Shoot Thinning Time in the Vineyard

5/24/2017 This past wave of heat has pushed our vines right up to the critical shoot thinning & suckering window: nearly everything is growing and exposed, but still young and tender so that the offending shoots are easily rubbed off with the fingers. The shoots are 4 to 8 inches long with 3 or 4 […]

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 […]

Vino Ventures Holiday Wine Pairing

Vino Ventures Wine Tours featured our 2014 Pinot Noir Dundee Hills in their Holiday Wine Pairing. “here at Vino Ventures we are firm believers that great wine breeds great conversation, and nothing is better than that around your holiday dinner table. The trick is in finding the perfect pairing. We are lucky enough to live […]

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 […]

Mellen Meyer Guest Winery Tasting

We are pleased to welcome winemaker Bobby Rowett to share his delicious Sparkling and Pinot Noir wines at Winter’s Hill this Saturday & Sunday. You will get to sample both Winter’s Hill and Mellen Meyer wines under one roof. He will be sampling two sparkling wines and one Pinot noir this weekend. Saturday & Sunday […]

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

2015 Pinot Noir Futures Tasting

May 21-22 & 28-29 You are invited to sit down with us to sample through several barrels of our 2015 vintage Pinot noir. The wines you will be tasting will be offered as Futures at a 30% discount purchased by the case only. Each seating will consist of 15 people. Be sure to reserve your […]

2014 Pearly Everlasting Receives “Excellent” Review

We are excited that our 2014 Pearly Everlasting received an Excellent review from Great Northwest Wines. “Its pleasing mouth feel show more of Pinot Blanc’s subtle elegance as Bosc pear and starfuit flavors are joined by a medium-dry finish, a dusting of minerality, white pepper and endearing crispness.” Read the full review here. This wine […]