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.”

Pinot gris juice

2014 Harvest is Just Weeks Away-Veraison

Color change 2014Veraison-the onset of ripening.

Veraison is the period of development when the berries transition from berry growth to berry ripening. Over the next several weeks the grapes will begin to develop a sweet taste as the sugars begin to develop.

Talking to our winemaker, Shane, this morning he is predicting that harvest will begin in about 4 weeks. Usually at this time of year we are roughly 7 weeks from harvest. The warmer than usual temperatures this year have sped up the growing season. We were also estimating an earlier harvest last year, but a freak rain storm hit and pushed harvest back some. We shall see what the coming weeks bring our way.

The photo above was taken this past Saturday, and the photo below of the clippings was taken on Monday. The grapes are developing quickly!

Veraison 2014

Winter’s Hill Painting for Sale

Our friend, and Bottle & Bottega of Portland artist, Holly Moxley, painted this beautiful scene for use at one of the Painting Parties we hosted here at the winery. Holly was kind enough to give us the original, and we really want the painting to … [Continue reading]

Pinot Blanc Celebration

Join us the 2nd weekend of September to help us celebrate our 2013 Pinot Blanc being awarded Best In Class at the Sunset International Wine Competition. We will feature the 2013 Pinot Blanc on the tasting flight for the first time since it was … [Continue reading]

Shrimp Salad with Hominy, Arugula, and Lime

The last thing we want on a hot summer day is to feel weighed down by the food we eat. Well, we've got the perfect salad just for the occasion. This brightly colored and flavorful shrimp salad is perfect for the hot summer days. It is light and … [Continue reading]

Summer Festival, August 9 & 10

Saturday, August 9, 201411:00-5:00pmSummer 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 … [Continue reading]

Reviews from the PinotFile

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 … [Continue reading]

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]