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.

May is Oregon Wine Month, start planning now!

Winter’s Hill Estate has lots of events planned, including our 2016 Pinot Noir Futures Tastings.  Visit our event page for details. Enter here to win a 4 day Oregon Food & Wine Getaway.

Oregon’s Invisible Beauty

Oregon is gorgeous, even when it is to dark to see.  Experience a new vision of Oregon with infrared cameras. https://www.theatlantic.com/video/index/520617/invisible-oregon/

Dundee Hills – Worldwide Reputation for Greatness

“Wine, especially Pinot noir wine, is all about place. Plant a pinot vine here and it will taste one way, plant it over there and it will taste a different way. Plant it in the Dundee Hills of Oregon’s Willamette Valley, and it will likely taste of silky red cherries or raspberries with a touch of autumn-dewed forest floor and […]

Willamette Valley – Wine Region of the Year!

We are thrilled to announce Wine Enthusiast Magazine has awarded Oregon’s Willamette Valley as its 2016 Wine Region of the Year for the annual Wine Star Awards. Other 2016 nominees included Champagne, Crete, Sonoma County, and Provence. The Wine Star Awards are viewed as some of the most influential in the wine industry, and we […]

Happy Holidays from Winter’s Hill Estate!

Thank you to all of our friends, colleagues, members and guests for making 2016 such a great year. We hope that this season gives all of you the opportunity to spend precious time with family and friends.  As we look back on 2016, and look forward to the New Year, we hope you will raise a […]

Great reviews from Burghound.com

Sunny weather and good reviews make a winemaker happy.  We are pleased to share these reviews from Burghound.com.  We are currently featuring the 2012 Pinot Noir Estate on our regular tasting flight, so stop by and judge for yourself. 91 Points 2012 Pinot Noir – Estate Reserve: Compositionally this closely resembles the nose of the […]

Winter’s Hill Estate at the Evergreen Air & Space Museum

Where can you find our new “satellite” tasting room? Next to the other satellites at the Evergreen Air & Space Museum, home to one of the most extensive collections of air and spacecraft in the world.  Beginning this weekend, we will be in the Space Museum the first weekend of the month. Located at 500 […]

Taste Guillen Family Wines February 13 & 14 at Winter’s Hill Estate

 We are pleased to welcome winemaker Jesus Guillen to share his delicious and highly rated Pinot Noir at Winter’s Hill on February 13 & 14. Starting with the 2006 vintage, Jesus has rapidly developed a reputation as one of Oregon’s most promising winemakers. The glowing reviews speak to the quality of his wines, and with […]

Snooth likes our Pinot Gris and Pinot Blanc

With harvest coming to an end, we have more time to send our wines out for reviews by folks like the editors at Snooth.com.  If you are planning to enjoy some shellfish over the holidays, these two wines are a great place to start. 2013 Winter’s Hill Estate Dundee Hills Pinot Gris “Vanilla, green apple […]

Great Reviews on Trip Advisor

5 stars “Of all the six wineries that we visited in Willamette Valley, Winter’s Hill was my favorite.”  Click here to read the full review. 5 stars “Small but hands-on family run with outstanding wines- seek it out!” Click here to read the full review. 4 stars “What a great afternoon of wine and sharing!!!” […]