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 […]

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 […]