In celebration of Oregon Wine Month we are offering 2 for 1 tastings. Our 6 wine flight is $10 for 2 guests and each tasting is waived with the purchase of 2 bottles. Come to Carlton and fall in love with Oregon wine all over again. Don't forget to ask about our wine club while you're there!
PIKE ROAD NEWS
On April 23rd Pike Road Wines held a fundraiser for our friends at Homeward Bound Pets. With silent auction items, raffles and a portion of the day's sales donated we raised over $1000. We met so many new friends and spent time with some of our favorite familiar faces. There's no way we could have done this alone and we have to thank all our partners at: Farmer's Plate & Pantry, The HorseRadish, Cellar Door Wine Tours, Fairsing Vineyards, Furioso Vineyards, Tresori Vineyard, FarmHouse Romance, The Carlton Vet Hospital, Hidden Valley Products, The Republic of Jam, Wallow Gallery and all the area wineries that donated bottles for a mixed case in the silent auction. We are already looking forward to next year and helping more of those little furries find their forever homes.
On Friday July 25th we opened our doors to friends and family and local members of the wine industry, celebrating with Pike Road wines and bites from our neighbors at the Horse Radish. After months of preparation it was great to see the tasting room finally open, with Ari and Margaret welcoming guests with glasses of our brand new Rosé. Everyone had a chance to check out Adam's special ¡Salud! wines in the 100 year old bank vault and were then welcomed into the backyard. How wonderful to toast with our new wines out on the patio on a perfect July evening with loved ones and new friends alike!Read More
Mark Spivak of Palm Beach Illustrated recommends our wines and gives a lovely desciption of both our 2015 Pinot Gris and our 2014 Pinot Noir:
"The nose of the 2015 Pike Road Pinot Gris ($15) offers enticing whiffs of citrus, peach, honeysuckle and spring flowers. In the mouth, the wine is crisp yet full, with rich flavors of stone fruits, lemon, lime and ripe melon. Mouth-watering acidity carries all these elements onto the finish."Read More
The historic bank building that will be our home is on the corner of Pine and Main was previously the home of EIEIO Wines run by our friend Jay McDonald. The space features the original 1910 bank vault and what we think is the best outdoor courtyard in town, perfect for summer gatherings.Read More
According to traveling wine bloggers, Kovas and Laima Palubinskas, Pike Road offers "eminently drinkable wines at a price point that allows for drinking more often than not"
"dark ruby red; dark fruit, red berry and smoke aromas; plum, rhubarb, and pomegranate flavors; super pleasant mouthfeel with beautiful balance; nice acidic backbone;"Read More
"This new sister label from Elk Cove offers 100% Willamette Valley Pinot Noir at an everyday price. Fresh cranberry and raspberry fruit is framed by herbtinged tannins. The immaculate craftsmanship and clean direct flavors are light years beyond budget Pinot Noir from most other regions. This is your perfect salmon wine." - Paul GreguttRead More
Summer has officially begun, and Hayley Hamilton Cogill of D Magazine's SideDish blog has a recommendation for your Memorial Day Weekend:
"I usually shy away from a Pinot Noir that is priced less than $20 as this finicky variety need to be finessed, which often means more work in the vineyard, and more cost. However, for an approachable, easy Pinot Noir consider the small production, family owned wines from Pike Road."Read More
"very soft gold in the glass; aromas of stone fruit featuring white peaches, creamy lemon curd, white spring flowers, and soft spice notes; on the palate it offers a creamy texture with balanced acidity that coats the mouth in a long finish…Read More
Looking for some new wines to try this Spring? Urban Bliss Life recommends adding our 2015 Pike Road Pinot Noir to your list:
"a beautifully balanced pinot with bright fruit flavor. Pairs well with The Good Wife, late night snacking, all the chocolates"
We love Marlynn Jayme Schotland's irreverant, TV-watcher's take on wine pairings. Read more of them here.Read More
What a great write up of Pike Road Wines in the May 2016 issue of Oregon Wine Press:
The Campbell family, Willamette Valley farmers for five generations, with more than 40 years’ experience tending vines, has launched a new brand, Pike Road Wines.
Elk Cove’s new “sister” label offers two Willamette Valley wines: barrel-aged Pinot Noir ($19) and stainless steel-fermented Pinot Gris ($15).
“We created Pike Road to bring wine lovers unbeatable value in Willamette Valley Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris,” said Shirley Brooks, Elk Cove’s vice president of sales and marketing.Read More
It's official! Pike Road Wines is off the ground and we've released our first wines: 2014 Pinot Noir & 2015 Pinot Gris. It's been years in the making and we couldn't be more pleased to have finally made it to this stage! We'll be toasting with a glass of Pinot Gris in the sunshine because this week Western Oregon is experiencing the first truly warm weather of springtime. Budbreak is upon us, so there are a lot of new beginnings this week all across the Willamette Valley.
Thanks to our friends at Trellis Growth Partners for helping us spread the word about Pike Road...