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The McMinnville American Viticultural Area (AVA), wholly contained within the larger Willamette Valley AVA, sits to the west of McMinnville proper, about an hour and fifteen minutes on Highway 99 from Portland, Oregon. This AVA, established in 2005, derives its uniqueness from the similarities to its neighbors: Like Yamhill-Carlton to the west, the AVA is defined by elevation; 200-1000 feet above sea level. Also like Yamhill-Carlton, it’s on the edge of the rain shadow so the area gets less moisture than the vineyards further north. And then, similar to the Eola-Amity AVA to the east, dry winds rush in from the Van Duzer corridor, cooling the vineyards in the evening and stressing the vines even more. Soil content in McMinnville is primarily marine sedimentary topsoil but what makes it unique is the rocky basalt layer beneath. This soil brings a bright acidity to the wines. The cool winds thicken the skins of the grapes to add balancing structure to the wines (although not as windy as Eola-Amity). But what might be the most distinguishing characteristic is the dark, deep color—darker than the rest of the valley. “Ah, they’re dark and chewy,” muses winemaker Athena Pappas. “They’re the opposite of the Dundee Hills.” These wines are lovely “fooders,” full of black and blue fruit (like Yamhill-Carlton): blackberries, black cherries, plums, spices, and a great deal of structure. With a little time in the bottle, they’re balanced. A little longer, they’ll age beautifully, too. But food is what the McMinnville wines are all about. Today there are 750 acres of vines planted, with 14 wineries to visit. One advantage here is their proximity to the town of McMinnville, chock full of great restaurants, tasting rooms and accessible lodging. The McMinnville Public Market is a fun place to check out the local produce and people while having lunch. All of this makes the McMinnville AVA arguably the easiest to explore in the Valley, and certainly the most memorable. ~Rob Boss

Vinum Ferus

Vinum Ferus | McMinnville, Oregon | McMinnville Wineries

cat-icon 806 SE 1st St McMinnville, Oregon 97128

Yamhill Valley Vineyards

Yamhill Valley Vineyards | McMinnville, Oregon | McMinnville Wineries

cat-icon 16250 Oldsville Rd. McMinnville, Oregon 97128

Evergreen Vineyards

Evergreen Vineyards | McMinnville, Oregon | McMinnville Wineries

cat-icon 500 NE Capt M K Smith Way McMinnville, Oregon 97128

Eisold-Smith Wines

Eisold-Smith Wines | McMinnville, Oregon | McMinnville Wineries

cat-icon 210 NE Evans St. McMinnville, Oregon 97128

Denison Cellars

Denison Cellars | McMinnville, Oregon | McMinnville Wineries

cat-icon 1832 NW Snowberry St. McMinnville, Oregon 97128

Remy Wines

Remy Wines | McMinnville, Oregon | McMinnville Wineries

cat-icon 905 NE 10th St. McMinnville, Oregon 97128

1789 Wines

1789 Wines | McMinnville, Oregon | McMinnville Wineries

cat-icon 2610 NW Riesling Way McMinnville, Oregon 97128

Brittan Vineyards

Brittan Vineyards | McMinnville, Oregon | McMinnville Wineries

cat-icon 829 NE 5th Street, Suite 700 McMinnville, Oregon 97128

Youngberg Hill Vineyards & Inn

Youngberg Hill Vineyards & Inn | McMinnville, Oregon | McMinnville Wineries

cat-icon 10660 Youngberg Hill Rd. McMinnville, Oregon 97128

Coleman Vineyard at Ten Oaks

Coleman Vineyard at Ten Oaks | McMinnville, Oregon | McMinnville Wineries

cat-icon 801 SW Baker St McMinnville, Oregon 97128

Coeur de Terre Vineyard

Coeur de Terre Vineyard | McMinnville, Oregon | McMinnville Wineries

cat-icon 21000 SW Eagle Point Rd. McMinnville, Oregon 97128

Coeur de Terre & La Bete Tasting Room

Coeur de Terre & La Bete Tasting Room | McMinnville, Oregon | McMinnville Wineries

cat-icon 21000 SW Eagle Point Road McMinnville, Oregon 97128

Maysara Estate

Maysara Estate | McMinnville, Oregon | McMinnville Wineries

cat-icon 15765 SW Muddy Valley Rd. McMinnville, Oregon 97128

Anthony Dell Cellars

Anthony Dell Cellars | McMinnville, Oregon | McMinnville Wineries

cat-icon 222 NE Evans St. McMinnville, Oregon 97128

Minimus Wines

Minimus Wines | McMinnville, Oregon | McMinnville Wineries

cat-icon McMinnville, Oregon 97128

Stony Mountain Vineyard

Stony Mountain Vineyard | McMinnville, Oregon | McMinnville Wineries

cat-icon PO Box 1572 McMinnville, Oregon 97128

Walnut City Wineworks Tasting Room

Walnut City Wineworks Tasting Room | McMinnville, Oregon | McMinnville Wineries

cat-icon 475 NE 17th Street McMinnville, Oregon 97128

Love & Squalor

Love & Squalor | McMinnville, Oregon | McMinnville Wineries

cat-icon 925 NE 7th St. McMinnville, Oregon 97128

Grochau Cellars

Grochau Cellars | McMinnville, Oregon | McMinnville Wineries

cat-icon 925 NE 7th St. McMinnville, Oregon 97128

Ransom Wine Co. & Distillery

Ransom Wine Co. & Distillery | McMinnville, Oregon | McMinnville Wineries

cat-icon 525 NE 3rd St. McMinnville, Oregon 97128

Walnut City WineWorks

Walnut City WineWorks | McMinnville, Oregon | McMinnville Wineries

cat-icon 475 NE 17th Street McMinnville, Oregon 97128

Westrey Wine Company

Westrey Wine Company | McMinnville, Oregon | McMinnville Wineries

cat-icon 1065 NE Alpine Street McMinnville, Oregon 97128

Elizabeth Chambers Cellar

Elizabeth Chambers Cellar | McMinnville, Oregon | McMinnville Wineries

cat-icon 455 NE Irvine Street McMinnville, Oregon 97128

Eyrie Vineyards

Eyrie Vineyards | McMinnville, Oregon | McMinnville Wineries

cat-icon 935 NE 10th Ave McMinnville, Oregon 97128

Eminent Domaine

Eminent Domaine | McMinnville, Oregon | McMinnville Wineries

cat-icon 2803 Orchard Avenue McMinnville, Oregon 97128