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

Open Daily 11am-5pm

Last call: 4:45pm

 

(503) 843-3100
Checkout

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

News

2nd Generation Winos (Bios)

We have two young women returning to Yamhill Valley Vineyards to help out with harvest, here is a unique ...

IPNC 2011

Yamhill Valley Vineyards hosted a fabulous pre IPNC dinner in the cellar.  The folks from Steamboat ...

Bottling Today!

A good day to come to the vineyard for wine tasting.  We are bottling.  There is plenty of ...

Blog

See what's going on in the winery and vineyard.  Blog by Ariel Eberle, Cellar Master / Jill ...

Upcoming Events

YVV at NW Wine and Food Festival

Nov 10, 2018

In its 13th year, the legendary Northwest Food and Wine Festival returns as the definitive wine festival in Portland with a targeted half-day wine and food celebration. The festival brings the highest ... read  more

In its 13th year, the legendary Northwest Food and Wine Festival returns as the definitive wine festival in Portland with a targeted half-day wine and food celebration. The festival brings the highest quality regional wines, spirits, beers, foods and prominent chefs and restaurants. It’s designed to present a rich and rewarding experience for wine lovers, gourmet food enthusiasts and industry experts. For all involved, it offers a great opportunity for direct conversation. 

 

Hundreds of wines and dozens of restaurants

Gourmet food tastes and an incredible array of options for pairings.

Guests will receive a wine glass, and be able to navigate the floor, smelling, savoring and seeing the bounty of the Northwest and beyond.

Tickets May Be Purchased Online or at the door.  Please bring your email confirmation.

There are no additional charges for tasting on the event floor

Oregon Convention Center
Oregon Convention Center 777 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd

Guest Winery at Hotel Vintage Portland

Nov 17, 2018

We will be pouring for the guests of the Hotel Vintage to show our appreciation!  Come by and grab a sip in their chic, yet cozy lobby. read  more

We will be pouring for the guests of the Hotel Vintage to show our appreciation!  Come by and grab a sip in their chic, yet cozy lobby.

Hotel Vintage
Hotel Vintage 422 SW Broadway

John's Marketplace Wine Tasting

Dec 1, 2018

Winemaker, Ariel Eberle, will be at John's Marketplace to share a handful of Yamhill Valley Vineyards wines with the good people of Portland!  Come get to know the winery and the wines and take the ... read  more

Winemaker, Ariel Eberle, will be at John's Marketplace to share a handful of Yamhill Valley Vineyards wines with the good people of Portland!  Come get to know the winery and the wines and take the opportunity to peruse the wide selection of offerings that John's Marketplace has in stock!
John's Marketplace
John's Marketplace 97219 3535 SW. MULTNOMAH BLVD. PORTLAND, OREGON, 97219

Wine Bar Wednesday at 503 Uncorked

Dec 12, 2018

Winemaker, Ariel Eberle will be sharing a handful of the Yamhill Valley Vineyards wines at Industry Night at 503 Uncorked!  Come and enjoy 15% savings this evening only and learn all about our winery ... read  more

Winemaker, Ariel Eberle will be sharing a handful of the Yamhill Valley Vineyards wines at Industry Night at 503 Uncorked!  Come and enjoy 15% savings this evening only and learn all about our winery and wines during this intimate and fun event!
503 Uncorked
503 Uncorked 22578 22578 SW Washington Street Sherwood, OR 97140
Web Design & Web Development by LVSYS