Named for the herd that roams the nearby hills, Elk Cove Vineyards was founded in 1974 and was the first vineyard and winery in what is now the Yamhill-Carlton AVA. Tucked into the foothills of the Coast Range Mountains, the tasting room has spectacular views of the surrounding vineyards.
Second-generation winemaker Adam Campbell produces excellent Single Vineyard Pinot Noirs as well as crisp aromatic Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc and Riesling with an emphasis on estate-grown fruit. Living his whole life among the vines, Adam has tremendous respect for the land: “High-quality wine really starts in the vineyard. The time I spend stomping through our nearly 400 acres of vines not only helps us make good decisions in viticulture, it also informs our winemaking decisions.”