Tendril Cellars

130 West Monroe Street Carlton Oregon 97111 US


Winemaker Tasting Notes

Aromas of blueberries, dark plum, tobacco, and blackberry fruit leather. On the palate the wine is supple and soft, with lots of plum, fig, blackberry, and anise.

Wine Data

Varietal Composition
  • 100% Zinfandel
  • 100% Columbia Valley

    Sub-appelation Composition
    • 100% Red Mountain
Aging and Cooperage
Twelve months in French oak
December 2017
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 Zinfandel). Whether it’s a bowl of pasta or popcorn, Child’s Play is always a great choice. Serve at 58-62F.


carnitas tacos, pasta with marinara sauce

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 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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We don’t like policies as much as the next person— a handshake is bond enough in many cases. But this makes our lawyer happy because it keeps us in business, focused on the business of making wine.

No on-site tastings Nov. 18 – Dec. 2

Following Governor Brown’s directive, Tendril is unable to offer on-site tastings until Dec 3.

— Tony and the Tendril gang