Tasting with the Winemaker: We are now offering private tastings with our winemaker. These private tastings are conducted in our Craft Room by appointment on weekends only. The $20 per person tasting fee covers a full flight of 6 wines, accompanied by an assortment of cheeses, salumi and other pairings. This tasting is perfect for both the novice and the wine aficionado. This is your opportunity to learn more about Oregon wine making. In order to provide the best experience possible, we are limiting these seatings to 8 persons. Don't forget, it's Happy Hour every Thursday from 3 to 6 pm: $2 off glass pours and bottled beers consumed on premises
Daily Tasting Flights
Our wine flights change monthly
2017 November Flight
Full Flight $10 - 6 Wines; Half Flights $5 - 3 selections from full flight
2010 Dovetail White
2016 Gamay Noir
2015 Murto Vineyard Pinot Noir
2009 Jubilee Vineyard Pinot Noir – Library (Only a Few Cases Left!)
We have a good variety of delectable sweets, cheeses, meats, and crackers to pair with your flight!
An assortment of local cheese and cured meats. Perfect for your group tasting, please call 1-2 days in advance to arrange
Wines by the Glass
Pinot Blanc, Dovetail White, Evangeline Rose
Gamay Noir, Willamette Valley Pinot Noir, Tempranillo
Long Brewing – Blonde Ale, Linda's Lager, Kolsh Style
The Commons – Wit, Urban Farmhouse, Fleur de Ferme
Long Brewing – IPA, Paul's Porter, Vienna Lager
The Commons – Bourbon Little Brother
Purchase premium wines online. Featuring unique, handcrafted Oregon Pinot Noirs and more. Shipping is available to: AK, AZ, CA, CO, DC, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, LA, MA, MD, ME, MN, MO, NC, ND,NE, NH, NM, NM, NV, NY, OH, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, WA, WI, WV, WY.
2014 Dukes Vineyard Pinot Noir OR - Willamette Valley - Eola - Amity Hills
2014 Murto Vineyard Pinot Noir OR - Willamette Valley - Dundee Hills
2015 Chardonnay OR - Willamette Valley - Willamette Valley
2013 Adams Old Vine Reserve Pinot Noir OR - Willamette Valley - Chehalem Mountains
A lively Pinot Noir that still contains desirable smoke and earth elements.
2013 Dukes Family Vineyard Pinot Noir OR - Willamette Valley - Eola - Amity Hills
Vibrant with dark red fruit, smooth but with good acidity.
2013 Murto Vineyard Pinot Noir OR - Willamette Valley - Dundee Hills
An extremely pretty wine from the Dundee Hills. Gentle red fruit with subtle spice.
2013 Gear and Sprocket Pinot Noir OR - Willamette Valley - Willamette Valley
The inaugural release of Gear and Sprocket Wines ... Artisanal's baby sister! This vineyard blend is full of bright fruit, lively acidity and beautiful aromatics. A lighter bodied Pinot Noir that packs a punch! A delightfully delicious but very affordable daily-drinker!
Winemaker's Selection 12
Winemaker Tom has selected his favorite bottlings from his favorite vintages! 2 bottles each of the 2010 Murto Vineyard Pinot Noir, 2010 Adams Old Vine Reserve Pinot Noir, and 2012 Vintage Reserve Pinot Noir.
2015 Evangeline Grenache Rose OR - Umpqua Valley
This is a delightful Grenache Rose. Lightly sweet with excellent acid balance. The fruit is procured from MarshAnne Vineyard in the Umpqua Valley.
2013 Chardonnay OR - Willamette Valley - Willamette Valley
From the classic 108 clone, our Chardonnay is barrel fermented in a combination of 50% oak and 50% stainless. Benefiting from extended sur lie aging, the resulting wine is rich and luscious yet retains great acidity and bright flavors.
2013 Pinot Blanc OR - Willamette Valley - Willamette Valley
This is a crisp, dry, but fully fruity Pinot Blanc, aged without the use of oak. Bright apple flavors and floral aromatics with a luscious mouthfeel.
2012 Adams Old Vine Reserve OR - Willamette Valley - Chehalem Mountains
2012 Reserve bottling from Adams Vineyard in the Chehalem Mountains. From the oldest block on Adams Vineyard, Pommard planted in 1976.
2012 Craftsman Cuvee Pinot Noir OR - Willamette Valley - Willamette Valley
A luscious vineyard blend of Pinot Noir from the Willamette Valley.
2012 Dukes Family Vineyard Pinot Noir OR - Willamette Valley - Eola - Amity Hills
A single vineyard Pinot from the mighty Dukes Family Vineyard in Amity, Oregon.
2012 Murto Vineyard Pinot Noir OR - Willamette Valley - Dundee Hills
A very small batch, single vineyard Pinot Noir from Murto Vineyard in the Dundee Hills. Only 50 cases produced from an outstanding vineyard.
2012 Vintage Reserve Pinot Noir OR - Willamette Valley - Willamette Valley
A beautiful barrel selection Pinot Noir from the spectacular 2012 vintage.
2011 Adams Vineyard Pinot Noir OR - Willamette Valley - Chehalem Mountains
Raspberry, smoke and earth. Pair with salmon, pork tenderloin and lamb.
2011 Adams Old Vine Pinot Noir Reserve OR - Willamette Valley - Chehalem Mountains
Adams Old Vine Reserve hales from the oldest block of Pommard planted in Adams Vineyard in 1976. These Chehalem Mountain vines demand and receive the utmost respect. A generous portion of this un-inoculated fermentation is done as whole cluster and is allowed extra time on the skins. The result is an elegant Pinot Noir Classic full of dark cherry flavors, spice and firm, but fine grained tannins.
2011 Dukes Family Vineyard Pinot Noir OR - Willamette Valley - Eola - Amity Hills
Blackberry and caramel, structured tannins.
2011 Murto Vineyard Pinot Noir OR - Willamette Valley - Dundee Hills
A Burgundian Pinot with the rich flavors of the Red Hills of Dundee.
2011 Tempranillo OR - Rogue Valley
2011 Vintage Reserve Pinot Noir OR - Willamette Valley - Willamette Valley
Our Vintage Reserve is a barrel selection from the Pinot Noir vineyards that we are fortunate to work with. Each barrel is evaluated at several different points during the aging process. This allows us to determine the best of the best. This handful of barrels then go through a series of blending trials in order to come up with the perfect balance. Our 2011 Vintage Reserve is a true representation of the 2011 vintage.
2010 Adams Vineyard Pinot Noir OR - Willamette Valley - Chehalem Mountains
2010 Adams Old Vine Reserve Pinot Noir OR - Willamette Valley - Chehalem Mountains
The oldest block of Pommard on Adams Vineyard produces nuanced wines with subtle complexities that continue to please us year after year. Rich, earthy, velvety in texture, cherry flavors with subtle hints of cinnamon.
2009 Vintage Reserve Pinot Noir OR - Willamette Valley - Willamette Valley
We have selected the most outstanding barrels from our three single vineyards, Dukes, Adams, and Jubilee. Smoky, earthy, with a delightful mid-palate spice, fine tannins complete this elegant cuvee. Awarded 92 points by Wine Spectator. "This supple, velvety and expressive red delivers generous smoke, dark berry, cherry and meat flavors that linger on the long, mocha-accented finish. Shows richness without excessive weight. Drink now through 2019. 100 cases made". –Harvey Steiman Dec 31, 2012.
The Tasting Room
Let your palate take a taste-tour of Oregon!
There is no doubt, our favorite varietal to work with is Pinot Noir.
Oregon Pinot Noir has an unmistakable sense of "place". Our job as wine makers is to allow each vineyard to shine through, expressing all of its unique characteristics and qualities. We take extreme care in selecting the vineyards we work with and allow the fruit to lead us in our wine making. The result is a portfolio of incredible, one-of-a-kind Pinot Noirs that truly tell a story. While Pinot may be our first love, we also enjoy working with other Oregon varietals such as Gamay Noir, Tempranillo, Pinot Blanc, and Chardonnay. All of our wines are handcrafted in small lots where the goal is to do just what is needed to create a great wine, no more, but no less
Our tasting room is located in the heart of historic Old Town in Newberg, mid-way between Portland and some spectacular, not-to-be-missed Oregon wine country.
We are within walking distance of several wine tasting rooms, fine restaurants and other local attractions. Start your day with us, then move on to the rest of wine country! Or, take advantage of our later evening hours at the end of your wine adventures
Artisanal Wine Cellars Barrel Club
A premium wine club catering to those searching for a truly Oregon wine experience.
Shipping States Include
AL, AK, AZ, CA, CO, DC, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, KS, LA, MA, MD, ME, MN, MO, NC, ND, NE, NH, NM, NV, NY, OH, OR, SC, TN, TX, VA, WA, WI, WV, WY.
Do you purchase 6 or more bottles of wine each year?
If so, consider joining the Artisanal Wine Cellars Barrel Club. This is definitely the smartest way to buy wine!
Membership Level Choices
You purchase 2 Club Packages a year (May & November) at an extra special discount. 2 package minimum required. For local members, the pre-selected club package of the appropriate club level will be billed to your credit card ONLY in the event that you are unable to come in personally to fulfill your purchase requirement during the months of May & November. Your prepaid club package will then await you at your next visit to us. For out of state or "ship to" club members, you will receive an email advising when your credit card will be processed and your pre-selected package shipped. Shipping costs and appropriate state taxes will be added to your purchase.
Allier Club Level
Each package is 3 bottles at a 20% discount.
Troncais Club Level
Each package is 6 bottles at a 25% discount.
We have one very important goal at Artisanal. We want each of our club members to feel completely at home and like one of the family when they visit us at the tasting room. If you are an out of state club member and are planning to visit our tasting room, don't hesitate to contact us ahead of time so we can "roll out the red carpet" for you! In addition to some great discounts, below are just a few of the benefits of being a member of the Artisanal Wine Cellars Barrel Club.
Receive a year round discount of 15% on all non-sale bottled wine purchases.
Receive complimentary tasting flights for you and a guest when you visit our tasting room.
Get Happy Hour prices on wines by the glass.
Free admission to many of our tasting room events.
Receive member-only perks, discounts, and invitations to special events and barrel tastings.
Sneak peaks and first access to limited and special releases.
We are fortunate to work with a variety of vineyards and winegrowers each year and will be adding more vineyard details to the page soon. Our goal is to find vineyards in different AVAs and micro-climates so that each single vineyard bottling will reflect a true sense of place. Each vineyard is different, each wine is different. This is the joy of winemaking!
Adams Vineyard, Chehalem Mountains AVA
Adams Vineyard was planted in 1976 by Peter and Carol Adams in the very beginning of Oregon's wine evolution. The vineyard sits on the south side of the Chehalem mountains at an elevation of 400 feet. The soil is jory clay loam and Willakenzie and is now planted with Pinot Noir clones including Pommard, 667, and 777. Managed expertly by Stirling Fox, this site produces some of the most distinctly "Oregon" flavors we have encountered. Our Adams Old Vine Reserve bottling is comprised of the oldest block of self rooted Pommard that remains from the original plantings in 1976. Being the first vineyard we worked with in 2005 when we launched Artisanal Wine Cellars, this vineyard is near and dear to our hearts. We cut our winemaking teeth on these beautiful grapes and they have treated us very well.
Dukes Family Vineyards, Amity Eola Hills AVA
Pat and Jackie Dukes consider themselves to be conservators of the land. As such, they use low impact and ecologically sound sustainable practices in farming their vineyard, minimizing chemical and fertilizer use. Planted between 1996 and 2006, their vineyard sits on the back side of Walnut Hill at the north end of the Eola-Amity Hills AVA. The south facing slope ranges in elevation from 260 to 560 feet. The primary soil types at Dukes are Willakenzie clay loam of sandstone origin and Yamhill silt loam of volcanic origin and the depth of flavors produced by these vines is truly astounding. It is a joy to work with winegrowers who have such passion and integrity in all they do.
Murto Vineyard, Dundee Hills AVA
Mike and Robin Murto are true lovers of Oregon Pinot Noir. They planted their vineyard in 1978, emerging as one of the premier Oregon vineyards. The vineyard lies on a south facing slope in the Dundee hills ranging in elevation from 400 to 700 feet. The soil is red Jory and the Pinot Noir clones include Pommard, Wadensville, and 115. We had followed Murto for years, being completely enamored by the single vineyard designation produced by Belle Pente from this vineyard. We know we are blessed to be able to work with this magical fruit.
August Cellars is a winemaker's studio located just off 99W in Newberg, Oregon. We produce our wine among a talented group of independent winemakers housed in this state of the art facility. This studio environment exposes us to a variety of resources, networking and technology which enhances our ability to produce the best quality wines possible. It also offers us flexibility that we would not have otherwise. It is a truly unique winemaking environment.
Our winery is located within August Cellars at
14000 NE Quarry Road Newberg, OR 97132.
The Tasting Room is located in downtown Newberg at
614 E. 1st Street Newberg, OR 97132.
disclaimer:pricing and availability subject to change.
We produce our wine among a talented group of independent winemakers housed in this state of the art facility. This studio environment exposes us to a variety of resources, networking and technology which enhances our ability to produce the best quality wines possible. It also offers us flexibility that we would not have otherwise. It is a truly unique winemaking environment.