Belle Pente Vineyard

+1 503-852-9500 12470 NE Rowland Road
Carlton, OR 97111
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Belle Pente (bell-pont') means "beautiful slope" - a perfect description for our hillside vineyard site in the Yamhill-Carlton District of Oregon's Willamette Valley. Our inspiration comes from the exquisite wines of Burgundy and Alsace, and follows the guiding principle that great wine is made in the vineyard and merely nurtured in the winery. Our standard practices include organic & biodynamic viticulture, carefully managing vineyard quality and yields, and meticulously hand sorting the grapes that arrive at the winery to remove all underripe or damaged fruit. Our 3-level, gravity-flow winery is designed for gentle, natural winemaking in small lots, with minimal handling and manipulation, to produce premium wines of character and distinction. Belle Pente is owned and operated by Jill & Brian O'Donnell. The 70 acre property is located on a historic farm 2 miles east of the town of Carlton in the new Yamhill-Carlton District viticultural area. The vineyard site rises from 240' to 500' with south, Read more »

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  • Muscat

    History of the grape: Muscat existed as far back as the Ancient Greeks. It spread throughout the world as empires gre...

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

  • Gewürztraminer

    Gewürztraminer’s direct and obvious charm has made it a popular varietal in almost every corner of the wine world. Ex...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

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  • Pinot noir has become the great alternative. When you don’t want to give ... ... Belle Pente Pinot Noir Belle Pente Vineyard $30-$40 More powerful and with fruit in a darker vein, Belle Pente’s estate Pinot shows off the darker character of the Yamhill-Carlton fruit while retaining the lovely balance and earthy floral notes of Oregon’s best P... Read More

    From the article Pinot Noir


  • Belle Pente 'Murto Vineyard' Pinot Noir 2010

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    Wine review by GoldFork


  • Hi! I've been quite busy with travel for work so I've been off the radar a bit. I unexpectedly had a few days free so I took a last minute trip to Portland for a few days - I'm there now. Tomorrow we were planning on driving out of town to do some wine tasting, etc....probably McMinnville. I was too busy and tired to really make any plans for th... Read More

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  • Belle Pente Pinot Noir Dundee Hills Murto 2008

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    Dana's Rating. Had this April 2013 at Bistro Maison in Oregon! Awesome! Read More

    Wine review by nativesd


  • Belle Pente Pinot Gris Willamette Valley 2007

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    Sweet fruit on the nose, great depth of aromatics, earthy, lightly honeyed. A little raw almond and sweet apple fruit with a white floral top note and a hint of licorice. Firmly round in the mouth but with fine clarity. Nice edge of bitter apple peels, nice underlying mineral acid. Still rather youthful with an edge of softness from age. Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Belle Pente Pinot Gris Willamette Valley 2007

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    Sweet fruit on the nose with great depth of aromatics. An earthy, lightly honeyed style reveals a little raw almond, sweet apple fruit and white floral top note, all with a hint of licorice on the nose. In the mouth, this is firmly round but with fine clarity and a nice edge of bitter apple peels, supported by precise underlying mineral acid. St... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Having been to Eleven Madison Park on several occasions, I never hesitate to recommend the restaurant to friends and family alike, whether they are looking for a special occasion night out or a simple dinner. It is easy to argue that Eleven Madison Park is New York's top restaurant, a position I am happy to take and defend if need be.Eleven Madi... Read More

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  • Belle Pente Pinot Noir Yamhill-Carlton Belle Pente Vineyard 2007

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    Wine review by kboof


  • Belle Pente Pinot Noir Yamhill-Carlton Belle Pente Vineyard 2007

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    Warm and lightly jammy lingonberry fruit greets the nose with a touch of dried beefy concentration and some lightly aromatic herbal background notes. Zesty on entry and very focused in the mouth with a tight, acid-driven core of blackberry fruit that is faceted and complex. This has wonderful structure, balanced yet firm, with a mid-palate that ... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • To see a slideshow of our 12 favorite Pinots tasted, go to Pinot Noir - November 2010.Pinot Noir is an easy go-to wine for Thanksgiving, but with so many styles on the market can every one really be an ideal match? That, of course, is a very personal decision, and while I’ve tasted three dozen or so Pinot for this review -- and yes, they are alm... Read More

    From the article Pinot Noir Review


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  • Maybe nice wine but horrible people. We were never treated so rudely. It was the first winery we ever visited and it was several years before we tried another. We have been to many wineries since then and none were as rude and stingy.

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