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Chehalem

Chehalem

Chehalem
106 South Center Street
Newberg, Oregon
USA 97132
Phone: 503-538-4700
https://www.chehalemwines.com

Contact: Harry Peterson-Nedry
Email: info@chehalemwines.com

Chehalem (Chuh-hay-lum) is a local Calapooia Indian word best translated as "gentle land" or "valley of flowers," phrases that capture a long-standing, almost religious reverence for the land. We understand this reverence, for we consider ourselves a vineyard winery, dedicated to reflecting as purely as possible what the vineyard has produced, with minimal processing, without compromising great fruit.

Chehalem traces its history back to vineyard operations started by Harry Peterson-Nedry in 1980 at Ridgecrest Vineyards, the pioneering wine operation on Ribbon Ridge, northwest of Newberg, Oregon. Bill and Cathy Stoller joined Harry in the winery in 1993 and subsequently began Stoller Vineyards—a densely planted, 125 acres on Stoller family farmlands at the southern tip of the Dundee Hills. Corral Creek Vineyards, adjacent to the winery facility, is Chehalem's third estate vineyard. Our first release was the 1990 Ridgecrest Pinot Noir.

Equally well-known for red and white wine quality, we carry a passion and focus for cool climate varieties that reflect both site and climate in complex, structured and intensely fruited wines.

Our Pinot gris style is unique, largely because our standard for emulation is Alsace. We produce two distinct wines: a tank fermented Pinot gris that is bright and crisp, and a rich, round Pinot Gris Reserve that is barrel fermented in neutral oak. An intense, bone dry Riesling and rich, full fruited Pinot blanc continue our Alsace resemblance. We also produce a 100% tank-fermented, unoaked Chardonnay, INOX™, and Ian's Reserve Chardonnay, a wine rich and full with 100% Dijon clone fruit.

For Pinot noir, our main distribution wine is the 3 Vineyard Pinot Noir, complemented by limited amounts of Reserve Pinot Noir and a vineyard designate from each of our estate vineyards.

Our philosophy and style do not always follow the industry norms or market trends. That we look for deftness and elegance in Pinot noirs at a time when black, opaque, extracted and heavily wooded wines are the norm, speaks to this sense. That we crop-thin Pinot gris as aggressively as Pinot noir and look for optimal ripeness such that it is harvested after Pinot noir indicates an almost obsessive attention to detail. At a time when Riesling is being pulled out, Chehalem counter intuitively plants prime acres to this variety, convinced it as sensitively reflects site and climate for white wine as Pinot noir does for red.

Call us crazy, but we think our objective is not to follow today's trends, but is to lead to a novel future that is stimulating, exciting and beautiful—such as it must have been generations ago for the Calapooia, overlooking the "valley of flowers."

Winemaker: Mike Eyres

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Chehalem Inox Unoaked Chardonnay 2014
Chehalem Inox Unoaked Chardonnay 2014

Willamette Valley, Oregon, United States

Alcohol: 13.6%  Sweetness: Extra Dry  750 ml  Drink: 2015‐2019

Scrumptious Seafood Wine

 

LCBO: 288647  Check Stock

Alberta: 761190

90/100

$29.95

Chehalem Chehalem Mountains Pinot Noir 2017
Chehalem Chehalem Mountains Pinot Noir 2017

Willamette Valley, Oregon, United States

Alcohol: 14.5%  Sweetness: Dry  750 ml  Drink: 2020‐2024

Venerated Vegetarian Wine

 

LCBO: 949909  Check Stock

SAQ: 11333783  Check Stock

87/100

$36.95

Chehalem 3 Vineyard Pinot Noir 2008
Chehalem 3 Vineyard Pinot Noir 2008

Willamette Valley, Oregon, United States

Alcohol: 14.5%  Sweetness: Extra Dry  750 ml  Drink: 2011‐2017

 

LCBO: 949909  Check Stock

SAQ: 11333783  Check Stock

90/100

$28.95

Chehalem 3 Vineyard Pinot Noir 2009
Chehalem 3 Vineyard Pinot Noir 2009

Willamette Valley, Oregon, United States

Alcohol: 14.5%  Sweetness: Dry  750 ml  Drink: 2012‐2015

 

LCBO: 949909  Check Stock

SAQ: 11333783  Check Stock

87/100

$31.95

Chehalem Inox Unoaked Chardonnay 2015
Chehalem Inox Unoaked Chardonnay 2015

Willamette Valley, Oregon, United States

Alcohol: 13.6%  Sweetness: Extra Dry  750 ml  Drink: 2015‐2019

Scrumptious Seafood Wine

 

LCBO: 288647  Check Stock

Alberta: 761190

$29.95

Chehalem Three vineyard Riesling 2014
Chehalem Three vineyard Riesling 2014

Oregon, United States

Alcohol: 13%  Sweetness: Dry  750 ml  Drink: 2016‐2018

 

BC: 895250  Check Stock

Alberta: 761185

Chehalem Chemistry Pinot Noir 2017
Chehalem Chemistry Pinot Noir 2017

Willamette Valley, Oregon, United States

Alcohol: 13.5%  Sweetness: Dry  750 ml  Drink: 2020‐2022

 

LCBO: 15587  Check Stock

$25.95

Chehalem Gruner Veltliner 2014
Chehalem Gruner Veltliner 2014

Oregon, United States

Alcohol: 13%  Sweetness: Dry  750 ml  Drink: 2016‐2018

 

BC: 895250  Check Stock

Alberta: 761188

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