9500 NE Oak Springs Farm Rd
Carlton, Oregon 97111
~ 2017 SEASON IS HERE ~ Hours (Thurs-Mon, 12-5pm)
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Where to find us
Nov 24 to Nov 26 | MonksGate Vineyard
Join us Fri thru Sun, (Nov 24th/26th), during our Holiday Tasting hours of 11am to 4pm, for our annual Thanksgiving celebration. Enjoy our house smoked turkey breast along with Carlton Farms sausages and artisan cheeses. This will also be your chance for a pre-release taste of our 2016 Pinot noirs and to secure your case of Futures.
Tasting Fee: $15
Dec 17 | Carlton | Monks Gate Vineyard
Vertical Tasting & Holiday shopping from our Library wines – wine club members, watch your email for event details and those of you who are thinking about becoming members, now is the time to sign up; just come by prior to the day of the event or give us a call for information!
Dec 18 to Apr 5
During this time, tastings by appointment may be available (just give us a call) and our Online Store is always open.
Our best to all of you for the winter holidays!!
Ron, Linda & Rebecca
P.S. don't forget we ARE open for a Valentine's Day weekend tasting on February 10th & 11th. This is when we release our 2017 Dry North Block Rosé paired with our housemade Pinot noir brownies!
Welcome to Monks Gate Vineyard
MonksGate 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 "get back to the land" place, we, and subsequently our daughter, Rebecca, were drawn to the northern Willamette Valley's maritime climate of cool nights, warm dry summer days and, of course, the opportunity to produce stellar Pinot Noir wines!
Our property abutts property owned by the nearby Trappist Abbey whose monks had, for years, traversed both their acreage and ours. Their knowledge of the land was extremely beneficial as we began the daunting task of taming the acreage that had been claimed by overgrown Christmas trees, scrub oak and blackberries. And, yes, there is a gate, complete with a statute of Saint Francis of Assisi, that we put in when we deer fenced to give the monks continued access to both properties.
The vineyard site ranges in elevation from 260 to 440 feet on predominantly south to southwest slopes. The soil type is classified as Willakenzie, a silty clay loam over siltstone. The vineyard is non 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 the 2nd generation of this family farm ~