The Estate

Yamhill Valley Vineyards is the oldest winery in the McMinnville AVA.  We grow, produce and bottle all of our own grapes right here at the vineyard.  Yamhill Valley Vineyards is located on a 150 acre estate in the rolling foothills of Oregon's Coast Range Mountains, one hour southwest of Portland in the Willamette Valley. The heart of our wine making is dedicated to Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc, Chardonnay and Riesling. 

Since our first vintage in 1983 our wines have consistently won top honors in tastings and judgings across the nation. Our 1983 Pinot Noir was the first place preference in the famous Burgundy Challenge held at The Wine Center in New York City. From our beginning we have been stubbornly dedicated to the pursuit of a character that is distinctively Oregon and distinctively Yamhill Valley. Our goal is to bring forth from this unusual and exciting property the finest possible expression of its intensity, charm and uniqueness.

 

Soils:

Primarily Sedimentary clays with basalt intrusions with a complex array of Yamhill, Carlton, Chehalem, Panther Creek and Willakenzie soil types.

Varieties:

Pinot Noir, Pinot Blanc, PInot Gris, Chardonnay, and Riesling.

Typical Harvest:

Beginning October 1st and lasting 5 weeks.

Climate:

Cool climate; 2300 to 2500 degree days on average.  35 inches annual rainfall.  Protected weather-shadow of the marine-influenced climate.

Capacity:

15,000 cases

Our People:

Denis Burger, President and Founder

Elaine McCall, Owner and Founder

David Hinrichs, Owner and Founder

Greg Burger, National Sales Representative

Carlos Escobar, Vineyard Manager

Monica Macias, Tasting Room Associate

Ariel Eberle, Winemaker

Linda Arnold, Tasting Room Manager / Events Coordinator

Jenny Burger, General Manager

Lisa Springer, Tasting Room Associate / Events / Graphics

 

 

Upcoming Events

Yamhill Valley Vineyards at 3rd on 3rd

Jul 19, 2019

McMinnville's 3rd Friday on 3rd Street!Join Yamhill Valley Vineyards at Yamhill Valley Dry Goods!July 19, 20194:00-8:00 p.m. | $10 per personCheck in at Hotel Oregon to receive 5 taste tickets, a commemorative ... read  more

McMinnville's 3rd Friday on 3rd Street!Join Yamhill Valley Vineyards at Yamhill Valley Dry Goods!July 19, 20194:00-8:00 p.m. | $10 per personCheck in at Hotel Oregon to receive 5 taste tickets, a commemorative glass, a wine bag, and a map of the event.This is a self-guided tour so stroll, sip, explore and enjoy Historic Downtown McMinnville at your own pace.    

Birds & Poppies Art Reception

Jul 20, 2019

We invite you to the Birds & Poppies Artist Reception. We are teaming up with The Gallery at Ten Oaks to curate an art show in our Tasting Room of all  bird and poppy inspired work. Join us for ... read  more

We invite you to the Birds & Poppies Artist Reception. We are teaming up with The Gallery at Ten Oaks to curate an art show in our Tasting Room of all  bird and poppy inspired work. Join us for a glass  and mingle with the local artists who will be showcasing their work.The 2017 Riesling will be making it's debut at this event. Come try a complimentary first taste of the newest member ...

2017 Riesling Release - It's Time!

Jul 20, 2019

The 2017 Riesling will be making it's debut at the Birds & Poppies Artist Reception!  Join us for a complimentary first taste of the newest member of the YVV family. Open to the public - ... read  more

The 2017 Riesling will be making it's debut at the Birds & Poppies Artist Reception!  Join us for a complimentary first taste of the newest member of the YVV family. Open to the public - no reservations are required. Enjoy light bites and the work of some of our local fabulous creatives all while enjoying an inaugural sip of our new Riesling offering. Spoiler Alert! Notes of lime zest, ...

YVV Pouring at Concerts on the Plaza - McMinnville

Jul 25, 2019

Join us downtown at the US Bank Plaza (3rd and Davis) for an evening of live music, a wine and beer garden, delicious food, and fun for the whole family. This week's artist is Bitches of the Sun, ... read  more

Join us downtown at the US Bank Plaza (3rd and Davis) for an evening of live music, a wine and beer garden, delicious food, and fun for the whole family. This week's artist is Bitches of the Sun, a rock band based out of Portland, Oregon. Visit their Facebook page: Bitches of the Sun  

1st Tuesday @ Taste on 23rd

Aug 6, 2019

Pop into this neighborhood wine bar & bottle shop on the first Tuesday of the month for a complimentary tasting with Yamhill Valley Vineyards! This month will feature Yamhill Valley Vineyard's ... read  more

Pop into this neighborhood wine bar & bottle shop on the first Tuesday of the month for a complimentary tasting with Yamhill Valley Vineyards! This month will feature Yamhill Valley Vineyard's General Manager, Jenny Burger, pouring two of her favorite wines!   Taste on 23rd 2285 NW Johnson St, Portland, Oregon 97210
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