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Emily

About Emily

Emily founded Winter's Hill Estate with her husband Peter in 1990.

Grafting Chardonnay at Winter’s Hill Estate

The long planned grafting of 1800 Pinot gris plants to Chardonnay was done today. The plants were originally planted in 1993 so the grafts have a well established root system to benefit from. This fall we will have a small harvest. Next year we can make wine! The trunk head is sawed off and the […]

The Punchdown!

The fruit is picked and now the cellar crew takes over from the harvest crew. The winery is filled with fermenters filled with Pinot noir grapes slowly turning into wine. Some grapes have been destemmed and others are left “whole cluster” as they go into the fermenters. Careful records are kept about which block of […]

Finishing the 2017 Harvest

  Yesterday we finished picking at Winter’s Hill Estate under sunny skies. The fog in the valley was just beautiful, the air chilly and the sun about to come up as we stated picking.           It wasn’t long before first the Pinot blanc was at the winery. The blanc was pressed […]

Harvest 2017!

Harvest started early this morning! The pickers arrived before daybreak and finished their coffee in their cars. The sun came up and all were working!   We quickly started filling the totes set up on the trailer. Each of the 4 totes take about 600 lbs. of fruit. The pickers each have a card that […]