grown wines from the heart of the wine country in the Willamette Valley of Oregon.
Our label features the state bird of Oregon, the Western Meadowlark
and the state flower, Oregon Grape.
Yamhill Valley Vineyards is located on a 300 acre estate in the rolling
foothills of Oregon's Coast Range Mountains, in the north Willamette Valley, about
an hour from Portland. The vineyard and winery is a hands-on, family-run agricultural
business owned by Denis Burger and Elaine McCall.
Yamhill Valley Vineyards is dedicated to producing distinctive wines from estate
grown grapes in the emerging Oregon style reminiscent of the finest Burgundian
and Alsatian wines. The heart of our winemaking is dedicated to Pinot Noir and
Pinot Gris wines. With the planting of Pinot Blanc in the spring of 1994 we look
forward to being a "three-Pinot family." Since our first vintage in 1983 our wines
have consistently won top honors in tastings and judgings across the nation. Our
1983 Pinot Noir was the first place preference in the famous 1985 Oregon Pinot
Noir / French Burgundy challenge held at the International Wine Center in New
We are a young vineyard and winery in a new winegrowing region, dedicated to the
production of cool-climate varieties. While keenly aware of traditional methods
used in the production of our wines we are committed to exploring new technologies,
innovative techniques and modern practices. We are dogged in our pursuit of a
character that is distinctively Oregon and distinctively Yamhill Valley. We are
one of the first wineries in America to use synthetic closures and the first to
use plastic corks exclusively. We are experimenting with Oregon oak in the barrel
aging of our wines. Our goal is to produce the very finest wines that our site
and skills allow.
Yamhill Valley Vineyards / 16250 SW Oldsville Rd. / McMinnville, OR 97128 /