An Oregon Company Will Take You on a Tour of Wine Country by Horseback

“See and taste the Willamette Valley in the most bucolic way possible.” Willamette Week featured a story about our friends at Equestrian Wine Tours. We are thrilled to be a part of this wonderful wine country tour experience with our friends and neighbors Vista Hills & White Rose Estate. “There are plenty of flashy ways […]

“In a word, lovely.” Burghound reviews our 2015 Pinot noir

For in-depth understanding and reviews of Pinot noir, you can’t get much better than Allen Meadows and his quarterly journal, Burghound.  He tastes the best Pinot noir from around the world, and he doesn’t give out high scores too freely.  That’s why we were pleased and honored to receive these reviews. 92 points  2015 Dundee […]

PinotFile 2017 Pinot Noir All-Americans

We are excited to announce our 2014 Pinot Noir Dundee Hills made it into PinotFile’s 2017 Oregon Value Priced Pinot Noir All-Americans list with a score of 90 points. Most of the wines submitted for review to the PinotFile are in the premium or ultra premium category and cost more than $40. As a result, […]

Crop Thinning as Harvest Approaches

With harvest surging towards us, it is time to thin the crop of grapes that is hanging on the vines. Why cut off such lovely fruit? Because the grape’s genetic program evolved to create the maximum quantity of seeds, while as winemakers we want to create the maximum quality of wine.  As a result, the […]

2014 Pinot Noir Block 9-Corner Rated Outstanding

We are excited to announce Great Northwest Wine rated our 2014 Pinot Noir Block 9-Corner Outstanding! “Russell Gladhart and his family’s historic farm in the Dundee Hills were a featured attraction during the 2017 International Pinot Noir Conference, and this two-barrel production from Block 9 is a blend of Dijon 114, 115, Pommard and Wädenswil. […]

A Summer Walk at Winter’s Hill Estate

Great time to leisurely walk around the meadow, into the woods and down to the vineyard. Along the way you’ll pass patches of brodiae, and False Solomon’s Seal which has gone to seed and likely bumble bees fast at work collecting pollen and eating nectar. Watch for the bluebirds and the acorn woodpeckers too. When […]

Waiting for the Monarchs

I’ve been checking for eggs on the milkweed for some time now. I’m anxious to know that the monarchs will find the milkweed again! Our patches are well established, planted in 2010, and each patch has from 10 to 20 flower stalks. It is still early. Don’t usually see larva until July. This year I […]

New Growth and Old Memories

Hiking through the vineyard today, it is clear that the growing season is underway, no matter how reluctantly the cold dreary winter recedes. On May 1 there was nothing but closed, fat pink buds; on May 3rd little green mouse ears were everywhere. Now the shoots of block 5, barely 530 feet in elevation and […]

Winter’s Hill Pinot Gris featured by Great Northwest Wine

The Winter’s Hill Estate 2015 Dundee Hills Pinot Gris was recently featured by Great Northwest Wines. “Aromas and flavors of butterscotch, Bosc pear, yellow grapefruit and lemon oil, capped by a mouthwatering finish  of Limeade. Enjoy this Pinot Gris with things from the sea.”  Read the full article here, purchase a few bottles for your […]

2014 Pinot Noir Dundee Hills Awarded 92 Points

We are excited to announce that our 2014 Pinot Noir Dundee Hills was awarded 92 points from Wine Spectator. This wine was also featured in Wine Enthusiast Magazine last month with a 90 point score. “Sleek and focused, with fine tannins around a spicy core of red berry, white pepper and violet flavors, gliding easily […]