Experiences

Experience the best of Willamette Valley wine tasting at Chris James Cellars, an award-winning family-owned vineyard and winery offering an extensive portfolio of unique wines not commonly found in the Valley.

With two locations in McMinnville and our Carlton Estate, we invite you to join us weekly and monthly for special events, and on social media where we release a new video every Wednesday describing the flight of the week.

Weekly Flight

Our flights change weekly on Wednesdays to allow our guests to experience our extensive portfolio. We offer a flight of 5 wines curated by our in-house sommelier for a $20 tasting fee, that can be waived with a club sign-up or a 2 bottle purchase.

Want to learn more about the flight?  Check out our Instagram for our weekly video with tasting notes and event updates.  It is posted each Wednesday.

2018 Chardonnay, Yamhill-Carlton

2018 Chardonnay, Yamhill-Carlton

Aromas of honey suckle, flint, and lemon balm with flavors of apple and pineapple evolving into a lengthy finish of crème brulée. This wine has a rich and silky texture.

2019 Lagrein, Yamhill-Carlton (Estate)

2019 Lagrein, Yamhill-Carlton (Estate)

Aromas of earth, cherry and fig, with flavors of cherry, raspberry and pepper.

2020 Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley

2020 Cabernet Sauvignon, Columbia Valley

Aromas of red current, tart cherries, baked strawberry and baking spice; with flavors of Bing cherries, red currents and juicy acidity.

2020 Gamay Noir, Yamhill-Carlton (Estate)

2020 Gamay Noir, Yamhill-Carlton (Estate)

Aromas of ripe cherries, plum and hints of tobacco, with flavors of dark cherry, plum, tobacco and an enjoyable hint of smokiness.

Tasting Rooms

Each of our tasting rooms offers small bites, sparkling water, and a selection of rotating beers.

McMinnville Tasting Room

The McMinnville Tasting Room is our newest location in the heart of McMinnville on 3rd Street. Drop in to try the newest wines or to enjoy a glass of your favorite wine with small bites.

Sunday – Thursday: 12pm – 6pm
Friday & Saturday: 12pm – 8pm
By appointment, walk-ins are welcome if space permits.

645 NE 3rd Street
McMinnville, OR 97128
503-474-7670

Menu

Cheese & Charcuterie plate $28
Charcuterie plate $20
Cheese plate $20
Spinach Artichoke Dip $12
House-made Bread $8
Spiced Nuts $7
Marinated Olives $7
Ash Creek Hazelnuts (4oz bag) $10

Estate Tasting Room

The Estate Tasting Room is nestled in the foothills of the coastal range less than 15 minutes west of Carlton. Relax while enjoying a flight with small bites, and taking in the beautiful scenery.

The Estate Tasting Room is tended by our wine educators who can offer personalized winery and vineyard tours tailored to your interests.

Friday – Sunday: 12pm-5pm
March – November
By appointment, walk-ins are welcome if space permits.

12000 NW Old Wagon Rd.
Carlton, OR. 97111
503-852-1135

Menu

Cheese and Meat plate $20
Spinach Artichoke Dip $12
Nuts & Berries $5
Marinated Olives $7
Ash Creek Hazelnuts (4oz bag) $10