Summer Festival, August 9 & 10

Saturday, August 9, 2014
11:00-5:00pm

Summer is the most beautiful time in the Willamette Valley, and we invite you to celebrate with us. Join us Saturday and Sunday, August 9 & 10 for our annual Summer Festival.

Equestrian Wine Tours will be here offering carriage rides through our vineyards. Grab a glass of wine and enjoy a ride that will highlight the breathtaking views of the Dundee Hills.

You can’t have a Summer Festival without grilling. Therefore we will be grilling up bratwurst, and vegetarian brats for everyone to enjoy.

$15 tasting fee for flight of wine and food.
No cost for carriage ride
Complimentary for Cellar Door Club Members

 

 

1546417_731299590228467_694317359_nSunday, August 10
Lunch with a View
10:00-5:00pm

We will be hosting our first annual Vineyard Run/Walk that will take the runners up and down the vineyard hills. Race starts at 10 a.m. so come out early if you want to cheer the runners on. Farmers’ Plate & Pantry food truck will be here serving up delicious food for lunch or afternoon snack.

Register for Fun Run. Last day to Register is July 28.

Menu:
All items are $5

Hummus plate – house hummus served with pickled veggies, cucumbers, crackers

Watermelon salad – watermelon, mint, onions, feta, and olives in a sweet onion dressing served on a bed of greens

Pulled pork taco – pulled pork, chimichurri, queso fresco, & house salsa on a corn tortilla

Dessert – seasonal fruit dessert and chocolate torte

Reviews from the PinotFile

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The PinotFile is written and published by Rusty Gaffney, aka The Prince of Pinot.   The 26 issues a year include reviews of more than 1500 wines each year, as well as longer articles about Pinot Noir producers and events in wine-country.

91 pts 2012 Winter’s Hill Estate Pinot Noir Watershed  “Moderately light reddish purple color in the glass. Lovely earth-bound aromas of fresh cherries. Very tasty and uplifting, with broad mid weight flavors of fresh cherries and a touch of spice and savory herbs. The cherry fruit really sparkles. Forward and easy to drink, with a silky mouth feel, modest tannins, and a complimentary riff of oak and citrus on the refreshing, cherry-driven finish. A delightful cherry bombast” $25 Learn more and purchase online

92 pts 2012 Winter’s Hill Estate Pinot Noir Block 9-115 “Moderate reddish purple color in the glass. Large scale aromas of black cherry, brioche, wooded forest and chocolate donut. Plenty of black cherry and raspberry fruit presence in the mouth with supple tannins and good finishing crispness. Not as sappy as the clone 114 bottling, but very satisfying with especially noteworthy balance.” $44 Learn more and purchase online

93 pts 2012 Winter’s Hill Estate Pinot Noir Block 10 “Moderate reddish purple color in the glass. Very exotic nose with dancing aromas of spiced berries and plum and hints of incense. Perfect balance of well-ripened black cherry, black berry and plum fruits, spirited acidity and refined tannins. Very polished and broad in the mouth with an aristocratic feel.” $44 Learn more and purchase online

91 pts 2012 Winter’s Hill Estate Pinot Noir Block 4 “Moderately dark reddish purple color in the glass. Highly aromatic, with scents of boysenberry, plum, cherry, spice and woodshed. Mid weight parade of luscious dark red and purple fruits backed by silky tannins. Impressive attack and finish with flattering oak in the background.” $44

  • To be released Fall 2014. Cellar Door Club Members will receive this wine as part of their Fall shipment. Cellar Door Club Members can reserve additional bottles by calling 503-864-4592 or email cellardoor@wintershillwine.com Click here to learn more about the Cellar Door Club.

92 pts 2012 Winter’s Hill Estate Pinot Noir Block 9-114 “Moderately dark reddish purple hue in the glass. Black cherry and oak spice aromas lead to a mid to full-bodied array of black cherry and black raspberry fruits. Intense attack, luscious mid palate, and a generous finish that lasts and lasts. A full mouthful of Pinot from a rarely met with monoclonal 114 bottling.” $44

  • To be released Fall 2014. Cellar Door Club Members will receive this wine as part of their Fall shipment. Cellar Door Club Members can reserve additional bottles by calling 503-864-4592 or email cellardoor@wintershillwine.com Click here to learn more about the Cellar Door Club.

91-93pts! Tanzer reviews for 2012 Pinot Noir

Each year Josh Raynolds, of the Tanzer International Wine Cellar, produces one of the most extensive and thorough tastings of Oregon Pinot Noir.  We are very pleased with the scores that our 2012 Pinot Noir received. 91 pts 2012 Winter's Hill … [Continue reading]

Gorgonzola, Fig & Pancetta Pizza

It's time to rev up those taste buds with this delicious pizza recipe. We believe this pizza pairs beautifully with all our Winter's Hill wines, so we implore you to pick your favorite. Enjoy!   Need more wine? You can purchase at our … [Continue reading]

Traffic Alert! Alternate Routes to Winter’s Hill Estate

Construction work is planned this summer on Hwy 99W between Newberg and the Hwy 18 junction near Dayton.  Most of the work is scheduled to take place during the night, but some daytime work is scheduled, including this Saturday, July 12.  The road … [Continue reading]

90 points, & Top 5 Rosés for Summer 2014 for our 2013 Rosé of Pinot Noir

Editor-in-Chief of Snooth Gregory Dal Piaz recently reviewed our 2013 Rosé of Pinot Noir, giving it 90 points. "Spicy on the nose with lightly candied suggestions of red cherry and strawberry fruit that show excellent intensity and purity. Nice … [Continue reading]

We are OPEN on 4th of July

We are open on 4th of July for all your wine related celebrations! Bring the family and a picnic to enjoy the breathtaking views while relaxing with a glass of wine. The weather looks to be perfect on Friday with a high of 79 … [Continue reading]

Time for a trim

The vines grow fast in early summer, with leaves and tendrils reaching for the sky.  If the vines grow too far above the top wire of the trellis, they droop down and can shade the developing fruit below.   We take a little off the top and the … [Continue reading]

Pizza Making Class Featured at WeekendsInDundee.com

On Saturday, June 21, we kicked off summer by bringing the Red Hills Market's wood-fired oven up to the winery so that our guests could make their very own pizza with the helping hands of Chef Sam. We also had The Beautiful Pig out to the winery so … [Continue reading]

Fueled By Fine Wine After Party Featuring Farmers’ Plate & Pantry Food Truck

Sunday, July 13, 2014 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Now that you feel the burn, come join us and Farmers' Plate & Pantry as we serve up delicious Runner Friendly food all afternoon to nourish you back to health after tackling the hills of … [Continue reading]