Yamhill-Carlton AVA Vineyards

The coarse-grained, ancient marine sediments native to the Yamhill-Carlton AVA are among the oldest soils in the Willamette Valley. These soils drain quickly, making them ideal for viticulture. Thus, the vines stop growing shoots and leaves earlier here than elsewhere, leading to more complete ripening, even in cooler growing seasons. This allows Pinot Noir to develop deep ruby colors and broad, silky tannins.

The mouth-filling wines exude powerful fruit aromas of raspberry, blackberry and black cherries, framed by minerality reminiscent of pipe tobacco, espresso, clove and dark chocolate and accented by scents of rose, violet, lavender and sweet wood smoke. These are alluring, complex, supple gems of Pinot Noir to sip and savor.

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Abbey Road Farm

Address: 10501 NE Abbey Road Farm Carlton, OR 97111
Owner: Daniel & Sandra Wilkens
Contact: 503-687-3100
Website: abbeyroadfarm.com
Year First Planted: 2018
Acres: 38
Description: We are a southeast facing vineyard with a top elevation of 395 feet. Soil is jory. Planted in 2018 to a wide assortment of varietals.
Varietals Grown: Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Riesling, Pinot Meunier, Gamey Noir, Cabernet Franc, Trousseau Noir, Trousseau Gris, Mondeuse, Chenin Blanc, Mencia, Godello, Aligoté.
Fruit For Sale in 2019: No

Bayliss-Bower Vineyard

Address: 12220 NE Bayliss Rd, Carlton, Oregon 97111
Owner: Mike and Drenda Bayliss
Website: ghosthillcellars.com
Year First Planted: 1999
Acres: 15.5
Description: 328′, Willakenzie Soil, south facing slope
Varietals Grown: Pinot Noir, Pinot Blanc
Fruit For Sale in 2019: No

Bonnie Jean Vineyard

Bonnie Jean Vineyard

Address: 12775 NE Intervale Rd. Carlton OR 97111
Owner: Robert & Dorothy Laughlin
Website: kenwrightcellars.com
Year First Planted: 2010-2014
Acres: 18
Description: Bonnie Jean Vineyard is planted in the Yamhill-Carlton AVA, 2.5 miles East of Carlton. The vineyard is planted at 400 ft- 450 ft elevation on a E-SE inclination. The vineyard is 1,244 vines to the acre on 7 X 5 foot spacing. Soil Series: Willakenzie & Wellsdale Vineyard. Manager: Mark Gould
Varietals Grown: Pinot Noir
Fruit For Sale in 2019: No

Cassin Family Vineyards

Address: McMinnville, OR
Owner: Joe & Julie Cassin
Website: cassinfamilyvineyard.com
Year First Planted: 2013
Acres: 12
Description: Located in the SW portion of the AVA, the vineyard sits at an elevation of 600 feet.  We are LIVE Certified and growing Pinot Noir (Wadenswil, Pommard, 777) and Chardonnay (76).  In 2020, we are planting Gamay and more Chardonnay (Mt Eden) bringing our total acreage planted to ~16 acres.
Varietals Grown: Pinot Noir, Chardonnay & Gamay (2020)
Fruit For Sale in 2020: Yes, Pommard and Wadenswil

Deux Vert Vineyard

Address: 18000 NE Morelli Drive, Yamhill, OR 97148
Owner: The Stepan Family Reserve
Website
: deuxvertvineyard.com
Year First Planted: 1994
Acres: 14.3
Description: Deux Vert Vineyard is a boutique vineyard celebrating its 25 year with 5 varietals planted. The site is 200 to 400 feet above sea level and is predominantly south and east facing.
Varietals Grown: Pinot Noir, Tempranillo, Viognier, Syrah, Melon
Fruit For Sale in 2019: No

Doe Ridge Vineyard

Doe Ridge Vineyard

Address: 9605 NE Fox Farm Road, Dundee, OR 97115
Owner: Bill Foley
Website
: thefourgraces.com
Year First Planted: 2003
Acres: 40
Description: Of the 40 plus acres planted, 20 are farmed using sustainable agriculture with a focus on non-invasive viticulture practices with the other 20 acres farmed using the Rudolph Steiner practice of Biodynamics under the guidance of French consultant, Philippe Armenier. Each section of the vineyard integrates the swells and slopes with row directions that are slightly off of the typical north to south alignment. This is to allow for the full ripening of grapes and the avoidance of sun damage. In preparing the site it was ripped to a depth of five feet. The usage of untreated cedar post and metal stakes allow for the enhanced microbiological activity of the soil and result in better expression of the sedimentary Willakenzie soil. The newer Dijon clones of 114, 115, 667 and 777 and the old world Pommard clones are grafted to divigorating rootstocks, 101-14 and Riparia Gloire, and are planted at 2555 vines per acre (1.8m x 1.0m spacing). A wooded ravine and stream runs through the center of the site, ending in a beautiful pond which is available to irrigate the vineyard. 
Varietals Grown: Pinot Noir
Fruit For Sale in 2019: No

Domaine Danielle Laurent Yamhill-Carlton AVA

Domaine Danielle Laurent

Address: 17096 NE Woodland Loop Road, Yamhill, OR 97148
Owner: Laurent Montalieu
Contact: 503-662-3700
Year First Planted: 2002
Acres: 20
Description: Planted in 2002, the Domaine Danielle Laurent vineyard is placed on the gentle slopes in the Yamhill-Carlton AVA. Perched just above 425′ and with south-west exposure, the vineyard receives its fair share of rain and hot summer sun. Marine sediment soil provides the vines with rich nutrients, ample water, and distinct Yamhill-Carlton flavor. The vineyard is planted with 18 acres of Pinot Noir and two acres of Chardonnay.
Varietals Grown: Pinot Noir, Chardonnay

Fairsing Vineyard Yamhill-Carlton AVA

Fairsing Vineyard

Address: 21455 NE Burkett Hill Rd Yamhill OR 97148
Owner: Mary Ann and Mike McNally
Website: fairsingvineyard.com
Year First Planted: 2006
Acres: 42
Description: Fairsing Vineyard is a sustainable Pinot noir grower in Oregon’s Yamhill-Carlton American Viticulture Area (AVA). We have 38 acres of Pinot noir and 2 acres of Chardonnay in production. Our vineyard is nestled inside an 80-acre Certified Family Forest, distinguished by biodiversity, varied topography and panoramic views of the Northern Willamette Valley.
Varietals Grown: Pinot Noir, Chardonnay
Fruit For Sale in 2019: No

Finn Hill Vineyard

Address: 13301 NE Kuehne Rd Carlton, OR 97111
Owner: Susan Teppola
Website: laurelridgewinery.com
Year First Planted: 1980
Acres: 24
Description: Southeastern facing slope with elevation ranging from 200-550ft in elevation. The soil is predominately Willakenzie Loam. Manged by Simon Burr.
Varietals Grown: Chasselas Doré, Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay
Fruit For Sale in 2019: No

Fir Crest Vineyard

Address: 12401 NW Fir Crest Road, Carlton, OR 97111
Owner: John and Linda Lenyo
Website: Twelvewine.com
Contact: 503-789-2988
Year First Planted: 1985
Acres: 12
Description: 230 to 400 feet in elevation,  South and Southeast slopes,  Goodin-Melbourne (marine sedimentary) soils
Varietals Grown: Pinot Noir, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris

Fruithill Vineyard

Fruithill Vineyard

Address: 6501 NE Hwy 240, Yamhill OR 97148
Owner: Mark & Lee Schrepel
Contact: 503-662-3926
Year First Planted: 1996
Acres: 65
Description: Multiple sites
Varietals Grown: Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris

Green Acres Vineyards

Address: Yamhill, OR
Owner: Dr. Ron Sanchez & Nina T. Tanabe
Year First Planted: 1998
Acres: 12
Description: South facing, 260 to 320 feet elevation, five types of soils.
Varietals Grown: Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc, Chardonnay
Fruit For Sale in 2019: No

Gregory Ranch Vineyard Yamhill-Carlton AVA

Gregory Ranch Vineyard

Address: 26301 NW Williams Canyon Road, Gaston, OR 97119
Owner: Kenton & Cindy Gregory
Contact: 503-201-2109
Website:
gregoryranchvineyard.com
Year First Planted: 2008
Acres: 22
Description: Gregory Ranch Vineyard is on the top of a 580-foot Willamette Valley hillside of Willakenzie soil at the beginning of the Pacific Coast Mountain Range foothills. Douglas fir and oak trees divide the vineyard into four regions, each with a distinct exposure: a south-facing, amphitheater-like bowl planted to four different Pinot Noir clones; a west-facing Chardonnay slope; a fully exposed Pinot Noir block atop the hillside, and a steep, east-facing flank of Pinot Noir vines.
Varietals Grown: Pinot Noir, Chardonnay
Fruit For Sale in 2019: No

Greyhorse Vineyard Yamhill-Carlton AVA

Greyhorse Vineyard

Address: 4451 NW Hill Rd, McMinnville, OR 97128
Owner: Jane Kneller
Contact: 503-474-2517
Website: greyhorsevineyard.com
Year First Planted: 1998
Acres: 2.6
Description: 300ft, volcanic colluvium and earthflow derived from volcanic and sedimentary rock, east facing slope.
Varietals Grown: Pinot Noir, Chardonnay
Fruit For Sale in 2019: Yes. Pinot Noir Pommard

Grey State Vineyards

Address: 8500 NE Oak Springs Farm Rd
Owner: Corey Goldberg & Kathleen Casey
Contact:
Year First Planted:
Acres: 5.15
Description:
Varietals Grown:
Fruit For Sale in 2020:

Hirschy Vineyard Yamhill-Carlton AVA

Hirschy Vineyard

Address: 15030 NE Yamhill Road Yamhill, OR 97148
Owner: John & Linda Hirschy
Contact: 503-577-9563
Website: Hirschyvineyard.com
Year First Planted: 2007
Acres: 43
Description: Comprised of Willakenzie soils, Hirschy Vineyard’s elevation rises from 300-400 feet above sea level, making it an excellent region for growing Pinot Noir. We offer the highest quality fruit from six different Pinot Noir clones:114,115,667,777, Wadenswil and Pommard.
Varietals Grown: Pinot Noir
Fruit For Sale in 2019: No

Kalita Vineyard Yamhill-Carlton AVA

Kalita Vineyard

Address: 10101 Sunset Knoll Road NE, Yamhill, OR
Owner: Arthur Kalita
Contact: 404-918-2368
Website: Kalita-vineyard.com
Year First Planted: 2000
Acres: 22
Description: Kalita Vineyard is located in the heart of the Yamhill-Carlton AVA and exhibits all of the characteristics of this viticultural district. The site’s most unique feature is its bowl-shape which provides winemakers with the option to select grapes grown on hillsides facing South, Southwest or Southeast and with elevations ranging from 400 to 800 feet. The soil is classic WillaKenzie soil, which drains quickly and shows very low vigor, requiring the vines to send deep roots for nutrients. The flavors of Kalita Vineyard Pinot Noirs are typical of the Yamhill-Carlton AVA and the terroir of the site – black cherries and blackberries.
Varietals Grown: Pinot Noir

Lenne Estate Vineyard Yamhill-Carlton AVA

Lenné Estate Vineyard

Address: 18760 NE Laughlin Road Yamhill, OR 97148
Owner: Steve Lutz
Contact: 503-956-2256
Website: lenneestate.com
Year First Planted: 2001
Acres: 15.5
Description: Ideal southern exposure, good wind flow, 370-580 feet, extremely poor “peavine” type sedimentary soil.
Varietals Grown: Pinot Noir, Chardonnay
Fruit For Sale in 2019: Yes, approximately 5 tons assorted Pommard, and Dijon 114, 115, 667, and 777.

Lobenhaus Vineyard

Address: 6975 NE Abbey Road, Carlton, OR 97111
Owner: Joseph & Shari Lobenstein
Contact: 503-334-7427
Year First Planted: 2001
Acres: 8
Description: Lobenhaus Vineyard produces exceptional grapes from the fertile sedimentary soils of the Yamhill Carlton AVA. We are family owned and sustainably personally farmed .
Varietals Grown: Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Riesling
Fruit For Sale in 2019: No

Lonely Llame Vineyard Yamhill-Carlton AVA

Lonely Llama Vineyard

Address: Mt. Richmond Rd
Owner: Lonely Llama Trust
Year First Planted: 2016
Acres: 5
Description: 650 feet. Southern Exposure. Marine Sediment Soils
Varietals Grown: Cabernet Franc, Gamay Noir, Pinot Gris, Melon de Bourgogne
Fruit For Sale in 2019: No

Marshall Davis Vineyard Yamhill-Carlton AVA

Marshall Davis Vineyard

Address: 15680 NE Yamhill Road Yamhill OR 97148
Owner: Bob and Julie Marshall
Website: marshalldaviswine.com
Year First Planted: 2012
Acres: 8
Description: South SW facing, 450 elevation, Mix of soils mostly Willakenzie, 6 acres of Pinot noir, 2 acres of Chardonnay
Varietals Grown: Pinot Noir, Chardonnay
Fruit For Sale in 2019: No

Matteri Vineyards

Address: 8831 NW Pleasant Smith Road, Yamhill 97148
Owner: Robert Matteri, M.D.
Contact: matterivineyards@gmail.com
Website: matterivineyards.com
Year First Planted: 2011
Acres: 30 acres. 10 planted 2011, 20 planted 2015
Description: Matteri Vineyards was designed and planted to maximize grape quality, in combination with preserving the wildlife and forestry of the area.  The vineyard is located in the northwest corner of the Yamhill-Carlton AVA. The planting is on marine sediment soils, at an elevation to 550 ft, with a south to southwest facing slope. This part of the AVA is somewhat drier due to its proximity to the rain shadow of the coast range, and the grapes are known for their smaller berries. Varying combinations of Pinot Noir varietals planted to different root stocks, allowing different rates of maturation and water requirements to optimize grape quality. There are also 4 acres of Chardonnay and Pinot Gris. The vineyard is planted with salmon safe procedures, and is surrounded by fields and forest.
Varietals Grown: Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris
Fruit For Sale in 2020: A little of the 10th leaf fruit for sale, and varying amounts of the 6th leaf—pommard, 777, 667 and pinot gris

McCrone Vineyard Yamhill-Carlton AVA

McCrone Vineyard

Address: 8130 Blackburn Rd Yamhill, OR 97148
Owner: Don & Carole McCrone
Website: kenwrightcellars.com
Year First Planted: 1991
Acres: 7.73
Description: McCrone Vineyard is planted in the Yamhill-Carlton AVA, 3.25 miles North of Carlton at 400 foot elevation on a southwest inclination. The vineyard is 7.73 acres in vine on 3.28 ft X 6.56 ft spacing. The clonal makeup includes: Dijon 777- (75%), Dijon 115- (23%), Dijon 667- (2%). The soil series is Wellsdale & Willakenzie. Vineyard Manager: Taylor Varuska Vineyard Director: Mark Gould.
Varietals Grown: Pinot Noir
Fruit For Sale in 2019: No

Mineral Springs Ranch Yamhill-Carlton

Mineral Springs Vineyard

Address: 10880 NE Mineral Springs Rd., Carlton, OR 97111
Owner: Tony & Michelle Soter
Contact: 503-662-5600
Website: sotervineyards.com
Year First Planted: 2002
Acres: 40
Description: Mineral Springs Vineyard consists of 40 acres of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay situated along the backbone of the property locally known as Savannah Ridge. The combination of respectful farming, ancient marine soils, and temperate climate, result in wines that are layered, nuanced and seductively captivating while remaining modest in alcohol and tannin.
Varietals Grown: Pinot Noir, Chardonnay
Fruit For Sale in 2019: No
Photo by Carolyn Wells-Kramer

MonksGate Vineyard Yamhill-Carlton AVA

MonksGate Vineyard

Address:  9500 NE Oak Springs Farm Rd., Carlton OR 97111
Owners:  Ron & Linda Moore
Contact:  Rebecca@monksgate.com
Website: www.monksgate.com
Year first planted: 2000
Acres: 17.61
Varietals: Pinot noir, Riesling
Description: WillaKenzie soils, South by South-West aspect.  200-460 feet.
Fruit for sale: 15 tons Pinot noir

Chris james Cellars

Old Wagon Road Vineyard

Address: 12000 NW Old Wagon Rd., Carlton, OR 97111
Owner: Chris & Beth Barnes
Contact: 503-852-1135
Website: chrisjamescellars.com
Year First Planted: 2012
Acres: 17
Description: Old Wagon Road Vineyard is 500-600 feet in elevation. We have a variety of aspects. The soils are volcanic.
Varietals Grown: Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Riesling, Gamay Noir, Lagrein, Dolcetto, Sauvignon Blanc, Gewurztraminer, Scheurebe
Fruit For Sale in 2019: No

Pheasant Hill Vineyard

Address: 2250 NW Nut Tree Lane, McMinnville, OR
Owner: Colin and Candice Cameron
Contact: 503-472-1243
Year First Planted: 2008
Acres: 1
Description: 260′ elevation, jory soil, southeast hillside exposure
Varietals Grown: Pinot Noir
Fruit For Sale in 2019: No

Quandary Vineyards

Address: 20300 NW Bishop Scott Rd, Yamhill OR 97148
Owner: Brian Rindels
Contact:
Year First Planted:
Acres: 18
Description:
Varietals Grown:
Fruit For Sale in 2020:

Rainbow Ridge Vineyard

Address: 4625 NW Hill Rd. McMinnville, OR 98128
Owner: Bill Wittenberg / Witt-Vines Inc.
Year First Planted: 1998
Acres: 25
Description: 300 to 450ft with Willakenzie & Yamhill Soils
Varietals Grown: Pinot Noir and Chardonnay

Savoya Vineyard Yamhill-Carlton AVA

Savoya Vineyard

Address: 9620 NE Blackburn Rd. Yamhill, OR 97148
Owner: Ken & Karen Wright
Website: kenwrightcellars.com
Year First Planted: 1999-2003
Acres: 18
Description: Savoya Vineyard is located in the Yamhill-Carlton AVA, 3.5 miles North of Carlton, at 350-450 foot elevation with a SE inclination. The vineyard was planted by Ken Wright between 1999 and 2003. Savoya is 18 acres in vine, planted on 6.5 X 4 foot spacing. The clones planted at the vineyard include: Dijon 115 (25%) Pommard (22%) Dijon 777 (23%) Dijon 667 (14%) Wadenswil (13%) 548 (Chardonnay- 3%) Soil Series: Wellsdale Vineyard Manager: Taylor Varuska Vineyard Director: Mark Gould
Varietals Grown: Pinot Noir & Chardonnay
Fruit For Sale in 2019: No

Stag Hollow Vineyard

Stag Hollow Vineyard

Address: 7930 NE Blackburn Rd, Yamhill, OR 97148
Owner: Mark Huff & Jill Zarnowitz
Contact: 503-662-5609
Website
: staghollow.com
Year First Planted: 1990
Acres: 10
Description: Elevation: 350′ – 450′; Willakenzie soil; South, South-west & west facing slopes. Dry land farmed high-density, with over 3000 pinot noir plants per acre. Tempranillo, Dolcetto, Early Muscat and Muscat Ottonel grown at ~2000 plants per acre. Laced by two branches of Hawn Creek and featuring a 10 acres mixed woodland and 1 acre wetland.
Varietals Grown: Pinot Noir, Tempranillo, Muscat, Dolcetto
Fruit For Sale in 2019: No

Sylvanus Estate Yamhill-Carlton AVA

Sylvanus Estate Vineyard

Address: 16100 NW Moores Valley Rd Yamhill, OR 97148
Owner: Lisa and Christian Eddleman
Contact: 713-598-3538
Website: sylvanusestate.com
Year First Planted: 2013
Acres: 5
Description: Sylvanus Estate is a small family vineyard located at the western edge of the Yamhill-Carlton AVA. Nestled into rolling hills against the gorgeous backdrop of the Coast Range, this is the only vineyard situated in the unique microclimate of stunning Moores Valley. Light breezes from the Coast Range dry the vineyard and reduce disease pressure, and a cloud-splitting effect provides slightly cooler temperatures but more days of sun than typical Yamhill-Carlton vineyards. The site has ideal aspect and slope, extensive soil variation, and three distinct 5-acre blocks. The first block planted is called The Home Block: gently sloping south-by-southeast exposure that maximizes morning sun; planted to Pommard, 777, 115, and Mt. Eden clones of Pinot Noir.
Varietals Grown: Pinot Noir
Fruit For Sale in 2019: Yes, Pommard

Tanager Vineyard Yamhill-Carlton AVA

Tanager Vineyard

Address: 15085 NE Yamhill Rd, Yamhill, OR 97148
Owner: Art & Susan Crum
Website: kenwrightcellars.com
Year First Planted: 2009
Acres: 6.5
Description: Tanager Vineyard is planted in the Yamhill-Carlton AVA, 3 miles north of Carlton, at 350-400 foot elevation with a west inclination. The 6.5 acre vineyard was planted in 2009 on 7 X 5 foot spacing, 1,244 vines/acre. The vineyard clonal makeup includes: Dijon 777 on Riparia Gloire rootstock, Wadenswil on 101-14 rootstock, 667 on 101-14 rootstock. The soil series is Willakenzie. Vineyard Manager: Taylor Varuska. Vineyard Director: Mark Gould
Varietals Grown: Pinot Noir
Fruit For Sale in 2019: No

Tidalstar Vineyard

Address: 11543 Cummins Rd., Carlton, OR 97111
Owner: Ackley Beverage Group
Website: tidalstarvineyard.com
Year First Planted: 1999
Acres: 30
Description: This beautiful growing site is farmed using only organic and biodynamic practices while being certified LIVE and Salmon Safe. Here, history, geology and climate have conspired to create a place where Pinot Noir loves to grow. From its ancient marine history, to its distinctive reddish hue, to the plants and animals who make their home here—this dirt has a story to tell.
Varietals Grown: Pinot Noir, Chardonnay
Fruit For Sale in 2020: No

Two Mules Vineyards Yamhill-Carlton AVA

Two Mules Vineyard

Address: 22405 NE Ridge Road, Gaston, OR 97119
Owner: James Thommes & Martin Majchrowicz
Contact: 415-601-2857
Website: twomulesvineyards.com
Year First Planted: 2007
Acres: 17.5
Description: Elevation ranges from 325 to 750 ft south east to south exposure
Varietals Grown: Pinot Noir, Chardonnay
Fruit For Sale in 2019: No

Yamhill Vineyards

Address: 7950 ne Cooper ln, Yamhill OR 97148
Owner: Ralph & Sue Stein
Contact: 503-662-3840
Year First Planted: 1983
Acres: 18
Description: Elevation 450 to 550 ft, Soil type Willakenzie, Exposure due south, Neighboring vineyards McCrone, Stagg Hollow, Hirschy, Savoya, Fruithill, Marshall Davis. Yamhill Vineyards B&B on site. General manager Chris Stein
Varietals Grown: Pinot Noir, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Riesling
Fruit For Sale in 2019: Yes. 2 tons Pinot Noir 777

And Wine Company Vineyard Yamhill-Carlton AVA

…and…wine company

Address: 14075 NW Rockyford Road
Yamhill, OR 97148
Owner: Rick Terry
Contact: 512-619-7591
Website:
andwinecompany.com
Year First Planted: 2011
Acres: 15
Description: Our property is located in the foothills of the Coastal range with southeastern exposure and elevations ranging from 300-530. We are 100% dry-farmed and consciously keep much of our land in its primitive state. The vineyard had a coat of basalt cobbles that caused havoc for us during development. Now those rocks have been organized into short walls below the vines. The stones inhibit weeds, absorb heat during the day and radiate it at night. The underlying soil is uplifted marine sediment of the Willakenzie type, making for a beautiful juxtaposition between the volcanic basalt, ancient seabed, and our vines struggling through it all. 
Varietals Grown: Pinot Noir, Chardonnay
Fruit For Sale in 2019: Yes, around 6 tons of Chardonnay of multiple clones

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