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.

What makes the wines so good? Start with the vines…

Turning Vintage Variation into Vintage Sensation

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Robert Parker: Oregon is finally living up to its vast potential

Closed Thanksgiving Weekend

Winter’s Hill Estate will be Closed November 23-26 so that the entire team can celebrate the holiday with family and friends. We have a few special bottles that we will be opening this weekend, hopefully you do as well. Thank you to all of our friends and guests who have supported us in 2017! If […]

Why is Oregon’s climate ideal for our wines?

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.