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Blog - The Yamhill-Carlton American Viticultural Area

JOIN US FOR OUR ANNUAL SPRING TASTING EVENT

Let’s peel back the layers of what makes our annual Yamhill Carlton Down to Earth Spring Tasting so popular with wine lovers who come from as far away as Seattle and California, not to mention our own Portland metro backyard, to this event every year. Our eighth one is coming up on Saturday, April 29th. . . Read More


“NEVER COOK WITH A PINOT NOIR THAT YOU WOULDN’T DRINK”

It has been raining cats and dogs and more cats in the AVA for the past few weeks. Good news if you compare it to the ice storm and blizzard that we had in January, and the snow storm in December; bad news if you don’t like puddles in your driveway and lakes in your. . . Read More


WHAT A GREAT YEAR WAS 2016

Full barrels of wine in chilly winery warehouses. Grape vines whose leaves have all been shed and whose shoots need trimming. And, of course, our annual recap meeting held in the former train depot that serves as the tasting room for Ken Wright Cellars in Carlton. All of the above remind us that another year. . . Read More


A SOLID START IN VITICULTURE

Our very early 2016 harvest is in the books (or rather, in the fermenters and barrels). And thank goodness for the early growing season and harvest, because mid-October saw the entire Willamette Valley, Oregon coast and Portland area hit with an enormous rain and wind storm that thankfully didn’t cause as much damage as it. . . Read More


HARVEST OUTLOOK FOR 2016? “JUST PLAIN WEIRD”

“Well, it’s an interesting year…as usual,” said Joel Kiff of the rapidly approaching 2016 harvest. Joel manages his family vineyard, which produces the grapes for his JL Kiff vineyard brand. “It’s been an erratic year,” added Ralph Stein of the 21-acre Yamhill Vineyard that he planted with his brother in 1983, long before there was. . . Read More


SUMMER’S HERE, WE GIVE BACK

Oregon summers typically sneak up on us – cool, June weather giving way to glorious, sunny Julys and Augusts – and this one is no exception, outside of a freaky hot spell that we had early in June. We suddenly find ourselves deep into July, the sun is out, visitors are discovering our wineries, and. . . Read More


HITTING THE ROAD WITH Y-C WINES

  This week is very exciting for us, because we will be doing something that we’ve never done as an affiliated group of wineries. For that matter, we don’t believe anyone in Oregon has ever done it, and we may very well be changing the whole nature of how our wines are presented and marketed. . . Read More


OUR SPRING EVENT? 7th TIME IS A CHARM !

In a word, our 7th annual Yamhill Carlton Down to Earth Spring Tasting Event was great. In another word it was kind of spectacular. The weather was lovely, our hosts at Anne Amie Vineyards brought everyone together under the expansive roofs of their production pad, and a record 38 wineries turned out to pour samples. . . Read More


CARLTON FOOD CHOICES: GREAT EATS IN OUR Y/C EPICENTER

As we prepare for our Spring AVA Tasting on April 30th (tickets still available here; we expect a sell-out), we thought we’d take a moment to address that pressing issue that comes up in every wine tasting day: Where shall we eat? Man and woman can’t exist on samples of fine Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and. . . Read More