Oregon Walk the Land Day

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With 16 events sponsored by 13 land trusts, the first Oregon Walk the Land Day had something for nearly everyone.

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2017 Participating Land Trusts:

Blue Mountains Conservancy
Blue Mountain Land Trust

Columbia Land Trust
Deschutes Land Trust
Friends of the Columbia Gorge Land Trust
Greenbelt Land Trust
Lower Nehalem Community Trust
Klamath Lake Land Trust
McKenzie River Trust
North Coast Land Conservancy
Southern Oregon Land Conservancy
The Nature Conservancy
Wallowa Land Trust


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Blue Mountain Land Trust - Sustainable Vineyards

  • Walla Walla Community College Parking Lot 500 North Tausick Way Walla Walla, WA, 99362 United States (map)

Join with the Blue Mountain Land Trust as they tour four different vineyards in Oregon and Washington in the Blue Mountain region.

BMLT is partnering with Vinea Vineyards, a network of winegrowers united by environmentally friendly and socially responsible growing practices, to organize this tour, which will highlight four vineyards in the Walla Walla Valley appellation.

At each stop you will be joined by Vinea Vineyards members who will describe the growing techniques, grape varietals grown, and the terroir effect of wine made from the fruit on each of their vineyards. You'll learn of Vinea’s dedication to sustainability and its project to develop a certification program tailored specifically to the Walla Walla Valley.
 
The tour will begin at the Walla Walla Community College Enology & Viticulture Center, with a focus on Mill Creek vineyards that are grown in deep loess soils with annual precipitation that minimizes the need for irrigation. We will also hear about the College’s Viticulture Program.

Next, you'll head to Pepper Bridge Winery and Amavi Cellars, where you will learn about the mix of soil types in this Stateline area, and how the acreage supports both vineyards and orchards.

Third, you'll cross over to Oregon and visit Milton-Freewater to learn how a new appellation is established and why it is called “The Rocks.”

The tour will end at the gazebo in the Sevein vineyard complex with a view from the southern edge of the Walla Walla Valley. Here you'll toast the Valley with some terrific wines.

The tour will meet at the Walla Walla Community College main parking lot by the flagpole. Bus transportation will be provided.

Learn more and register here.