Chris James Cellars is a family owned and operated vineyard and winery that produces unique and interesting wines in Carlton, Oregon. The vineyard was planted in 2012, with additional blocks planted in each year since. In 2015 we produced our first lots of Pinor Noir and Sauvignon Blanc and have since expanded our wine selection to offer hand-crafted lots of Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc, Gewurztraminer, Riesling, Dolcetto, Lagrein and more.We now have two amazing tasting rooms to visit.
- Outdoor seating
- Dog friendly
- Large groups welcome (please call ahead)
- Picnics welcome
- Tours available
- Bus / RV Parking
- Food for purchase
Chris James Cellars, great wines!
Plan to spend some time at this amazing vineyard tasting room. Maybe stop in Carlton on your way through for a picnic lunch. There is so many interesting & delicious wines you will want to try them all I am hooked on all of their yummy, complex whites but an amazing offering for you red lovers also.
Our Favorite Winery
We love their wines, their story and their scenery! Their wines are amazing! We joined the wine club because there is such a great variety...reds, whites, rose...something to complement any meal and every palate. Their reds are fantastic, (Barbera and Dolcetto are our faves). I have started drinking more whites, having tasted the different varieties they offer. Bethany, one of the owners, is very friendly and welcoming and the staff/service is great. We just can't say enough about Chris James Cellars! The tasting room in McMinnville is also a great place to have a glass if you don't want to venture up in the hills.
Amazing Wine & Even Better Hospitality
We got to spend the night at Chris James Cellars (by reserving a spot through Hipcamp) and loved both the camping experience, and the wine tasting experience. We got to meet Bethany - one of the owners - and our hostess was Annabella. Both were AMAZING hosts, and had so much passion for their wine. They also taught us so much about the winemaking process, and about the history of their winery. Plus, the wine was excellent (especially the 2017 claret), and the view and atmosphere from their deck was outstanding. Definitely plan to visit Chris James Cellars!
We have visited the vineyard via Erin’s PCC tour at The Wine Cellar. We have tasted the wine. Extraordinary wines! Chris takes great care at crafting an amazing and unique experience in every wine. We highly recommend!
The owner and staff are very friendly, informative and hospitable. The wine was great and we had a wonderful time doing a tasting and touring the vines!