yamhill valley vineyards: summer edition.

seasonal photos for my friends at yamhill valley vineyards!

driving through the yamhill gates and up through their gorgeous vineyard on a day like this one is just so magical! if you're ever cruising through mcminnville or the willamette valley of oregon, be sure to stop by the winery & tasting room at YVV for some wine tasting & charcuterie! they have a lovely tasting room & spacious back patio which is shaded under beautiful trees, overlooking part of the vineyard. 

^^^ mt. hood peeking over the horizon at sunrise.

yamhill has been family owned and operated since 1983 and is one of the oldest wineries in the mcminnville AVA. their staff is extremely friendly & knowledgable on all things wine & the science behind winemaking.  the rolling estate is stunning year-round, especially during the summer and fall, just before harvest! yamhill grows all the fruit utilized in their wines, and they produce many different varieties. my favorites from our latest tasting were the pinot gris, the rosé, and the "tall poppy", yamhill's signature specialty pinot noir.

it is a funny trip down memory lane to look at yamhill's website and spot some photos that i took during my first visit there back in 2011!! i really do love going there! :)

thanks for having me, yamhill! i'm excited to come back this fall to experience my first harvest!