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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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          The Yamhill-Carlton American Viticultural Area, home to many Oregon wine industry pioneers and the oldest soils in the Willamette Valley, is coming to Texas. Join 10 wineries for a memorable tasting experience on June 8th at III Forks Steakhouse in Dallas from 6-8pm. 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. 

Participating Yamhill-Carlton AVA Wineries:


Belle Pente Vineyard & Winery

2012 Estate Chardonnay
2013 Belle Pente Vineyard Pinot Noir
2012 Estate Reserve Pinot Noir


Domaine Verdant

2013 Domaine Verdant “Enchanteuse” Chardonnay
2013 Domaine Verdant “Quntessence” Pinot Noir
2014 Domaine Verdant “Singularity-Clone 113” Pinot Noir


EIEIO & Company

2013 Yates Conwill Vineyard Pinot Noir
2013 Yates Conwill Vineyard Chardonnay
2013 Saffron Fields Vineyard Pinot Noir


Elk Cove Vineyards

2013 Elk Cove Estate Riesling
2014 Elk Cove Mt. Richmond Vineyard Pinot Noir

2014 Elk Cove Goodrich Vineyard Pinot Noir

Fairsing Vineyard

2014 Fairsing Vineyard Chardonnay
2014 Fairsing Vineyard Pinot Noir


Ghost Hill Cellars

2013 Bayliss Bower Pinot Noir
2014 Spirit of Pinot Noir Rosé
2013 Pinot Noir Blanc


Ken Wright Cellars

2014 Bonnie Jean Vineyard Pinot Noir
2014 Savoya Vineyard Pinot Noir
2014 Tanager Vineyard Pinot Noir


Panther Creek Cellars

2013 Kalita Vineyard Pinot Noir
2013 Lazy River Vineyard Pinot Noir
2013 Fir Crest Vineyard Pinot Noir


Saffron Fields
2013 Saffron Fields Vineyard Pinot Noir
2014 Saffron Fields Vineyard Chardonnay
2015 Saffron Fields Vineyard Rosé of Pinot Noir


Shea Wine Cellars & Vineyard

2014 Chardonnay
2013 Estate Pinot Noir
2013 West Hill 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.