Amity Vineyards doesn’t seem to have a website, but they do have a Facebook page that they list as their official web page. They are nestled, as usual, up a gravel road and in the midst of their vineyard.
The wines we tried, in order, included…
- 2012 Albarino (a simple white)
- 2010 Riesling (slightly sweet, interesting middle, petrol nose)
- 2010 Pinot blanc (more complex, light melon, seems like it will age well)
- 2007 Late Harvest Riesling (needs more acid to balance the sugar, little thin and hold the gas station on the nose, but nice fruit)
- 2012 Gamay Pinot noir (mostly stainless, around 2 barrels in all. Young nose, light texture and heavy fruit–the winemaker brought over the vines from France)
- 2009 Crannell Vineyard Pinot noir (nicest nose, smooth finish and great pepper that calls for prime rib)
- 2008 Reserve Pinot noir (nice gentle nose)
- 2006 Tartan [label] Dolcetto (soft, really yummy and balanced)
- 2007 Tartan Tempranillo (stronger wine, great complexity for a big red, almost as structured as a Pinot noir)
They had some nice wines and displays out as well. Their whites also seem to hold up surprisingly well over time–they had a 1985 Gewürztraminer!
The Amity Vineyards tasting room is open daily from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and is located at 18150 SE Amity Vineyards Road, Amity, OR.