Events

Nov
26
Sat
2016
Thanksgiving Weekend at Winter’s Hill
Nov 26 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

wine-country-thanksgivingYou are invited into our wine cellar to celebrate Thanksgiving weekend with us. We are pleased to welcome Mellen Meyer‘s winemaker, Bobby Rowett, into our cellar to sample some of his sparkling wine and Pinot noir. We will also be sampling our lineup of wines as well. The tasting fee covers both tastings.

The Beautiful Pig will also be here sharing samples of their locally sourced and made charcuterie. Mike’s Woodworks will also be here showing off his wine barrel crafts.

Join us from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Friday & Saturday, November 25-26, 2015. We are closed Sunday, November 27th so that we can enjoy the day with our family.

$25 tasting fee covers both wineries, complimentary for Cellar Door Club members and 4 guests.

Dec
11
Sun
2016
Guillén Family Wine Tasting
Dec 11 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

We are pleased to welcome winemaker Jesus Guillen to share his delicious and highly rated Pinot Noir at Winter’s Hill this Saturday & Sunday. You will get to sample both Winter’s Hill and Guillén Family wines under one roof.

Guillen Family logo

Starting with the 2006 vintage, Jesus has rapidly developed a reputation as one of Oregon’s most promising winemakers. The glowing reviews speak to the quality of his wines, and with his enthusiasm for sharing his wines and his winemaking philosophy, it is no wonder that many of his wines have sold out before being bottled. For his fans, the biggest problem has been trying to get their hands on more of his wines. We are happy to help make that a little easier.

Starting in February, Guillen Family Wines will be pouring tastes and sharing their wines once a month at Winter’s Hill, and this fall, Jesus will begin making his wines at Winter’s Hill, sharing the space and collaborating occasionally with Winter’s Hill winemaker Russell Gladhart. Stay tuned for details about upcoming tastings and events.

Mar
18
Sat
2017
Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc & Rosé Futures Tasting
Mar 18 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

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You are invited to sit down with our winemaker, Russell Gladhart to sample Pinot Gris Reserve, Pinot Blanc Reserve 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.

Accolades from past vintages

  • Outstanding: Great Northwest Wines
  • Gold Medal: Palate Press 7th Annual Grand Tasting
  • Silver Medal: Palate Press 7th Annual Grand Tasting, Cascadia Wine Comp.
  • 90 points: Pinot File
  • 89 points: Wine Enthusiast
  • Sip NW Magazine Best of the Northwest 2016

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

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.

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.

Mar
19
Sun
2017
Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc & Rosé Futures Tasting
Mar 19 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

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You are invited to sit down with our winemaker, Russell Gladhart to sample Pinot Gris Reserve, Pinot Blanc Reserve 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.

Accolades from past vintages

  • Outstanding: Great Northwest Wines
  • Gold Medal: Palate Press 7th Annual Grand Tasting
  • Silver Medal: Palate Press 7th Annual Grand Tasting, Cascadia Wine Comp.
  • 90 points: Pinot File
  • 89 points: Wine Enthusiast
  • Sip NW Magazine Best of the Northwest 2016

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

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.

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.

Apr
14
Sat
2018
Spring Release Party
Apr 14 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

You are invited to join us for our semiannual Cellar Door Wine Club Pick-Up Party. This is your opportunity to sample the current wines in the club shipment, and meet with the Gladharts to learn more about the estate property, the winery and the wines.

Spring 2018 Allocation:

  • 2015 Pinot Gris Reserve
    • 90 points – Vinous
  • 2015 Pinot Noir Dundee Hills
    • 90 points – The PinotFile
  • 2015 Pinot Noir Reserve
    • 93 points – The PinotFile

Vendors:

  • The Beautiful Pig-charcuterie
  • Smitten Truffles-chocolates

Not a Cellar Door Club Member? That is okay. You are invited to join the party as well!

If you’re interested in joining our wine club you can sign up here, or in person at the tasting room.

Join us from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 14, 2018. 
Complimentary tastings for Cellar Door Club members and 4 guests, $15 tasting fee for non-club members.

May
19
Sat
2018
2017 Pinot Noir Barrel Tasting
May 19 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
May 19-20 & 26-27

You are invited to sit down with us to sample through several barrels of our 2017 vintage Pinot noir. The wines you will be tasting will be offered as Futures at a 30% discount purchased by the case only. We are also open for our regular walk in tasting flight at the bar.

Pinot Noir Block 8
Pinot Noir Block 9-115
Pinot Noir Block 9-Pommard
Pinot Noir Block 10

  • Retail price: $588
  • Futures price$410

Each seating will consist of 12 people. $15 tasting fee. Complimentary for Wine Club Members, or if you purchase futures.

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

 

 

 

 

Accolades from past Single Block Series wine

  • Years Best US Pinot Noir: Wine & Spirits
  • Portland Monthly Oregon’s 50 Best Wines: vintage 2012, 2013
  • 95 points: PinotFile
  • 94 points: Wine & Spirits, PinotFile
  • 93 points: Wine & Spirits, Vinous, Pinot File
  • 92 points: Vinous, PinotFile
  • 91 points: Wine Enthusiast, PinotFile, Burghound
  • 90 points: Wine Enthusiast, PinotFile, Burghound

Please note we will be closed Memorial Day Monday

 

 

May
20
Sun
2018
2017 Pinot Noir Barrel Tasting
May 20 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
May 19-20 & 26-27

You are invited to sit down with us to sample through several barrels of our 2017 vintage Pinot noir. The wines you will be tasting will be offered as Futures at a 30% discount purchased by the case only. We are also open for our regular walk in tasting flight at the bar.

Pinot Noir Block 8
Pinot Noir Block 9-115
Pinot Noir Block 9-Pommard
Pinot Noir Block 10

  • Retail price: $588
  • Futures price$410

Each seating will consist of 12 people. $15 tasting fee. Complimentary for Wine Club Members, or if you purchase futures.

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

 

 

 

 

Accolades from past Single Block Series wine

  • Years Best US Pinot Noir: Wine & Spirits
  • Portland Monthly Oregon’s 50 Best Wines: vintage 2012, 2013
  • 95 points: PinotFile
  • 94 points: Wine & Spirits, PinotFile
  • 93 points: Wine & Spirits, Vinous, Pinot File
  • 92 points: Vinous, PinotFile
  • 91 points: Wine Enthusiast, PinotFile, Burghound
  • 90 points: Wine Enthusiast, PinotFile, Burghound

Please note we will be closed Memorial Day Monday

 

 

May
26
Sat
2018
2017 Pinot Noir Barrel Tasting
May 26 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
May 19-20 & 26-27

You are invited to sit down with us to sample through several barrels of our 2017 vintage Pinot noir. The wines you will be tasting will be offered as Futures at a 30% discount purchased by the case only. We are also open for our regular walk in tasting flight at the bar.

Pinot Noir Block 8
Pinot Noir Block 9-115
Pinot Noir Block 9-Pommard
Pinot Noir Block 10

  • Retail price: $588
  • Futures price$410

Each seating will consist of 12 people. $15 tasting fee. Complimentary for Wine Club Members, or if you purchase futures.

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

 

 

 

 

Accolades from past Single Block Series wine

  • Years Best US Pinot Noir: Wine & Spirits
  • Portland Monthly Oregon’s 50 Best Wines: vintage 2012, 2013
  • 95 points: PinotFile
  • 94 points: Wine & Spirits, PinotFile
  • 93 points: Wine & Spirits, Vinous, Pinot File
  • 92 points: Vinous, PinotFile
  • 91 points: Wine Enthusiast, PinotFile, Burghound
  • 90 points: Wine Enthusiast, PinotFile, Burghound

Please note we will be closed Memorial Day Monday

 

 

May
27
Sun
2018
2017 Pinot Noir Barrel Tasting
May 27 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
May 19-20 & 26-27

You are invited to sit down with us to sample through several barrels of our 2017 vintage Pinot noir. The wines you will be tasting will be offered as Futures at a 30% discount purchased by the case only. We are also open for our regular walk in tasting flight at the bar.

Pinot Noir Block 8
Pinot Noir Block 9-115
Pinot Noir Block 9-Pommard
Pinot Noir Block 10

  • Retail price: $588
  • Futures price$410

Each seating will consist of 12 people. $15 tasting fee. Complimentary for Wine Club Members, or if you purchase futures.

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

 

 

 

 

Accolades from past Single Block Series wine

  • Years Best US Pinot Noir: Wine & Spirits
  • Portland Monthly Oregon’s 50 Best Wines: vintage 2012, 2013
  • 95 points: PinotFile
  • 94 points: Wine & Spirits, PinotFile
  • 93 points: Wine & Spirits, Vinous, Pinot File
  • 92 points: Vinous, PinotFile
  • 91 points: Wine Enthusiast, PinotFile, Burghound
  • 90 points: Wine Enthusiast, PinotFile, Burghound

Please note we will be closed Memorial Day Monday

 

 

Nov
24
Sat
2018
Guillen Family Benefit: Wine Sale and Tasting
Nov 24 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

 

 

 

 

Guillen Family Benefit: Wine Sale and Tasting

Saturday, November 24, 2018
11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Hosted at Winter’s Hill Estate
6451 NE Hilltop Ln
Dayton, OR 97114

It is with great sorrow that we had to say goodbye to a wonderful friend, and fellow winemaker, Jesus Guillen. Jesus lost a brief and unexpected battle with cancer. To help raise funds to cover his medical bills, and to insure a promising future for his ten-year-old son, Adrian, we at Winter’s Hill Estate are hosting a one day only wine sale and tasting. We will only be sampling and selling Guillen Family wines. All tasting fees, and wine purchases will go directly to the Guillen Family. Oregon Wine was built by the founding families through years and decades of working together as a community, and now is your chance to give back to an Oregon Wine Family in need.

Sincerely,

Winter’s Hill Estate
503-864-4592
paul@wintershillwine.com

Donate to their gofundme page.

Guillen Family Wine Shop.

 

Statement from White Rose Estate:

It is with great sorrow and sadness that we announce the untimely death of our beloved winemaker, Jesus Guillen. After a brief, unexpected battle with cancer, Jesus passed on the night of November 5th at the far too young age of 38, and is survived by his wife, Yuliana, and son Adrian.

Jesus moved to Oregon in 2002 after graduating from the Universidad Autonoma de Chihuahua with a degree in Computer Systems Engineering. He began his wine career working in the vineyards for Patricia Green Cellars and later alongside his father, Jesus Sr., at White Rose Estate. Greg Sanders, owner of White Rose Estate, recognized Jesus’s interest and passion for wine, along with his keen intellect, and offered him a job in the cellar. Jesus seized the opportunity and dedicated himself to his craft, becoming the head winemaker at White Rose Estate in 2008. Meanwhile, in 2006, Jesus received a small amount of fruit from Vista Hills Vineyard from vines that had been damaged by voles in the drought-stricken season. Originally, the fruit was going to be discarded, yet Jesus ended up turning it into beautiful wine with his skill and intuition. This wine became the start of what is now Guillen Family Wines.

In addition to his accomplishments and numerous accolades as a talented and innovative winemaker with both Guillen Family Wines and White Rose Estate, Jesus was above all an amazing man, a loving father, a dedicated husband, a caring son, a great brother and an inspiration and joy to all he knew, worked with or merely crossed paths with. He was the kindest and most patient, humble and caring person you could meet. He broke barriers, inspired many, and could light up a room with his smile or laugh. He will always be remembered in the highest regard. His legacy will continue and will open paths for others. He will be sorely missed by those who knew and loved him, and those he touched through his Wines Made in Beautiful Oregon, Por Manos Mexicanas.