Tasting Room Open
Thursday - Monday
11am - 4pm

 

 

 16250 S.W. 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

Weekend Bubbles!

Jan 16, 2022 - Jan 30, 2022

Join us on Saturdays and Sundays for a complimentary taste of our 2017 Sparkling Brut!  We'll be pairing this jubilant wine with Miss Hannah's Gourmet Popcorn - a tasty, sweet, salty combination.    About ... read  more

Join us on Saturdays and Sundays for a complimentary taste of our 2017 Sparkling Brut!  We'll be pairing this jubilant wine with Miss Hannah's Gourmet Popcorn - a tasty, sweet, salty combination.    About the wine: In 2017 we embarked on our inaugural Sparkling Brut, creating this méthode traditionelle comprised of 85% Pinot noir and 15% Chardonnay with a 2 ½ year ...
Yamhill Valley Vineyards
Yamhill Valley Vineyards

Valentine's Weekend Lovebird Special

Feb 12, 2022 - Feb 14, 2022

Treat yourself and your valentine to a special flight and charcuterie board this Valentine's Weekend!  We'll be pouring a curated flight featuring our 2017 Sparkling Brut, luscious whites, and sumptuous ... read  more

Treat yourself and your valentine to a special flight and charcuterie board this Valentine's Weekend!  We'll be pouring a curated flight featuring our 2017 Sparkling Brut, luscious whites, and sumptuous Pinots paired with a charcuterie board of local cheeses, salami, olives, nuts, and crackers. Cozy up together and enjoy some time in wine country!

Spring Wine Club Pick Up!

Apr 2, 2022

Save the date for our spring wine club pick up event on Saturday, April 2nd.  Join us to taste new wines, visit with friends, and enjoy some food and music! Allotments will be available for ... read  more

Save the date for our spring wine club pick up event on Saturday, April 2nd.  Join us to taste new wines, visit with friends, and enjoy some food and music! Allotments will be available for pick up and take home with you.This will be an open house style event free for wine club members plus one.  Additional guests of club members: $25/person - click here to purchase.Saturday, April ...
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Yamhill Valley Vineyards 16250 16250 SW Oldsville Rd

Memorial Weekend Library Tasting

May 28, 2022 - May 30, 2022

The last year (or two) have been a doozy so we're taking a time machine back to some pre-covid times and walking down memory (and sensory) lane! Join us this Memorial Weekend for a throwback library tasting.  ... read  more

The last year (or two) have been a doozy so we're taking a time machine back to some pre-covid times and walking down memory (and sensory) lane! Join us this Memorial Weekend for a throwback library tasting.  We'll be pouring a special flight of library wines selected from the depths of our cellar. Limited bottles will be available for purchase this weekend, and in person only, so mark your calendar ...
Yamhill Valley Vineyards
Yamhill Valley Vineyards
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