Tasting Room Open:

Thursday - Monday

11am-4pm

Reservations preferred

Walk-ins welcome with availability

   

   

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

1983 Throwback Weekend

Mar 3, 2024

We're Celebrating Forty Years of theWillamette Valley AVA! 1983 was a hallmark year for a handful of pioneering winemakers in Oregon's Willamette Valley. On December 1st, the Federal Alcohol ... read  more

We're Celebrating Forty Years of theWillamette Valley AVA! 1983 was a hallmark year for a handful of pioneering winemakers in Oregon's Willamette Valley. On December 1st, the Federal Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau granted the Willamette Valley official status as an American Viticultural Area, effective January 3rd, 1984.Oregon's Willamette Valley has been producing world-class ...

Steamboat Inn Winemaker Dinner w/ Nick's Italian Cafe

Apr 27, 2024

For more than 20 years the best chefs, winemakers, brewers, and distillers from around Oregon have joined forces at Steamboat Inn to create special nights of food, drink, and friendship. The intimate and ... read  more

For more than 20 years the best chefs, winemakers, brewers, and distillers from around Oregon have joined forces at Steamboat Inn to create special nights of food, drink, and friendship. The intimate and magical surroundings of Steamboat Inn lead to amazing collaborations that diners would not be able to experience in a traditional restaurant or tasting room setting. Head Winemaker, Ariel Eberle, ...

Mother's Day Wine & Cheese Pairing

May 11, 2024 - May 12, 2024

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

Rosmarino Winemaker Dinner

Jun 14, 2024

We are thrilled to partner with Rosmarino Italian Osteria for another 5-course Winemaker Dinner! Two seatings will be available: - 5pm on the patio - 7:30pm in the main room More details to come, check ... read  more

We are thrilled to partner with Rosmarino Italian Osteria for another 5-course Winemaker Dinner! Two seatings will be available: - 5pm on the patio - 7:30pm in the main room More details to come, check back later and make your reservation at: https://www.osteriarosmarino.com/new-page

Father's Day Wine and Cheese Pairing

Jun 15, 2024 - Jun 16, 2024

Nothing is quite as cheesy as a dad joke, but we'll do our best with a Father's Day wine and cheese pairing! Enjoy a special flight of five wines each paired with a local cheese from Briar Rose ... read  more

Nothing is quite as cheesy as a dad joke, but we'll do our best with a Father's Day wine and cheese pairing! Enjoy a special flight of five wines each paired with a local cheese from Briar Rose Creamery - $30 per person.    Please call or email to make your reservation: 503-843-3100 / info@yamhill.com  
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