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

Open Daily 11am-5pm

Last call: 4:45pm

 

(503) 843-3100
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The Estate

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.

 

Soils:

Primarily Sedimentary clays with basalt intrusions with a complex array of Yamhill, Carlton, Chehalem, Panther Creek and Willakenzie soil types.

Varieties:

Pinot Noir, Pinot Blanc, PInot Gris, Chardonnay, and Riesling.

Typical Harvest:

Beginning October 1st and lasting 3 weeks.

Climate:

Cool climate; 2300 to 2500 degree days on average.  35 inches annual rainfall.  Protected weather-shadow of the marine-influenced climate.

Capacity:

15,000 cases.

Our People:

Denis Burger, President and Founder

Elaine McCall, Owner and Founder

David Hinrichs, Owner and Founder

Stephen Cary, Winemaker Emeritus

Greg Burger, National Sales Representative

Carlos Escobar, Vineyard Manager

Monica Macais, Cellar Master

Ariel Eberle, Winemaker

Linda Arnold, Tasting Room Manager / Events Coordinator

Jenny Burger, Office Manager / Cellar Assistant

Lisa Springer, Tasting Room Associate / Events / Graphics

Lynn Griswold, Assistant Winemaker

 

Upcoming Events

Taste of Cascadia

Jun 30, 2018

The Inaugural Taste of Cascadia is a chance for consumers to taste the top wines from the Cascadia Wine Competition !Wineries featured in the tasting include:Angel VineBarons WineryBrian Carter CellarsBurnt ... read  more

The Inaugural Taste of Cascadia is a chance for consumers to taste the top wines from the Cascadia Wine Competition !

Wineries featured in the tasting include:
Angel Vine
Barons Winery
Brian Carter Cellars
Burnt Bridge Cellars
Clearwater Canyon Cellars
Coeur de Terre Vineyard
Fletcher Bay Winery
High Tower Cellars
Lady Hill Winery
Maryhill Winery
Obelisco Estate
Palencia Wine
Schooler Nolan
Seven Falls Cellars
Simpatico Cellars
Spangler Vineyards
Vine 46
Walla Walla Vintners
Wit Cellars
Yamhill Valley Vineyards

For a full list of results and awards please visit: http://greatnorthwestwine.com/2018/04/16/wild-goose-vineyards-pinot-gris-repeats-as-cascadia-best-of-show/

Tickets are available for purchase through The Lodge at Columbia Point (http://lodgeatcolumbiapoint.com/). Each guest will receive an etched Riedel glass. Bountiful food will be served, for a magical evening of food and wine, tasting the cream of the Cascadia, in a beautiful luxury hotel on the Columbia River. Pauline Garza, chef at The Lodge and a graduate of WSU’s hospitality program, will present charcuterie and hors d'oeuvres throughout the afternoon.

The Lodge at Columbia Point
The Lodge at Columbia Point 99352 530 Columbia Point Drive, Richland, WA 99352

I Love Riesling

Jul 14, 2018

This event celebrates everything about Riesling! The most diverse varietal in the world that can produce wines ranging from dry and crisp, to aromatic and off-dry, to sweet golden dessert wine that taste ... read  more

This event celebrates everything about Riesling! The most diverse varietal in the world that can produce wines ranging from dry and crisp, to aromatic and off-dry, to sweet golden dessert wine that taste like liquid apricots on your tongue.

Come and spend an afternoon tasting Oregon Riesling from twelve local producers including - Anne Amie Vineyards, James Rahn Wine Company, Libertine Wines, Loop de Loop, Love & Squalor, Mad Violets, Mellen Meyer, Paetra Wine, Ross & Bee Maloof Wines, Teutonic Wine Company, Ties That Bind and Yamhill Valley Vineyards. Each winery will be pouring up to four wines giving you a wide range of how different this wine can taste depending on where the fruit is grown to the hands that make them. You will get to keep your custom I ♥ Riesling wine glass that comes with your ticket. We'll also bust out the schwenker grill and serve up our famous three-day marinated (in onions and Riesling) pork sandwiches (not included in ticket price).

Teutonic Wine Company
Teutonic Wine Company 97202 3303 SE 20th Ave, Portland, Oregon 97202

Wings over Wine - Owl Release

Jul 14, 2018

Owl will fly free. Be part of it. Watch as an orphaned Great Horned Owl finds a wild home. Our avian ambassadors will be in attendance for your enjoyment and photographs, so bring your camera.Release at ... read  more

Owl will fly free. Be part of it. Watch as an orphaned Great Horned Owl finds a wild home.

Our avian ambassadors will be in attendance for your enjoyment and photographs, so bring your camera.

Release at 4:30PM

This Great Horned owl was rehabilitated at Turtle Ridge Wildlife Center and they will receive funds from this event.

About Wings Over Wine:

Wings over Wine is a program of Perch, a 501(C)3 organization that provides wildlife education and support for local, licensed wildlife rehabilitators.

We engage in wildlife education utilizing non-releasable, rehabilitated live birds of prey including owls, hawks and falcons, often at wineries. Sometimes, when our habitat, topographical and legal requirements align, we are able to coordinate the release of a rehabilitated raptor at a vineyard. Vineyards can make exceptional release sites as agriculture invites a higher concentration of agricultural pests, such as starlings, which a released raptor is happy to prey upon. Usually, vineyards are situated a distance from areas with high vehicular traffic, reducing the likelihood of a car strike which accounts for many of the injuries sustained by wildlife. All species of native wildlife are cared for by the local rehabilitators, but the most frequent of the raptors are the most populous who reside in areas close to human activity, including red tailed hawks, great horned owls and barn owls. Since we began 2 years ago, we have been able to release 10 birds of prey in qualified vineyards.

While all of been memorable, some have been particularly poignant such as our very first at Oswego Hills Vineyard and Winery when a barn owl was released in memory of a fallen Marine CPL Keaton Coffey on the Memorial Day weekend anniversary of his passing. With incredible generosity for the wineries and their guests, we have be able to provide substantial funds to American Wildlife Foundation and Turtle Ridge Wildlife Center to assistance in the amazing work that they do.

The best part of Wings Over Wine is the public. Many people have never looked into the eyes of an owl and many are forever changed when they do and reevaluate how view nature and the environment. Also, people are deeply touched when a wild animal returns to where it belongs. There is seldom a dry eye in the house.

Yamhill Valley Vineyards
Yamhill Valley Vineyards 16250 16250 SW Oldsville Rd

3rd Friday on 3rd Street!

Jul 20, 2018 - Sep 21, 2018

You can find us at Found Objects on 3rd during 3rd on 3rd! We are so excited to present to you, 3rd Friday on 3rd Street or 3rd on 3rd as we have come to call it. Showcasing 26 (and counting) carefully ... read  more

You can find us at Found Objects on 3rd during 3rd on 3rd!

We are so excited to present to you, 3rd Friday on 3rd Street or 3rd on 3rd as we have come to call it.

Showcasing 26 (and counting) carefully curated storefronts open late and featuring local artists, craftspeople, musicians, mead, beer, wine, and cider on a six block stretch of 3rd Street in McMinnville.

3rd Friday of Every month. 4:00-8:00 p.m.

Come down, check in at Hotel Oregon,

Spend your $10 and receive 5 taste tickets, a commemorative glass, a wine bag, and a map of the event.
additional taste tickets are available for $1 each.
Proceeds Benefit Art Conspiracy.

3rd Street
3rd Street

International Pinot Noir Conference

Jul 27, 2018 - Jul 29, 2018

Now in its 32nd year, the International Pinot Noir Celebration is held the last full weekend of July in McMinnville, Oregon. The event offers Pinot noir consumers and industry members the chance to enjoy ... read  more

Now in its 32nd year, the International Pinot Noir Celebration is held the last full weekend of July in McMinnville, Oregon. The event offers Pinot noir consumers and industry members the chance to enjoy an unparalleled selection of Pinot noir from around the world via a full schedule of seminars, walkaround tastings, winery tours, and unforgettable meals prepared by top Northwest chefs. With the exception of a vineyard and winery tour, the IPNC is held on the beautiful and historic Linfield College campus. McMinnville is an easy hour drive southwest of Portland in the heart of Oregon wine country. The IPNC offers three ticket options for guests to choose from: The Full Weekend (Friday-Sunday), Salmon Bake (Saturday evening), and the Passport to Pinot (Sunday afternoon). See below for more information on these ticket options.

Linfield College
Linfield College
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