Today we visit another of the Nested AVAs in Oregon’s Willamette Valley. We are off to Lenné Estate In the Yamhill-Carlton AVA.
The Yamhill-Carlton AVA is a horseshoe-shaped bowl that faces south. The North Yamhill River flows through the region, cutting through this valley filled with orchards, fields of grain, and nurseries.
We visited Lenné Estate which is located in the Northeast part of the AVA near the town of Yamhill.
Driving into the property you are transported to the French Countryside. Their tasting room is surrounded by gardens, the lavender was blooming when we visited. The building evokes the feeling of the centuries old stone cottages in France.
We began our visit with a vineyard tour with owner and winemaker Steve Lutz.