• Violet Vines tasting room

    VIOLET VINES

  • Violet Vines tasting room and patio

    VIOLET VINES

  • Violet Vines tasting room and patio

    VIOLET VINES

  • Brian and April Zawada, the passionate founders of Violet Vines

    VIOLET VINES

  • vineyards

    VIOLET VINES

  • Vineyards

    VIOLET VINES

Brian and April Zawada often adventured to new Willamette Valley wineries on weekends following countless work trips to the area. Their visits grew into a shared dream to create something extraordinary, to cultivate a legacy rooted in their love for nature, the art of winemaking and each other.

In 2019, upon the recommendation of the Coleman’s and the Wrigley’s, they visited a rugged piece of land in the foothills of the Coast Mountains with 88 acres of mostly untouched land and a three-acre vineyard planted to Pinot noir at the top. It was perfect. They purchased it in September 2019 – Violet Vines was born!

With unwavering dedication, they have nurtured their vision and the McMinnville AVA vineyard meticulously into 26 acres of diverse varietals. They are already producing Pinot noir (five clones) and Chardonnay (two clones) from the vineyard, and starting with the 2025 vintage, they will produce estate Syrah, Viognier, Cabernet Franc, Chenin Blanc and Albariño.

Additionally, Brian and April planted five acres in The Rocks District of Milton-Freewater AVA, with Syrah, Grenache, and Mourvèdre planted, with the first anticipated harvest being in 2024.

Violet Vines’ tasting room is in Carlton, OR, with elevated tastings available at the estate vineyard in Sheridan by appointment seasonally.  Visit violetvines.com for hours and reservations.

Their journey into the world of wine continues to grow and evolve every day and you’re invited to join them on their adventure!

  • Tasting Room
    203 W Main St Suite C / Carlton OR 97111
  • Vineyard
    17371 Gopher Valley Rd / Sheridan Oregon 97378
  • Telephone
    503-379-0770
  • Website
    violetvines.com
  • Owners
    Brian and April Zawada
  • Wines Produced
    Pinot Noir - Chardonnay - Syrah - Grenache - Mourvedre
  • First Vintage
    2021
  • They are just the nicest people. I dropped in to say welcome to the neighborhood and left about an hour and a half later! The wines are also some of the best I have ever had!

    Wade S
  • Our group of four each had a different glass of Pinot Noir and they were all excellent! The tasting room was very comfortable and the service was impeccable. We'll definitely return.

    Steven W.

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