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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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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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