Tendril Cellars

130 West Monroe Street Carlton Oregon 97111 US


Winemaker Tasting Notes

The wine displays aromas of fresh violet, red raspberry, cherry, black tea, slight cedar, and spiced plum.  The palate full and round, with wild berry, pie cherry, slight licorice, tarragon, and soft tannins.

Wine Data

Varietal Composition
  • 100% Pinot Noir
  • 100% Willamette Valley

    Sub-appelation Composition
    • 56% Yamhill-Carlton
    • 35% Eola-Amity Hills
    • 9% Willamette Valley
Aging and Cooperage
10 months in French oak barrels; primarily neutral
December 2016
Cases Produced


Child’s Play wines are made to be enjoyed upon release — straight forward, fruit focused and delicious, yet can be aged for a few years if you prefer (2-5 years from vintage date for our Pinot Noir).  Whether it’s a bowl of pasta or popcorn, Child’s Play is always a great choice.  Serve at 58-62F or with a light chill in warm weather.


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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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