Portland, Oregon (June 23, 2020) — Members of the Yamhill-Carlton winegrowing region have banded together to launch a collaborative program to support Yamhill Carlton Storehouse, a community food pantry serving families and individuals in need. More than thirty wineries contributed their top Pinot Noir bottlings to create mixed cases showcasing the best of the region, now available for purchase on Yamhill-Carlton’s website.

Wineries across the Yamhill-Carlton appellation donated wine to support the new charity program, including Belle Pente, Big Table Farm, Elk Cove, and Lemelson Vineyards, among many others. Cases sold as part of the fundraising initiative will feature 12 wines from 12 different producers, all around $50 a bottle. These special collections, which will be randomly selected upon purchase, are offered until they sell out and available for $500 per case. The full list of participating wineries is included below.

Yamhill Carlton Storehouse is a Carlton-based nonprofit organization providing food and essential items for Yamhill County individuals and families in need. The 501(c)(3) is run entirely by volunteers and relies on donations and fundraising efforts to operate. The organization’s fundraising events were cancelled or seriously altered this year due to COVID-19, and, in an effort to help fill the void, the Yamhill-Carlton AVA mixed case program aims to raise $14,000. That goal will support the food pantry for one year, helping serve more than 80 households and 300 people per month.

Buyers who purchase the first six cases and can pick up wines curbside will receive an additional celebratory bottle, a sparkling Pinot Noir from Battle Creek Cellars. For more details on the Yamhill-Carlton mixed case program, please visit https://yamhillcarlton.org/charity-mixed-case/

Participating wineries:

Angela Estate

Anne Amie Vineyards

Asilda Wines

Atticus Wine

Battle Creek Cellars

Beacon Hill Vineyard & Winery

Belle Pente Winery

Big Table Farm

Bud’s Bloom

Carlton Cellars

Chris James Cellars

Denison Cellars


Elk Cove Vineyards

Et Fille Wines

Fairsing Vineyard

Gran Moraine

J.L. Kiff Vineyard

Ken Wright Cellars

Landlines Estate

Laurel Ridge Winery

Lemelson Vineyards

Lenné Estate

Marshall Davis Wine

MonksGate Vineyard & Wines

Penner-Ash Wine Cellars

Pike Road Wines

Saffron Fields Vineyard

Shea Wine Cellars

Stag Hollow Wines

Willakenzie Estate


Yamhill-Carlton is a nested AVA in Oregon’s Willamette Valley. This horseshoe-shaped winegrowing region is distinguished by its ancient sedimentary soils, creating wines of character with an unmistakable sense of place. Wineries in Yamhill-Carlton are predominantly family owned and operated, producing wines that emphasize quality over quantity. Named for the two hamlets of Yamhill and Carlton, the region has become a destination for wine lovers, collectors, and culinary travelers alike. With its picture-perfect patchwork of vineyards, Yamhill-Carlton produces some of the finest Pinot Noir in the world. For more information, please visit yamhillcarlton.org


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