16250 S.W. Oldsville RD.
Mcminnville, OR 97128

Open Daily 11am-5pm

Last call: 4:45pm

 

(503) 843-3100
Checkout

2nd Generation Winos (Bios)

We have two young women returning to Yamhill Valley Vineyards to help out with harvest, here is a unique insight into their childhoods growing up with frequent visits to the winery and vineyards.  A big welcome to our newest vitners!

 

"As a child, coming to the vineyard was like a vacation from city life. With acres and acres of land to explore, we could spend all day running between vines as thick as our arms and stealing sour green grapes off of low-hanging clusters. We wasted entire late summer days looking for the grossest bugs under the deck or wading in the top of the fish pond, never worrying about tannins, sugar levels, picking dates, or the birds feasting on our grapes. 

Since returning to the winery two and a half years ago, it has been interesting to see how much it has changed without really changing. Those vines aren’t just obstacles for our tag game; they are the foundation to producing ripe, juicy clusters of grapes. And those long sunny days that we loved because it was a day without rain are now days when you can almost hear the grapes getting riper and ready for harvest. 

It has been so exciting and rewarding experiencing the winery through the process of making wine. Knowing that you helped produce a bottle of wine makes it taste so much better, and I can’t wait to start harvest again this year!"

-Laura Burger

"Growing up at the winery, the vineyard was our playground.  My favorite memory has to be climbing the old windmill in the summertime.  As kids, the hour-long drive from our home in Portland out to the winery seemed to take for-ev-er.  By the time we pulled up to the tasting room we were antsy and ready to jump out of the car and run around.  One place we always went was up to the old windmill.  Together we would race up the hill, between the vines of Pinot Noir.  The windmill was surrounded by big brambles of sharp, thorned Himalayan Blackberry that we had to carefully step over and through to get to the bottom of the ladder.  Laura, being older, went first up the rickety ladder, rung by rung, until she could reach out to try and touch the few remaining blades of the old windmill.  Up on the ladder you could see out around the whole vineyard, rows and rows of grape vines with Oak trees dotting the landscape.  Being younger and much more of a scared-y cat, I rarely made it up all the way to touch the blades, or even look at the view for very long.  I could only make it part way up before the wind would blow ever so slightly, but just enough to send me into a panic to climb back down and hop backwards across the blackberry brambles to the safety of solid ground.  

Time after time and summer after summer, we always made the same trip up the hill to the old, wind-worn windmill.  Often, we could make the climb multiple times a day, getting a rush out of the wobbly climb up the ladder and the look down from the top of the mill.  Somehow getting older didn’t make climbing it any easier for me, maybe because we realized more and more how sketchy and unsafe the ladder is…  But that was the fun of playing out at the winery; there was more risk and adventure in our games and activities.  We got to be more independent and walk through the vines on our own, making up games and climbing sketchy windmills, things we couldn’t do at home in Portland.

Now when I climb up the hill and look at that old windmill…I wouldn’t dare try to climb it!  Being back at the winery for crush, there is a whole host of new and exciting jobs and activities.  I am so happy to be back here to be a part of harvest!"

-Jenny Burger

Upcoming Events

May is Oregon Wine Month

May 1, 2018 - May 31, 2018

Celebrate everything "Oregon Wine" during the month of May! Take advantage of our Oregon Wine Month specials which will expire at the end of May! - Pinot Gris on special for 20% off - 15% off YVV logo ... read  more

Celebrate everything "Oregon Wine" during the month of May!

Take advantage of our Oregon Wine Month specials which will expire at the end of May!

- Pinot Gris on special for 20% off
- 15% off YVV logo gear - shirts, hats, and aprons
- Bubbles on weekends - Start off each flight with a bonus pour of Bubbles (until we run out!)

Memorial Weekend Wine and Food Pairing

May 26, 2018 - May 28, 2018

What we like to call the Unofficial Official Kick Off To Summer! Join Yamhill Valley Vineyards for a Memorial Weekend Wine & Food Pairing! This is an open house style event, so no reservations are ... read  more

What we like to call the Unofficial Official Kick Off To Summer!

Join Yamhill Valley Vineyards for a Memorial Weekend Wine & Food Pairing! This is an open house style event, so no reservations are necessary.

Come and taste our most recent release, 2017 Rose of Pinot Noir, as well as our Pinot Blanc, Pinot Noirs, and Riesling. Each wine is paired with a delicious bite to stimulate the senses.

Tasting Fee: $15/person

Charcuterie Happy Hour at YVV

May 29, 2018 - Oct 31, 2018

Wine, dine & enjoy the vines! Join us for a weekday happy hour, every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, for half-off all charcuterie selections. Pick and choose what you'd like on your own ... read  more

 
Wine, dine & enjoy the vines!

Join us for a weekday happy hour, every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, for half-off all charcuterie selections.

Pick and choose what you'd like on your own personalized charcuterie board, and enjoy with a glass or a flight of wine! Cheers!

Chas Martin Art Show

Jun 2, 2018 - Jun 30, 2018

Local artist, Chas Martin, will be featured in the YVV Tasting Room for the month of June. His original watercolors and prints will be on display and for sale. On Saturday, June 2nd at 1pm, Chas will deliver ... read  more

Local artist, Chas Martin, will be featured in the YVV Tasting Room for the month of June. His original watercolors and prints will be on display and for sale. On Saturday, June 2nd at 1pm, Chas will deliver a talk and plein air demo for the public. At the end of the month, Sunday, June 24th, he will teach a half day watercolor workshop in the vineyard. About Chas Martin: http://www.chasmartin.com/ Chas Martin’s career spans 40 years of visual communication. After studies at Pratt Institute in New York City, he spent 10 years as an art director/creative for Boston and San Francisco ad agencies. By night, beyond the reach of clients and compromises, he began painting to keep his sanity. Experiences directing still photography and video honed his sense of perception, perspective and emotion. His work is work is still concept driven.
Yamhill Valley Vineyards
Yamhill Valley Vineyards 16250 16250 SW Oldsville Rd

Corks and Forks PDX

Jun 6, 2018

Corks and Forks is a fun-filled wine tasting event perfectly designed for the urban foodie and wine lover. Nibble on delicious bites from Portland’s hottest restaurants and sip pours and new ... read  more

Corks and Forks is a fun-filled wine tasting event perfectly designed for the urban foodie and wine lover. Nibble on delicious bites from Portland’s hottest restaurants and sip pours and new spring releases from the area’s best wineries – all without leaving the city limits. Stop by the event photo booth, enjoy live spins from the event DJ, taste special pours by guest sommeliers, and get the official wine 411 from the industry’s top experts. You can even purchase special wine packs featuring wines poured at the event. Get your friends together and don’t miss your chance to eat, drink and mingle while you experience the ultimate urban wine tasting event all in support of five local non profit partners.

Castaway
Castaway 1900 NW 18th Avenue
Web Design & Web Development by LVSYS