Sylvanus Estate is a gorgeous site for photoshoots: individual or family portraits, bridal or engagement pictures, and more. We have a variety of suitable locations, including a valley view to the foothills of the Coast Range, a pond, a stand of black walnuts, the vineyard, and even a tree house overlooking the vineyard.
Please use the contact form below if you are interested in holding an event such as a photo shoot, wedding, corporate or other gathering at Sylvanus Estate.
Sylvanus Wines In Current Release
A Note on the 2020 Vintage.
2020 was an almost perfect growing season in our Yamhill-Carlton AVA. Tragically, it was also a year of terrible wildfires in Oregon, many of them near Oregon vineyards. Some vineyards suffered considerable damage to their fruit from smoke, and many wineries chose not to make wine.
Sylvanus Estate, in its secluded microclimate of Moores Valley, fortunately suffered NO smoke taint or damage. We rigorously tested fruit, and performed microferments on our fruit and wine, which we also tested.
Based on those tests, and others, Sylvanus Estate 2020 vintage had no detectable levels of smoke taint.
Selected 2020 Vintage Reviews
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Sylvanus Estate is a small family vineyard located in the Yamhill-Carlton AVA of Oregon’s Willamette Valley. It is the only vineyard situated in the unique microclimate of stunning Moores Valley.
Sixth and seventh generation Texans Lisa McDonald and Christian Eddleman went in search of the best place to literally put down roots, in the form of grapevines. Loving the beauty and challenge of pinot noir, it was clear they'd have to head west.
Click to learn more about our story, and Glimmer the dog.
Sylvanus means “Of The Forest” in Latin, and is surrounded on three sides by Oregon firs. The western side of the property opens to the panorama of Moores Valley below and the foothills of the Coast Range beyond.
As of 2020's growing season Sylvanus Estate has adopted organic viticulture practices. We've also deployed an amazing under row weeding tool. Click below to see it destroy weeds with no sprays, or hand hoeing.
Sylvanus Estate's iconography goes far beyond branding and marketing. It reflects our values, education, philosophy and a commitment that stretches from design, to farming, to the wines in your glass.
Connected To The Land.
Connected To You.
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We welcome vineyard visits, emails, calls and letters. We'd love to hear from you.
All members of our wine club can enjoy a close connection to the vineyard year at Sylvanus Estate. We offer free, fast, shipping to our wine club.
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Visits and Vineyard Tours
- If you are in love with pinot noir that is organically grown on a family farm, hand-tended, lightly managed, meticulously crafted and transparent to terroir, we'd love to meet you!
- We offer vineyard tours by appointment only. Click "Schedule a Visit" to begin your experience at Sylvanus Estate.
- We recommend Oregon's delightful summer and early fall. If you're as serious about pinot noir as we are, we'll make time if we possibly can.
Sylvanus Estate Wine Club
Sylvanus Estate is an extraordinary place, and our wine club is no different. It offers real benefits, and for those who join us, a connection to the wine, and the land. Join us for the start of a journey together across the seasons and vintages.
- Free Shipping - on six or more bottles. (In the USA.)
- Intimate Vineyard Events - including summer wine-maker dinners in the vineyard, on the patio or in the walnut grove at Sylvanus.
- Your Own Tasting - we supply the wine, you bring your friends for a fun evening of Sylvanus wines at your place.
We'd love to hear from you!
If you would like to buy wine, schedule a visit, join the wine club, get a press kit, send pledges of eternal devotion, or simply contact us, fill out the form on the right and we'll be in touch shortly!
16100 NW Moores Valley Road
Yamhill, OR 97148