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 […]

90 Point Scores from Wine Enthusiast

We are excited to announce that three of our Pinot Noirs were featured in the December issue of Wine Enthusiast Magazine that just hit shelves. 2014 Pinot Noir Block 10 – 91 Points “Vinified with 50% whole clusters, this pure Pommard selection is from the highest portion of the vineyard. This seems to bring slightly […]

Thrilled to be Mentioned in Wall Street Journal

Oregon’s Willamette Valley: Wine Country Travel Without the Headaches “Just down the road in Carlton, Equestrian Wine Tours leads vineyard tours from the Wine Country Farm, where later that afternoon I took a ride on Teddy, a well-mannered Tennessee walking horse. Tour company co-owner Jake Price and guide Sarah Ann Hahn, a cowgirl with a […]

Guest Winery Weekend

Join us this weekend as we welcome Jesus Guillén into our cellar and tasting room. He will be here sampling a few of his delicious and highly rated Pinot Noirs. Saturday & Sunday, August 20 & 21 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. $15 tasting fee covers both tasting flights Wine Club members receive complimentary tasting