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
Jul 29 to Nov 30 | MonksGate Vineyard
THIS DATE IS POSTPONED BUT STAY TUNED FOR NEW INFO!
Is it the land that makes the wine or the hand of the winemaker? Join us for a comparison tasting and lively discussion on "land" versus "hand" influences on winemaking!
Aug 21 | MonksGate Vineyard
Join us Monday, August 21st at the top of MonksGate Vineyard to witness the 2017 Solar Eclipse. Your ticket to this viewing includes brunch in the vineyard and, of course, wine!
Back in the Tasting Room we invite you to view the Yamhill-Carlton High School student Art Show and chat with the artists themselves to learn the meaning behind their artistic interpretation of the Eclipse. Online bidding will commence August 1st with a silent auction to follow in the tasting room on the day of the eclipse. All proceeds will go to the Yamhill-Carlton Education Fund and be earmarked for the arts program.
Aug 26 | MonksGate Vineyard
Origin skincare comes to Wine Country! Join us for a special opportunity to sip wine while being pampered with a mini-spa experience of your choice!
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 ~