2012 Pinot Noir Block 10 rated OUTSTANDING

Great Northwest Wines just rated our 2012 Pinot Noir Block 10 OUTSTANDING, their highest score. “Dark and ripe aromas of blackberry, plum and raspberry truffle include clove, black pepper and vanilla. The drink is youthful and expressive, bringing flavors of ripe strawberry, raspberry compote and toast. Its round and delicious finish shows pomegranate, tobacco leaf […]

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 […]

“Best Buy” 94 & 93 Points from Wine & Spirits

We are excited to announce Wine & Spirits Magazine featured our 2012 Pinot Noir Block 10 and Block 9-115 in the December issue as Best Buys. Only 72 cases of each wine were made, and they were released to Wine Club members earlier this year, which means there are only a few cases left of […]

2012 Watershed Pinot Noir Makes Seattle Times’ Top 50 for 2014

Andy Perdue, the wine writer for Seattle Times, released the Pacific Northwest Top 50 Wines for 2014 a yesterday. Andy only considered wines that were tasted under blind conditions. Out of about 1,700 wineries located in the Pacific Northwest (Oregon, Washington, Idaho and British Columbia) Andy tasted roughly 5,000 wines this year.  That’s a ton […]

Great Northwest Invitational Wine Competition

We were excited to have  our 2012 Pinot Noir Watershed, 2012 Pinot Noir Block 10 and 2013 Rosé invited to the Great Northwest Invitational Wine Competition this year. These three wines have garnered quite a bit of press this year, and we are extremely happy to see them finish well with other top rated wines. […]

Portland Monthly Oregon’s 50 Best Wines 2014

We are excited to announce that our Limited Release 2012 Pinot Noir Block 9-115 was selected in Portland Monthly’s annual Oregon’s 50 Best Wines 2014. 2012 Pinot Noir Block 9-115 came in at number 26. There is extremely tough competition throughout the state with some phenomenal wines that were submitted. “97.1 Think dark cherry pie filling […]

American Winery Guide Review

“Visitors and personal guests often ask me for winery recommendations here in the Willamette Valley. I try to determine what is most important to them. Is it a chic tasting room, educational tours, location? Winter’s Hill Vineyard is on my short list for people looking for two things – really delicious, well-made wine and the […]

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.” […]

Wine Press Northwest Blind Tasting Results

Wine Press Northwest recently conducted a blind tasting of Pinot noir from Oregon, Washington, and Idaho. Our 2012 Pinot noirs received some great reviews. Outstanding! Winter’s Hill Estate 2012 Watershed Pinot Noir, Dundee Hills, $25: Longtime Dundee Hills winery Winter’s Hill created this wine, which pays tribute to the fact that its vineyard borders the […]