FAQs About the Eola-Amity Hills (EAH) Winegrowing Region
What is the location and size of the EAH?
The Eola-Amity Hills are a 38,000 acre chain of hills nestled in the heart of the Oregon's Willamette Valley. In 2008, 1,469 acres were planted with wine grapes, comprised of more than 75 vineyards, with 25 commercial wineries producing approximately 83,000 cases of wine. Additional EAH wine is made from wine grapes sold to wineries outside the region.
The EAH is about a 45-minute drive south of the Portland Metropolitan Area and is just northwest of Salem, Oregon's capitol. This chain of hills has the north/south shape of a seahorse, being approximately 6 miles wide and 16 miles long. It is bordered more or less on the west by Oregon Highway 99W, on the east by Oregon Highway 221, on the north by the town of Amity and Oregon Highway 233, and on the south by Oregon Highway 22. Although excellent and easy access to the EAH is provided by these roads and by nearby Interstate I-5, the region is rural and is characterized by country charm and stunning views of the Coast range on the west, the surrounding Willamette Valley, and the Cascade mountains on the east. Please see the interactive map on the first page of the Eola-Amity Hills AVA website.