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J.K. Carriere

J.K. Carriere Ours is focused winemaking of classically structured, ageable, high-acid, smooth-tannin Pinot noir. Nuance, movement and grace are the goal. Small production – 1300 cases for the 2002 vintage – allows owner/winemaker Jim Prosser to make the highest quality wine on a barrel-by-barrel basis. Established in 1999, the winery is nestled in a working hazelnut orchard in Yamhill County, Oregon. The winery's name is a combination of Jim's grandfathers' names and represents a covenant he holds with their integrity. A wasp features prominently on the label because it has twice nearly killed him. J.K. Carriere wines are available in wine shops, fine dining establishments and specialty markets in twelve states, as well as directly through the winery. The winery is open to the public for Thanksgiving and Memorial Day weekend open houses. Appointments and tours are available by request.

Directions from Portland: 1. I-5 south. 2. West on Highway 99W. 3. Thru Sherwood. 4. Start down the long grade, passing Rex Hill Vineyards on the right. 5. At the bottom, just beyond milepost 21 turn right onto Benjamin Road. 6. Proceed 200 yards down the dip and back up. 7. You’re here, the old white barn is the winery. 8. The drive is 50 yards beyond, thru the willows. Directions from McMinnville: 1. Highway 99W North. 2. Thru Newberg. 3. Proceed 1/2 mile north (past Ford dealer, nursery and veterinarian) to the low point of the grade which is Rex Hill. 4. Turn left on Benjamin Road. 5. Proceed 200 yards down the dip and back up. 6. You’re here, the old white barn is the winery. 7. The drive is 50 yards beyond, thru the willows.

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30205 Benjamin Road, Newberg, OR, US, 97132 Email:
Phone: 503-554-0721 Web:
Fax: 503-460-0579
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