9500 NE Oak Springs Farm Rd
Carlton, Oregon 97111
Break the Winter Doldrums with our
SPECIAL TASTING VALENTINE'S WEEKEND
Our Tasting Room will reopen for the season on April 9th
Click map for driving directions
Feb 14 to Feb 15
We will be open from noon until 5:00 pm on Valentine's Day, Sat, Feb 14th as well as on Sun, Feb 15th so join us for the Spring Release of our Dry Rosé as well as our traditional Pinot Noir brownie pairing.
We will reopen Thursday, April 9th, 2015 and be open Thursdays through Mondays, noon to 5pm, from April through mid December 2015.
Welcome to Monks Gate Vineyard
Monks Gate vineyard is the focal point of our 50 acre farm located in the Yamhill-Carlton AVA of Oregon’s northern Willamette Valley. In searching for our retirement venture of getting back to the land, we were drawn to the northern Willamette Valley's maritime climate of cool nights, warm dry summer days and, of course, the area's reputation for producing glorious Pinot Noir wines!
Our property abutts property owned by the nearby Trappist Abbey. These neighbors were very helpful to us in our land clearing efforts and, yes, there is a gate, complete with a statute of Saint Francis of Assisi, that we put in to give the Monks access to the lands of this farm that they had, for years, traversed.
The vineyard site ranges in elevation from 260 to 440 feet on predominantly south to southwest slopes. The soil type is primarily Willakenzie, a silty clay loam over siltstone. The vineyard is not irrigated and is farmed sustainably to ensure that it will be environmentally and economically viable for generations to come.
The land, the wine, the MonksGate story
~ come tour, taste, and meet our family ~