Carlton Hill Estate Pinot Noirs sparkle in James Suckling Wine Review. The 2018 vintage scores 94 points.

Carlton Estate Pinot Noir 2018
Carlton Estate Pinot Noir 2018

Our New Sparkler!
2016 Blanc de Noir
Extra Brut Sparkling Wine


And so the story continues with Carlton Hill’s foray into the world of sparkling wine. This is our second bottling from the 2016 Blanc de Noir vintage. In September of 2021, we conducted our dosage trials and ultimately disgorged 39 cases of what will forever be known as the “Second Disgorge”. These sparkling wines, produced by the traditional Méthode Champenoise, have been on yeast for approximately five years to achieve a more extended tirage. Preferring a truer expression of the underlying fruit and dryness for this sparkling wine, we kept the final sugar levels at a minimum to achieve the Extra Brut status with less than 2,5g/l residual sugar. Enjoy.  37 cases made – $75

Happy 2023!

Seasons Greeting everyone! I hope your holidays are filled with brightness and surrounded by the ones you love. I can think of no better time to express our tremendous gratitude to each and everyone of you who have come to support our wine making efforts here on the Hill. When visiting us over these many years, you have brought your own stories and experiences which make it especially rewarding, and have provided friendships which will stand the test of time. We are truly thankful and privileged to have you in our lives.

When planning for the new year that approaches, please do put us on your list of places to visit again. To be sure, Walker will be at the ready with a generous licking to all that come. Of course, he does ask that your arm be in shape to toss his favorite ball. Sending everyone our best wishes, a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year to all.

Announcing PRJ’s Cuvee

2020 Estate Pinot Noir Yamhill – Carlton

2020 brought us many misfortunes. Covid 19 turned our world upside down. Fires ravaged our state and communities. And, for those who had the privilege of knowing him, we also had to endure the passing of Peter Royal Joy who died on September 13, 2020. This Carlton Hill vintage is now and forever dedicated to his memory.

Join Our Reserve or Cellar Wine Club

Because our production of barrel-select reserve Pinot Noir is so limited each year (typically 50 or fewer cases), it sells out quickly. To support our growing number of wine enthusiasts who love Carlton Hill estate wines, we have a Reserve Wine Club. Membership in the Carlton Hill Reserve Wine Club guarantees you an annual delivery of a half-case (6 bottles) of Carlton Hill Estate Reserve Pinot Noir. Additional benefits of membership in our wine club are below.


  • 20% off all wine purchases
  • Complimentary entrance to our Annual Reserve Club Croquet Tournament & Wine Tasting
  • Complimentary entrance to our seasonal events
  • Cellar Club – 6 bottles Carlton Hill Estate Reserve Pinot Noir
  • Reserve Club – 6 bottles Carlton Hill Estate Pinot Noir


The Ultimate Guide to Yamhill-Carlton AVA

Carlton Hill 2013 Estate Reserve Pinot Noir

The top-selected barrels of the 2013 vintage from the Carlton Hill Vineyard comprise this Pinot Noir, a pure exhibition of what the 11-acre, Pinot Noir–exclusive, LIVE and Salmon-Safe Certified site can do. Spicy, spiced and herbal, this wine is medium-bodied and full of raspberry, tea tree, just-ripe blueberry, hazelnut and eucalyptus. Subtle with softer acid given its time in bottle, noticeable tannins hug the spicy finish. | $75

Our vineyard dog, Walker, and new winery photos