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Elk Cove Vineyards

27751 NW Olson Rd, Gaston, OR 97119-8042
+1 503-985-7760
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Clean and simple tasting area

Oh, this wine is good! This was the first stop on our tour of three wineries. We arrived just... read more

Reviewed 27 March 2018
90Lynn_DFW
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Dallas, Texas
Very good wine

The people are great and the wine is good with good pricing they are in kind of out of the way... read more

Reviewed 9 November 2017
324Rick
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Gaston, Oregon
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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.
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  • Very good24%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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27751 NW Olson Rd, Gaston, OR 97119-8042
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Reviewed 27 March 2018

Oh, this wine is good! This was the first stop on our tour of three wineries. We arrived just before noon and there were only a couple of other people inside so there was plenty of room to sample their wonderful wines. Huge deck outside...More

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Katherine S, Manager at Elk Cove Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2018

Dear 90Lynn_DRW, Thank you for visiting us and positing such a nice review! We appreciate referrals and hope that you will have the chance to come back and visit us. All the best, Katherine

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Reviewed 9 November 2017

The people are great and the wine is good with good pricing they are in kind of out of the way location so watch

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Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

Had a super experience today at Elk Cove! Been a fan of their wines for a long time. Truly enjoyed our first visit Amazing views, wonderful staff and exceptional wine.

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Katherine S, Manager at Elk Cove Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2017

Thanks for reviewing us! Glad you had a great time and the views are spectacular. Cheers, Katherine

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Reviewed 18 October 2017

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
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Katherine S, Manager at Elk Cove Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2017

Hi Phil, I'm so glad you enjoyed your visit to our tasting room enough to join the club! We look forward to seeing you in the future and have a really dynamic schedule of events for 2018 in the works. All the best, Katherine

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Reviewed 5 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
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Katherine S, Manager at Elk Cove Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2017

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

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Reviewed 30 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

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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

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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
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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

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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
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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

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Reviewed 1 August 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
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Katherine S, Manager at Elk Cove Vineyards, responded to this reviewResponded 5 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

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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

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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

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