Carlton, Oregon is a country community set in beautiful Yamhill County, full of local wineries and tasting rooms, incredible restaurants, and quaint and hospitable bed and breakfasts. Take a day to visit downtown Carlton and you won’t be disappointed in all it has to offer. Spend the weekend and you’ll be pleasantly surprised at how you’re treated at the cozy and well-kept bed and breakfasts. Spend time at wineries surrounding Carlton, partake in the exquisite wines, and enjoy awe-inspiring views of the vineyards and rolling green hills.
The community of Carlton prides itself on its blossoming wine industry. Not to say that it hasn’t been here for a while, but Carlton wineries continue to flourish in every way beckoning tourists and locals alike to spend a day, a weekend, a week, or a month just basking in all it has to offer. Whether you’re making a quick stop through or planning a little vacation to the country, your experience in Carlton will regenerate your soul – and the odds are that you will leave with a serious inclination to move back permanently!
Official City Website: https://www.ci.carlton.or.us/
Location: 7 miles north of McMinnville, Oregon on Highway 99W
FYI: Originally was known as Carl's town in the beginning, which soon shortened to Carlton.
Population: About 2,135 (2020)
Attractions: Wine Tasting: Downtown Carlton has too many wine tasting rooms to visit in a single day, and that is no exaggeration! Charming Downtown Park: The community park offers a wonderful place to take the kids or just relax for a while on a nice sunny day. Trappist Abbey: Carlton is also home to Our Lady of Guadalupe Trappist Abbey.
Visitor information: 503-852-7575
Page updated 03/30/2023
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Located in downtown Carlton in the historic renovated 1920's train depot. Taste a selection of their single vineyard Pinot noir and other small production Ken Wright wines. Ken has 30 years of experience in Oregon wine growing. Visit their website for reservations.
A monastery of Cistercian (Trappist) monks who are devoted to a life of contemplative prayer, manual labor, spiritual study and hospitality. Book a retreat or explore the monastery forest hiking trails. A great place to enjoy wildlife and Carlton scenery.