Brrr! It’s cold, but the vines can take it. (fingers crossed)

Temperatures in the Willamette Valley have dropped to 10 degrees F (-12 degrees C) for the past two nights.  That is right at the danger point where Vinifera grapes like Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris can suffer cold damage.  We are relieved that predictions of much lower temperatures did not materialize.  It is also beneficial […]

Deck The Hills

The Holidays are here, and we are celebrating in true wine-country style. The tasting menu includes some great wines from older vintages such as 2006 and 2008, (check our mobile site for the current flight, and check-in on Facebook or your favorite mobile service for an extra special taste). We are supporting two very important […]

Burghound Reviews for Winter’s Hill Pinot noir

We are pleased to share our most recent reviews from Burghound.com, as well as an older review for the 2005 Reserve. Winter’s Hill Vineyard 2009 Pinot Noir – Willamette Valley “A perfumed nose of pure red pinot fruit leads to rich, round and delicious middle weight flavors that possess good verve and delineation on the […]

Reviews from Great Northwest Wine

Great reviews from Great Northwest Wine for three of our current releases: 2010 Pinot Noir Dundee Hills  “Quite a neighborhood has sprung up around the Gladhart farm in Dayton, Ore., which the family started in 1961. Their 35-acre estate vineyard, certified as sustainable in 1999, is bordered by Domaine Serene, Stoller and Vista Hills, and […]

Pinot Gris from Field to Glass

Follow the Pinot Gris as it makes its way from grapes on the vine to juice ready to ferment into wine. Many people are surprised at the relative dark, bronze color of the Pinot Gris grape.  It needs to be handled gently to avoid extracting the color from the skins. All of our vineyard is […]

New reviews in the PinotFile

Great reviews of our wines in the latest PinotFile from Rusty Gaffney  “The Prince Of Pinot” 2009 Winter’s Hill Vineyard Reserve Estate Bottled Dundee Hills Pinot Noir“”A fruit-driven nose that has staying power in the glass over time. Enticing aromas of ripe cherries and raspberries with a hint of spice, briar and forest floor. Fullflavored […]

Northwest Wines To You is no more. (And that’s OK!)

Over the past several years, we have partnered with Northwest Wines To You to provide our shopping cart and other compliance services. They have been a good partner, but we decided that we could better serve our customers on our own site, http://www.shopwintershill.com . As it happens, just when we were about to roll out […]

2009 Pinot noir Willamette Valley

Our current tasting flight features our 2009 Pinot noir Willamette Valley. It has only gotten better since it was reviewed in 2011. 90 points. “Vivid red. An intensely perfumed bouquet displays scents of raspberry preserves, potpourri and incense, with an exotic spicy overlay. Silky and sweet, offering spicy red berry flavors and a palate-numbing lashing […]

Summer Celebration August 17

August 17 Summer Celebration Celebrate the golden days of summer with Winter’s Hill Vineyard.  Enjoy a vineyard tour by wagon (horse and tractor drawn), or stay cool in the cellar while barrel-tasting the 2012 Pinot noir. (Or do both! Why choose just one?) Special Case Sale of our 2009 Willamette Valley Pinot noir. Not regularly […]

90 pts for 2010 Pinot noir Dundee Hills Estate

The International Wine Cellar just published their annual Oregon Pinot noir Report.  Many of Oregon’s best wines were reviewed, and we were pleased with the rating and description of our 2010 Pinot noir Dundee Hills Estate: “90 pts.  Pale red.  Red berries, rose oil and blood orange on the fragrant nose.  Juicy and precise, with […]