Violet Vines Opens New Tasting Room in Carlton, Oregon

May 19, 2023

Violet Vines, a family-owned winery in the Willamette Valley, announces the opening of its new tasting room in downtown Carlton, Oregon, at 203 West Main Street on May 20. One of few wineries that produces wines made exclusively from Oregon fruit, Violet Vines seeks to showcase the diverse Oregon terroir through its diverse collection of vibrant, yet classic wines.

Violet Vines’ estate vineyard in Sheridan, Oregon (McMinnville AVA) includes plantings of Pinot noir (five clones), Chardonnay (two clones), Cabernet Franc, Syrah, Viognier, Chenin Blanc and Albariño.  Planted in 2023, the Set-in-Stone Vineyard in the Rocks District of the Milton-Freewater AVA will feature Syrah, Grenache and Mourvèdre. Violet Vines also sources fruit from the Eola-Amity Hills AVA and Chehalem Mountain AVA.

Violet Vines’ new tasting room inhabits an early 20th century building that has recently undergone a facelift that preserved its historical roots but added a modern, welcoming flair. The tasting room will open year-round Wednesday through Sunday from 11 am to 5 pm (6 pm on Fridays and Saturdays). Reservations are encouraged (which can be booked here at with walk-ins welcome based on availability. 

“This tasting room has been a dream of ours since launching the Violet Vines brand in 2019,” said Violet Vines co-founder April Zawada. “We’re thrilled to join the incredible Carlton community and look forward to sharing our wines with visitors year-round.” 

For those interested in a vineyard private tour and tasting experience, Violet Vines welcomes visitors by appointment weather-permitting May through October at its 88-acre estate vineyard in Sheridan, OR (17371 Gopher Valley Road).  Reservation requests can be emailed to

“Our goal is to get people excited about Oregon wines and build long-term relationships with our guests,” said Violet Vines co-founder Brian Zawada. “We intend to deliver a world-class and unforgettable experience for our Carlton tasting room visitors, or those that visit the Tasting Outlook at our estate vineyard.” 

About Violet Vines

Founded in 2019, Violet Vines produces Willamette Valley and Milton-Freewater AVA (Rocks District) terroir-driven wines such as Pinot noir, Chardonnay and Syrah. Violet Vines continue to expand by elevating varietals that will thrive in Oregon such as Cabernet Franc, Chenin Blanc and Albariño. Violet Vines wines are available for shipment to most locations in the United States. Violet Vines is a Veteran and Woman-owned business.  For more information, please visit or follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Instagram (@violetvineswine). 

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