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
Oct 7 | MonksGate Vineyard
Your 2017 fall Wine Club pickup will be an exceptionally fun and enlightening event featuring Second Generation Vintner and Assistant Winemaker our own Rebecca who will be pouring the long awaited 2015 Pinot noirs, including her first Wine Club Members only wine. We cannot wait to share these special wines with you!
Please check out the details of the event and let us know if you will be attending and the number of persons.
Nov 18 to Nov 19 | MonksGate Vineyard
Join us Sat/Sun, (Nov 18th/19th), during our Holiday Tasting hours of 11am to 4pm, for our annual pre-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
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
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 ~