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 more resilient in adapting and thriving in the myriad of weather conditions we experience. 

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

Father's Day Wine & Charcuterie Bites

Jun 16, 2024

Enjoy some quality time and quality wine with the Dad in your life this Father's Day!Sit back and relax in the shade of our back deck and sip on a glass of either 2022 Pinot Noir Estate or 2022 ... read  more

Enjoy some quality time and quality wine with the Dad in your life this Father's Day!Sit back and relax in the shade of our back deck and sip on a glass of either 2022 Pinot Noir Estate or 2022 Chardonnay, with charcuterie bites to share.Price: $25 per personWine Club Price: $15 per person Make your reservation on Tock!

Dinner in the Field at Fiala Farms w/ Yamhill Valley Vineyards

Jul 12, 2024

Enjoy a 7-course family-style meal with Oregon’s finest bounties and views. read  more

Enjoy a 7-course family-style meal with Oregon’s finest bounties and views.

Pinot Paddle 2024

Jul 13, 2024

Join us at Willamette Riverkeeper's 5th Annual Pinot Paddle! The Willamette Valley, Oregon's largest wine region, brings the perfect balance of temperature, humidity, soil and river recreation. We ... read  more

Join us at Willamette Riverkeeper's 5th Annual Pinot Paddle! The Willamette Valley, Oregon's largest wine region, brings the perfect balance of temperature, humidity, soil and river recreation. We are excited to announce that Willamette Riverkeeper will hold its 5th Annual Pinot Paddle the weekend of July 13th - 14th, 2024! Experience a weekend of world-class wines ...
Wallace Marine Park
Wallace Marine Park

Wine Club Pick Up Party

Aug 18, 2024

Save the date for our summer Wine Club Pick Up Party! We will have allotments available for the new Estate and Pinot Noir Wine Clubs, taste the new releases, and mingle with friends and fellow ... read  more

Save the date for our summer Wine Club Pick Up Party! We will have allotments available for the new Estate and Pinot Noir Wine Clubs, taste the new releases, and mingle with friends and fellow members. 
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