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:

May
27
Sat
Memorial Weekend Food and Wine Pairing @ Winderlea Vineyard and Winery
May 27 – May 28 all-day

Kick off your Memorial Day with us as we celebrate five of the North Willamette Valley’s  American Viticulture Areas. Each wine will be accompanied by a small bite created by Chef Andrew Gordon of Tusk Restaurant. AVA selections will include our 2016 Rosé of Pinot noir, 2014 Crawford Beck Vineyard Pinot noir, 2014 Meredith Mitchell Vineyard Pinot noir, 2014 Shea Vineyard Pinot noir, and 2014 Bryan Creek Vineyard Pinot noir.

MENU
STRAWBERRY | sesame cracker, whipped feta, fried basil
2016 Winderlea Rosé of Pinot noir
SMOKED SALMON | bagel chip, lemon crème fraîche, arugula
2014 Crawford Beck Vineyard Pinot noir
BEET PARFAIT | cream, shredded carrot, currant
2014 Meredith Mitchell Vineyard Pinot noir 
ROASTED LAMB | blackberry compote, lovage, pine nut
2014 Shea Vineyard Pinot noir
BRAISED PORK | daikon radish, morel sauce, tarragon
2014 Bryan Creek Vineyard Pinot noir

 

 

Winderlea Estate Tasting Room

Saturday, May 27th and Sunday, May 28th | Seatings at 10:30am, 12:30pm and 3:00pm both days

By advance appointment only | RSVP to info@winderlea.com or call 503.554.5900

$25 per person, 2 complimentary seats per club member

 

Jun
17
Sat
Crawford Beck Vertical Dinner @ Winderlea Estate Tasting Room
Jun 17 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

 Come out and meet two vineyard owners who are as passionate about their grapes as we are about our wines. Join us for this year’s annual vertical winemaker dinner featuring the beautiful wines from Crawford Beck Vineyard. Mingle with our winemaker and David and Jeanne Beck, the growers who make it happen, as we dive into five years of Pinot noir from this stunning site.

Enjoy a unique culinary expression prepared by Chef Ryan Childs alongside five years of Crawford Beck Vineyard Pinot noir.  A sneak peak of the menu is available below!

WHITE SHRIMP
avocado lettuce cups, olive oil fried basil

FROMAGE BLANC
seeded rye cracker

BEEF CARPACCIO | buttered brioche crouton, juniper, wild bitter greens
2014 Crawford Beck Vineyard Pinot noir

AGNOLOTTI DAL PLIN | kale, parmesan, brodo
2013 Crawford Beck Vineyard Pinot noir

ROAST STURGEON | herb tea, cranberry bean, burnt scallion, bone marrow butter
2011 Crawford Beck Vineyard Pinot noir
2010 Crawford Beck Vineyard Pinot noir

BLACK MISSION FIG TART | burnt fig leaf ice cream
2012 Crawford Beck Vineyard Pinot noir

Saturday, June 17th | 6:30pm
$125, Inclusive
Winderlea Estate Tasting Room | Reservations | info@winderlea.com

Jul
7
Fri
Winderlea Summer 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

Jul
14
Fri
Winderlea Summer Lunch No. 2 | 2009 Winderlea Chardonnay
Jul 14 @ 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 flight 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

Chef To Be Announced | Featured Library Wine: 2009 Winderlea Chardonnay

To RSVP please call 503-554-5900 or email info@winderlea.com

Jul
21
Fri
Winderlea Summer Lunch No. 3 | 2011 Murto Vineyard Pinot noir | FULLY BOOKED @ Winderlea Vineyard and Winery
Jul 21 @ 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 flight 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 Andrew Gordon | Featured Library Wine: 2011 Murto Vineyard Pinot noir

Please note, this lunch is fully booked.  To be added to the waitlist, please call 503-554-5900 or email info@winderlea.com

Aug
4
Fri
Winderlea Summer Lunch No. 4 | 2007 Winderlea Chardonnay @ Winderlea Vineyard and Winery
Aug 4 @ 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 flight 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: 2007 Winderlea Chardonnay

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

Aug
11
Fri
Winderlea Summer Lunch No. 5 | 2011 Shea Pinot noir @ Winderlea Vineyard and Winery
Aug 11 @ 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 11am with a tour of the vineyard and a tasting of our current flight 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 Andrew Gordon | Featured Library Wine: 2011 Shea Vineyard Pinot noir

To RSVP please call 503-554-5900 or email info@winderlea.com

Aug
18
Fri
Winderlea Summer Lunch No. 6 | 2009 Winderlea Reserve Pinot noir @ Winderlea Vineyard and Winery
Aug 18 @ 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 11am with a tour of the vineyard and a tasting of our current flight 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

Chef To Be Announced | Featured Library Wine: 2009 Winderlea Reserve Pinot noir

To RSVP please call 503-554-5900 or email info@winderlea.com

Aug
25
Fri
Winderlea Summer Lunch No. 7 | 2008 Dundee Hills Vineyards Pinot noir @ Winderlea Vineyard and Winery
Aug 25 @ 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 acellar selection from our library.


The experience begins at 11 am with a tour of the vineyard and a tasting of our current flight 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 Andrew Gordon | Featured Library Wine: 2008 Winderlea Dundee Hills Vineyards Pinot noir

To RSVP please call 503-554-5900 or email info@winderlea.com

Aug
27
Sun
Bounty of Yamhill County @ Sokol Blosser Winery
Aug 27 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Join us for the “Big Night” at Sokol Blosser Winery as we participate in the 5th annual Bounty of Yamhill County with proceeds benefiting the Yamhill Enrichment Society .

We are happy to be sharing our wines with you and supporting a wonderful organization as we partake in a walkabout seasonal feast along with more than 20 local chefs, farmers and wineries. To learn more and purchase tickets click  here .

Sokol Blosser Winery

5000 NE Sokol Blosser Ln
Dayton, OR 97114

Sunday, August 27th | 5:30pm to 8:30pm

Cost | $150