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:

Aug
4
Fri
Winderlea Summer Lunch No. 4 | 2007 Winderlea Chardonnay | FULL @ 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 Ferguson of Red Hills Market | Featured Library Wine: 2007 Winderlea Chardonnay

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

Please note, this lunch is fully booked.

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

Lunch Prepared by Chef Paul Bachand | 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 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

Sep
8
Fri
Winderlea Summer Lunch No. 8 | 2007 Winderlea Estate Pinot noir @ Winderlea Vineyard and Winery
Sep 8 @ 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 Ferguson of Red Hills Market | Featured Library Wine: 2007 Winderlea Estate Pinot noir

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

Sep
15
Fri
Winderlea Summer Lunch No. 9 | 2010 Crawford Beck Vineyard Pinot noir @ Winderlea Vineyard and Winery
Sep 15 @ 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 Jesse Kincheloe of Valley Commissary  | Featured Library Wine: 2010 Crawford Beck Vineyard Pinot noir

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

Sep
22
Fri
Winderlea Summer Lunch No. 10 | 2009 Métier Pinot noir | FULLY BOOKED @ Winderlea Vineyard and Winery
Sep 22 @ 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: 2009 Winderlea Vineyard Métier Pinot noir

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

Please note, this lunch is fully booked.

Sep
29
Fri
Harvest Lunch | 2010 Winderlea Legacy Pinot noir @ 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 RSVP please call 503-554-5900 or email info@winderlea.com

Please note, this lunch begins an hour later than the rest of the series.  The tasting room is closed for the day for this event.