Chris James Cellars is a family owned and operated vineyard and winery that produces unique and interesting wines in Carlton, Oregon. The vineyard was planted in 2012, with additional blocks planted in each year since. In 2015, the vineyard produced its first lots of Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc and has since expanded its wine selection to offer handcrafted lots of Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc, Gewurztraminer, Riesling, Dolcetto, Lagrein and more. Wine Host, Chris Barnes is an engineer who has worked in the technology sector for over 20 years. After taking classes in winemaking, He was able to fulfill his dream of winemaking with his first vintage of just 200 cases as Chris James Cellars in 2015 with the first grapes from their vineyard. Chris has become a fantastic winemaker receiving a variety of awards on his wines and in spring 2022, Chris James Cellars was named Oregon Winery of the year by Great Northwest Wine Magazine.