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
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.
Sep 9 | Carlton | Wennerberger Park
CARLTON CRUSH Harvest Festival
- with no entry fee & free parking, there’s no excuse not to join us for a day of harvest festivities!
Oct 1 | MonksGate Vineyard
Your 2017 fall Wine Club pickup will be an exceptionally fun and enlightening event featuring Second Generation Vintner and Assistant Winemaker Rebecca along with Head Winemaker Drew Voit. We will be pouring the long awaited 2015 Pinot noirs, including Rebecca's 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.
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 ~