Tendril Cellars

130 West Monroe Street Carlton Oregon 97111 US


Winemaker Tasting Notes

Enticing aromas of citrus flower, yellow apple, lemon curd, key lime pie and wildflower honey leap from the glass. The palate is juicy and round with flavors redolent of meyer lemon, honeydew melon, nutmeg, slight allspice, and bread dough with a pleasing finish.

Wine Data

Varietal Composition
  • 100% Chardonnay
  • 100% Willamette Valley

    Sub-appelation Composition
    • 78% Chehalem Mountains
    • 22% Yamhill-Carlton
Aging and Cooperage
16 months in French oak barrels; 20% new
March 2017
Cases Produced


Tendril wines are made “low and slow,” just like great food: we give them time to reach their full potential at the winery, aging 16 months minimum in barrel and 6-18 months more in bottle before release.  If you prefer aging, 3-12 years from vintage date is ideal for our Chardonnay.  Serve chilled at 50-55F or after 30 minutes in the fridge.


seared sea scallops, crab/avocado salad, roasted butternut squash

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 an 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 tasting experiences by appointment only. Our seated tastings are always led by one of our winemakers— they are an in-depth experience for all your senses tasting at minimum six wines.

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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