Tendril Cellars

130 West Monroe Street Carlton Oregon 97111 US

Since founding Tendril in 2008, we have carefully selected compelling sites throughout the Willamette Valley.  This freedom to choose our vineyards and work with a variety of evolving growers allows us to focus on continual improvement and provides our customers with a portfolio that is based on wine style rather than location.  We have longstanding relationships with Saffron Fields and Mt. Richmond in Yamhill-Carlton AVA and Clay Court and Carabella in Chehalem Mountains.  These growers emphasize minimal intervention and sustainable farming, and open their doors to Tony, who is continually engaged with each site throughout the growing season.

In 2013, we planted Maverick Vineyard, our 19-acre estate site in Yamhill-Carlton and future home of Tendril Wine Cellars.  Maverick is home to 10.5 acres of grapes: 4.5 acres of Chardonnay clones 95 and 76; and 6 acres of Pinot Noir planted to 943 and a unique selection of California heritage clones Swan, Calera and Mt. Eden.  It is a nontraditional site given its lower elevation and blend of marine and fresh water sediments.  While the wines from Maverick are still young, the early results from this special site are very distinctive and exciting. When we do have these vines in production, you’ll find them amongst our wines.

Our vision is “slow wine.” Everything we do is towards the best possible wines and it simply takes more time: continual interaction with vineyard, adaptive winemaking, separate small-lot fermentations, and longer aging. It is a process rather than a production, and not always successful.

We offer three different options for our wine club family, named for three of our wines: Extrovert, TightRope and C~Note.

Tendril Wine Cellars offers intimate seated tasting experiences. These are in-depth experience for all your senses tasting a minimum of five to six wines.

We are pleased to offer seatings outside on our lawn (weather permitting), on our covered terrace around our fire pits, or inside our tasting room. Reservations are highly recommended, however we welcome walk-ins when possible.

We’re happy to hear that you’re interested in purchasing our wine. We ship to adults in most U.S. states. Please select a wine to add it to your cart.

We love visitors, although it’s always best to book ahead as our winemaker-led tastings require some preparation.

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