Oregon Wine Flies Free on Alaska Airlines

The easiest and cheapest way to get wine home is to pack it up, and fly it home. This way your wine arrives when you do, and you do not have to pay shipping fees or sales tax, or worry about the hot weather during the summer months. You are allowed to check wine as […]

Waiting for the Monarchs

I’ve been checking for eggs on the milkweed for some time now. I’m anxious to know that the monarchs will find the milkweed again! Our patches are well established, planted in 2010, and each patch has from 10 to 20 flower stalks. It is still early. Don’t usually see larva until July. This year I […]

Taste Guillen Family Wines February 13 & 14 at Winter’s Hill Estate

 We are pleased to welcome winemaker Jesus Guillen to share his delicious and highly rated Pinot Noir at Winter’s Hill on February 13 & 14. Starting with the 2006 vintage, Jesus has rapidly developed a reputation as one of Oregon’s most promising winemakers. The glowing reviews speak to the quality of his wines, and with […]

Bounty of Yamhill County

Voted #2 Best General Food Festival As chosen by readers of USA TODAY and 10Best Event Website and Tickets Yamhill County, nestled in the heart of Oregon’s Willamette Valley, enjoys rich soils, a mild climate and some of the most spectacular scenery anywhere. This abundance of natural resources – and a strong pioneer spirit – […]

Recent Monarch Activity at Winter’s Hill

I monitor activity almost daily. Have found at least 2 doz. larva since June 26 but only 1 chrysalis! Today July 19 I saw 1 instar; yesterday I saw 2 on different plants in about the 4 or 5 instar stage.. Have posted questions about several pictures and would greatly appreciate info on them. I’m […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]