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.

 

 

So many Apps!

This summer we have seen more and more guests using mobile apps as part of their tasting experience. Some are using them to post reviews of the wines, or to read the reviews of other users.  Others use them to take notes and record the wines that they have tasted in the course of the […]

Trip Advisor Reviews

We love getting reviews like this on TripAdvisor: “Enjoy this Gem.  Great wines. Great people. Go. You won’t be disappointed.” September 1, 2014.  Read the full review here. “Take the drive, it is worth it. Tasting is done at a bar in their production facility, which I loved because it brings you in the winery.” […]

Bounty of Yamhill County Sunday Sept. 7

Don’t miss the Bounty of Yamhill County Sunday September, 7 at Sokol Blosser Winery. Benefiting the Yamhill Enrichment Society, this event features many of the best restaurants and wineries of Yamhill County. Winter’s Hill Estate is proud to be a sponsor of this years event.  Tickets are still available, see you there!

Monarch Butterflies at Winter’s Hill

This is our first sighting of a monarch at Winter’s Hill in June of 2014. We were excited to find both caterpillars and a chrysalis on July 13!! The caterpillar is feeding on milkweed which we planted 5 years ago. It is the only plant on which monarch caterpillars feed. The chrysalis was hanging on […]

Rosé of Pinot Noir is “delightful and refreshing.”

As we savor the last few weeks of Summer, we are finding that our Rosé pairs well with just about everything. Apparently, Great Northwest Wine agrees, rating our 2013 Dry Rosé of Pinot Noir Outstanding. “The spirit of Burgundy shows with this delightful and refreshing pink from an estate block designated for rosé. Fruity aromas […]

Wine Spectator 90 pts 2012 Pinot Gris

Great review for our 2012 Pinot Gris from the Wine Spectator “Fresh and sleek, with pretty melon and lemon curd flavors on a polished frame, lingering easily.”

Reviews from the PinotFile

The PinotFile is written and published by Rusty Gaffney, aka The Prince of Pinot.   The 26 issues a year include reviews of more than 1500 wines each year, as well as longer articles about Pinot Noir producers and events in wine-country. 91 pts 2012 Winter’s Hill Estate Pinot Noir Watershed  “Moderately light reddish purple color […]

91-93pts! Tanzer reviews for 2012 Pinot Noir

Each year Josh Raynolds, of the Tanzer International Wine Cellar, produces one of the most extensive and thorough tastings of Oregon Pinot Noir.  We are very pleased with the scores that our 2012 Pinot Noir received. 91 pts 2012 Winter’s Hill Estate Pinot Noir Watershed   “Lurid red.  Sexy, high-pitched aromas of fresh raspberry and candied […]

Traffic Alert! Alternate Routes to Winter’s Hill Estate

Construction work is planned this summer on Hwy 99W between Newberg and the Hwy 18 junction near Dayton.  Most of the work is scheduled to take place during the night, but some daytime work is scheduled, including this Saturday, July 12.  The road will remain open, but it will be limited to one lane in […]

90 points, & Top 5 Rosés for Summer 2014 for our 2013 Rosé of Pinot Noir

Editor-in-Chief of Snooth Gregory Dal Piaz recently reviewed our 2013 Rosé of Pinot Noir, giving it 90 points. “Spicy on the nose with lightly candied suggestions of red cherry and strawberry fruit that show excellent intensity and purity. Nice acids open on the palate, which shows a hint of richness and lovely, pure, and slightly […]