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Welcome to J.L. Kiff Vineyard. We are Joel and Laurie Kiff and we make delicious Pinot Noir from our 9-acre vineyard just outside McMinnville, Oregon. Our winery is open for tasting and visits Friday, Saturday, and Sunday 12-5pm from April through October. You can also arrange your own private tasting other times by calling Laurie at 971-237-6745. We love visitors!!

About

Joel and Laurie (the 'J' and the 'L') farm and produce Pinot Noir (and more) on this hill just outside McMinnville, Oregon. The vineyard is 9 acres. Our winery is a converted pole barn, which is where you can come to taste the wine, too. We are very much a 'Do It Yourself' operation, just like it was in Oregon in the early days. Laurie does the sales and marketing. When you come here, you will not find fancy decor, but the wine is intriguing and you will be served by the people who own and operate the place.

J.L. Kiff Vineyard is the closest estate winery to McMinnville, Oregon.

Wines

The grapes that go into J.L. Kiff Vineyard wines are farmed by Joel, who pretty much knows all 9000 vines personally.

Our wine can be purchased by contacting us - please email or call and we will arrange payment and delivery. Our Tasting Room is also open Friday through Sunday 12-5 pm at 13546 NW Willis Rd, McMinnville Oregon. You can always call 971-237-6745 to set up a private tasting. 

We are the closest estate winery to McMinnville Oregon.

2010 J.L. Kiff Vineyard Pinot Noir

Our inaugural vintage. The vines were in their 5th year. The growing season was fairly cool, which produced wines with a balance of fruit, acidity, tannins, and a little spiciness. Brix 24. pH 3.3. Harvested Oct 22. 130 cases made.

Price: $40 per bottle

Label art pen and ink by Adam Kiff

2011 J.L. Kiff Vineyard Pinot Noir

2011 was an unusually cold summer, which yielded wines with amazing aromatics, lighter body, and moderate alcohol levels. If you are a fan of the cooler vintages, this year was our last example of one. 210 cases produced.

Price: $40 per bottle

Label art watercolor painting converted to black and white by Erin (Kiff) Sullens

2012 J.L. Kiff Vineyard Pinot Noir

The 2012 growing season was one of the most ideal in recent memory. Plenty of warm days with a perfect cool-down in the fall months. The clusters were small (due to the cool 2011 summer), resulting in more body and flavor concentration. There is a small percentage of whole-cluster fermentation in this wine.

Price: $40 per bottle

Label art pen and ink by Adam Kiff

2014 J.L. Kiff Vineyard Pinot Noir

The 2014 was made using an unusually high percentage of Dijon clones, resulting in a more obvious red fruit component than we usually taste. The clusters were large, producing a lighter bodied wine as compared to other warm summer vintages.

Price: $40 per bottle

Label art pen and ink by Adam Kiff

2016 J.L. Kiff Vineyard Rose of Pinot Noir

A rose with plenty of flavor and color, yet crisp and refreshing like a white wine. You should still serve it chilled. A gorgeous deep pink color created by leaving the skins and juice in contact for 4 days.

Price: $22 per bottle

Label art watercolor by Erin (Kiff) Sullens

Blog

Grapes and Heat

We are going though our first major heat wave of the summer, with triple-digit temperatures for 3 or 4 days in a row. I haven’t found very many Oregonians who like heat waves, but the discomfort does give us something to talk about. I very much appreciate people’s concern about how the grapes are doing …

My Name is Dirt

Mid 1970’s, somewhere in the Sierra Nevada mountains. I am a kid on my first family backpacking trip. And I don’t know some basic common sense things, like how far from the campfire is a good distance for bedding down for the night. I figured closer to the fire is warmer, and warmer is good. …

Contact Us

Email: visit@jlkiffvineyard.com

Phone: 971-237-6745

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