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A Summer Walk at Winter’s Hill Estate

Great time to leisurely walk around the meadow, into the woods and down to the vineyard. Along the way you’ll pass patches of brodiae, and False Solomon’s Seal which has gone to seed and likely bumble bees fast at work collecting pollen and eating nectar. Watch for the bluebirds and the acorn woodpeckers too. When […]

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 […]

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 Star Awards are viewed as some of the most influential in the wine industry, and we […]

Honey Bees at Winter’s Hill Estate