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


 

Mild temperatures and sunshine forecast for the days ahead. Join us. 

A few reservations for patio seating remain Friday through Sunday. Follow link in bio to reserve.  

Folding chair and Vermont mittens optional.   

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WillaKenzie Estate Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, Oregon, 2016

Ready to learn more about Willamette Valley wines? As of today, there are now 9 “nested” AVAs (picture Russian stacking dolls) in this Pinot Noir powerhouse region.

Let’s visit the Yamhill-Carlton AVA – a 58,000 acre upside-down, horseshoe-shaped region, protected by the Coastal Range to its west, and by the Chehalem Mountains and the Dundee Hills to its east. It features the warmest growing season and typically the earliest harvest dates in the valley, with 2,400 acres under vine and more than 100 vineyards. 75% is planted to Pinot Noir. The soil is mostly “Willakenzie” (or fast-draining marine sedimentary soil leftover from what was once the floor of an 8,000-foot deep sea) and basalt.

In 1991, Burgundian Bernard Lacroute and his wife, Ronni bought and transformed a 420-acre cattle farm into vineyards, naming the property WillaKenzie Estate after the soil. Lacroute retired in 2016, selling the estate to jacksonfamilywines Wines. WillaKenzie continues to produce single vineyard-Pinots as well as Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc, Chardonnay, and a Pinot Meunier that I’m dying to try!

My tasting notes:

👁: pale ruby, transitioning to garnet

👃: dusty potpourri, blood orange, raspberry tea and a bit of funk

👄: dry, medium – acid, medium body, mild lightly chalky tannins that grip the front of your tongue, black raspberry, earth, Hungarian paprika

Are you becoming a fan of Oregon wines yet?

Price: $25.00

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Summer grilled pineapple and ham steaks paired with the phenomenal 2017 Elk Cove Pinot Noir. Exceptional cool-climate pinot and family farmed for four decades near Oregon’s Yamhill Carlton hillsides.
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elkcove Pinot Noir purchased at Costco for $16.99.
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Our tasting room guests got a special view of this Incredible 🌈 over the Beacon Hill house today! No filter on this beautiful photo! 📸 courtesy of the lovely krystalconniry ! ...

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This holiday season, members of the Yamhill-Carlton winegrowing region have banded together to raise funds for Yamhill Carlton Together Cares (YCTC), a non-profit serving children and families in need in the Yamhill and Carlton communities. More than thirty wineries contributed their top Pinot Noir bottlings for this collaborative effort, creating mixed 6-packs of wine showcasing the best of the region.

Participating wineries include Belle Pente, Big Table Farm, Elk Cove, and Lemelson Vineyards, among many others. 6-packs sold as part of this fundraising initiative feature 6 wines from 6 different producers, all around $50 a bottle. These special collections, selected at random upon purchase, are offered until they sell out and are available for $250 each from yamhillcarlton #yamhillcarltonava #oregonwine #pinotnoir #ycava #yamhillcarltontogethercares #wineforgood #charitywine #giftideas #pinotnoirrocks #pinotnoir🍷#pinotnoir❤️
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Who wants bubbly to ring in 2021?⁠

Our Sparkling gift set includes two bottles of our 2016 La Bohème Sparkling Wine and two stemless Elk Cove glasses for $98. Curbside pickup available. Tasting Notes:⁠

"Brilliant coral with vibrant, fine bubbles, this sparkling wine has a light aroma of strawberry shortcake and honeydew melon. The palate is expressive and bright with flavors of raspberry and lemon bar leading into grippy lime rind and rhubarb on the finish."⁠

Follow the link in our bio for more info. Cheers!⁠

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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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The Elk Cove team at the 2020 Oregon Wines Symposium geeking out at the PellencGroup booth. Thanks oregonwineboard for a great conference! #oregonwinesymposium #orwine ...

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Great wines enjoyed last night with my best friend for 40+ years opagrisham .
Sitting on the patio sipping and catching up. That is what we all need... a time to catch up, talk, and remember what is important.
2015 Penner Ash Yamhill Carlton Pinot Noir & 2017 Jack Wines Russian River Pinot Noir. Totally different #PinotNoir from different AVA, but both high quality! jackwinery pennerashpinot #pinot #killerwine #sommlife #yamhillcarltonava #russianriver #russianrivervalleywines
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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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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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Miles and miles of what seems to be an endless sea of golden vines. Our neighborhood feels very welcoming this time of year. 📸: andreajohnsonphotography #saffronfieldsvineyard #yamhillcarltonava ...

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⏱ TWO DAY COUNTDOWN!! •


DOORS OPEN TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 18th @ 7am!! Come join us in celebrating our GRAND OPENING and enter to win a complimentary breakfast!! See you TUESDAY! •

📍Located @ 245 W Main Street Carlton, OR •


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A boy and his dog - Patrick and his pooch Smoochie Wallace. ❤️🐶🍷



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I started my day making this arrangement of crimson clover and wildflowers in the quiet moments before the tasting room opened. I was soon hustling, pouring, and laughing with all the happy and gracious people. We are so fortunate to have such an amazing space to do so and feel safe! Thank you all my friends who came out; I’m so happy to be back, pouring you the wines I love! 🤩 #ARF #yamhillcarltonava #wineryhunt ...

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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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The vines are putting on a fall color show this week. .
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🍋 Lemon-Lavender Shortbread
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Light & fresh with vibrant sweet & savory flavors! Every bite is packed with a burst of flavor and a perfect buttery density that will make this your new favorite cookie!! 😍
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The valley views were absolutely showing off this morning! We sure feel lucky to witness beauty like this daily. 👀

Join us as we continue to offer outdoor tastings - for stunning views, cozy firepits, and delicious wines. Please keep in mind that seating is extremely limited and fills up fast on weekends! We recommend booking in advance.

And, while we do provide heaters for each table, it’s still Winter in the PNW. Warm clothing, shoes, and blankets are HIGHLY recommended!
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10 hours ago these bins had 10 tons of Pinot Gris in them. It’s been a long day. #harvest2020 #yamhillcarltonava ...

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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.

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Throwback picture, with real time energy. ⁠
Today was made for enjoying wine! Happy New Year's from EIEIO & Co. come and visit us in 2021, there is a lot to look forward to. ⁠

See ya next year. ⁠
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Baked breaded chicken with arugula, lemon, smashed and air fried potatoes and Angela estates Yamhill Carlton Pinot... #13% #angelaestateswinery #yamhillcarltonava #pinotnoir #bakedchicken #arugula #smashedpotatoes #unbuonabbinamento ...

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Our rosé of Pinot Noir is our summertime (and let’s be honest, all the time) favorite. Barrel fermented and aged in neutral French oak, it takes on more body and has a lovely creamy finish while still displaying electric acidity.⚡️

Rosé is well known and loved for its versatility when it comes to food pairing, but as summer carries on we find ourselves craving simple, lighter meals. So we love this rosé with a summer vegetable galette: filled with whatever vegetables you have handy, fresh herbs, and creamy goat cheese.

Make it in the morning and enjoy it cold or room temperature for an easy summertime meal, alongside a frosty glass or two of rosé. 🍉

For a great galette recipe:
http://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/goat-cheese-leek-and-potato-galette-with-pistachio-crust
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Our vineyard looks great from every angle! •



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