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.

 

 

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!!!” […]

Closed Memorial Day

  It was wonderful to see so many old friends and new faces at the winery this weekend. We will be closed on Monday to celebrate Memorial Day. We plan to spend it doing yard work, having a picnic by the river, and enjoying a glass (or two) of Rosé of Pinot Noir. We hope […]

“Delicate, Floral” Pinot Gris selected by Oregon Wine Press

2013 Winter’s Hill Pinot Gris was one of 11 selected by the Oregon Wine Press  in their April issue. “Light and bright upfront, delicate, floral aromas lead to an appealing melange of mango, banana and apple that intermingle with pleasing piquancy on the palate.” Special pricing during April: 6 bottles for $149 shipping included.

2013 Pinot Gris 90pts Wine Enthusiast

Our 2013 Dundee Hills Pinot Gris earned a score of 90 points from the Wine Enthusiast.  Look for it in the February issue. “Good grip and focus are the hallmarks here, showcasing pinpoint fruit flavors of orange, apple and pear. Precision crafting and immaculate acidity contribute to a lingering, refreshing finish, with a gently-rendered phenolic […]

GiveGuide Raises more than $3.1 million

The GiveGuide charitable giving campaign shattered is own record and goals for 2014, raising more than $3.1 million. Winter’s Hill Estate was proud to sponsor 1000 Friends of Oregon, one of the Portland area non-profits selected to  participate.  1000 Friends also broke their previous record, raising more than $29,000 to support their efforts to protect […]

Happy New Year!

Starting Saturday, January 3, we will resume our regular hours: 11-5pm daily, closed on Tuesdays. Over the holidays we enjoyed good food and wine, and good times with our family and friends.  We hope you were able to do the same, and we look forward to seeing you soon in wine-country.

“Winter is Water Where I live.”

In Oregon’s wine-country, winter means rain.  Pour yourself a glass of Pinot noir and savor these images and descriptions of the winter landscape from Amalia Gladhart. http://www.amaliagladhart.com  

Closed for the Holidays Dec. 22- Jan. 2

Thank You! to all of our friends, co-workers, and customers who helped make 2014 such a success. The tasting room will be closed for the holidays as we take time to celebrate with those near and dear to us.  We hope you are able to do the same. We re-open on Saturday, January 3, and […]

Willamette Cares Food Share

Winter’s Hill Estate is joining with 70 other Willamette Valley Wineries to collect food and funds to fight hunger in our community.  We have lots of great events to bring you out to Wine-Country during the holidays, so while you are here, why not make a donation? From November 1-December 20, bring your non-perishable foods […]

Wine tasting and Pairing Menu at Gamberetti’s Oct. 23

Thursday, October 23 at Gamberetti’s Italian Restaurant in Salem from 6-8pm. Join Russell Gladhart and Chef Karen Moran for an evening of Winter’s Hill wines paired with a fantastic menu for just $20. 2013 PINOT BLANC: Saffron steamed clams   2012 PINOT GRIS: Spicy chicken lettuce wrap 2013 ROSE OF PINOT NOIR Prosciutto Caprese Skewer […]