Winderlea Vineyard and Winery

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  • Wines Produced:
    Pinot noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc, Rose of Pinot noir, Syrah
  • Hours:
    Winderlea is open daily from 10am to 4pm
 
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About Winderlea

Winderlea Vineyard & Winery is a boutique winery specializing in the limited production of Pinot noir and Chardonnay from Oregon.  Transplanted Bostonians Bill Sweat and Donna Morris founded Winderlea in 2005 with the purchase of the renowned Goldschmidt Vineyard in the Dundee Hills. The earliest plantings on Winderlea’s 20 acre estate vineyard date back to 1974 and include Pommard, Wädenswil and the Coury clones.  With their purchase in 2006 they introduced sustainable practices allowing the vineyard to earn its LIVE and Salmon Safe certifications in 2008, a year in which they started to farm organically. In 2009 they began employing biodynamic practices and anticipate vineyard certification with the 2015 vintage. In April of 2015 Winderlea announced it became the 2nd winery in Oregon and 4th winery globally to have achieved B Corp certification. B Corp certification is to sustainable business what LEED certification is to green building or Fair Trade certification is to coffee.  1,250 Certified B Corps from more than 38 countries and 60 industries work together toward 1 unifying goal: to redefine success in business by meeting higher standards of transparency, accountability and performance and to ultimately use business as a force for good.

In addition to their estate wines, Winderlea makes wines with fruit from some of their neighbors in the legendary Dundee Hills including the Maresh, Weber, Juliard and Murto Vineyards. In 2010 they started to purchase fruit outside of the Dundee Hills from the likes of the Shea, Crawford-Beck and Meredith Mitchell Vineyards. In 2014 Winderlea established a long term lease on the 23 acre Meredith Mitchell Vineyard in McMinnville and with that have taken over the farming and established biodynamic farming practices to align with their estate vineyard.  Winderlea wines are made by veteran winemaker Robert Brittan who moved to Oregon in 2006 after 16 years leading winemaking at Stags’ Leap winery in Napa and Far Niente and St. Andrews before that.  Morris and Sweat reside in Dundee and are committed to continuing the traditions of responsible stewardship of the land and the highest quality artisan winemaking.

The proceeds of Winderlea’s $20 tasting fee is donated to iSalud!, the organization that provides healthcare services to Oregon’s vineyard workers and their families.

During the summer months, Winderlea hosts a Friday lunch at their tasting room on the vineyard.  A vineyard tour, tasting and 3 course luncheon paired with Winderlea wines is just $60 (inclusive).  Reservations are required for these intimate lunches

Map & Events:


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Winderlea Events:

Jul
7
Fri
Summertime Lunch No. 1 | 2008 Dundee Hills Vineyards Pinot noir @ Winderlea Estate Tasting Room
Jul 7 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Join us at the Winderlea Estate Tasting Room for a tour of the vineyard, a tasting of our current releases of wines and a 3 course luncheon overlooking the estate. Each lunch features a specially curated pairing of a cellar selection from our library. The experience begins at 11 am with a tour of the vineyard and a tasting of our current releases of Winderlea wines. A 3-course lunch will be served at noon and feature a limited release selection from the library.

$65 per person, inclusive

Lunch prepared by Chef Eric Fergueson of Red Hills Market | Featured Library Wine: 2008 Dundee Hills Vineyards Pinot noir

To make your reservation, please call 503-554-5900 or email info@winderlea.com

Oct
21
Sat
Fall Wine Club Release Party @ Winderlea Estate Tasting Room
Oct 21 – Oct 22 all-day
Wine Club Exclusive Event

Our tasting room will be closed for our fall release party.  Members, please join us to taste the newest releases in your shipments and to stock your cellars!

Our semi annual club release is a great opportunity to taste the wines featured in your club shipment as well as some of our other limited production wines. A light lunch will be served alongside our wines. Kindly let us know about any dietary restrictions along with your RSVP by October 13th. 

10:30am to 4pm

Saturday, October 21st & Sunday, October 22nd  

To RSVP email info@winderlea.com or call 503.554.5900.

 Cheers!