Elk Cove Vineyards

Elk Cove Vineyards
27751 NW Olson Rd
Gaston, OR  97119

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Tasting Room Open Daily 10–5

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What to Buy

’12 Pinot Gris
Vibrant citrus, sweet pear, almond, baking spice, ripe peaches $19

’11 Pinot Noir Willamette
Valley Black cherry, plum, truffle $29

’11 Pinot Noir Mount Richmond
Spicy cherry, red currant, cola, spicy black raspberry $48

Special Notes

Range of cool climate varietals, wine club discounts and events, sustain- able farming practices, winemaker dinners, scenic view 


Elk Cove Vineyards: A Piece of French Wine Country in Oregon's Willamette Valley

In terms of terroir, the Willamette Valley is often described as the United State's answer to Burgundy, and Elk Cove Vineyards has developed a reputation for crafting a refined French-style libation. Although many regions of the United States produce stellar Pinot varietals, it’s the temperate climate of the Willamette Valley that mirrors the exact latitude of France’s Burgundy region—eliciting Oregon’s persistent Old World comparison.

Covering more than 250 acres of the Northern Willamette Valley wine region, Elk Cove Vineyards is a family owned and operated winery that has been quietly producing the delicately expressive and famously moody wines of the cool-climate varieties since 1977.

Elk Cove Vineyards focuses on four primary grapes: Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc, and Riesling, while dabbling in the Willamette Valley's exclusive, lesser-known surprises like the Ultima, a dessert wine blend of Riesling, Gewürztraminer, and Muscat Ottonel.

Pat and Joe Campbell pioneered Elk Cove’s humble beginnings at a time when the Oregon wine region was still relatively unknown. Committed to making world-class wines, the Campbell’s laid the foundation for a traditional, noninterventionist style of winemaking, a philosophy to which their son and Elk Cove winemaker, Adam Campbell, adheres.

Adam spent his childhood watching his parents toil in the soil, craft in the cellar, and dine with many of Oregon’s luminary industry pioneers at local Willamette Valley wine events. He worked by his father’s side for five years before taking over as Elk Cove Vineyard's winemaker in 1999.

Like the famously shy wines of Burgundy, Adam’s style is characterized for highlighting the grape's charm, while slowly releasing its nuances and subtleties. His efforts have earned Elk Cove Vineyards many accolades, including the honor of being named Wine Press Northwest’s 2007 Pacific Northwest Winery of the Year.

But old-world finesse is not the only Burgundian magic of Elk Cove. The Elk Cove tasting room’s vistas could easily be mistaken for a glimpse of the enchanted grapevines of France’s rugged vineyards. It’s no wonder Robert Parker called the mystical view “breathtaking.” It’s one of Elk Cove Vineyard’s best kept secrets. 

2010 Elk Cove Vineyards Pinot Noir


Tasting Room: No

Complimentary Tastings: No

Tastings — By Appointment Only: No

Tours: No

Tours — By Appointment Only: No

Private Tours: No

VIP & Educational Experiences: No

Exceptional Views: No

Club Member Lounge: No

Restaurant / Deli: No

Food / Wine Pairings: No

Gift Shop: No

Wedding Facilities: No

Event Facilities: No

Corp. Meetings: No

Guest House on Premises: No

Lawn Games: No

Family Friendly: No

Pet Friendly: No

Family Owned and Operated: No

Wine Cave: No

Art/Architectural Interest: No

Sustainable Practices: No