The results are in for the 2017 NW Food and Wine Festival, and we are pleased to say that Pike Road did very well for a second year in a row with three gold medals...Read More
#1 OUT OF 644 WINES!!!
#1 out of 644 wines tasted blind!
Our 2016 Pike Road Pinot Gris won BEST IN SHOW at this prestigious competition, making it the top rated wine overall. We couldn’t be more proud of our winemakers.Read More
One of the top wine trends of 2017? What Sunset Magazine calls "Budget-Friendly Wines, Gold-Medal Quality"
"It’s not hard to find a tasty $80 bottle of wine. But tasting blind to price, our judges found plenty to love for less than $25."Read More
We are pleased to announce that the 2014 Pike Road Pinot Noir won Gold at the 2017 Sunset Magazine International Wine Competition! Our 2015 Pinot Gris was also a winner, picking up a silver. These wines continue to make us proud, and prove once again that great wines can be found at a great value.Read More
Thank you to The Nittany Epicurean for recently reviewing our 2014 Pike Road Willamette Valley Pinot Noir!
"The wine showed a medium ruby color. Cherry, raspberry, cranberry, loamy earth, oak and whiffs of vanilla each arrived on the nose. Cherry, raspberry, currant, oak, mossy earth and hints of dried sage followed on the palate where the sage dissipated as the wine opened up..."Read More
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!
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