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Raptor Ridge Winery

Raptor Ridge Winery Raptor Ridge Winery shares a twelve-acre estate with families of Raptors — birds of prey such as Red-tailed Hawks, Kestrels, Sharp-Shinned Hawks and Owls. We are nestled atop a heavily forested ridge in the Chehalem Mountains 10 miles north of Newberg, Oregon. At Raptor Ridge, our winemaking goal is to capture the fresh fruit flavors and delicate aromas offered by Oregon's Willamette Valley winegrowing region. Our foggy ridge is ideally suited to a naturally cool winemaking regime important in capturing delicate aromas and flavors. Raptor Ridge Pinot noir ages in French oak and is racked in synchrony with the dark of the moon. Raptor Ridge Pinot gris is made in a refreshing Alsacian style.

Tasting Room Hours: Mid March-Mid December; Thursday-Monday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mid January - Mid March; Saturday-Sunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. From Portland: * From I-5 S, take HWY 217 N. * Exit OR-99W heading toward Newberg. * Turn LEFT onto SW PACIFIC HWY W/OR-99W S. Continue through Newberg. * Turn RIGHT onto N MAIN ST/OR-240. Continue to follow OR-240 toward Yamhill. * Turn SLIGHT LEFT onto NE KUEHNE RD toward Lafayette/Carlton. * NE KUEHNE RD becomes NE HENDRICKS RD. Follow the sweeping RIGHT CURVE toward Carlton. * NE HENDRICKS RD becomes E MAIN ST in Carlton. * Once on E MAIN ST in Carlton, turn RIGHT onto N PINE ST. * Raptor Ridge is at the corner of N PINE ST and W MONROE ST (130 W MONROE ST).

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18700 SW Hillsboro Hwy, Newberg, OR, US, 97132 Email:
Phone: 503-887-5595 Web:
Fax: 503-628-6255
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  Pinot blanc "Blanchefleur" Dessert Wine
Aromas of melon, citrus, and honey on the nose, a supple mouth feel yields to delicate acidity and ripe mango on the finish. Great with angel-food cake, almond crème brule, a cheese course, or standing alone as a light dessert in itself.
  Pinot gris Yamhill County Cuvèe
A bold Pinot gris with honey notes and no shortage of fruit, this wine is huge in every dimension. Its heavy palate weight will pair beautifully with spicy Cajun, Thai, Indian, and even Latin American cuisine. The fruitiness, acid and weight will help to cleanse the palate and prepare you for the next spicy bite. Equally enjoyable on its own, as a summer sipping wine, the 2003 vintage is the most age-worthy Pinot gris we have ever made. It will go the distance, peaking in 2007 — a long bottle age for an Oregon Pinot gris.
  Pinot noir Coeur De Terre
A brilliant ruby plum color, this wine is saturated with cherry aromas and an added complexity of mint. Broad and soft on the palate with only modest grip of tannins, the Coeur De Terre shows a blackberry lead followed by cassis melting to a finish of baker's chocolate, characteristic of the McMinnville AVA. A pure cherry twist on the finish makes for a luscious wine, remarkably round and mature for it's young age. We can't wait to see what happens after a few years in the bottle! Hang on to this one if you are the cellaring type, or enjoy it with a very special meal of rich smoked meats or Scott Neal's favorite, roast lamb with onion and potato tartin.
  Pinot noir Meredith Mitchell
Our 2003 Meredith Mitchell Pinot noir is all about framboise. With a blue-ruby color, the aroma of this wine will seem nostalgic — like a trip to the soda fountain for a cherry cola. With a sweet tobacco leaf nose, this vintage finishes with a smooth raspberry and black cherry palate. This is an easy drinker to enjoy now, or cellar through 2009. Wonderful with hearty dishes such as salted prime rib with horseradish.
  Pinot noir Reserve
This wine achieves the balanced spectrum of color, aroma, taste, structure, mouthfeel, and texture that we were after. Dark garnet red, this wine's nose is nicely tempered by subtle aromatics of cedar and carmel barrel toast, a classic signature of our Ermitage cooperage. Floral and fruit are equally present, with hints of rose petal and pomegranate. The Reserve is a full, round and silky wine with fine grained tannins. The flavors fall firmly into the red fruit camp, thanks to the addition of Shea Vineyard this year. An extra measure of fleshiness from Stony Mountain Vineyard rounds out the blend. Pomegranate, strawberry, and concentrated raspberry flavors pair perfectly with cedar planked Steelhead and a raspberry Pinot noir reduction. The Reserve is very approachable now, soft in the mouth, with reasonable acidity to support the fruit and extend the finish.
  Pinot noir Shea
Translucent garnet in color with a rich nose of ripe strawberry preserves and vanilla bean, this vintage of Shea is a dichotomy of subtle aroma and flavor with powerful wine strength. Well-integrated oak lends a brown spice characteristic. The mouth feel is viscous, broad and soft, with a lingering finish reminiscent of blueberry cobbler. We suggest pairing this vintage with subtler flavors of fish and fowl, rather than heavy lamb and beef dishes. The finish will lengthen as the alcohol, higher this vintage than usual, integrates with time.
  Pinot noir Stony Mountain
Striving for balance between lean sophistication and luscious fatness, we're hitting our stride with this third vintage. Still young and suggestive of pie-cherry flavors, this wine should sweeten with bottle maturity into a lovely example of Oregon Pinot noir. The classic Stony Mountain family traits prevail: smoothness with hints of nutmeg, chanterelle, cedar spice, strawberry and cherry. For food pairing, a woodland feast comes to mind: winter vegetables, rack of lamb, and a cherry Pinot noir reduction.
  Pinot noir Yamhill County Cuvèe
Dark purple-blue, the classic color from Coeur De Terre and Meredith Mitchell shows through. Though still young, this wine's aroma is forward and fruity with some hints of nutty grain, such as bran or buckwheat. Exhibiting a fresh fruit profile, this wine is well-framed with ripe tannins and an articulate acidity. Pair with smoked meats such as pork or duck. When pairing with an appetizer of smoked salmon, you will encounter cocoa components common to Pinots from the McMinnville foothills.


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