Russell Gladhart - Owner

Russell was immediately captivated by the vineyard his parents planted when he was 18. He enjoyed working on the farm during his studies and after graduation. He went on to work for several vineyards and wineries in Oregon and New Zealand, always thinking about how what he was learning could be applied to the vineyard at home. He and Delphine met while working together at an Oregon winery, and the two of them went on to travel and work together in Oregon, New Zealand, and finally Delphine’s home, France. In 2004 they married and moved back to Oregon, forming a partnership with Peter and Emily. Russell enjoys the challenges, unpredictability, and ultimate rewards of working with family and running a small business.

 

 

About Russell Gladhart

A passion for wine, agriculture, and family business has taken me around the world on an exciting tour. Winter's Hill Estate is a family partnership with my wife Delphine and my parents, where we produce Pinot noir, Pinot gris, and Pinot blanc from our 30 acre vineyard in the Dundee Hills.

Racking 2017 Pinot noir

    We are busy in the winery this week as we prepare our 2017 wines for bottling at the end of August.   Today Jason is racking barrels of 2017 Pinot noir.  Racking is the process of gently removing the wine from the barrel while leaving the sediment behind.     We use a […]

“In a word, lovely.” Burghound reviews our 2015 Pinot noir

For in-depth understanding and reviews of Pinot noir, you can’t get much better than Allen Meadows and his quarterly journal, Burghound.  He tastes the best Pinot noir from around the world, and he doesn’t give out high scores too freely.  That’s why we were pleased and honored to receive these reviews. 92 points  2015 Dundee […]

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