American Winery Guide Review

logo“Visitors and personal guests often ask me for winery recommendations here in the Willamette Valley. I try to determine what is most important to them. Is it a chic tasting room, educational tours, location? Winter’s Hill Vineyard is on my short list for people looking for two things – really delicious, well-made wine and the quintessential small family winery experience where you are bound to talk with one of the owners.”

We were happy to see such a great review today about us by You can check out the full review here, as well as all their other reviews.

So many Apps!

This summer we have seen more and more guests using mobile apps as part of their tasting experience. Some are using them to post reviews of the wines, or to read the reviews of other users.  Others use them to take notes and record the wines that they have tasted in the course of the day.

There are a multitude of apps out there, but here are some of our favorites, and the ones we see guests using most often.  Please let us know if you use one of these apps, and what you enjoy most about it.  Did we miss your favorite?

CellarTracker hosts the largest database of user reviews of wines from around the world.  Their new app looks great, and will make it easier to add wines to your cellar.

Vivino uses image recognition software to identify the wine you are drinking by taking a picture of the label.  Then you can easily post a review, compare prices, or see reviews by other users.

Delectable can also recognize the label and help you learn more about the wine you are using.  Many top sommeliers and chefs from around the world are using Delectable.  You can “follow” other users to see what they are drinking, and post a comment if you see something interesting.  Only available for i-phone, other versions are coming soon.

If you want to stay local, Oregon Wine, the App, was created by Oregonian wine writer and critic Katherine Cole.  It offers an insiders view on the wines and wineries of Oregon.

Trip Advisor Reviews

We love getting reviews like this on TripAdvisor: "Enjoy this Gem.  Great wines. Great people. Go. You won't be disappointed." September 1, 2014.  Read the full review here. "Take the drive, it is worth it. Tasting is done at a bar in their … [Continue reading]

Sweet Potato Risotto with Pecans Paired with Pinot Noir

Now that the temperatures are beginning to cool it's time to enjoy all the delicious fall flavors. This month we are highlighting a wonderful southern dish to pair with our Pinot noir.  I especially like our 2010 Pinot noir Dundee Hills with this … [Continue reading]

Bounty of Yamhill County Sunday Sept. 7

Don't miss the Bounty of Yamhill County Sunday September, 7 at Sokol Blosser Winery. Benefiting the Yamhill Enrichment Society, this event features many of the best restaurants and wineries of Yamhill County. Winter's Hill Estate is proud to be … [Continue reading]

Wine Press Northwest Blind Tasting Results

Wine Press Northwest recently conducted a blind tasting of Pinot noir from Oregon, Washington, and Idaho. Our 2012 Pinot noirs received some great reviews. Outstanding! Winter’s Hill Estate 2012 Watershed Pinot Noir, Dundee Hills, $25: … [Continue reading]

Monarch Butterflies at Winter’s Hill

This is our first sighting of a monarch at Winter's Hill in June of 2014. We were excited to find both caterpillars and a chrysalis on July 13!! The caterpillar is feeding on milkweed which we planted 5 years ago. It is the only plant on which … [Continue reading]

Rosé of Pinot Noir is “delightful and refreshing.”

As we savor the last few weeks of Summer, we are finding that our Rosé pairs well with just about everything. Apparently, Great Northwest Wine agrees, rating our 2013 Dry Rosé of Pinot Noir Outstanding. "The spirit of Burgundy shows with this … [Continue reading]

2nd Annual Toast For A Cure

Thank you to everyone that came out to support this wonderful event. We greatly appreciate it. With all of your efforts we helped raise over $8,500 for the Northwest Chapter. Join us here at Winter's Hill Estate for the 2nd Annual Toast for a Cure … [Continue reading]

Wine Spectator 90 pts 2012 Pinot Gris

Great review for our 2012 Pinot Gris from the Wine Spectator "Fresh and sleek, with pretty melon and lemon curd flavors on a polished frame, lingering easily." … [Continue reading]