2016 Yamhill Carlton Pinot Noir
This was our first vintage. A warm spring led to a more moderate summer. Due to the unusually warm spring, berry size was smaller resulting in a complex and concentrated grape.
2017 Yamhill Carlton Pinot Noir
Compared to the previous vintage, in 2017 the spring was much wetter. A spike in heat occurred in May followed by a cool snap. The remainder of summer was warm which allowed for good fruit set. The vintage turned out to be well balanced resulting in a typical Willamette Valley Pinot Noir.
2018 Yamhill Carlton Pinot Noir/Rose of Pinot Noir
2018 was full of sunshine in the Willamette Valley! Despite it being a dry vintage the sugar, acid, and PH were typical of the area. Warm days and cool nights resulted in ideal conditions for producing some outstanding Pinot Noir.
2019 Yamhill Carlton Pinot Noir/Rose of Pinot Noir
The growing season was on the mild side this vintage. Rain even fell during the summer. Fall was on the cooler side. Rain fell mid-September causing some uncertainty. The vintage turned out beautifully with complexity and lower alcohol levels which is typical of Oregon Pinot Noir.
2020 Yamhill Carlton Pinot Noir/Eola-Amity Chardonnay
Fruit set was challenging due to wet conditions in the Spring. Summer temperatures were moderate leading up to September. The high winds around Labor Day were followed by unprecedented wild fires. The quality of fruit set was still good. This vintage produced wines with concentrated flavor and good acid.
Our Wine Family
Mindy graduated from the University of Utah with a degree in business. After 23 years of success in the real estate industry she pursued her love of wine. Mindy graduated from Sonoma State University's Wine Business Program and is a Level 2 WSET Graduate. Mindy is also a French Wine Scholar, Italian Wine Professional, and Certified Specialist of Wine. Mindy has enjoyed serving as a Harvest Assistant/Intern under winemaker Sean Davis since 2015. Mindy believes that wine should be fun and approachable.
Jason Gautreau "Gaut"
Jason received his undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts. He earned his MBA from Westminster College. After a career in the engineering field he transitioned to the mortgage industry. Jason currently enjoys his position as Divisional Vice President of Production at Network funding. Jason enjoys introducing people to our wines. He loves to create relationships with new and existing business partners.
Expert Grape Taste Tester
Bostynn is the newest member of our wine family. She is far too young for wine, however she loves to walk the vineyards and taste the grapes. She loves Oregon and brings joy to all of those who meet her!
The goat is an endearing old soul who reminds us to always be curious about the world around us including our connection to nature. The goat will travel to impossibly high altitudes to live which should encourage us to be diligent and persist in order to reach our highest potential. The goat being an independent creature is a symbolic expression of inner reflection and to always honor ourselves and our individual ideals.
Gautreau Family Estate loves Animals
Jason's friends used to call him "Gaut" growing up in Massachusetts. Mindy & Bostynn are both Capricorns (the horned goat) born in December. It seemed fitting to use the goat to represent our winery. We love animals, especially goats! We support several animal sanctuaries around the country. A percentage of each purchase goes towards supporting our sanctuary "gauts".
Cocoa the Queen
Cocoa the Queen is the oldest resident of Goatlandia. Click below to learn more about Goatlandia. We are excited to support their mission.
Newborn Baby Goats
We are sponsoring these baby goats this year. They are all boys and they are all throwaways from various dairy farms who truly didn’t care if they were suffering, if they ended up slaughtered or if they died from starvation or neglect.
We found the perfect Summer Sangria using our Rose of Pinot Noir! Give it a try and let us know what you think. The summer is the perfect time for Sangria! We have tried many red and white sangria recipes over the years. We finally found the perfect Rose Sangria recipe and we wanted to share it with all of you. This recipe is courtesy of A Farmgirl's Dabbles.Read more