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Elk Cove Vineyards, Willamette Valley Pinot Noir!

Profile: Pinot Noir

  • Pinot Noirs are racked by gravity from the fermenters to French oak barrels in the cellar.
  • Nitrogen gas is used during racking to gently push the wines from barrels back into tanks.

Adam hand selects only the finest quality French oak barrels for his entire Pinot Noir bottlings – Burgundian coopered, 3-year air-dried, medium toast, tight grained. The delicate flavors and finesse of the Pinot Noir grape depend on this careful handwork.


Elk Cove hand crafts wines from outstanding vineyards in the Northern Willamette Valley of Oregon. Through site selection and meticulous vine management we achieve concentration and depth of flavor in the vineyard.

In the winery we use gravity flow and gentle handling to protect the inherent qualities of the Estate grown fruit.

Family Owned

Elk Cove Vineyards is a family owned and managed winery with 600 acres on four separate vineyard sites. At this time 220 acres of mature vineyards come from our Estate, Windhill, Mount Richmond and newly acquired Five Mountain vineyards. Excellent slopes are available for another 150 acres of vines, which will be planted over the next five years.

The Pinot Trilogy: Noir, Gris, Blanc!

The winery’s focus is on Willamette Valley Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, and Pinot Blanc. Creating powerful yet elegant wines that focus on freshness of fruit, depth and viscosity.

Elk Cove Vineyards has produced Single Vineyard Pinot Noirs since 1979. These flagship wines are available in limited quantities. Windhill, La Bohème, Roosevelt, Mount Richmond and Five Mountain Vineyard Pinot Noirs have all been selected for specific site characteristics – soils, aspect, microclimate. Yields are kept to below two tons per acre for these special reserve bottlings.


Stop in today and try one!


Mr. Bill

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Wine Class: White Wine Composition | June 28

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White Wine Composition

The vast diversity of White Wines and what makes them different…

Tuesday June 28 | 7:15pm

at Mr. Bill’s Wine Cellar

2825 Brambleton Avenue, Roanoke VA


$25/per person. Payment Required for Reservation.

Reserve by calling 540-400-7771 or in person. 

Beer Growlers now available!

You asked for it, we got it!

Mr. Bill’s Wine Cellar is proud to now offer Beer Grrrowlers

32oz and 64oz available

Need a Grrrowler? Purchase one today and bring it back to refill again and again!

Have your own Grrrowler? Bring that in too!

Our taps will frequently rotate, so come in to see whats on…

Grander Opening March 31

Please join us March 31, 2016 at 11am

Its not just a Grand Opening…

its our Grander Opening!


We first opened our doors in 2010, but as many of you have already noticed, we recently expanded our store space to bring you more wine and beer! Roanoke City will be here to acknowledge our expansion and perform a special Ribbon-Cutting. We would love for you to join us… after all, we owe it all to YOU!

Special Thursday Wine Tasting with Puppie McCloskey

and Refreshments following the Ribbon Ceremony.


Other Celebrations!

Wine Samples and Wine Sales all Weekend!
10% off 6 Bottles | 15% off a Case

March 31-April 2