Yamhill-Carlton AVA


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About

North of McMinnville, the foothills of the Coast Range create an AVA of nearly 60,000 acres, centered around the hamlets of Carlton and Yamhill. Low ridges surround the two communities in a horseshoe shape, with the North Yamhill River coursing through nurseries, grain fields, orchards and more than 1,200 acres of vineyard. This pastoral northwest corner of Oregon’s Willamette Valley provides a unique set of growing conditions.

The Coast Range to the west soars to nearly 3,500 feet (1,200m) establishing a rain shadow over the entire district. Additional protection is afforded by the Chehalem Mountains to the north and the Dundee Hills to the east. Importantly, the coarse-grained, ancient marine sediments native to the area are some of the oldest soils in the valley. These soils drain quickly, establishing a natural deficit-irrigation effect.
 
Yamhill-Carlton AVA


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Quick Facts

Established: 2005 Wineries: 31
Tasting Rooms: 26
Vineyards: 105
Total Area: 57,013 acres
Planted Area: 2,410 acres
Most common grape varieties: Pinot noir (75.58%), Chardonnay (4.79%), Pinot gris (4.76%)

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Yamhill-Carlton AVA


 

We are excited to share that we will be releasing our 2017 XO Pinot Noir on August 20th. Our newsletter will go out to our wine club members that day. Shipments will start going out in mid to late September depending on weather conditions and local members will have an option to do curbside pickup starting Sept. 12th or schedule a private tasting with us at another time.

Estamos felices de compartir que nuestra Pinot Noir XO del 2017 estara disponible a partir del 20 de Agosto. Nuestra carta para miembors del club sera enviada ese dia tambien. Envios empezaran a mediados de setiembre dependiendo del clima y miembros locales podran tener la opcion de recojer sus vinos via curbside pickup a partir del 12 de setiembre o de reservar una cata privada con nosotros.en otra fecha.

#atticuswine #atticusvineyard #atticusxo #oregonwine #oregonwine #willamettevalley #pacificnorthwest #exploregon #winesoforegon #pnwwine #pinotnoir #oregonpinotnoir #yamhillcarltonava #wvwines #wvcommunity #virtualtasting #vineyardlife #oregon #wineclub #wine #winetasting #winecountry #oregoninside #winemaking #boutiquewinery
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15 years old! We founded Atticus Wine in 2005 and suddenly its 15 years later! Here’s a picture of me barreling some of our earlier wine. A big celebration with all of you who have supported us along the way is not possible right now but we are working on plans to mark the anniversary in different ways. Stay tuned... #atticuswine #atticusvineyard #yamhillcarltonava #oregonwine #boutiquewinery ...

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Perfect summer afternoon, writing tasting notes, harvesting tomatoes from our garden… the 2017 XO showcases a barrel of free run wine composed of co-fermented Dijon clone 777 and Pommard …. Alluring black cherries, blueberry crisp, sweet spices, with earthiness and subtle floral hints and minerality. Juicy, fleshy and rich on the palate with beautiful, elegant tannins.

Tarde veraniega perfecta, escribiendo notas de degustacion, cosechando tomates de nuestra pequena huerta… La XO del 2017 consiste de una barrica de vino “free run” (que no paso por la prensa) y que contenia clones Dijon 777 y Pommard que habiamos co-fermentado …. Seductores aromas de cerezas negras, tarta de arandanos, especias dulces con notas florales y de minerales. El vino tiene buena acidez, con un paladar generoso y taninas elegantes.

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Happiness is not having to set an alarm for the next three days 🚫 ⏰ 😁, agreed?
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Cheers to the long weekend, my friends! Tomorrow I’m heading back out to wine country for the Labor Day Passport to Carlton event with flaneurwines, 00wines and resonancewines, and I couldn’t be more excited!
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What do you have planned for your glorious three days off?
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Our XO is extra special to me. It is not just a clever name, but it’s the act of signing my initials on each bottle. From Ximena with love, X.O.

Nuestro XO es muy especial para mi. No se trata de un nombre astuto, sino es el acto de firmar mis iniciales en cada botella. De Ximena con carino, X.O.

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Happy Friday! Here’s hoping your weekend is full of sunshine and rosé - have a glass for me 😉.
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There’s no better way to celebrate Labyrinth Day than with a quiet stroll with your dogs at sunrise.⁣

Fairsing Vineyard was fortunate to work with Nathan Good of Nathan Good Architects who honored our Celtic heritage in his design and inclusion of an in-ground circular Labyrinth just outside the patio of our tasting room.⁣

Although closely related to the Celtic knot (which are formed from a continuous thread woven without a beginning or end), a Labyrinth has a starting point and an end point with many switchbacks along a continual line. ⁣

For the Celts, both knots and the Labyrinth symbolize journeys - either a particular adventure or the overall journey of life itself.⁣

Labyrinths consistently reappear in different forms and at different stages across civilizations and in the evolution of Celtic culture.⁣

Celebrate Labyrinth Day today with a meditative stroll of your own. ⁣

We suggest including a glass of Fairsing wine and setting your spirit free, for a few minutes, on a meditative journey of its own. 🍷Sláinte!⁣

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Looking forward to seeing old and new friends this Saturday afternoon for our Pre-Thanksgiving tasting. It looks like the weather will be beautiful! #atticusvineyard #atticuswine Photo by carolyn_wells_kramer ...

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This is one on my favorite pictures from a few years ago when our vineyard was surrounded by red clover and we were taking an early evening walk with our kids. Guy and I both grew up in big cities but when we visited the Willamette Valley in 2004 we fell in love with it and it immediately felt like home. We feel so lucky to live here and watch our children grow up in this magical place... Sending you our best wishes on this beautiful day and hoping you all have some magic today! #atticusvineyard #atticuswine #yamhillcarltonava #oregonwine #oregoninside #pnw #willamettevalley ...

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We are excited to welcome the holiday season with you! Join us for a Pre-Thanksgiving Tasting on Saturday, November 23rd from 12 to 4 pm. Limited availability and reservations required! #wineclub #willamettevalley #oregonwinecountry #hunterboots ...

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🍁..... How did we get so fortunate to end up in such an amazing and beautiful wine region? Thank you Willamette Valley for being the 📍we call home in so many ways.... #willamettevalley #yamhillcarltonava #livewhereyoulove #traveloregon #blessed #blessedlife #oregonwine #wvwines ...

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Let’s raise a glass to Friday, shall we?! ⠀⠀
This weekend is going to be a busy one in the Willamette Valley, jam-packed with tons of fun Pre-Thanksgiving events and opportunities to stock up on wine for the holidays. I’m having a hard time narrowing down the list of events I want to attend, though these are my top contenders:
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• Flâneur Thanksgiving Wines, Saturday & Sunday 11-4 at the Grain Elevator. Flâneur will be pouring their ‘16 Couvee Constantin Pinot Noir (and others), which was named one of the best wines for Thanksgiving by foodandwine Magazine. Entry is $30, or complimentary for club members.
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• Beauxfreres Pre-Thanksgiving Open House, Saturday from 10 to 3. This annual event is a rare opportunity to drop in to the normally by appointment only winery, and one of the only times that you can also taste sequiturwine & coattailswine at Beaux Fréres. $25, complimentary for club members.
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• delancellottiwines Pre-Thanksgiving Open House Friday & Saturday 11-4, pouring new releases. $30, free for club members.
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• hundredsunswine Fall Tasting, Saturday 12-3 at their winery - Gamay, Grenache, and hats!
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Are you headed to any fun events this weekend, in the Willamette Valley or elsewhere?
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Today is the general release of our 2017 Atticus Vineyard Pinot Noir. I feel like I waited forever to share this wine with you. This was the first year we ever experimented with a small amount of whole cluster fermentation on a portion of our 667 block. I was enamored with these wines in barrel with their beautiful aromatics of cinnamon, black tea, cigar box, violets and their juiciness and elegant tannins. Most of those barrels went into this blend. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do. For more notes or to purchase to enjoy at home please call me, email me or go to link in bio to go directly to our website. #atticuswine #atticusvineyard #yamhillcarltonava #oregonwine #oregoninside #oregonwinemonth ...

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Happy National Drive-Thru Day to you! 

Our thanks to Craig McGill and Susan Elliott of Wine Dogs Oregon for including our pups Doyle and Darcy in their celebratory shout out today. 

Honor Drive-Thru Day this weekend and stop by Fairsing for Curbside Services (see Visit page our web site to schedule). 

Enjoy summer savings on our 2019 Rosé of Pinot Noir - crafted with 100%Pinot noir fruit from select blocks across the vineyard. Three bottle purchases (or more) enjoy 10% savings with 15% savings extended to 12 bottles or more. Yes, Club members may stack their savings!

Cheers to summer wines, good dogs, fabulous photographers, and the convenience of Drive-Thru pick up services! We’ll see you soon. 

Can’t make it to Fairsing for pick-up? Give us a call or DM, to discuss ground and second-day shipping options.  
TASTING ROOM: 503.560.8266 
WEB: www.fairsingvineyard.com 
EMAIL: info@fairsingvineyard.com 

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Happy September everyone! Although we cannot host our Fall Wine Club Party Guy and I look forward to seeing some of you very soon! x.o. ... Feliz setiembre a todos! A pesar de que no podemos tener nuestra fiesta para nuestros miembros del club Guy y yo esperamos ver a algunos de ustedes muy pronto! x.o. #atticuswine #atticusvineyard #yamhillcarltonava #yamhillcarlton #oregonwine Photo by carolyn_wells_kramer ...

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Grateful for the slower pace and extra time to go on daily walks with Guy around our property and isolated farm roads... a time for reflection of everything we are living... thinking of you and sending our best wishes #atticusvineyard #yamhillcarltonava #atticuswine ...

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#harvest2020 here we come. Picking the babies on this surreal day today... la vendimia del 2020 está aquí. La pesca de las uvas bebes empieza en este día surreal... #atticuswine #atticusvineyard #yamhillcarltonava #oregonwine ...

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I am thankful for great wine, like soterwines 2016 Mineral Springs Ranch Pinot Noir 🍷 🦃!.
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What are you thankful for on this Wine Wednesday?
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Hi everyone! Guy and I really miss seeing you and hosting you for private tastings but we are not quite ready to open our doors again. We will continue to offer curbside pickup for pre-ordered wines purchased via our website or by contacting me. We share our smiles here as we will be wearing masks for everyone’s safety when you come out to pick your orders! Have a beautiful Sunday and hope to see you very soon! #atticuswine #atticusvineyard #yamhillcarltonava #oregonwine #oregonwinemonth Photo by carolyn_wells_kramer ...

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What’s your favorite AVA (American Viticultural Area)?
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When I tasted recently at domaineroy, my two favorite wines that I tried both came from their Yamhill-Carlton AVA property, Quartz Acorn Vineyard. The 2018 Incline Yamhill-Carlton Chardonnay was refreshing, citrusy, drinkable, and everything that I love about Oregon Chardonnay. The 2017 Incline Yamhill-Carlton Pinot Noir was super juicy and full of interesting blue fruit notes. .
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Who’s dreaming of snow in the Oregon Wine Country besides my kids?? 60% chance?? #snow #winter #wvwines #pnwonderland #pnw #yamhillcarltonava #pinotcountry ...

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We couldn’t think of a more beautiful way to spend the evening than this !
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Lily loves vineyard walks at dusk. And we love these summertime colors at Bishop Creek Vineyard 🌅⁠⠀


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Vineyard team members at work. 

Doyle and Darcy have a nose for vines and enjoy their morning vineyard walks. 

As we prepare for harvest activity and monitor our fruit for ripeness, we remind everyone on the roads to be cautious. With extra truck traffic and valley visitors, we encourage everyone to take it slow and be safe. 

Doyle and Darcy wish all of our industry colleagues a safe and fruitful harvest. Sláinte!  

Photo credit: Andrea Johnson 

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Wine Country Thanksgiving Event
PENNER-ASH WINE CELLARS
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We invite you to celebrate the holiday season with us in our beautiful and festive tasting room. Cozy up fireside with friends and family and enjoy a tasting of our world-class Pinot Noirs. Dante Zapata will provide live music from 12pm-4pm, Friday & Saturday. 📍 15771 NE Ribbon Ridge Road, Newberg #dundeehillsava #eolaamityhillsava #mcminnvilleava #yamhillcarltonava
📞 503-554-5545
🎟️ Tasting Fee $25 per person, waived with a minimum purchase in wine
📆 Hours: Friday (11/29) - Sunday (12/1), 11am-5pm
🍁 Event Categories: Live Entertainment
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A photo worth a thousand words!⁣

Weekends are for wandering. Stroll our labyrinth with a glass of wine in hand and your head in the clouds. ☁️ 🚶🏽‍♂️☁️ 🚶🏻‍♀️🌤 🍷🌤 ⁣ 📷: eyeofthelady2 ⁣
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