Thursday, April 23, 2015

Join us in Astoria at the Crab, Seafood & Wine Festival

Join us: Astoria Seafood & Wine Festival & our Carlton Tasting Room. Great wines both places.
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Join us in Astoria at the Crab, Seafood & Wine Festival
Friday 4/24 4 pm - 9 pm
Saturday 4/25 10 am - 8 pm and
Sunday 4/26 11 am - 4 pm

This is one of our favorite events of the year. Great wine, food and people. Come say hello and try our wines. We are in the same location as past years - booth 141

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Join us in Carlton
Saturday, Sunday and Monday (Closed Friday 4/24)
noon until 5 pm

We have some special cheeses in Carlton and a sneak preview of two of our new wines: 2013 Syrah and 2013 Cabernet Franc. Come say hi!
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4/24/2015 - 4/26/2015
We invite you to join us at the  Annual Astoria Warrenton Crab, Seafood & Wine Festival to enjoy great coastal cuisine, arts and crafts, wine tasting and more! 

The Astoria Warrenton Chamber of Commerce Crab, Seafood & Wine Festival is located at the Clatsop County Fairgrounds on Highway 202 about 4 miles from the junction of Highway 101 in Astoria. The physical address is 92937 Walluski Loop in Astoria.
Festival Hours:
Friday, April 24, 4:00pm – 9:00pm
$10 Adult Admission
$5 Child Admission (ages 5-12)
(Families with young children are encouraged to attend Sunday when there are smaller crowds – Admission is 1/2 off on Sunday & Children are Free)
Saturday, April 25, 10:00am – 8:00pm
$10 Adult Admission
$5 Child Admission (ages 5-12)
(Families with young children are encouraged to attend Sunday when there are smaller crowds – Admission is 1/2 off on Sunday & Children are Free)
Sunday, April 26, 11:00am – 4:00pm
$5 Adult Admission
FREE Child Admission (ages 5-12)
FREE Military Admission (Active Duty Military ID Requested)

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Oregon Wine Month is coming!


Please join us for the annual spring wine tasting event at Anne Amie Vineyards, where you can experience the wines of the Yamhill-Carlton AVA .

Oregon Wine Month is coming! 

Please visit your favorite winery and raise a glass with the pioneers of Pinot and us!   
94 pt 2012 Shea Vineyard Pinot Noir Available! 

94 Cellar Selection WildAire 2012 Shea Vineyard Pinot Noir Yamhill-Carlton — Wine Enthusiast
Many of Oregon’s best winemakers scrambling to acquire Shea grapes. This small-scale producer does a fine job. Its Shea designate is a captivating wine loaded with blueberry, blue plum, black raspberry and a touch of violets. One-third new French oak brings a vein of chocolate. The balance is impeccable. Drink this with enjoyment immediately, or cellar it through 2025. Cellar Selection. —P.G

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Oregon Wine LAB Presents

HOURS Open 7 days a week!
12-8 Monday-Thursday, 12-10 Friday &Saturday, 12-6 Sunday
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G'day Mates!

We are thrilled to welcome back The Douglas County Daughters Mollie and Emily!  Douglas County Daughters creates an unexpected magic and charm on stage as crowds respond not only to the polished sound of accomplished singers and close harmonies, but to the heart-warming banter of family members enjoying each other.
Come help these lovely ladies and good friends of ours feel the love this Friday at 6:30pm!

Upcoming Events to RSVP 

Cheese Wars at 16 Tons Café: William Rose Wines and Claim 52 Brewing will be going head-to-head in this battle between two ancient fermented beverages.  Five carefully selected cheeses will be paired with a wine and a beer.  The winner will be decided based on which beverage paired best with the cheese. Tickets are limited. $25 advance tickets include all tasting and food (cheese and bread). Purchase tickets at 16 Tons Cafe and 16 Tons Taphouse or online atBrown Paper Tickets. (Purchase tickets the day of the event for $30.)
Thursday April 30, 8pm at 16 Tons Cafe 2864 Willamette #500

Dinner Party with the WinemakerJoin Winemaker Mark Nicholl, and our talented friend and Chef Crystal Platt for a five course sensory adventure! Space is extremely limited - please RSVP to the Oregon Wine LAB at (458) 201-7413 or email us at
Saturday, 2 May, 7:30pm
$60 per person

What We're Drinking: Bodner 2012 Sauvignon Blanc

Extremely light and refreshing, this Rogue Valley Sauvignon Blanc is sure to quench your thirst on this summery week.  Blooming with tropical aromas, and a kiss of sweetness.  Pairs perfectly with spicy Thai green curry or Chiles Rellenos.
$8/glass, $23/bottle
Looking for a venue for your next meeting, birthday party or event? Talk to us about using the "OWL's Nest", AV services, free Wifi, assistance with catering, and of course WINE (private tastings with the winemaker also available). For bookings give us a call or email us at, let us help your next be a resounding success!
We always offer a decadent cheese & charcuterie plate for $14.

And remember,
Beer on Tap: Oakshire Amber Ale, Espresso Stout
Cider on Tap: Wildcraft Hard Cider

Open seven days a week 12-8, and 12-10 Friday, 12-6 Sunday.  We have a range of wines from 3A, Bodner Wine Co, Keeler Estate, La Chouette Vineyards, Spire Mountain Cellars, and William Rose Wines available to taste, by the glass, by the bottle, and to go for the cellar or your next dinner soirée. 

To get the latest on our special events including guest winemaker talks, tastings, dinners, and some surprises, please "Like us" on Facebook

If you have any questions or comments please do not hesitate to give us a call (458 201 7413) or email us at

Team OWL

Monday, April 20, 2015

Saturday, April 25, 2015 "Taste the Place" Wine Tasting

Carlton Hill Wine Co
"Spring is nature's way of saying, 'Let's party!'"
- Robin Williams (1951-2014)
Dear Friends,
I keep thinking that it's just a bad dream: we really haven't lost Robin Williams. Fortunately, as is the way of life, we also have good dreams, like the weather we've been having this winter and spring. We could be experiencing our 20th straight day of rain here in the Pacific Northwest, but instead, we are bathed in beautiful sunshine and there's early bud break in the vineyard. Indeed, everything is making its appearance early this year. Daffodils and tulips have bloomed and faded already. So let the celebration begin. As a starter, we have two good ways to party together this spring. I hope to see you soon.
Saturday, April 25, 2015 "Taste the Place" Wine Tasting

What: More than 25 wine makers in the Yamhill-Carlton AVA (including Carlton Hill and our next-door neighbors) gather to share samples and sell wines to the public. Since many of us small producers don't have tasting rooms, this is a nice way for you to discover new wines from one of the most award-winning AVAs in Oregon.

Where: Anne Amie Vineyards, 6580 NE Mineral Springs Rd, Carlton, OR 97111

When: Saturday, April 25, 201511 - 4 pm

Tickets: $40 per person in advance, $50 at the door. Purchase advance tickets at the Yamhill-Carlton AVA website. (Tickets are limited and have sold out in previous years. We strongly encourage you to buy them before Saturday.)

Sunday, May 24, 2015 Memorial Weekend Barn Tasting

What: It's our semi-annual event in the barn, featuring guests Z'IVO andCopper Belt, along with Andrew Rich Wines. In all, you'll have more than a dozen wines to taste, plus a hearty array of ample nibbles. Take home your wine tasting glass, if you wish, and a souvenir tote bag with your wine purchases.

Where: Carlton Hill Vineyard barn

When: Sunday, May 24, 2015, 12 - 5 pm

Tickets: $20 per person at the door (Carlton Hill Reserve club members free)
For directions, please go to MapQuest, GPS navigators and Google Maps direct people to a portion of Cummins Road that no longer exists.

Best regards,

David C. Polite
Carlton Hill Wine Co
PS: If you haven't done so already, please "Like" our Carlton Hill Wines page on FacebookA recent post from last week included a profile of our 2008 Estate Pinot Noir along with a write-up of yours truly on  Sip Northwestonline. If you haven't seen it, please take a look. 

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Saturday, April 18, 2015

Yamhill Carlton Winemakers Event

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Spring Tasting Event at Anne Amie Winery

Dear Carl,

Please join us for the 6th annual Yamhill-Carlton AVA Spring Tasting atAnne Amie Vineyards on April 25th.

You will be able to taste and talk with our winery members about what's happening in this special growing region. Over 25 wineries will be on hand to answer questions about their vineyards and wine making plans.
Tickets are on sale now. If you love this event as much as we do, don't wait to purchase as we are limiting tickets again this year. 

Check out event details below. Purchase your tickets online!
Talk to our Winemakers about Harvest 2014
You will have direct access to our winemakers at the event. What should wine lovers expect from Yamhill-Carlton 2014? Although most of the Pinots will not be released until 2016, they are as anxious to get into your glass as you should be to taste them. Everyone I spoke with agrees the wines will be approachable early, with plenty of dark fruit up front, along with well-balanced acidity and tannins. Click here to read more, including opinions from some of our winemaking members.
Spring Event Details
The AVA Spring Tasting Event will be held atAnne Amie Vineyards on April 25th from 11am - 4pm. Anne Amie Winery is located at 6580 NE Mineral Springs Road in Carlton. Anne Amie has hosted this very popular event for 6 years. You can click here for Driving Directions
Tickets are $40 in advance and if we are not sold out $50 at the door. We are confident this will sell out based on past years, so don't wait. You can purchase online on our website.

This event is 21 and over. Sorry no pets ;-( Please carpool if possible and we'll have a shuttle setup to whisk you up to the event if you don't arrive early for close-in parking. We'll see you on April 25th.
Have questions about our member wineries, vineyards or the Yamhill-Carlton AVA growing region? Please contact uswe are happy to help.
Yamhill-Carlton AVA

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