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.

Great Experience at Winter’s Hill

After the stress and long hours of harvest, I found myself knocked down by the flu last week.  It really made my day to receive this note. Hi Russell, I wanted to reach out and tell you about a great experience some coworkers of mine had at Winter’s Hill. I work for … in downtown […]

Closed Monday Sept. 4 to celebrate Labor Day

It’s time for one last deep breath before we plunge into the 2017 harvest season.  We will be enjoying family and friends, paired with a glass or two of chilled Dundee Hills Pinot blanc. We hope you can do the same.  However, if you just can’t wait for your next shipment of Winter’s Hill Estate […]

Winter’s Hill Pinot Gris featured by Great Northwest Wine

The Winter’s Hill Estate 2015 Dundee Hills Pinot Gris was recently featured by Great Northwest Wines. “Aromas and flavors of butterscotch, Bosc pear, yellow grapefruit and lemon oil, capped by a mouthwatering finish  of Limeade. Enjoy this Pinot Gris with things from the sea.”  Read the full article here, purchase a few bottles for your […]

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 […]