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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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Wineries from the Yamhill-Carlton AVA are heading east on Sept. 5th & 6th to New York and Washington DC! Don’t miss this intimate and exclusive wine tasting with the pioneers of Oregon Pinot. Information & link to purchase tickets for both events are below!

Sept. 5th, 2017 | 6-8pm

Yamhill-Carlton Wine Tasting in New York

Location: Bedford & Co. | 118 East 40th St. New York, NY 10016 Tickets $45: 

Purchase Tix to NY Roadshow!  

Sept. 6th, 2017 | 6-8

Yamhill-Carlton Wine Tasting in Washington DC

Location: Roofers Union | 2446 18th St. NW Washington DC, 20009 Tickets $45:

Purchase Tix to DC Roadshow!


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.