As farmers, we wine grape growers have a strong interest in the soils our vines are planted in. When we explain to guests the different characteristics of our soils, we are often asked how the soils got there and why they are so different from one another. During such a discussion with some recent guests, we were fortunate to have among them a geologist who was visiting. He not only took a strong interest in our explanation, but had additional information to share as well. For all of our “dirt-geek” readers, and for those who just want to learn more, his research points can be read in the following pdf . We are thankful to have such interested and passionate guests who want to join the discussion about wine farming, and welcome your comments on the topic of soil in the Willamette Valley!
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