Icy Vineyard

When the ice melts the leaves will come down.

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 […]

Wine tasting and Pairing Menu at Gamberetti’s Oct. 23

Thursday, October 23 at Gamberetti’s Italian Restaurant in Salem from 6-8pm. Join Russell Gladhart and Chef Karen Moran for an evening of Winter’s Hill wines paired with a fantastic menu for just $20. 2013 PINOT BLANC: Saffron steamed clams   2012 PINOT GRIS: Spicy chicken lettuce wrap 2013 ROSE OF PINOT NOIR Prosciutto Caprese Skewer […]

Oregon Wine Press Top Value Picks October 2014

We were excited to see out 2013 Pinot Blanc was selected as a top Value Pick for Oregon Wine Press! This wine keeps bringing in the great reviews for us. Make sure to stop by the tasting room to sample. It won’t be around for long! “Clean, pure fruit defines this crisp dry wine exuding […]

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 […]

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 […]

Pinot Blanc Celebration

Note: Unfortunately we will not be able to offer tractor rides down to the vineyard this weekend, because the 2014 Harvest is beginning Friday. The winery will be in full harvest mode so there will be lots of action to witness this weekend. Join us the 2nd weekend of September to help us celebrate our […]

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 […]

Traffic Alert! Alternate Routes to Winter’s Hill Estate

Construction work is planned this summer on Hwy 99W between Newberg and the Hwy 18 junction near Dayton.  Most of the work is scheduled to take place during the night, but some daytime work is scheduled, including this Saturday, July 12.  The road will remain open, but it will be limited to one lane in […]

Time for a trim

The vines grow fast in early summer, with leaves and tendrils reaching for the sky.  If the vines grow too far above the top wire of the trellis, they droop down and can shade the developing fruit below.   We take a little off the top and the sides to keep the vines pointed up, […]