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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
 
 
 
 

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Upcoming Events

Spring Wine Club Pick Up Party

Apr 21, 2024

Calling all Wine Club Members! The Spring Pick Up Party is on Sunday, April 21st from 3-5pm.  Taste the new wines, visit with friends, and enjoy views of the budding vineyard.  Allotments will ... read  more

Calling all Wine Club Members! The Spring Pick Up Party is on Sunday, April 21st from 3-5pm.  Taste the new wines, visit with friends, and enjoy views of the budding vineyard.  Allotments will be available to pick up and take home with you! This is a complimentary event for wine club members, plus one.  Additional guests of club members: $25/person - click here to purchase.Please ...

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, ...

Cinco de Mayo Mariachi + Tacos

May 5, 2024

Let's celebrate Cinco de Mayo together at Yamhill Valley Vineyards with a lively Mariachi band, Mariachi mi Jalisco. Join us for this celebration on Sunday, May 5th, from 4-7pm.The ticket price ... read  more

Let's celebrate Cinco de Mayo together at Yamhill Valley Vineyards with a lively Mariachi band, Mariachi mi Jalisco. Join us for this celebration on Sunday, May 5th, from 4-7pm.The ticket price is $40, $35 for Wine Club Members, and includes a glass of wine and a $10 wine credit that you can use towards the purchase of additional wines at the event. You can also enjoy traditional tacos available ...

Mother's Day Cheesecake + Wine

May 11, 2024 - May 12, 2024

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.

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
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