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

Now Open Daily

11am - 5pm

Last Call: 4:45pm

 

(503) 843-3100
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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

Solar Eclipse Breakfast Picnic

Aug 21, 2017

If you haven't heard already... A total solar eclipse is taking place over Oregon on August 21st!! Expert eclipse meteorologist Jay Anderson says on his essential website eclipsophile.com that the Willamette ... read  more

If you haven't heard already... A total solar eclipse is taking place over Oregon on August 21st!!

Expert eclipse meteorologist Jay Anderson says on his essential website eclipsophile.com that the Willamette Valley offers a very good chance of sunshine on eclipse day. Partnered with beautiful scenery and a glass of wine, there really isn't a better way to watch this rare event!

Please BYO picnic blanket or lawn chair and join us on our events lawn for an optimal viewing experience! We'll be providing catered breakfast and coffee, for those traditionalists, as well as pouring wine (it is Rosé season after all!). Your ticket gets you a spot on the lawn, eclipse viewing glasses, breakfast, coffee, and a goodie bag to commemorate the day - a bottle of YVV red,white, or rosé and a special Oregon Eclipse Riedel glass with the date of the event on it for the first 50 ticket holders.

Totality will be at approximately 10:18am, but the lead up to the total eclipse is worth the watch! Please arrive early to snag a spot, enjoy some breakfast, and take in this rare and totally awesome event!

Cheers!!

Yamhill Valley Vineyards
Yamhill Valley Vineyards 16250 16250 SW Oldsville Rd

Tour DeVine by Heli

Sep 8, 2017

A wine tour like no other! Come experience some Northwest hospitality combined with amazing wines, all from the comfort of your own personal helicopter. Prior to departure, you will enjoy a delectable ... read  more

A wine tour like no other! Come experience some Northwest hospitality combined with amazing wines, all from the comfort of your own personal helicopter. Prior to departure, you will enjoy a delectable snack and a glass of Champagne. We will then whisk you away for roughly 4 hours to visit two of Willamette Valley’s prestigious wineries. All three tasting and a boxed picnic lunch by Red Hills Market are included.

Tour DeVine by Heli will be taking flight to bring you to Yamhill Valley Vineyards and other McMinnville AVA wineries on four special dates this summer:

Book your one-of-a-kind tour today: http://tourdevinebyheli.com/reservations/

Annual Shareholder's BBQ (Private Event)

Sep 16, 2017

Annual YVV Shareholder Picnic11am - 2 pmPlease join us for lunch at Yamhill Valley Vineyards!  Sample our current releases, pick up your dividend, and mingle over live music and tasty treats ... read  more

Annual YVV Shareholder Picnic

11am - 2 pm


Please join us for lunch at Yamhill Valley Vineyards!  Sample our current releases, pick up your dividend, and mingle over live music and tasty treats with your fellow shareholders and the YVV family and staff.  
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12 pm - Lunch
1 pm - Update from the President
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We look forward to seeing you there!
Please RSVP to Jenny Burger:
Jenny@Yamhill.com

Cheers!

Yamhill Valley Vineyards
Yamhill Valley Vineyards 16250 16250 SW Oldsville Rd. McMinnville, OR 97128

Wine Club Event (Private)

Sep 16, 2017

We want to say THANK YOU to our loyal wine club members...and what better way than to give them exactly what they love?! Please join us for an evening of wine, food, live music, sunshine, and good times ... read  more

We want to say THANK YOU to our loyal wine club members...and what better way than to give them exactly what they love?!

Please join us for an evening of wine, food, live music, sunshine, and good times with your YVV family and friends!

This event is free for wine club members and $25 for non-members.

Please RSVP by August 15th, by phone or email: 503-843-3100, linda@yamhill.com

Yamhill Valley Vineyards
Yamhill Valley Vineyards 16250 16250 SW Oldsville Rd.
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