Welcome to J.L. Kiff Vineyard

We are Joel and Laurie Kiff and we make delicious Pinot Noir from our 9-acre vineyard, which is located in the Yamhill-Carlton AVA, just northwest of McMinnville, Oregon, in the beautiful Willamette Valley.

WE ARE OPEN by APPOINTMENT!

During the COVID-19 era, we will be open by appointment only. When the weather allows, we will taste outdoors.

Please email visit@JLKiffVineyard.com or call 971-237-6745 to arrange your appointment.

About

Joel and Laurie, the 'J' and the 'L' in J.L. Kiff Vineyard, farm and produce Pinot Noir (and more) on a hillside just outside McMinnville and not too far from Carlton. 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… you will not find fancy decor, but the wine is intriguing and you will be served by the people who grow the grapes and make the wine.

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

Wines

Try our 2015 J.L. Kiff Vineyard Pinot Noir, which received 93 points from Wine Enthusiast!

SPECIAL OFFER  through October 15, 2020:

If you purchase 6 Bottles of our Pinot Noir, ground shipping + a virtual tasting with Joel and Laurie are included!

If you purchase 12 Bottles of our Pinot Noir, Next Day Air shipping (if weather precludes ground shipping) + a virtual tasting with Joel and Laurie are included!

 To order, email us at visit@JLKiffVineyard.com

(Ground shipping is dependent on weather conditions.) 

OUR WINES

J.L. Kiff Vineyard grapes are farmed by Joel, who pretty much knows all 9000 vines personally, except for the Chardonnay grapes, which come from our neighbor, Cassin Family Vineyards.

We look forward to sharing our wine with you!!

To order, please email visit@JLKiffVineyard.com

Curbside pick-up at the winery includes 10% off your order.

 

WINES AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE

2016 J.L. Kiff Vineyard Pinot Noir

An early spring, a warm summer, and an early harvest. The vineyard continues to adjust to being dry-farmed. Vines that struggle make the best wines.

Price: $40 per bottle

Label art pen and ink by Adam Kiff

2015 J.L. Kiff Vineyard Pinot Noir

A warm summer, and the first summer when we did not irrigate the vineyard. Intense and full-bodied.

Price: $40 per bottle

Label art watercolor by Erin Sullens

2014 J.L. Kiff Vineyard Pinot Noir

The 2014 was made using an unusually high percentage of Dijon clones, resulting in a more red fruit flavors. 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

2013 J.L. Kiff Vineyard Pinot Noir

A true Cinderella story starting with a big rain, a wild yeast fermentation, and 5 years of aging in the cellar prior to release in 2018.

Price: $40 per bottle

Label art watercolor by Erin (Kiff) Sullens

2012 J.L. Kiff Vineyard Pinot Noir

The 2012 growing season was one of the most ideal in the Willamette Valley. Plenty of warm days and cooler in the fall months. The clusters were small, resulting in more body and flavor concentration. There is a small percentage of whole-cluster fermentation in this wine.

Price: $55 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, you will enjoy this.

Price: $55 per bottle

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

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.

Price: $55 per bottle

Label art pen and ink by Adam Kiff

2018 J.L. Kiff Vineyard Rosé of Pinot Noir

This is a Rosé with plenty of flavor and color, yet crisp and refreshing. 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

2018 Chardonnay

Our second Chardonnay bottling. 50% stainless steel, 50% neutral barrel-fermented. The barrel ferment lasted 10 months. Nice tropical fruit notes.

Price: $32 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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