Taste Carlton

Cap off your wine-touring season in Oregon's thriving Yamhill County

Wine tasting at the Depot

Wine tasting at the Depot

Pete Stone

Click to Enlarge


Suddenly, it seems, little Carlton is home to several exceptional winemakers, many of them clustered in an eco-friendly winemaking (and wine-tasting) hub at the northern edge of town.

Add a handful of shops and a fine new restaurant in the 19th-century farming town's three-block-long center, and you've got a new player on the Oregon wine map. The wine-touring year in these parts builds to a peak during Thanksgiving weekend and into December, after which some wineries shut down tasting rooms until spring.

Savor the season's end in the Yamhill wine country with a day of sipping and shopping in Carlton.

DRINK:

Carlton Winemakers Studio. WHAT: As many as 10 boutique winemakers can be housed here; test the results of their work in an airy tasting room that also offers espresso. WHEN: 11-5 daily Feb-Dec; by appointment only in Jan. HOW MUCH: Tasting fee varies. WHERE: 801 N. Scott St. www.winemakersstudio.com or 503/852-6100.

 

 

Page 123

Advertisement

Insider Guides

Places We Love!
Enchantment Resort
For a most soothing Sedona experience, tuck yourself...