The site is 300-500 feet elevation with silty clay loams on a fractured volcanic basalt base. Coleman Vineyard was selected by the US Geology Service for a detailed soil study in 2006. This year-long test provided significant information about the vineyard site regarding soil typing, water holding capacity and uptake, and nutrient and mineral exchanges.
The vineyard is close to the Van Duzer corridor, an opening through the Coast Range mountains to the Oregon coast, providing hot summer days with afternoon winds cooling the evening temperatures significantly. We believe this temperature variation, along with the volcanic soils, contribute to the phenolic characteristics and brightness of the wine, providing a structure for aging and signature dark cherry and spice flavors with intense color. Because of these unique influences, the coastal foothills of McMinnville has been approved for AVA status, and the area is known as the McMinnville AVA. The area is 40 million years old, formed from oceanic volcanic uprisings followed by deposits of lava from the Cascade Mountain volcanic eruptions known as ‘basalt tufts’.
22734 SW Latham Rd McMinnville OR 97128
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Out of all of the wineries that we've visited in the US, Coleman Vineyard is our absolute favorite hands-down. The owners are extremely friendly and the wines are astounding.
Scott M. - On Yelp
This was the most genuine wine tasting experience I've ever had. HIGHLY recommend it. Superb wines, fantastic owners/proprietors and a gorgeous property made our experience unforgettable.
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