Oregon’s Invisible Beauty

Oregon is gorgeous, even when it is to dark to see.  Experience a new vision of Oregon with infrared cameras. https://www.theatlantic.com/video/index/520617/invisible-oregon/

The Vineyard in Winter at Winter’s Hill

Come take a winter walk in the vineyard. Think about the grapes recently harvested and anticipate the coming year. Pruning will start soon so all will be ready for bud break sometime in March. While every year is different the last few have brought early bud break & before that moment plants need to be […]

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 […]

Butterfly Gardening at Winter’s Hill Estate

Butterfly Gardening at Winter’s Hill Vineyard Winter’s Hill Estate is in the Willamette Valley near Dundee. Most info about butterfly gardens is geared towards the eastern or southern US. I’ve checked locally about which butterflies we can attract in Oregon. Listed here are the host plants for those butterflies. Xerces has observed that one needs […]

Pruning Workshop Success

Lots of good hands-on learning to prune grapes this morning under Russell’s tutelage. The weather was perfect. Lunch afterwards on the patio was enjoyed by all.

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 […]

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 […]

Conserving Oak Habitat in Oregon Winecountry

Development in the Willamette Valley has taken a toll on Native Oak Savannah habitat.  Some of that habitat has been lost as vineyards expand.  At Winter’s Hill we are proud of the efforts we have made to conserve and protect our native oaks.  Devan Schwartz of NPR spoke with Emily as part of his recent […]