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

News

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Upcoming Events

Willamette Cares Food Share

Nov 1, 2017 - Dec 22, 2017

The Willamette Valley has the complex soils and unique climate to produce some of the finest Pinot noir in the world. But day after day, vintage after vintage, we’re reminded that our people make ... read  more

The Willamette Valley has the complex soils and unique climate to produce some of the finest Pinot noir in the world. But day after day, vintage after vintage, we’re reminded that our people make this region special. Ours is a community of collaboration, generosity and idealism. We’ve learned that we’re stronger working together than working apart. And we believe no one should be hungry. November 1st through December 31st, Willamette Valley wineries and partners are teaming up to provide emergency food for our neighbors in need and support for fresh food programs through the Oregon Food Bank Network. It’s our opportunity to share our bounty during the holiday season and to give back to the people of our community. Won’t you join us? Visit any of the participants listed below with food or funds to contribute. Many wineries are offering discounts, tastings, or sweepstakes drawings to support the Food Share. Visit and donate during Wine Country Thanksgiving, one of our biggest events of the year. Note: winery hours vary. Please consult individual wineries before visiting.

At Yamhill Valley Vineyards we will be collecting both food and cash donations for the Yamhill County Action Partnership (YCAP).

--- Each can of food you bring in earns you one complimentary taste of wine; 5 cans earns you a complimentary flight (5 tastes)!

--- Tall Poppy Sweepstakes: A suggested donation of $10 gets you one ticket in the drawing of a bottle of 2012 Tall Poppy; $20 gets you THREE tickets...you do the math :)

So load up your car with cans of food (or some spare Hamiltons!) and make the most out of your wine tasting experience!

Cheers!

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

Charcuterie Happy Hour at YVV

Dec 19, 2017 - Dec 21, 2017

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!

Closed for Winter Break

Dec 23, 2017 - Jan 5, 2018

We will be closed from December 23rd - January 5th.  Please make sure to order all of your Christmas presents for your favorite wine lovers before then!  The last day for shipping orders will ... read  more

We will be closed from December 23rd - January 5th.  Please make sure to order all of your Christmas presents for your favorite wine lovers before then!  The last day for shipping orders will be December 18th.

Happy Holidays from all of us at YVV!

Guest Winery at Hotel Vintage Portland

Feb 2, 2018

We will be pouring for the guests of the Hotel Vintage to show our appreciation!  Come by and grab a sip in their chic, yet cozy lobby. read  more

We will be pouring for the guests of the Hotel Vintage to show our appreciation!  Come by and grab a sip in their chic, yet cozy lobby.

Hotel Vintage
Hotel Vintage 422 SW Broadway

Sip McMinnville Wine and Food Classic

Mar 9, 2018 - Mar 11, 2018

Enjoy the culinary variety and relaxed atmosphere. Watch some of the area's best Chefs in the Northwest demonstrate their skills. Talk with winemakers and vintners and learn the intricacies of their trade. ... read  more

Enjoy the culinary variety and relaxed atmosphere. Watch some of the area's best Chefs in the Northwest demonstrate their skills. Talk with winemakers and vintners and learn the intricacies of their trade. Purchase by the taste, glass, bottle or case. Visit with the artisans and view their work which is available for purchase. First 1000 Attendees will receive a free wine glass on Friday. See you at the Evergreen Space Museum!
 

Open and Closing Times for the McMinnville Wine & Food Classic

Friday, March 9th — 3pm to 9pm

Saturday, March 10th — 11am to 8pm

Sunday, March 11th — 12pm to 5pm

Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum
Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum 500 NE Captain Michael King Smith Way
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