Coeur de Terre or Heart of the Earth is located in the West Hills of McMinnville, known for its geologic diversity and beauty which translates into unique Pinot noir. We are committed to organic farming practices and focus on small production, handcrafted Pinot Noir, Cool Climate Syrah and Riesling. Please come and enjoy our award winning vineyard and winery!
- Outdoor seating
- Bike Friendly
- Tours available
- Wheelchair accessible
An experience worth repeating!
Beautiful tasting room & vineyard not to mention adorable pup that roamed the space- all made for a great experience. The Chardonnay and Syrah presented pleasant surprises that made me want to come back. The single vineyard pinot was memorable amount the sea of Pinot and I will most definitely return!
Serene and peaceful spot, excellent personal service
Our itinerary had us on the coast overnight in Lincoln City, and we wanted to find a spot on the way into the valley to get a flavor for the area on the western edge of the region. We picked this one because of the owners' story (my wife is from Southern MN too). We had a 10am appointment and had it all to ourselves. We had very personal service from John who was a great story-teller and treated us to a very relaxing morning on the porch. The wines were good and it was really interesting to sample the different pinot noirs from different spots on the hillside. Their spot up on the hill was serene and beautiful, and the winery dog was a lot of fun too. Great start to our 2 days of wine-tasting, I'd recommend it!
Give yourself time
We stopped here at the end of the day and shared a bottle of Rose wine and enjoyed their outdoor space. Beautiful property, welcoming staff and lovely wine. I wish we had been able to spend a little longer because the wine was delightful and the setting for spectacular.
Well worth the trek
A blissful, relaxing oasis on a cold, rain day. Great atmosphere and fascinating wines. Stellar hospitality,
Lovely friendly vineyard atmosphere with great wines
We had a great wine tasting experience at Coeur de Terre. John hosted us, and his friendliness and flexibility were much appreciated. We made some adjustments to our tasting based upon schedule and having eaten a huge breakfast. He was also extremely knowledge about the vineyard and all of the wine, going in depth to answer our questions and the other couple who were tasting beside us. I really liked the Pinot Gris, and my partner preferred the Rose. We both agreed upon the 2015 Syrah which was fantastic and will age for 20 years. We had limited room to take back wine, so we purchased both the Pinot Gris and the Syrah. I enjoyed the bucolic setting with tasting on the deck overlooking the vineyards and the valley. Coeur de Terre is my favorite vineyard in McMinnville. Tip: The roads to access Coeur de Terre are steep and mostly gravel, so you will want to allow plenty of time to travel there at a slower pace. If you are tasting in the morning, it may still be cool outside so bring a jacket.