Amity Vineyards is located in Yamhill County, Oregon just 7 miles from McMinnville. This region has been recognized as one of the premier Pinot noir producing areas in the world-rivaling the best in Burgundy. As one of Oregon's pioneer wineries, Amity Vineyards helped establish the area's reputation for world class Pinot noir as early as 1985, the year Robert Parker "Discovered Oregon," praising Amity Vineyards' 1983 Winemaker's Reserve Pinot noir.
" One of the best Pinot noirs I have ever tasted " - Robert Parker
Since the early days Amity has won many national and international awards. Although, best known for their Pinot noir, they have won awards for Riesling, Pinot blanc, Gewurztraminer, Chardonnay, and Gamay noir. Acclaim has also come from wine critics and writers such as Roy Andries DeGroot, Harvey Steinman, Anthony Dias Blue, Coleman Andrews, Robert Parker & Terry Robbards.
Their tradition of excellence continues. Amity Vineyards' Pinot noirs have taken back to back Gold Medals in the Oregon State Fair and the McMinnville Wine and Food Classic, two of Oregon's premier wine competitions. In a recent tasting of over 140 Oregon Pinot noirs held by the Wine Press Northwest, Amity Vineyards outperformed all other Oregon wineries with three wines rated "Outstanding" and one rated "Excellent". At the 2002 Northwest Wine Summit, Amity Vineyards received the "Award of Excellence", bringing home five medals in four different categories.
The 2008 Amity Eco-Wine Pinot noir is made from fruit sourced exclusively from Croft Vineyards, one of the oldest certified organic vineyards in the valley. Produced without sulfites this wine exhibits aromas and flavors of dried strawberries, cranberry, pomegranate, roasted coffee beans, and chocolate.It is an absolutely stunning wine.
Amity Vineyards is located at 18150 Southeast Amity Vineyards Road, Amity, OR. This is located just off Hwy. 99W, 8 Miles South of McMinnville and 45 miles Southwest of Portland, Oregon. The tasting room is open year round -- check the Amity website for hours of operation.