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 […]

2nd Annual Toast For A Cure

Join us here at Winter’s Hill Estate for the 2nd Annual Toast for a Cure hosted by the Northwest Chapter of Huntington’s Disease Society of America. Live music, barbeque, wine tasting, silent and live auctions. Proceeds fund HD research and support in Oregon, including a new HDSA chapter in Salem. Tickets can be purchased in […]

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.”

2014 Harvest is Just Weeks Away-Veraison

Veraison-the onset of ripening. Veraison is the period of development when the berries transition from berry growth to berry ripening. Over the next several weeks the grapes will begin to develop a sweet taste as the sugars begin to develop. Talking to our winemaker, Shane, this morning he is predicting that harvest will begin in […]

Winter’s Hill Painting for Sale

Our friend, and Bottle & Bottega of Portland artist, Holly Moxley, painted this beautiful scene for use at one of the Painting Parties we hosted here at the winery. Holly was kind enough to give us the original, and we really want the painting to go to a good home. We are selling the painting […]

Pinot Blanc Celebration

Join us the 2nd weekend of September to help us celebrate our 2013 Pinot Blanc being awarded Best In Class at the Sunset International Wine Competition. We will feature the 2013 Pinot Blanc on the tasting flight for the first time since it was released to our Cellar Door Club Members. We will also be […]

Shrimp Salad with Hominy, Arugula, and Lime

The last thing we want on a hot summer day is to feel weighed down by the food we eat. Well, we’ve got the perfect salad just for the occasion. This brightly colored and flavorful shrimp salad is perfect for the hot summer days. It is light and extremely satisfying. We believe it pairs perfectly […]

Summer Festival, August 9 & 10

Saturday, August 9, 2014 11:00-5:00pm Summer is the most beautiful time in the Willamette Valley, and we invite you to celebrate with us. Join us Saturday and Sunday, August 9 & 10 for our annual Summer Festival. Equestrian Wine Tours will be here offering carriage rides through our vineyards. Grab a glass of wine and […]

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 […]