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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Sustainable Practices

 

Here at Yamhill Valley Vineyards, we value the health of our ecosystem and Earth.  We are water protectors, we understand and respect our waterways, we amend and develop our farming practices to be in alignment with our greater mission of being on the right side of history when it comes to environmental sustainability.  We are grateful to have planted our vineyard back in 1983, this means that our vines are well established and makes them receptive to dry farming, something we have been practicing since 2019.  Because we don’t irrigate, we save thousands of gallons of water each growing season.  This is not only in line with our values, but it also encourages resiliency and adaptation in our vines, lending to better quality fruit and wine. 

We do not carry certifications, but in many cases our practices exceed that of certified organic, Salmon Safe, and LIVE.  We abhor systemic herbicides that can ravage soils of their biodiversity, pollute water ways, and contribute to broken and unhealthy food systems.  We understand that a healthy soil is one that is alive, teeming with activity and biodiversity that acts to galvanize and protect the immune systems and overall health of our vines.

Socially we converse with and educate our customers about these issues, as well as the ways that climate change is affecting our opportunities and future.  We love to start the conversation and spread the good word of actionable hope for our future generations. Since 2019 we have been partnering with Willamette Riverkeeper to do our part in raising funds and awareness to support excellent water quality, and an abundant natural habitat surrounding our beloved Willamette River.

Economically we vote with our dollars by selecting packaging that is locally produced.  This choice effectively reduced CO2 emissions due to proximity, but also reduced the emissions associated with distributing our product because of the line of glass that we bottle into, called Eco-Glass™.  Eco-Glass™ is an innovative, lightweight wine bottle that was designed with one thing in mind: sustaining our environment. It is made with 25% less glass than your average wine bottle and because it weighs significantly less, it also requires much less fuel to transport and produces less carbon dioxide. 

Join us by voting with your dollars while at the same time enjoying beautifully grown and made wines that you can feel good about.  Let’s raise a glass to redefining economic sustainability to include the truest form of it - ecological sustainability. 

Cheers!

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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