Mediterranean Climate Sans Humidity
Often clouded with misunderstanding, Yamhill Valley receives significantly less measurable rainfall than most cities across the country.
Sun-filled summer days capped off with cool evenings–think a Mediterranean climate without the humidity–are what make Yamhill Valley not only an ideal location for grape-growing (especially for pinot noir), but also make it an irresistible place to visit.
From June through September, Yamhill Valley is generally as dry and inviting as a crisp pinot gris, drawing palate-driven pilgrims to taste the bounty that is yielded by this stellar climate, while taking in one of America’s most romantic and bucolic settings.
In fact, Yamhill Valley has less annual precipitation than New York City, with just enough mist and gentle rain for vineyards to thrive. This is what makes the entire valley so fertile, with all of the ingredients for terroir known around the globe. Here, vineyards grow surrounded by lush evergreen forests with every shade of green imaginable.
During each season, Yamhill Valley builds on its reputation for richness and ripeness, with significant growth in its extraordinary dining scene as well as its sought-after red wines.