Winter’s Hill Estate

Contact

  • Contact:
    6451 NE Hilltop Lane
    Dayton, Oregon 97114 (map below)
    503-864-4592
    wintershillwine.com

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:

May
28
Sun
2016 Pinot Noir Barrel 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. We are also open for our regular walk in tasting flight at the bar.

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

Each seating will consist of 14 people. Reservations can be made below. $15 tasting fee. Complimentary for Wine Club Members, or if you purchase Futures.

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

 

  • 2016 Pinot Noir Block 9-Pommard
  • 2016 Pinot Noir Block 10
  • 2016 Pinot Noir Block 10-Whole Cluster

 

Accolades from past Single Block Series wine

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

Added Bonus Event: August 19, 2017 will be an invite only event for anyone who purchased Futures. You will be treated to a special tasting of past Single Block Single Clone wines in the vineyard, while learning a bit more about the soil and vineyard practices with winemaker Russell Gladhart.

“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 & Yoga @ Winter's Hill Estate
Jun 17 @ 10:00 am – 7:33 pm

Join us for yoga with Martha. This 1 hour yoga class is free and is open to all levels. Please bring your own yoga mat with you. You are then invited to taste wines and socialize afterwards. You are more than welcome to bring a picnic with you. Our Rosé Release Party begins immediately after yoga!

Martha is a yoga instructor at Stumptown Wellness in Portland.

Wine tasting fee is $15. We also sell wine by the bottle and glass.

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.

Check out our Free Yoga Class for all levels beginning at 10:00 am.

Saturday, June 17, 2017
11:00 am to 5:00 pm
$15 tasting fee: waived for Cellar Door Club Members, or if you purchase 2 bottles of wine.

Jun
24
Sat
Bottle & Bottega Painting Party @ Winter's Hill Estate
Jun 24 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

 

Join Bottle & Bottega at Winter’s Hill Winery! That’s right! We are taking wine and painting to the next level! Come

join us right where all the magic happens! Come sit next to the wine barrels as you paint.

Let us inspire you to create your own version of this painting while you sip some wonderful wine from the region. NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED. Step-by-step painting instruction provided by one of our artists.

For reservations and to see what the painting looks like go to
bottleandbottega.com/portland

 

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
15
Sat
Bottle & Bottega Painting Party @ Winter's Hill Estate
Jul 15 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

 

Join Bottle & Bottega at Winter’s Hill Winery! That’s right! We are taking wine and painting to the next level! Come

join us right where all the magic happens! Come sit next to the wine barrels as you paint.

Let us inspire you to create your own version of this painting while you sip some wonderful wine from the region. NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED. Step-by-step painting instruction provided by one of our artists.

For reservations and to see what the painting looks like go to
bottleandbottega.com/portland

 

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

Aug
12
Sat
Bottle & Bottega Painting Party @ Winter's Hill Estate
Aug 12 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

 

Join Bottle & Bottega at Winter’s Hill Winery! That’s right! We are taking wine and painting to the next level! Come

join us right where all the magic happens! Come sit next to the wine barrels as you paint.

Let us inspire you to create your own version of this painting while you sip some wonderful wine from the region. NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED. Step-by-step painting instruction provided by one of our artists.

For reservations and to see what the painting looks like go to
bottleandbottega.com/portland

 

Aug
21
Mon
Solar Eclipse Viewing @ Winter's Hill Estate
Aug 21 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

You are invited to join us for the Solar Eclipse viewing.

Total eclipse is at 10:38 a.m.

We will have viewing glasses here for a $2 purchase

We will be pouring wine if you’re interested. Feel free to bring a picnic or brunch to enjoy. It is okay to bring outside non alcoholic beverages.

Sep
9
Sat
Bottle & Bottega Painting Party @ Winter's Hill Estate
Sep 9 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

 

Join Bottle & Bottega at Winter’s Hill Winery! That’s right! We are taking wine and painting to the next level! Come

join us right where all the magic happens! Come sit next to the wine barrels as you paint.

Let us inspire you to create your own version of this painting while you sip some wonderful wine from the region. NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED. Step-by-step painting instruction provided by one of our artists.

For reservations and to see what the painting looks like go to
bottleandbottega.com/portland