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Elk Cove Vineyards

Elk Cove Wines

As a businessman, Adam Godlee Campbell can talk as pragmatically as you like about market share, distribution pipelines, and production capacity. But as a winemaker, Adam can also talk as mystically about wine as the most romantic idealist.

"I think the more you care about the wines in your cellar," he comments, "the better they become. Not just because of the little practical things you do to take care of them, but also because you're thinking about them all the time. There is something about giving them constant attention-the wines that I go back and taste and then taste again, somehow those are the wines that become the stars of the cellar."


Elk Cove La Sirene Oregon Pinot noir 2014

THE BEST VALUE AVAILABLE TODAY IN OREGON PINOT. Seriously. We've loved all the 2014 Elk Cove Pinots so it makes sense we...



$16.66 Regular

Elk Cove Reserve Pinot Noir 2014

94 points Wine Advocate: "The 2014 Pinot Noir Reserve is a barrel selection from various Elk Cove's vineyards, and this y...



$91.95 Regular

Elk Cove Pinot noir Yamhill-Carlton District Goodrich 2014

94 points Wine Spectator: "Distinctly minerally, with a saline quality to the ripe raspberry and cherry flavors, coming to...



Elk Cove La Boheme Pinot noir 2014

Wine Advocate 93 points "From vines planted in 1985 that tend to produce small clusters and small berrie...



$49.95 Regular

Elk Cove Pinot Noir Clay Court 2014

Clay Court 2014 is a gorgeous wine, showing the red-fruited side of Elk Cove's single vineyard Pinots. Beaming raspberry ...



$49.95 Regular

Elk Cove Pinot Noir Mount Richmond 2014

This blew us away. A truly impressive Pinot noir that's broad-shouldered, expressive, complete, and lovely.

2012 vint...



Elk Cove Vineyards Pinot noir Willamette Valley 2013

Elk Cove's 2012 Willamette Valley is delicious, gushing with fruit and charm.

2010 Vintage Tasting Notes



$27.95 Regular

Elk Cove Pinot Gris 2013

Always one of the best Pinot gris in Oregon. Big tropical fruit and melon inn the nose. Tons of delicious fruit--bright p...



$17.85 Regular

Elk Cove Pinot Noir Five Mountain 2014

2012 vintage note

Wine Spectator 94 points "Vibrant, spicy and minerally, with crushed-gravel overtones ...



$49.95 Regular

Elk Cove Ultima 2010 375 ml

Half Bottle Size

This white blend is something quite special.

2008 Vintage Tasting Not...



$32.45 Regular

Elk Cove Pinot noir Rose 2015

Elk Cove Vineyards Pinot Noir Rosť is fragrant with white flowers and showing freshness with aromas of watermelon and swee...



$16.95 Regular

Elk Cove Pinot Noir Roosevelt Vineyard 2014

2012 winery notes: Dark blackberry pie, sandalwood and cocoa on the nose, with huge fruit on the palate: dark plum, black ...



$74.95 Regular

More About Elk Cove Vineyards

Adam is in the forefront of a new generation of Oregon winemakers: men and women who are taking over the successful wineries built by their parents. They have a special challenge to balance a heritage of great winemaking with the running of a successful long-term business.

Hand off to a New Generation

"It is important for me to be cautious," says Adam about managing Elk Cove Vineyards, "because this is my parents' entire retirement, plus it has to support my family as well."

And yet . . . there is an emotional component to Elk Cove that is always present for Adam.

"Making wine in general-and making Pinot noir in particular-is such a personal thing," he explains. "I think what guides my style is having grown up on the property and having been involved in a family business from the very beginning. I was very young when my parents were dreaming all this up, but every night at dinner we'd talk collectively about it."

That kind of perspective makes the business of Elk Cove very personal. "The first vineyard I bought in 1995 was land I rode past on the school bus every day as a kid," he says. "Sometimes I discount that as not being very important, but when you think about it, that is quite a perspective as I make our wines."

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