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Barbara Thomas Wines

At Barbara Thomas Wines, we are passionate about sharing the best that the earth has to offer, and this passion is equaled by our love for the Earth itself. Because the making of the finest wine begins with nurturing the earth it grows in, these two passions come together in harmony in the expression of Barbara Thomas Wines. We offer Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris and a White Table Wine from a proprietary blend. We will soon be adding a Red Table Wine and a Riesling.

Year planted: 
1983
Characteristics: 
Our land slopes gently southwest from an elevation of 550' down to just under 500'. The vineyard was planted in Willakenzie soils, which are well-drained and course-grained ancient marine sedimentary soils.
Philosophy: 

While we are not currently certified as organic or biodynamic by any outside agency, we have a sustainable and eco-friendly farming philosophy, and use only natural farming methods in the vineyard. We carefully choose only certified organic sprays, and we never use systemic herbicides or pesticides. We also use healthy compost, elemental preparations, compost teas, and other natural vineyard management methods so we can feel confident as our children and livestock roam and play in our vineyard.

Profile: 

Our vineyard produces deeply structured wines with a characteristic spicy minerality, along with aromatic and flavor components of dark fruit, tobacco, cola, and anise in our Pinot Noir; tropical fruit, pear, and apricot in our Pinot Gris.

Varieties planted: 

Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Riesling

Acreage planted: 
6.3
Vineyards purchased from: 

100% estate-grown fruit, with the exception of our proprietary white table blend.

Address: 
8663 NE Blackburn Road
Yamhill  Oregon  97148
United States
Phone: 
(503) 662-4585
Email: 
info@barbarathomaswines.com
Owner: 
Jacki Bessler and Chuck Perasso
Tasting room hours: 

Not open to the public. Scheduled events are listed on our website.

Venue type: 
Winery
Lat: 
45.326404
Long: 
-123.150203