Pastoral hills composed of shallow, quick-draining, ancient marine soil ...
Yamhill-Carlton, characterized by pastoral, rolling hills composed of shallow, quick-draining, ancient marine soil, is ideal for Pinot noir and other cool-climate-loving varieties. It is in the rain shadow of the Coast Range to its west, whose highest point climbs to an altitude of 3,500 feet. Yamhill-Carlton is actually surrounded by mountains on three sides: Chehalem Mountains to the north, the Dundee Hills to the east and the western Coast Range to its west, which, when it lets Pacific air through, serves to cool the region.
Vineyards grow on the ridges surrounding the two small communities of Yamhill and Carlton and cover about 1,200 acres of this 60,000 acre region, which roughly makes a horse-shoe shape on a map.
WillaKenzie Estate Pinot Gris 2017Pinot Gris/Grigio from Yamhill-Carlton District, Willamette Valley, Oregon
WillaKenzie Estate Chardonnay 2017Chardonnay from Yamhill-Carlton District, Willamette Valley, Oregon