The Area, The Hall, The People
Welcome to Wine Country
Amity is at the Northwest corner of the Eola-Amity Hills AVA. It’s a scenic drive through rolling hills, with incredible vistas at every turn. Just 5 miles south of McMinnville, you’ll come upon Amity, the next undiscovered gem of the Willamette Valley. “Where Friendship Begins” in Yamhill County.
First constructed in 1905 as a Free Mason’s Lodge, The Hall at Amity Flats sits in the heart of Oregon Wine country. The first floor, now occupied by The Hall at Amity Flats, was initially used as a mercantile and later became an antique store. In 2013, the building was purchased by newlyweds Rob Kistler and Barb Bond, and renovations were soon underway to restore the building and make it sustainable and solar-powered. The building is the oldest in Amity, and still one of the largest structures in town.
Love at First Flight
The Hall is managed by Scott & Beth Yockey Jones, who are recent migrants to the Willamette Valley. After falling in love with each other in 2003, and being frequent visitors to Salem and Corvallis, they left Seattle, where Scott managed a catering company, to enjoy the abundance of the Valley. Since 2016, they’ve been looking all over the Mid-Willamette to find the perfect spot to celebrate the bounty of this region, and the first time they saw The Hall, they knew this was it. They hope you see the abundance and joy of the Valley reflected back in this space.
175 Years of History
Amity is established by Joseph and Ahio S. Watt after arriving over the Oregon Trail.
Amity Hall Built
The venue’s first known use was as a lodge for the local Free Mason’s Chapter.
Wine Industry Established
Amity Vineyard planted, securing the strong beginnings of a new area industry.
The area bound by Amity and Independence is recognized as a distinct AVA.