9500 NE Oak Springs Farm Rd
Carlton, Oregon 97111
~ 2017 SEASON IS HERE ~ Hours (Thurs-Mon, 12-5pm)
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Dec 17 | Carlton | Monks Gate Vineyard
Our tasting room will be closed for our Wine Club Vertical Tasting and Library sale. This is the time of the year where we figuratively "brush the dust" off of our library wines and bring them out for tasting and, for select Library Wines, sale. This is a great way to see how that special bottle you have been saving is cellaring or to procure a no longer available favorite.
If you aren't yet a Wine Club member, find a friend who is and come along as their guest (a $20/person tasting fee for non members will be charged) or, better yet, get signed up so that you can enjoy this event as well as the other benefits afforded to Wine Club members!
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 ~