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:

Sep
29
Fri
Harvest Lunch | 2010 Winderlea Legacy Pinot noir | FULLY BOOKED @ Winderlea Vineyard and Winery
Sep 29 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

It’s our annual Harvest Celebration lunch! The bounty of the season will be on full display in the vineyard and on the table.  Join us in the Winderlea Estate Tasting Room for a tour of the vineyard and a 3 course luncheon overlooking the estate.


The day begins at noon with a tour of the vineyard and a tasting of our current flight of Winderlea wines. A 3 course lunch will be served at 1pm, paired with a selection of our current releases and a specially selected library wine.

$65 per person, inclusive

Lunch prepared by Chef Eric Ferguson & Jody Kropf of Red Hills Market | Featured Library Wine: 2010 Winderlea Legacy Pinot noir

To be added to the waitlist, please call 503-554-5900 or email info@winderlea.com

Please note, this lunch is fully booked.  The Dundee Hills tasting room is closed for the day for this event but we would love for you to visit us at our Winery tasting room in McMinnville. 

Nov
11
Sat
¡Salud! Dinner and Auction Gala @ Domaine Serene
Nov 11 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

¡Salud! marks the debut of Oregon’s finest Pinot noirs and pays tribute to the hardworking men and women without whom our favorite wines wouldn’t be possible.

The evening gala celebrates Oregon winemaking at its best as we dine with the region’s finest winemakers and raise our paddles in support of Oregon’s seasonal workers and their families.

Domaine Serene |  6555 NE Hilltop Ln, Dayton, 97114
Saturday, November 11th | 5:00pm

Tickets can be purchased here

Black Tie Optional