Yamhill Valley Vineyards is the oldest winery in the McMinnville AVA. We grow, produce and bottle all of our own grapes right here at the vineyard. Yamhill Valley Vineyards is located on a 150 acre estate in the rolling foothills of Oregon's Coast Range Mountains, one hour southwest of Portland in the Willamette Valley. The heart of our wine making is dedicated to Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc, Chardonnay and Riesling.
Since our first vintage in 1983 our wines have consistently won top honors in tastings and judgings across the nation. Our 1983 Pinot Noir was the first place preference in the famous Wine Center in New York City. From our beginning we have been stubbornly dedicated to the pursuit of a character that is distinctively Oregon and distinctively Yamhill Valley. Our goal is to bring forth from this unusual and exciting property the finest possible expression of its intensity, charm and uniqueness.
Primarily Sedimentary clays with basalt intrusions with a complex array of Yamhill, Carlton, Chehalem, Panther Creek and Willakenzie soil types.
Pinot Noir, Pinot Blanc, PInot Gris, Chardonnay, and Riesling.
Beginning October 1st and lasting 3 weeks.
Cool climate; 2300 to 2500 degree days on average. 35 inches annual rainfall. Protected weather-shadow of the marine-influenced climate.
Denis Burger, President and Founder
Elaine McCall, Owner and Founder
David Hinrichs, Owner and Founder
Stephen Cary, Winemaker
Greg Burger, National Sales Representative
Carlos Escobar, Vineyard Manager
Monica Macais, Cellar Master
Ariel Eberle, Assistant Winemaker / Marketing
Linda Arnold, Tasting Room Manager / Events Coordinator
Jenny Burger, Office Manager / Cellar Assistant
Lisa Springer, Tasting Room Associate / Events / Graphics
May is Oregon Wine Month! Some of the world’s finest wines are made right here in Oregon. Join us every May in celebrating our official state-wide month of wine tasting, wine learning and wine loving. ... read more
The McMinnville Art & Wine Walk happens every third Saturday on 3rd Street! Stop by Eagle's Nest Art Studio to enjoy YVV wines while taking all talent the artists have to display! Click here to view ... read more
The McMinnville Art & Wine Walk happens every third Saturday on 3rd Street!
Stop by Eagle's Nest Art Studio to enjoy YVV wines while taking all talent the artists have to display!
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You love your Dad...and so do we! Bring him in on Father's Day for a complimentary wine tasting! read more
You love your Dad...and so do we! Bring him in on Father's Day for a complimentary wine tasting!
Lions and tigers and wine, oh my! Join us for Twilight Tuesdays at the Oregon Zoo where you can check out the animals after dark while enjoying some YVV wine, all for a dicounted admission (FREE if you're ... read more
Lions and tigers and wine, oh my! Join us for Twilight Tuesdays at the Oregon Zoo where you can check out the animals after dark while enjoying some YVV wine, all for a dicounted admission (FREE if you're an Oregon Zoo member!).
Each event features animals that are active at dusk, fun activities for families, pettable animals and live entertainment. Banfield Pet Hospital veterinarians and vet techs will be on hand, presiding over a "Pet Patch-Up" station for stuffed animals that need a little TLC, and kids can show off their best dog and cat impressions in Banfield's "Howl and Meow" contest.
Food offerings, as well as local beer, wine and cider tastings and service, Ben & Jerry's ice cream, and other local food carts, make this the perfect place for dinner al fresco while enjoying the best of Portland on a summer evening.
June 21: featuring live music by The Sportin Lifers, "vintage swing and jump dance band"
July 19: featuring live music by Tezeta Band, a "1970s Ethiopian Dance Band"
August 16: featuring live music by Cascade Crescendo, "Pacific Northwest Jam-Grass"
Twilight Tuesday is free with zoo admission, or $5 per person after 4 p.m. Zoo members receive free admission every day! Become a member, renew your membership, purchase tickets in advance.
Assistant Winemaker, Ariel Eberle, will be pouring samples at the restaurant, come by and give us a try! There will be Happy Hour, live music and sunshine on the patio! read more