Tasting Room OPEN:

11am - 5pm, Daily 

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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. 

After learning that we could effectively reduce erosion and run off from our site, we adopted the no-till approach to our farming.  Conventional farming loses about 1.54mm of soil per year, whereas in no-till farming that number is brought down to 0.08mm of soil loss per year.  No-till farming also encourages the interconnected fungal systems underground to establish and thrive.  These systems, referred to as mycorrhizae, aid the vine through a symbiotic relationship that feeds the fungi as it aids the vine in regulating water and mineral nutrient bioavailability and uptake.  The result is a happy, healthy, and resilient ecosystem here on our 150 acres and beyond.

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

Thanksgiving Weekend

Nov 25, 2022 - Nov 27, 2022

Join us for Thanksgiving in Wine Country! We will be serving up two flights in the Tasting Room so you can enjoy an assortment of wines.  Get your shopping done early and pick some wines for gifts, ... read  more

Join us for Thanksgiving in Wine Country! We will be serving up two flights in the Tasting Room so you can enjoy an assortment of wines.  Get your shopping done early and pick some wines for gifts, parties, and yourself.  A Black Friday sale will be announced that weekend, so stay tuned! Our special for November is 15% off all large format bottles! Magnums, double magnums, and jeroboams ...

Closed for Winter Break

Dec 24, 2022 - Jan 1, 2023

We will be closed Saturday, December 24th through Sunday, January 1st for our winter break.  We will reopen on Monday, January 2nd, 2023! read  more

We will be closed Saturday, December 24th through Sunday, January 1st for our winter break.  We will reopen on Monday, January 2nd, 2023!
Yamhill Valley Vineyards
Yamhill Valley Vineyards

A Taste of Time

Jan 14, 2023

Kicking off our 40th anniversary, we are offering "A Taste of Time!"  Join us for a comparison tasting of Library wines and current release of our Pinot Noir with food pairings.  Your ... read  more

 
Kicking off our 40th anniversary, we are offering "A Taste of Time!"  Join us for a comparison tasting of Library wines and current release of our Pinot Noir with food pairings.  Your flight will include a sneak peek into the 2022 vintage with a barrel tasting. This event will be held in the cellar along side the barrels filled with our 2022 vintage.  This ticketed event is a great Christmas gift idea for the wine lover in your life.  $50 per person - $40 for Wine Club Members. Seats are limited
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