OUTSTANDING! Reviews from Great Northwest Wine

We are thrilled to announce the great reviews keep rolling in! Great Northwest Wine recently sat down to sample through our 2015 white wines, and loved them.

2015 Pinot Gris Reserve rated Outstanding-Purchase Here

  • “An early autumn harvest in 2015 of his family’s 35-acre estate allowed Russell Gladhart to expand his reserve Pinot Gris program from the 2014 vintage, and he’s done a remarkable job with this release that blends some juice from neutral French oak barrels with stainless steel fermentation. It creates a theme of lemon bar and tutti frutti notes with bright, lively and long navel orange acidity. This requires a trip to the winery or the online store.” Full review here

2015 Pinot Gris rated Excellent-Purchase Here

  • “Russell Gladhart’s second vintage as the winemaker after taking over for his wife, Delphine, and Pinot Gris from this record-warm vintage began to be harvested Sept. 26 from the family’s certified L.I.V.E. estate in the middle of the Dundee Hills. There’s neither oak nor malolactic fermentation involved in this bottling, and the results are 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.” Full review here

2015 Pinot Blanc-Wine rated Outstanding-Wine Club Release April 2017

  • “The Gladhart family devotes 2 of their 35 acres to Pinot Blanc, a white grape from Burgundy that thrives in cooler conditions in the Pacific Northwest. Whole-cluster fermentation in stainless steel helps explain the phenomenally floral aromas of piña colada and peach fuzz backed by tangerine, grapefruit and Rose’s Lime Juice. Tangy tangerine flavors are followed by white peach and nectarine. Bright acidity and lime oil in the finish combine to allow for the fruit to be represented as ripe yet not sweet. This deserves to join the conversation as one of the region’s best examples, and the Gladharts plan to release this early this spring, and they suggest serving it with shellfish.” Full review here

Pinot Gris Reserve, Pinot Blanc Reserve & Rosé Futures Tasting

Saturday & Sunday, March 18-19, 2017

You are invited to sit down with our winemaker, Russell Gladhart to sample Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc and Rosé of Pinot Noir as Futures. These wines are almost ready to bottle, and this is your chance to purchase them by the case at a 20% discount.

Pinot Gris Reserve
Pinot Blanc Reserve
Pearly Everlasting
Rosé of Pinot Noir

Each seating will consist of 15 people. Be sure to reserve your seats before they fill. Reservations can be made below.

Seating times: 11:00am, 1:00pm, 3:00pm

These wines will be bottled in early May, and will be ready to pick up or ship in mid May.

Vendors:
Smitten Truffles will be sampling chocolates
The Beautiful Pig will be sampling their locally sourced and made charcuterie

Join us from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday & Sunday, March 18 & 19, 2017. $15 tasting fee, complimentary for Cellar Door Club members and 4 guests.

Wine & Spirits “Year’s Best US Pinot Noir” List paired with Halibut & Mango Salsa

We are thrilled to be featured in the latest issue of Wine & Spirits Magazine in the Year's Best US Pinot Noir section! Our 2014 Pinot Noir Block 8 is part of our limited batch Single Block Single Clone Pinot Noir series. Each vintage we choose … [Continue reading]

Dundee Hills – Worldwide Reputation for Greatness

https://youtu.be/RBkn8hBg7Q8 “Wine, especially Pinot noir wine, is all about place. Plant a pinot vine here and it will taste one way, plant it over there and it will taste a different way. Plant it in the Dundee Hills of Oregon’s Willamette Valley, … [Continue reading]

Willamette Valley – Wine Region of the Year!

We are thrilled to announce Wine Enthusiast Magazine has awarded Oregon’s Willamette Valley as its 2016 Wine Region of the Year for the annual Wine Star Awards. Other 2016 nominees included Champagne, Crete, Sonoma County, and Provence. The Wine … [Continue reading]

Valentine’s Fondue

Saturday, February 11, 2017 Tired of chocolate for Valentine’s Day? Join us to celebrate Valentine’s weekend with wine and fondue. We will have cheese fondue going all day to pair with your flight of wine. The Beautiful Pig will be here sampling … [Continue reading]

Vineyard Pruning Workshop Postponed

Due to the chance of snow up here on the hill tomorrow we have decided to postpone our Vineyard Pruning Workshop to Sunday, February 12 11:00-1:30. We are sorry for the inconvenience, but we don't want to take any chances with the way this winter has … [Continue reading]

Halibut Fish Skillet paired with 2014 Pinot Noir Block 10

I just cooked up this easy recipe this past weekend for some friends we had over for dinner, and I'm happy to say it was a huge hit. So much so that we actually ended up with no left overs. I do hope you will give it a try. For dinner we paired this … [Continue reading]

Happy Holidays from Winter’s Hill Estate!

Thank you to all of our friends, colleagues, members and guests for making 2016 such a great year. We hope that this season gives all of you the opportunity to spend precious time with family and friends.  As we look back on 2016, and look forward to … [Continue reading]

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 … [Continue reading]