wine Institute at Umpqua Community College
  • 2. What is New in Southern OR?
    • Southern Oregon is making news
    • Sunset Magazine predicts Southern OR is the next big thing
    • Abacela is featured in V&WM
    • UCC is building a $7M teaching winery
  • 3. What’s going on down there? Sunset Magazine says: The next big wine country = Southern Oregon Why we love it: Exciting wines, no crowds, and inexpensive tasting fees. Go now: Arm yourself with a map from the Southern Oregon Wineries Association and hit the road.
  • 4. The 'it' list for 2010 travel, Sunset Magazine, Jan. ‘10 Sunset’s Favorites Foris Pinot Gris 2008 ( Rogue Valley; $14 ). Brandborg “Love Puppets” Pinot Noir 2006 ( Umpqua Valley; $30 ). Abacela South Face Block Reserve Syrah 2005 ( Southern Oregon; $45 ).
  • 5. Abacela = Tempranillo Planting began in 1995 Currently a total of 75 acres planted and 52 bearing Nine different clones of Tempranillo Also: Syrah, Malbec, Merlot, Grenache, Albariño, Viognier, Graciano, Petite Verdot, Dolcetto, Bastardo, Tinta Amarela, Tinta Cao, Tinta Roriz, Touriga Nacional, Cabernet franc, Mourvedre, and Nebbiolo
  • 6. Southern Oregon Wine Institute at Umpqua Community College A $7M facility with a teaching winery Construction began Sept. 15, 2010 and completion will be in Sept. 2011 One year certificate and Two year degree in Enology and Viticulture
  • 7. Statewide Comparisons
    • How does Southern Oregon compare to the Statewide industry?
    • What is the Climate like in Southern Oregon?
    • What are grape prices in Southern Oregon?
  • 8.  
  • 9. Source: Greg Jones, Southern Oregon University
  • 10. Price per ton, 2008-2009 Source: Greg Jones, Southern Oregon University Variety Columbia River North Willamette Valley Rogue Valley South Willamette Valley Umpqua Valley   2008 2009 2008 2009 2008 2009 2008 2009 2008 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon $2,020 $2,100 - - $1,910 $1,770 - $1,500 $1,700 $1,370 Chardonnay $1,250 $1,340 $1,950 $1,620 $1,000 $1,220 $1,470 $1,700 $950 $1,330 Merlot $1,810 $2,180 - - $1,470 $1,800 - - $1,540 $1,010 Pinot Gris - $1,500 $1,400 $1,250 $1,370 $1,330 $1,330 $1,430 $1,320 $1,400 Pinot Noir $2,110 $1,990 $2,820 $2,340 $1,670 $1,820 $2,300 $2,180 $2,000 $2,140 White Riesling $1,080 $1,070 $1,150 $950 $1,280 $1,400 $1,180 $1,240 $980 $1,050
  • 11. Cultivar Selection
    • Initially, Southern Oregon was planted to cool season grapes
      • Pinot Noir
      • Chardonnay
      • Gewürztraminer
      • Riesling
      • Pinot Gris
    • Eventually the diversity of climates in Southern Oregon were discovered
  • 12. Cultivar Selection
    • The diverse of climates in Southern Oregon
      • Southern Willamette Valley
      • The Umpqua Valleys
      • Rogue Valley
      • Applegate Valley
      • Illinois Valley
  • 13. Southern Willamette Valley
    • There are 14 wineries in Lane County
      • The largest is King Estate with 464 acres of organic vineyard.
      • Major Cultivars:
        • Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris and Chardonnay
  • 14. The Umpqua Valleys
    • Drier and Warmer than the Willamette
    • Growing Season averages = 180 – 220 days
    • GDD range from 2200 to over 2500
    • Cool sites in the Northern and Western parts
    • Major Cultivars:
      • Pinot Noir, Riesling, Pinot Gris and Gewürztraminer
    • Minor Cultivars:
      • Tempranillo, Syrah, Dolcetto, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Grenache and Viognier
  • 15. Rogue Valley
    • Broadest Range of Climate
    • Growing Season averages = 155 – 185 days, risk of frost
    • GDD range from 2200 to over 2900
    • High Degree of Climate Diversity
    • Major Cultivars:
      • Merlot, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Gris and Syrah
    • Minor Cultivars:
      • Cabernet Franc, Sauvignon blanc, Zinfandel, Tempranillo, Sangiovese, Petit Verdot, Malbec,Viognier
  • 16. Applegate Valley
    • Within the Rogue AVA
    • GDD range from 2500 to 2700
    • High Degree of Climate Diversity
    • Major Cultivars:
      • Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Gris and Syrah
    • Minor Cultivars:
      • Cabernet Franc, Sauvignon blanc, Zinfandel, Petit Verdot, Malbec
  • 17. Illinois Valley
    • Within the Rogue AVA
    • GDD range from 2200 to 2600
    • Coolest area of the Rogue AVA
    • Major Cultivars:
      • Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay and Riesling
    • Minor Cultivars:
      • Gewürztraminer, Early Muscat, Viognier
  • 18. Southern Oregon = W.O.W.
    • World Of Wine Tasting
      • Annual Event to Promote Southern Oregon Wine
      • Named to Include All Cultivars Grown in S. OR
    • No “Flagship” Cultivar in Southern Oregon
    • Areas of Great Climate Diversity
    • Many Opportunities for Discovery
      • Estimated 140,000 acres of vineyard sites
      • Approximately 40,000 acres of prime sites
  • 19. High Vine Vigor
    • Some Vineyard Sites can be Overly Vigorous
      • Like many areas of Oregon, we must address vigor
    • Fertile Valleys = Large Vines
    • Trellis Systems to Accommodate Vigor
      • Scott Henry Trellis
      • “ Y” Trellis
    • Rootstocks needed where Phylloxera are present
  • 20. Characteristics of a Grapevine
  • 21. Characteristics of a Grapevine
    • Sun seeking behavior
    • Fruit is brightly colored and sweet
    • Immature fruit is tart and unpalatable
    • Uses trees for support
    • Sets it’s fruit near the outside of the canopy
    • Renews fruit zone in the same area
    • Withstands frosts by having “backup” shoots
  • 22. Nebbiolo planting at UCC, 2009
  • 23. Thank You

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