Soter Vineyards

(503) 662-5600 10880 NE Mineral Springs Rd
Carlton, OR 97111
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The site of Mineral Springs, located just east of the town of Carlton, is a source of great excitement to us. Planted to 15 acres of Pinot Noir in 2002 and 2003, and 17 acres of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay in 2006, this 250-acre ranch is perched on a mesa with gentle slopes, with commanding views of the surrounding Yamhill-Carlton District. As a vineyard site, Mineral Springs has an extremely compelling confluence of prime exposure, and uniform, well-drained, pale sedimentary soils. Imagine half of an upside-down bowl facing due south - here the vines absorb the sun from an ideal aspect, from morning through twilight. Unlike many vineyards with small depressions and moist swales, this is a gentle, highly uniform slope. We have high expectations for the vineyard-designated Pinot Noirs and Sparkling Wine that will eventually emerge from this vineyard. Mineral Springs Vineyard is planted between 380 and 440 feet in elevation. Exposure ranges from southeast to west, with most acreage facing south and southwest Read more »

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  • Pinot Noir

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

  • Chardonnay

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

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

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  • Vino, I've been extolling Soter on these boards this whole decade. Good stuff.  More exposure for Kelley. How often do you get up to NYC Vino? These kinds of dinners (with the likes of Chambers) are usually well worth it.        An Evening of Incredible Pinot Noir, Starring Kelley Fox! Wednesday, April 13th, 7:30pm at Racines NY.We admire Kelley... Read More

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  • Anyone have any experience?I've noticed Kelley mentioned among the best company in Oregon Pinot, popular with Somm's and the like. Being a Burgundy lover, I've mostly found CA Pinot painful (though I've found a few I like!), and Oregon Pinot quite a bit more elegant, but sometimes or most of the time more boring rather than painful (as I find wi... Read More

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  • This topic is about 2.5 years old and my wife Sandra and I will be able to ... ... ... one we are going to is Soter Vineyards, as that's already been scheduled with one of my sisters and her husband.  Here is a link to 20 'Best' Oregon wineries from a recent review.  I see that Drouhin is in this review, and it was mentioned by Jennifer up ab... Read More

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  • Soter Mineral Springs Ranch Pinot Noir Oregon 2011

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    One of only two Oregon Pinots on Benu's wine list. Read More

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  • It's interesting that a few new topics have popped up recently (Experiencing Cabernet Franc for one) and that my wife Sandra just today handed me an article by Dave McIntyre she cut out of a Washington Post newspaper dated 25 March 2015.  I'm starting this new topic based on this article "The wine cost four digits.  And the taste?" regarding the... Read More

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  • If you've not been to these before (or even if you have), they'd make ... ... more than 10 miles away)Soter Vineyards in Carlton (approx 12 miles away)Domaine Drouhin in Dayton (approx 8 miles away)Have been to all three, had very rewarding visits, and they all make excellent wines. Understand about the lack of desire to drive much, but even ... Read More

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  • We're heading to Portland for our annual visit with our son in July. We already have a VRBO in Newberg rented for our weekend. On the list of downtown wineries/wine bars within walking distance are:Anam Cara CellarsChehalem Tasting RoomArtisanal Wine CellarsFox Farm Vineyards (wine bar)Longplay WineDark Horse Wine BarCliff Creek Tasting RoomPurp... Read More

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  • Planet Oregon Pinot Noir 2012

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    -Tasted very very bitter -Lots of tannin-Almost undrinkable Read More

    Wine review by mark


  • Hello All,We're traveling from Portland to Napa along the Oregon Coast. Would love your recommendations for:1.  An exceptional vineyard tasting room near McMinnville.2. An association or coop, or other tasting facility that represents numerous Willamette Valley Pinot Noirs, again near McMinnville.Thanks very much, Carbonunit1 Read More

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  • KBoss, here's a link to a snooth post I did a year ago after our last trip ... ...    CarltonSoter Vineyards*                CarltonAdelsheim Vineyard            NewbergAyoub Vineyard*                  DundeeBethel Heights                     SalemChehalem                            NewbergDomaine Serene                 DaytonEvesham Wood Vin... Read More

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