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Blog - Page 2 of 4 - The Yamhill-Carlton American Viticultural Area

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


WHAT GOES INTO MAKING OUR SPRING TASTING EVENT? A LOTTA LOVE, A LOTTA PLANNING

Tickets are on sale now for our 7th annual Yamhill-Carlton “Down to Earth” Spring event, to be held on Saturday, April 30th from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at lovely Anne Amie Vineyards. With 30 wineries from the AVA pouring up to four tastings each from their lineups, and five stellar restaurants serving up food,. . . Read More


TEN YEARS AN AVA

As 2015 drifts into history, we need to stop and celebrate a unique and important anniversary. Ten years ago, thanks to an extraordinary, coordinated effort by our growers and wineries, the Yamhill-Carlton AVA was officially established and put on the map by the (take a deep breath here) Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau. . . Read More


AMAZING? UNPRECEDENTED? HISTORIC? YEP, THAT WAS THE 2015 HARVEST

And early. Let’s not forget early, which is the very first thing that everyone will remember about the 2015 harvest. As we prepare to post this story just before the middle of October the grapes are pretty much all in, the fermenters are bubbling, a great deal of wine has already been made and barreled, and. . . Read More


A MASTERFUL GATHERING FOR OUR AVA

It was one of those nights that seems to gather up and gift-wrap everything that is so good about our Yamhill-Carlton AVA in particular, and Oregon wine in general. Great food made from locally sourced ingredients, served simply and without fanfare. A bevy of world-class wines that were generously poured, shared and discussed. Stunning views. . . Read More


IN A CLASS BY THEMSELVES

The occasion was the first night of the 2015 Yamhill-Carlton Masters Class, an event that had been carefully planned and coordinated for several months by the members of the Y/C AVA’s Marketing Committee, and was held over two-and-a-half days at the very end of August. Ten Bay Area master somms and buyers from Michael Mina,. . . Read More