-Down To Earth-

Yamhill-Carlton is a vineyard and winery located in the heart of Yamhill, Adelaida West side Districts

Organic Grapes

Most red wines derive their color from grape skins (the exception being varieties or hybrids of non-vinifera vines which contain juice pigmented with the dark Malvidin 3,5-diglucoside anthocyanin) and therefore contact between the juice and skins is essential for color extraction. Red wines are produced by destemming and crushing the grapes into a tank and leaving the skins in contact with the juice throughout the fermentation (maceration).

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Wine Essentials

Pressing is the act of applying pressure to grapes or pomace in order to separate juice or wine from grapes and grape skins. Pressing is not always a necessary act in winemaking; if grapes are crushed there is a considerable amount of juice immediately liberated (called free-run juice) that can be used for vinification. Typically this free-run juice is of a higher quality than the press juice.

During the primary fermentation, the yeast cells feed on the sugars in the must and multiply, producing carbon dioxide gas and alcohol. The temperature during the fermentation affects both the taste of the end product, as well as the speed of the fermentation.

The Collection

Moet & Chandon Imperial – Created from more than 100 different wines, of which 20% to 30% are reserve wines specially selected to enhance its maturity, complexity
its maturity, complexity and constancy, the assemblage reflects the diversity and complementarity of the three grapes varietals.


Vital Products



Our wine is a great combination of hard work of our wine makers and the unique terroir.

Amazing Taste



For the wine to become a premium quality we use only the best grapes harvested manually.

Sustainably Farmed


We firmly believe that the wine we make is capable of competing with world famous brands.

Organic Grapes



We are a small family winery adhering to these simple principles of quality wine making.

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Top 5 Wines of United States

Top 5 Wines of United States:

Partying and celebrations are not complete in the United States of America without a cup of red or white wine. There are several brands of wine in the USA. I am going to take you through the best five drinks in different parts of America.

Duckhorn Vineyard Merlot:

Duckhorn Vineyard Merlot

Duckhorn Vineyard Merlot is a fantastic drink with a unique taste. Many people in the United States love the quality of Duckhorn. A party is always incomplete without a glass of Duckhorn Vineyard Merlot. The ingredients of this drink result into a great aroma and taste to all people. Some of the ingredients are;

  • Cigar box
  • Orange peels
  • Sweet spices
  • Elements of cedar

Marilyn Monroe wine:

Marilyn Monroe wine

On the second position of this article is Marylin Monroe wine. This brand of wine is best for partying with friends and family members. Marylin brings out a great aroma and taste due to its natural ingredients. According to the CEO of Marilyn wines, several pieces of Marylin merlot are distributed to clients daily. The high rate of market demand reveals to us that this drink is among the best on the market. Marlin merlot wine has many awards so far due to its aroma and taste.

Blackstone winemaker’s select Merlot –Acampo:

Blackstone winemaker's select Merlot –Acampo

Blackstone winemaker’s excellent Merlot is a standard drink in Acampo, California. Most people in the United States color their parties with Blackstone’s winemaker’s select Merlot. The taste and flavor of this drink favor many wine lovers from various parts of the world. Another fantastic thing about Blackstone is the affordable price. One bottle is $9.45, and alcohol quantity is little in the drink. The ingredients of Blackstone are:

  • Oak smoke
  • Spice
  • Cherry
  • Black and red plums

Stag’s Leap Wine:

Stag's Leap Wine

At least most of the wine lovers in the United States are aware of Stag’s Leap wine. This drink is popular in California, and it has high market demand due to its taste and flavor. The sweet aroma of this wine is as a result of its natural ingredients. The price of one bottle is fair and favors many people on the market. Manufacturers of the item distribute the product according to the orders given on their websites. The following are the ingredients of Stag’s Leap wine;

  • Rosemary and black truffles
  • Dried thyme
  • Toasted almonds
  • Delicious red fruits

Shafer Vineyards wine:

Shafer Vineyards wine

It is utterly annoying to complete a party without a glass of Shafer vineyard wine of the United States. The natural fruits ingredients make this drink sweet and pleasant to all wine lovers. People from various parts of the world cannot get enough of Shafer Vineyard wine taste and aroma. Taking a sip of Shafer wine is not sufficient. You will still need more of the drink from the market.

These are the best five wines of the United States of American. As we have seen, the drinks are full of sweet aroma and taste due to the natural ingredients. Wine lovers do not find it hard to buy the merlots because of their fair price and high-quality nature.

Yamhill Carlton Wineries

Yamhill Carlton Wineries

One of the country’s top producers of cool climate varietals, the Yamhill Carlton American Viticultural Area (AVA) has a recent history of winemaking. It wasn’t until 2004 that the area was officially created. The towns of Carlton and Yamhill can be found 35 miles southwest of Portland and 40 miles east of the Pacific Ocean and include over 75 plus wineries.

Yamhill Carlton Wineries

Down to Earth Motto

The area carries the motto, ‘Down to Earth’ which refers to the elements in the marine sedimentary soils. It also pays homage to the amiable and communal spirit of the people who’ve lived in the area since the 1850s. This spirit still lives on today in the area and is a huge reason they are so successful.

Elk Cove Vineyards

Pat and Joe Campbell started Elk Cove Vineyards in 1974. It was Elk Cove that produced the first commercial wine in Yamhill-Carlton. In 1995, Adam Campbell began working with his parents. It is still a family-owned business today producing some of the best pinot noir, pinot blanc, and pinot gris in the area and including six vineyards including Estate Vineyard, Windhill Vineyard, Five Mountain Vineyard, Mount Richmond Vineyard, Clay Court Vineyard, and Goodrich Vineyard. After the success of Elk Cove, many others followed and the area was born.

Creation of the AVA

The Yamhill Carlton AVA was created to distinguish fruit grown in the oldest marine sedimentary based soils. There are 48 different wineries in the Yamhill Carlton AVA and 53 vineyards. It is the area’s unique growing conditions that draw winegrowers from all over the world to settle here. The ancient marine sediments are the oldest soils in Willamette Valley. They drain quickly. and this makes them perfect for viticulture.

Characteristics of the Wines

The Pinot Noirs are plummy and black fruited with hints of black cherries and blackberry. This is framed by a minerality that is likened to that of pipe tobacco, expresso, clove and dark chocolate. And, it is accented by scents of lavender, rose, and violet.

Yamhill Carlton Pinot Noir is deeper in color and lower in acidity than other regions.


There are monthly events including tastings that can be attended at the different vineyards. The Yamhill Carlton AVA website posts these events daily. August 5, Lenne’ Estate Blind Tasting Oregon Pinot Noirs will be held at 11 a.m. Tickets are $45 each.

On August 6, Carlton Cellars is hosting the Williamette Cornhole Tournament Championship from 5:30 – 9:30 p.m. at Russell-Grooters Vineyard. Tickets are available now for $10 each.

In September, Carlton Cellars will host the Oregon Wine Country Half Marathon. The AVA has many events scheduled until the end of the year. Check the Yamhill Carlton AVA website for more information on each one.

Success of Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir is so successful in Yamhill Carlton because of the combination of geology, temperature and rainfall. These three things create the perfect environment for a Pinot Noir that is ‘world renowned’. Because the sediments are shallow, they encourage early ripening of the Pinot Noir. Thick and flavorful skins are brought about by the shifts in temperature in the summer days and nights. Ripeness comes with excellent acidity.

There is no doubt that world class wine can be found in Yamhill Carlton. Growers share a passion for wine that is unmatched in any other area of the world. This passion and commitment, combined with the perfect soil combination, makes for a perfect taste.

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