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About the AVA

Yamhill-Carlton AVA is home to Oregon wine industry pioneers, winegrowing veterans and the valley’s friendliest natives. Pat & Joe Campbell founded Elk Cove Winery in 1974 and were among the very first wineries in the Willamette Valley. They paved the way for winemakers and industry luminaries like Ken Wright, Tony Soter, Lynn Penner-Ash, Brian O’Donnell and Dick Shea, who all chose Yamhill-Carlton as the site of their life’s work.

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Come Taste the Wine of Oregon’s
Yamhill-Carlton AVA!

August 24th, 2016 | 5 to 8pm
The Port Commission Hearing Room
 in the Ferry Building
One Ferry Building, San Francisco, CA 94111

Tickets are $22 per person
To Purchase Tickets call 415-288-0470

          The Yamhill-Carlton American Viticultural Area, home to many Oregon wine industry pioneers and the oldest soils in the Willamette Valley, is coming to California! Join 10 wineries for a memorable tasting experience on August 24th in the Port Commission Hearing Room inside The Ferry Building in San Francisco. The producers will be pouring wine all exclusively made from Y-C AVA fruit, concentrating on Pinot Noir, as well as a small selection of other varietals. Learn firsthand about Oregon’s geology and climate and what makes the wine so alluring, complex and age worthy. While you sip, enjoy delectable bites that complement the world-class wines.

          If you like what you taste & want these wines in your own cellar, retailer Ferry Plaza Wine Merchant will be available onsite at our event to take your wine orders!

Participating Yamhill-Carlton AVA Wineries:

Angela Estate
2013 Angela Vineyard Pinot Noir
2012 Angela Vineyard Pinot Noir
2013 Abbott Claim Vineyard Pinot Noir

Anne Amie Vineyards
2015 Anne Amie “Cuvee A” Muller Thurgau
2014 Anne Amie Estate Dry Riesling
2013 Anne Amie Estate Pinot Noir

Carlton Hill Vineyard & Wine
2009 Carlton Hill Estate Pinot Noir
2010 Carlton Hill Estate Pinot Noir
2012 Carlton Hill Estate Pinot Noir

Elk Cove Vineyards
2014 Estate Riesling
2014 Mt. Richmond Vineyard Pinot Noir
2014 La Boheme Vineyard Pinot Noir

Ken Wight Cellars
2014 McCrone Vineyard Pinot Noir
2014 Savoya Vineyard Pinot Noir
2014 Shea Vineyard Pinot Noir

Monks Gate Vineyard Estate
2014 Classic Pinot Noir
2014 Trinity Pinot Noir
2015 Dry Riesling

Penner-Ash Wine Cellars
2014 Estate Vineyard Pinot Noir
2014 Shea Vineyard Pinot Noir

Roots Wine Co.
2011 Melon de Bourgogne
2014 Crosshairs Pinot Noir
2014 Estate Pinot Noir

Stag Hollow Wines
2012 Stag Hollow Pinot Noir, Yamhill-Carlton
2012 Stag Hollow Reserve Pinot Noir, Yamhill-Carlton
2014 Stag Hollow Dolcetto d’Yamhill, Yamhill-Carlton

Tendril Wine Cellars
2013 “Extrovert” Pinot Noir
2013 “TightRope” Pinot Noir
2012 “C-Note” Pinot Noir


Yamhill-Carlton Winegrowers Association Introduces AVA Wine Bottle

Carlton OR – Starting fall of 2013, wines from Oregon’s Yamhill-Carlton AVA in the Willamette Valley began appearing on wine store shelves and restaurant tables in proprietary bottles embossed with the logo and name of the appellation.

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Click here for more information and to view and download the Press Release.