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16250 SW Oldsville Rd

McMinnville, OR 97128

503-843-3100

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Shifting Timelines

Each year comes with its own opportunities, blessings, lessons, and gratitude. 

 
The 2022 growing season started out a bit rough; April brought bud break to most of our vineyard, as well as a frost event that only the strongest and most protected buds survived.  Once things started warming up, the vines needed some time to recover, luckily, vines have evolved resiliency.  On the nodes of each shoot there are not only primary buds, but secondary buds and in some cases, tertiary.  While it took some time, we slowly started seeing life emerge from some of those secondary buds.  Because of this delay in the growing season, we were extremely fortunate to have the warmest October ever recorded in Oregon's history.  The vines took full advantage of this opportunity, and we kept our eyes on the weather forecast, to fully take advantage of the extra ripening time, a blessing indeed.
 
As harvest begins and ends in each block I make a point to visit each individual block we are preparing to harvest and thank the Earth, Wind and Sun for the elements that they contributed to what is always a completely unique vintage. 
 
As harvest closes out on the entire Yamhill Valley Vineyard estate,  gratitude pours through me once again.  Thank you to the vineyard crew, our farmers, who worked the earth and touched each vine throughout the year.  Their hands pruned and trained the shoots in their dormancy and laid the foundation for the canopy that sprung to life come bud break.  They come back countless times; to chisel the living statues of grounded life, curating each and every vine.  They acknowledge and bend to the needs of the vineyard through each of the stages of its growth, always keeping in mind how to encourage energy into the leaves, roots, or fruit and knowing when to do each.  Each crew member's experienced eye is refined with each vintage, aiding them in creating balance amongst each vine to acknowledge the sentiment, "as above, so below" in a literal sense.  Thank you to the vines for what they produced, nature has a way, and specializes so intricately, that "it never hurries, yet everything is accomplished."  Thank you to the pickers who come rain or shine to cut the fruits of our labor and deliver them to the winery where they meet their fate.  Thank you to our cellar crew who come day after day to hold the hand of that fruit as it is alchemized into beautiful wines that express this place.  Thank you to family, friends and staff that fed our team during harvest, to keep us going strong when nature asked us to meet her halfway.  Thank you to our customers who support us in this vision, who share the story that is told inside each bottle, and who appreciate all of the layers of commitment it took to bring another story to your table, so that once again, we can start again on this ever-going cycle.  Gratitude.
 
- Ariel Eberle, Head Winemaker
 
 
 
 

Upcoming Events

McMinnville AVA Passport

Feb 1, 2023 - Apr 30, 2023

Explore breathtaking views and intense, complex wines while you journey through the McMinnville AVA. read  more

Explore breathtaking views and intense, complex wines while you journey through the McMinnville AVA.

Wine is Liquid Poetry

Feb 11, 2023

New wine alert! Joining us for this release is our friends from Poetry on Demand who will create poems for you on the spot!  read  more

New wine alert! Joining us for this release is our friends from Poetry on Demand who will create poems for you on the spot! 

Spring Fortune Eggstravaganza!

Apr 8, 2023 - Apr 9, 2023

  Spring is here and good fortunes are waiting to hatch! Join us for wine tasting Saturday and Sunday, April 8th and 9th, and select an egg from our basket to see what fortune awaits ... read  more

  Spring is here and good fortunes are waiting to hatch! Join us for wine tasting Saturday and Sunday, April 8th and 9th, and select an egg from our basket to see what fortune awaits you inside! Will it be a quote or rhyme, a special treat, or maybe event a discount on wine? One thing we can promise is it won't be a chick!

Steamboat Inn Winemaker Dinner

Apr 29, 2023

Join Yamhill Valley Vineyards and Chef Corey Wisun of C. Dub Catering for a beautiful evening of wine, food, and making new friends on the river. read  more

Join Yamhill Valley Vineyards and Chef Corey Wisun of C. Dub Catering for a beautiful evening of wine, food, and making new friends on the river.

Mother's Day Weekend

May 13, 2023 - May 14, 2023

Treat the mom in your life to some quality time and quality wines. read  more

Treat the mom in your life to some quality time and quality wines.

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