Sunset Magazine recommends our Pinot Blanc

When the temperature reaches into the 90’s, even habitual Pinot Noir drinkers might need something more refreshing…  Sunset Magazine recommends our crisp 2013 Pinot Blanc:

“We never dismiss a good gin and tonic.  But it’s entirely possible to enjoy a nice class of wine when the weather gets warm… For white wine, choose crisp over oaky or buttery. Pinot blanc is a great refresher too, like the 2013 produced by Oregon’s Elk Cove Vineyards ($19).  For us, the hotter the weather, the colder we like our white wine.” – Sunset Magazine, July 2014, pg 106

2013 Pinot Gris – Gold Medal

Our 2013 Pinot Gris won a Gold Medal and was rated at 91pts in the 2014 San Francisco International Wine Competition!  This is one of the largest wine competitions in the world.  This year they tasted over 4,500 wines, so it’s truly an honor to have won Gold.



2013 Pinot Gris: Top Pinot Gris in Blind Tasting

In a blind tasting of 81 Pinot Gris from Oregon and Washington, our 2013 came in first.  Here’s the review:

Outstanding:  Elk Cove Vineyards 2013 Pinot Gris, Willamette Valley

“Second-generation winemaker Adam Campbell is the master of Pinot Gris, as he consistently earns top scores vintage after vintage.  This is no exception, earning the top spot in our judging.  It opens with aromas of apple, pear and a touch of pineapple, followed by hints of jasmine and mint tea.  The palate is bursting with flavors of orchard fruit and minerality, all backed with crisp, mouthwatering acidity.  A stunning wine.” – Andy Perdue

To read the accompanying article, with quotes from our winemaker Adam Campbell, visit Wine Press Northwest online.

Winery of the Year!

We are proud to have been chosen as a Wine & Spirits Winery of the Year!

The honor, published in Wine & Spirit’s 27th Annual Buying Guide, is based on top scores over the past year.  In 2013 Wine & Sprits gave Elk Cove wines some excellent scores including:

  • 93 Points: ’10 Clay Court Pinot Noir
  • 92 Points: ’10 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir
  • 92 Points: ’12 Willamette Valley Pinot Gris

According to Wine & Sprits, Elk Cove is “known for generous, finely made pinots” and has been able to increase quality through “greater control over its vineyard sources”.  We agree!

Five other Oregon wineries were also honored: Adelsheim, Bergstrom, Cristom, Domaine Drouhin, and J. Christopher.  This is a great showing for a selection of the top 100 wineries in the world.  The world is taking notice :  some truly great wines are coming out of Oregon.