Yamhill Valley Vineyards Collection


Interview (Denis Burger and Elaine McCall 2018)

This interview is with Denis Burger and Elaine McCall, owners of Yamhill Valley Vineyards. In this interview, Denis and Elaine discuss how they came into the wine industry and the various challenges they faced in being one of the earlier wineries in the McMinnville AVA. The couple discusses the future for Oregon wine, and ends with the advice that as long as one perseveres stays committed to the end game, he/she will be successful in the wine industry.


Interview (Ariel Eberle 2018)

Ariel Eberle is the winemaker at Yamhill Valley Vineyards in McMinnville Oregon. In this interview she discusses how she got interested in wine and the life lessons she learned under the late Stephen Cary. She also discusses a bit about her experience as a young woman in the Oregon wine industry.

Interview (Stephen Cary 2015)

Stephen Cary is the winemaker at Yamhill Valley Vineyards in McMinnville, Oregon. Cary has left many impressive marks on the wine industry during his time thus far, including the founding of the Steamboat Conference and organizing the Burgundy Challenge. He knew early on that a normal 9-5 job was not the right path for him and has since been involved in the industry as a wine seller, buyer and maker. Cary makes his wine with the philosophy that the grapes tell him how to deal with them. To Cary, a significant aspect that differs Oregon wines from other parts of the world is the terroir.

In this interview, Cary shares his experiences in the wine industry with people and place where he has been involved. Cary discusses the significance of soil types and the differences in the regions of the Willamette Valley AVA. As a final thought, Cary recalls the important roles that Yamhill Valley Vineyards has played, not only on his career, but for the industry as a whole.


Interview (Stephen Cary 2015 – Steamboat)

Stephen Cary is the winemaker at Yamhill Valley Vineyards in McMinnville, Oregon. Cary has left many impressive marks on the wine industry during his time thus far, including the founding of the Steamboat Conference and organizing the Burgundy Challenge. He knew early on that a normal 9-5 job was not the right path for him and has since been involved in the industry as a wine seller, buyer and maker. Cary makes his wine with the philosophy that the grapes tell him how to deal with them. To Cary, a significant aspect that differs Oregon wines from other parts of the world is the terroir.

In this interview, Cary goes into depth on the Steamboat Conference. He tells of the origin of the famous event, what it entails and how it has remained a symbol of the efforts of collaboration in the Oregon Wine Industry for over 30 years.


Interview (Stephen Cary 2008)

Stephen Cary is the winemaker at Yamhill Valley Vineyards in McMinnville, Oregon. Cary has left many impressive marks on the wine industry during his time thus far, including the founding of the Steamboat Conference and organizing the Burgundy Challenge. He knew early on that a normal 9-5 job was not the right path for him and has since been involved in the industry as a wine seller, buyer and maker. Cary makes his wine with the philosophy that the grapes tell him how to deal with them. To Cary, a significant aspect that differs Oregon wines from other parts of the world is the terroir.

In this interview, Cary talks about what the wine industry was like in the beginning and how things have since changed. He discusses many of his experiences and relationships with other wine people over the years and more.