Winter’s Hill Estate

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Quick Facts

  • Wines Produced:
    Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc, Late Harvest Pinot Gris & Golden Nectar Dessert Wine
  • Hours:
    11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., closed Tuesdays
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About Winter’s Hill

Winter’s Hill Estate has been in the family since 1961, when Emily Gladhart’s parents, John and Lena Winter, purchased a fruit and grain farm on a corner of Oregon’s Dundee Hills. Peter & Emily and their son Russell planted the first 19 acres of grapes in 1990, 12 acres of Pinot Noir and 7 acres of Pinot Gris. The vineyard’s elevation of 525 to 730 feet on south facing slopes provides optimum warmth during summer days while exposing it to cool ocean breezes every afternoon that drop evening temperatures into the 50’s. These conditions bring the slow, gentle ripening so essential to the delicate character of fine Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris.

We invite you to join us in the winery for a flight of wine so you can see, smell, and understand how we make our wine, or bring a picnic and enjoy your wine outside while taking in the sweeping panoramic views of the Coastal Mountains.

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Winter’s Hill Events:

Mar
18
Sat
Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc & Rosé Futures Tasting @ Winter's Hill Estate
Mar 18 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

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You are invited to sit down with our winemaker, Russell Gladhart to sample Pinot Gris Reserve, Pinot Blanc Reserve and Rosé of Pinot Noir as Futures. These wines are almost ready to bottle, and this is your chance to purchase them by the case at a 20% discount.

Pinot Gris Reserve
Pinot Blanc Reserve
Pearly Everlasting
Rosé of Pinot Noir

Each seating will consist of 15 people. Be sure to reserve your seats before they fill. Reservations can be made below.

Vendors:
Smitten Truffles will be sampling chocolates
The Beautiful Pig will be sampling their locally sourced and made charcuterie

Seating times: 11:00am, 1:00pm, 3:00pm

Join us from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday & Sunday, March 18 & 19, 2017. $15 tasting fee, complimentary for Cellar Door Club members and 4 guests.

Mar
19
Sun
Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc & Rosé Futures Tasting @ Winter's Hill Estate
Mar 19 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

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You are invited to sit down with our winemaker, Russell Gladhart to sample Pinot Gris Reserve, Pinot Blanc Reserve and Rosé of Pinot Noir as Futures. These wines are almost ready to bottle, and this is your chance to purchase them by the case at a 20% discount.

Pinot Gris Reserve
Pinot Blanc Reserve
Pearly Everlasting
Rosé of Pinot Noir

Each seating will consist of 15 people. Be sure to reserve your seats before they fill. Reservations can be made below.

Vendors:
Smitten Truffles will be sampling chocolates
The Beautiful Pig will be sampling their locally sourced and made charcuterie

Seating times: 11:00am, 1:00pm, 3:00pm

Join us from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday & Sunday, March 18 & 19, 2017. $15 tasting fee, complimentary for Cellar Door Club members and 4 guests.

Apr
29
Sat
Spring Cellar Door Wine Club Pick-Up Party @ Winter's Hill Estate
Apr 29 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

You are invited to join us for our semiannual Cellar Door Wine Club Pick-Up Party. This is your opportunity to sample the current wines in the club shipment, and meet with the Gladharts to learn more about the estate property, the winery and the wines.

Spring 2017 Allocation:

  • 2015 Pinot Blanc
  • 2015 Pinot Noir Block 8
  • 2015 Pinot Noir Block 9-Pommard

 

Not a Cellar Door Club Member? That is okay. You are invited to join the party as well!

Vendors:
Smitten Truffles will be sampling chocolates
The Beautiful Pig will be sampling their locally sourced and made charcuterie

If you’re interested in joining our wine club you can sign up here, or in person at the tasting room.

Join us from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 29, 2017. 
Complimentary tastings for Cellar Door Club members and 4 guests, $15 tasting fee for non-club members.
May
20
Sat
2016 Pinot Noir Futures Tasting @ Winter's Hill Estate
May 20 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

unnamed-1You are invited to sit down with us to sample through several barrels of our 2016 vintage Pinot noir. The wines you will be tasting will be offered as Futures at a 30% discount purchased by the case only.

  • Retail price: $588
  • Futures price: $410

Each seating will consist of 15 people. Reservations can be made below. $15 tasting fee. Complimentary for Wine Club Members.

Seating times: 11:00am, 1:00pm, 3:00pm

Accolades from past Single Block Series wine

  • Portland Monthly Oregon’s 50 Best Wines: 2012, 2013
  • 94 points Wine & Spirits
  • 93 points Wine & Spirits, Vinous, Pinot File
  • 92 points Vinous, Pinot File
  • 91 points Wine Enthusiast, Pinot File

“Oregon has never had three consecutive vintages like this,” said Dick Shea of Shea Vineyards. “There were bigger berries in 2014, and they really ripened up. This encouraged the blue component in the color and flavor. The grapes were smaller in 2015 and there was more heat at harvest, which made for more black fruit flavors. The 2016s also had small berries, and we thought it would be identical to 2015. In the fermentations, the wines showed more aromatic lift and less tannins. They’re more elegant.” -Wine Harvest Report 2016, Harvey Steinman, Wine Spectator, October 2016.

The Beautiful Pig will be here sampling their locally sourced and made charcuterie.

 Please note we will be closed Memorial Day Monday
May
21
Sun
2016 Pinot Noir Futures Tasting @ Winter's Hill Estate
May 21 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

unnamed-1You are invited to sit down with us to sample through several barrels of our 2016 vintage Pinot noir. The wines you will be tasting will be offered as Futures at a 30% discount purchased by the case only.

  • Retail price: $588
  • Futures price: $410

Each seating will consist of 15 people. Reservations can be made below. $15 tasting fee. Complimentary for Wine Club Members.

Seating times: 11:00am, 1:00pm, 3:00pm

Accolades from past Single Block Series wine

  • Portland Monthly Oregon’s 50 Best Wines: 2012, 2013
  • 94 points Wine & Spirits
  • 93 points Wine & Spirits, Vinous, Pinot File
  • 92 points Vinous, Pinot File
  • 91 points Wine Enthusiast, Pinot File

“Oregon has never had three consecutive vintages like this,” said Dick Shea of Shea Vineyards. “There were bigger berries in 2014, and they really ripened up. This encouraged the blue component in the color and flavor. The grapes were smaller in 2015 and there was more heat at harvest, which made for more black fruit flavors. The 2016s also had small berries, and we thought it would be identical to 2015. In the fermentations, the wines showed more aromatic lift and less tannins. They’re more elegant.” -Wine Harvest Report 2016, Harvey Steinman, Wine Spectator, October 2016.

The Beautiful Pig will be here sampling their locally sourced and made charcuterie.

 Please note we will be closed Memorial Day Monday
May
27
Sat
2016 Pinot Noir Futures Tasting @ Winter's Hill Estate
May 27 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

unnamed-1You are invited to sit down with us to sample through several barrels of our 2016 vintage Pinot noir. The wines you will be tasting will be offered as Futures at a 30% discount purchased by the case only.

  • Retail price: $588
  • Futures price: $410

Each seating will consist of 15 people. Reservations can be made below. $15 tasting fee. Complimentary for Wine Club Members.

Seating times: 11:00am, 1:00pm, 3:00pm

Accolades from past Single Block Series wine

  • Portland Monthly Oregon’s 50 Best Wines: 2012, 2013
  • 94 points Wine & Spirits
  • 93 points Wine & Spirits, Vinous, Pinot File
  • 92 points Vinous, Pinot File
  • 91 points Wine Enthusiast, Pinot File

“Oregon has never had three consecutive vintages like this,” said Dick Shea of Shea Vineyards. “There were bigger berries in 2014, and they really ripened up. This encouraged the blue component in the color and flavor. The grapes were smaller in 2015 and there was more heat at harvest, which made for more black fruit flavors. The 2016s also had small berries, and we thought it would be identical to 2015. In the fermentations, the wines showed more aromatic lift and less tannins. They’re more elegant.” -Wine Harvest Report 2016, Harvey Steinman, Wine Spectator, October 2016.

The Beautiful Pig will be here sampling their locally sourced and made charcuterie.

 Please note we will be closed Memorial Day Monday
May
28
Sun
2016 Pinot Noir Futures Tasting @ Winter's Hill Estate
May 28 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

unnamed-1You are invited to sit down with us to sample through several barrels of our 2016 vintage Pinot noir. The wines you will be tasting will be offered as Futures at a 30% discount purchased by the case only.

  • Retail price: $588
  • Futures price: $410

Each seating will consist of 15 people. Reservations can be made below. $15 tasting fee. Complimentary for Wine Club Members.

Seating times: 11:00am, 1:00pm, 3:00pm

Accolades from past Single Block Series wine

  • Portland Monthly Oregon’s 50 Best Wines: 2012, 2013
  • 94 points Wine & Spirits
  • 93 points Wine & Spirits, Vinous, Pinot File
  • 92 points Vinous, Pinot File
  • 91 points Wine Enthusiast, Pinot File

“Oregon has never had three consecutive vintages like this,” said Dick Shea of Shea Vineyards. “There were bigger berries in 2014, and they really ripened up. This encouraged the blue component in the color and flavor. The grapes were smaller in 2015 and there was more heat at harvest, which made for more black fruit flavors. The 2016s also had small berries, and we thought it would be identical to 2015. In the fermentations, the wines showed more aromatic lift and less tannins. They’re more elegant.” -Wine Harvest Report 2016, Harvey Steinman, Wine Spectator, October 2016.

The Beautiful Pig will be here sampling their locally sourced and made charcuterie.

 Please note we will be closed Memorial Day Monday
Jun
17
Sat
Rosé Release & Vertical Tasting Party
Jun 17 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

You are invited to join us to celebrate the release of the 2016 Rosé of Pinot Noir!

We barrel ferment our Rosé of Pinot Noir in neutral French oak because it gives the Rosé a bit more body, and more complexity.  The oak also allows the Rosé to develop more as it ages. In order to best experience the difference we will be sampling a vertical our our Rosés. We will have a few cases of the 2014 & 2015 vintages to sample and purchase as well as the new 2016.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Jul
1
Sat
Pizza Making Party Featuring Red Hills Market @ Winter's Hill Estate
Jul 1 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Love Pizza? Love Wine? We love both! Red Hills Market is firing up their wood-fire oven, and driving it to the top of the hill for a delicious pizza making party with our Winter’s Hill Wine. The Chef will assist you with making your own masterpiece, then sit down with a glass of wine to enjoy the day. If you don’t want to make your own pizza then you can have the Chef make it for you. Please select the time you are planning to come.

  • Saturday, July 1, 2017
  • $25 for pizza and a glass of wine.
  • $15 for Cellar Door Wine Club Members
  • Call Paul to reserve your spots 503-864-4592, or select from Eventbrite order form below
Jul
30
Sun
Dionysus Dash Vineyard Run @ Winter's Hill Estate
Jul 30 @ 8:15 am – 11:00 am
Sunday July 30, 2017

Dionysus Dash is coming to Winter’s Hill Estate to host a 5k trail run complete with wine tasting! We hope you’ll join us!

Are you worthy to run with Dionysus the Greek God of Wine?

Please join us for a 5k run/walk through the beautiful vineyards at Winter’s Hill Estate.
This event is for the novice and avid runners, wine tasters and Greek walkers.

We will have wine tasting, music and awards. It is time to RUN with the “Greek God of Wine” Dionysus We encourage everyone to bring out their TOGA’s and greek head pieces.

Sunday, July 30 –
6:30am – Winery Gates Open
6:30am-7:30am – Race Day Packet Pickup
7:30am-8:00am – Music, Vendors, Warmup
8:15am – Race Time
Wine Tastings to Immediately follow after participants cross the finish line.
11am Event Concludes

Feel free to stay to picnic and hang out at the Winery after you complete your run. Our event concludes at 11am. NO OUTSIDE LIQUOR ALLOWED.
This is a trail run. Please be prepared to run/walk through dirt, rocks, grass etc…

Full Race Details and Registration click here