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Big News for 2017 - A New Wine Release:

Coming Soon! It's here! Our very own Estate Rosé of Pinot Noir! This crisp, refreshing pink goodness was bottled by mid-April to be released at our Memorial Day Weekend Tasting in the Barn. 100 cases only! Pricing is $19 per bottle for club members, $24 per bottle for non-members.

Come Taste with Us:

 

May 28, 2017 Memorial Day Weekend Tasting in the Barn

June 24, 2017 Reserve Club Croquet Tournament  (note: members-only event)

August 5, 2017 Sip & Play Croquet

August 12, 2017 Sip & Play Croquet

August 19, 2017 Sip & Play Croquet

September 2, 2017 Labor Day Weekend Tasting

New Events for 2016:

We're excited to announce Sip & Play - Carlton Hill Croquet Days for 2016.

For the first time, we're going to be open for lunch, wine tasting, and a game of croquet on our picturesque croquet lawn. Up to 5 people can play croquet at a time, and we can do one or two courts, so the most we can accommodate is 10 people each day. This is a fun, relaxing, personal afternoon with croquet instruction and wine education from the wine maker himself. Ticket prices include:

  • Boxed lunch from The Horse Radish (we'll have you pick your sandwich from their menu and we'll have it ready for you at the vineyard)
  • A vertical tasting of our Pinot Noir
  • A glass of our Pinot Noir
  • A game of croquet

Tickets are $50 per person, or $160 for a group of 4. Call or email us to reserve.

The dates are:

Saturday, June 4 - Carlton Hill Croquet Day -- SOLD OUT

Saturday, July 2 - Carlton Hill Croquet Day (12 - 3 pm)

Saturday, August 13 - Carlton Hill Croquet Day (12 - 3 pm) -- SOLD OUT

Saturday, September 3 - Carlton Hill Croquet Day (12 - 3 pm) -- SOLD OUT

Space is limited, so sign up early! Call us at (503) 852-7060 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with your contact info and we'll call you.

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News from April 2015

The Wine Advocate has published its recent reviews of Oregon wines. We're pretty happy with what reviewer Neal Martin had to say about the Carlton Hill wines he tasted--

2013 Carlton Hill Estate - 90 points
"The 2013 Pinot Noir has a clean, light and fresh red berry nose with subtle sous-bois scents developing in the glass. The palate is fresh on the entry with supple, fleshy tannin, plenty of red berry fruit and a sense of reserve on the finish that suits it well. This is thoughtfully crafted." Drink dates: 2015-2020

2012 Carlton Hill Estate Reserve - 91 points
"The 2012 Pinot Noir Estate Reserve sees 50% new oak for 16 months. It has a luscious bouquet with red cherries, crushed strawberry and a hint of vanilla emanating from the oak. The palate is fleshy and smooth in the mouth, not a hair out of place here with sensual raspberry coulis, strawberry and dark chocolate notes on the finish. Excellent." Drink dates: 2015-2022

 

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November news: The 2014 vintage should be an exciting one! What a long, glorious growing season it was. Little disease pressure, no bird threats, and a remarkably early harvest in mid-September. From May through September, the sun rarely let up, so this year's wines should be quite fruit-forward.