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Elk Cove Vineyards

27751 NW Olson Rd, Gaston, OR 97119-8042
+1 503-985-7760
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Very friendly tasting room

This was the first stop on our winery tour and what a great start. Great wine and very friendly... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Phil K
Delicious Wines-Worth the Trip

This was one of my favorite wineries. I really enjoyed the wine. I will suggest it to my friends... read more

Reviewed 4 September 2017
Shannon P
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Named for the herd of Roosevelt Elk that roam the nearby Coast Range Mountains, Elk Cove is one of Oregon's historic vineyards and was first planted in 1974 by Pat and Joe Campbell. Elk Cove remains family owned and second generation winemaker Adam Campbell is known for Single Vineyard Pinot Noirs, aromatic white wines like Pinot Gris and Pinot Blanc, and winery exclusives like their Chardonnay, Brut Rosé, Rieslings and a sweet dessert wine they call "Ultima" Interesting for travelers, Elk Cove is one of the few Oregon wineries that farm multiple vineyard sites in the Willamette Valley. Their six sites span two sub-AVAs (American Viticultural Areas) of the Willamette Valley and their fruit is grown on all three of the major soil types favored for growing grapes in this area: Jory, Laurelwood and Willakenzie. Elk Cove is also known for the spectacular view of the Coast Range Mountains and vineyards of the bowl-like property that surround their tasting room. It's a three mile drive up from Gaston, Oregon, that's totally worth the view.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good25%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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27751 NW Olson Rd, Gaston, OR 97119-8042
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This was the first stop on our winery tour and what a great start. Great wine and very friendly and knowledgeable staff. The vineyard is beautiful and a great place for pictures. We arrived early on a Saturday so it wasn't too crowded. Like the...More

Thank Phil K
Reviewed 4 September 2017

This was one of my favorite wineries. I really enjoyed the wine. I will suggest it to my friends. We had not planned to purchase any wine on this trip, but couldn't resist once we tasted this wine.

Thank Shannon P
Katherine S, Manager at Elk Cove Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you Shannon! Please send your friends our way since we are open daily from 10 until 5 for tastings. Come back on your next visit - Katherine

Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

My wife and I scheduled a private tour and tasting at the vineyard. We were taken on a short golf cart tour of the grounds by Katherine. We then met Sabine in the barrel room where both hosted the tasting. We had one Chardonnay and...More

Thank harthamm
Katherine S, Manager at Elk Cove Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2017

Alan and Jill - it was such a pleasure to meet you this past week. Thank you for the great review. Sabine and I are glad you enjoyed the Private Seated Tasting. We are having fun hosting these tastings and hope that on your next...More

Reviewed 7 August 2017

We were in the area for a completely unrelated activity and decided to look up things to do. We came across the raving reviews of Elk Cove and decided to contact them. We told them that we had a few wine drinkers, a non-drinker and...More

Thank Daniel P
Katherine S, Manager at Elk Cove Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2017

Hi Daniel, Thank you for the review! The vineyards are beautiful at this time of the year so I'm glad you were able to enjoy them with your friends. We have been making wine for four decades, so there is a lot of thoughtfulness that...More

Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

We have visited this winery several times over the years. We enjoy the wines very much but we've also always found the tasting room staff to be friendly and courteous. It's always a great experience and well worth the drive to get there.

Thank Shaymur
Katherine S, Manager at Elk Cove Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2017

Hi Shaymur, Thanks so much for the kind words. We appreciated your continued visits and time it took to write this review. We look forward to hosting you again. All the best, Katherine

Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

We were staying in Salem and it is quite a drive . Thankfully, it is worth it. We went for an event they were hosting "opera in the vineyard". Great idea and we loved it! The beautiful tasting room and views were bonuses. We had...More

Thank Tina J
Katherine S, Manager at Elk Cove Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2017

Hi Tina, Thank you for taking the time to recommend our vineyard and winery. I'm so happy you attended the event and your feedback will be noted for future events. This was the first time we hosted this event so we appreciate hearing about areas...More

Reviewed 22 July 2017

First, the view and locale of the winery is not to be missed. The sights of the winery, vineyards, and the surroundings are fabulous. The staff was wonderful and they were helpful in pouring and explaining the wines on the list. Also, as they could...More

Thank jackfrost0904
Katherine S, Manager at Elk Cove Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2017

Hi JackFrost - thank you for the great review! We appreciate the kind comments and please plan on visiting us in the future. All the best, Katherine

Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

Is a nice place. The view from terrace make you wish to stay the whole day just there. The have a very good selection of Pinot noir and Blanc. We was in our our road trip from the pacific coast to Portland and was one...More

Thank Eduardo P
Katherine S, Manager at Elk Cove Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded 24 June 2017

Thank you for spending time with us Eduardo! We are glad you enjoyed the wines and the view. Happy travels, Katherine

Reviewed 14 June 2017

What a beautiful setting! Very relaxing drive in the country to get there and had a nicet Pinot when we arrived.

Thank boysx42011
Reviewed 14 June 2017

Our daughter and son-in-law took us for a day of wine tastings. Elk Cove is how a vineyard & tasting should be done. We sampled a few delicious wines, heard all about the vineyard & enjoyed our server (forgot his name, but he has light...More

Thank tonihoney
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