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

Tasting Room Hours: Daily 11-5pm

(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

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Upcoming Events

Willamette Cares Food Share

Nov 1, 2014 - Dec 20, 2014

Join us to share the bounty of the season with our Willamette Valley neighbors! More than 70 wineries throughout the valley have set a goal to collect (at least) 200,000 pounds of food for donations to ... read  more

Join us to share the bounty of the season with our Willamette Valley neighbors! More than 70 wineries throughout the valley have set a goal to collect (at least) 200,000 pounds of food for donations to the Oregon Food Bank network this holiday season. November 1st - December 20th we will be accepting non-perishable food, as well as cash donations in our Tasting Room. Every donation will be merited ...
Yamhill Valley VIneyards
Yamhill Valley VIneyards

McMinnville AVA Harvest to Holidays Passport Event

Nov 6, 2014 - Nov 9, 2014

Experience the McMinnville AVA in all its glory November 6-9th! Start at any winery in the AVA to pick up your passport, then head out on a journey of intense, elegant, enduring wines! HARVEST TO HOLIDAYS ... read  more

Experience the McMinnville AVA in all its glory November 6-9th! Start at any winery in the AVA to pick up your passport, then head out on a journey of intense, elegant, enduring wines! HARVEST TO HOLIDAYS Collect stamps at each location and enjoy free wine tastings and 10% off purchases. Participants will be entered for several prizes including a night’s stay at Youngberg Hill and premium ...
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Yamhill Valley VIneyards

Northwest Food and Wine Festival

Nov 15, 2014

Over 600 wines and an array of flavors and bites.  It's the one you've been waiting for! read  more

Over 600 wines and an array of flavors and bites.  It's the one you've been waiting for!

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Thanksgiving Weekend at YVV

Nov 28, 2014 - Nov 30, 2014

Festive food and flights! Join us for wine tasting and food pairings all weekend long after the big day! Friday, Saturday, and Sunday we will have a flight of 6 wines and food pairings for each wine for ... read  more

Festive food and flights! Join us for wine tasting and food pairings all weekend long after the big day! Friday, Saturday, and Sunday we will have a flight of 6 wines and food pairings for each wine for a tasting fee of only $10! So put that turkey away and come out for a fun wine tasting event to stock up on wine for the upcoming holidays!
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Yamhill Valley VIneyards 16250 16250 SW Oldsville Rd.

SIP Wine and Food Classic

Mar 13, 2015 - Mar 15, 2015

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!

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