One of Oregon Wine Country's Best-Kept Secrets

You'll be amazed (and delighted) by what a small, little-known vineyard can produce. Carlton Hill Estate Pinot Noir wines show incredible consistency of structure, complexity and spice from vintage to vintage—which must be why they earn accolades and nods from reviewers and wine award panels from year to year. Our goal is to hand craft pure, vintage-driven, sustainable Pinot Noirs from one of the finest vineyards in Oregon. To learn more about our vineyard and wine-making style, read "About Us."


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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)

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

Space is limited, so sign up early! Call us at (503) 852-7060 or email with your contact info and we'll call you.


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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