K & M Wines

About

We are a small-production winery. We specialize in food-friendly wines that will complement everything from pizza to porterhouse, or tilapia to Thai food, if you’re drinking our Chardonnay. We’ve also enjoyed some successful forays into bigger, more fruit-forward wines by sourcing grapes from the high-and-dry Rogue Valley. But even our Syrah and Cabernet Franc, which would be just fine on their own, are made to pair well with food. At K & M, we feature artwork and relaxed hospitality paired with our food-friendly wines. And with breads from Carlton Bakery, jams from Republic of Jam and carefully selected artisanal cheeses, we always offer a small bite to complement the wines.

Location Description

Nestled in the edge of a valley just east of the Coast Range, Carlton is a small, pedestrian-friendly town that offers over 20 tasting rooms and unique culinary experiences.

Features

  • Small Production, Food Friendly Wines.

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History

Launched in 2006.

Estate Vineyards / AVA

Our vineyard was planted in 1983 on the South slopes of Parrett Mountain – the vision of Fred & Jill Newton. Ken and Mauro (K & M) purchased the vineyard in 2006 – and have been stewards of the land and Fred & Jill’s vision since. We renamed the vineyard Alchemy Vineyard: meaning transformative change and reflecting the lifestyle change of moving from city to country and the transformation a vineyard and winery project represent.

We are a small 3 acre vineyard, self-rooted and planted with Pommard and Wädenswil clones of Pinot noir and a Dijon clone of Chardonnay. Fred purchased the Pinot noir cuttings from Myron Redford of Amity Vineyards, an Oregon wine pioneer. The vineyard uses the Geneva Double Curtain trellising method. Uncommon in the Willamette Valley but beautiful and unique.

Assisting in the vineyard management are our three miniature sheep: Bert, Ernie and Fuzzy. They are Babydoll or Southdown sheep. Full of personality they have allowed us to cut back on mowing as they eat most weeds, keep the grass mowed and assist with grape sucker removal.

In 2014 we cleared an additional acre and a half of land – which we will plant in early 2015. What was once blackberries and scrubby trees – will soon be planted to vineyard.

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Hours

Mon: 12:00 – 5:00 pm Fri Sun: 12:00 – 5:00 pm

Address

143 E. Main Street
Carlton, Oregon 97111
United States

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