Earth Day Oregon-Crag Law Center

Winter’s Hill is celebrating Earth Day by supporting Crag! We are excited to be part of Earth Day Oregon, a new state-wide initiative to bring attention to sustainably minded businesses supporting earth focused nonprofits on Earth Day – and throughout the month of April. We are excited to be working with Crag Law Center to […]

Winter’s Hill Estate A Flagship Farm For The Oregon Bee Project

Originally a grass seed and crimson clover farm, Winter’s Hill Estate has been crafting Pinots (Noir, Blanc, and Gris) as well as Rosés and blended wines since it converted into a vineyard in 1990. They began producing wine in 1998, building their own winery in 2009. They produce between 3,000 and 4,000 cases of wine […]

For The Butterflies

Emily Gladhart was featured in Yamhill Valley News-Register Roots to Roof for her work with native plants, Monarch Butterfly gardens and land stewardship surrounding our 110 acre estate and winery. You can flip through the online magazine and read the article HERE.

Why is Oregon’s climate ideal for our wines?

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 […]

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 […]

Oregon’s Invisible Beauty

Oregon is gorgeous, even when it is to dark to see.  Experience a new vision of Oregon with infrared cameras. https://www.theatlantic.com/video/index/520617/invisible-oregon/

The Vineyard in Winter at Winter’s Hill

Come take a winter walk in the vineyard. Think about the grapes recently harvested and anticipate the coming year. Pruning will start soon so all will be ready for bud break sometime in March. While every year is different the last few have brought early bud break & before that moment plants need to be […]

Recent Monarch Activity at Winter’s Hill

I monitor activity almost daily. Have found at least 2 doz. larva since June 26 but only 1 chrysalis! Today July 19 I saw 1 instar; yesterday I saw 2 on different plants in about the 4 or 5 instar stage.. Have posted questions about several pictures and would greatly appreciate info on them. I’m […]