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A Blooming Hill Vineyard … Our Inspiration

Some days, standing at a particular spot in the vineyard where the light spills across the slope of Blooming Hill, it is possible to believe the world has just begun and life is full of promise. The soft sound of a breeze rustling the vines, the warm touch of sun on emerging fruit, sky as far off as anyone can see beyond the hills reminds us that there may be nothing quite so wonderful as the simple pleasures given us by nature. At A Blooming Hill Vineyard, we revel in the gift of working the land every day and that we are rewarded with its simple and elegant bounty.

This is our gift to you in every bottle of A Blooming Hill Vineyard wines.

A Blooming Hill Vineyard

5195 SW Hergert Rd.
Cornelius OR 97113

Open Friday, Saturday and Sunday, noon to 5:30 PM Monday - Thursday, by appointment.

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We are located outside the small towns of Cornelius and Forest Grove, Oregon. If you decide to get directions from the web, we've discovered that most of the sites include a road that is closed: LaFollette Road. Just stay on 10th Avenue to Blooming Fern Hill Road and turn right. Stay on that to the flashing yellow light and turn left onto Hergert Road. A Blooming Hill Vineyard is the first driveway on the right. There's a big sign.

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Harvesting the Grapes
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A Story of Our Winery
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Look! We had Mrs. Oregon 2013 to brunch - here's a great story!

Here's a terrific interview we did in August on the local business show on kuik Hillsboro.


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We do live in Oregon where rain is a factor….In case the route to A Blooming Hill from Highway 47 is closed at Fern Hill, just stay on Hway 47 to Route 8, which is the next major intersection.  Turn right.  You will go into Cornelius and begin to see Blue Signs to A Blooming Hill.  Just follow the signs….for sticklers, turn right onto 10th Avenue, turn right onto Blooming Fern Hill Road, turn left at the flashing yellow light and we are the first driveway on the right.

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Welcome November and why do we have to change the clocks anyway….

Otherwise, it’s a beautiful time in the Vineyard -  senescence, which is the yellowing of the grape vines, gives a real glow to the air and the unpredictable weather that seems to change from minute to minute makes it really interesting.  One half of the sky may be black and looming and the other half is blue with lots of puffy white clouds.  Ever changing, ever fascinating.

Here’s what’s going on this month:

On November 8th we will officially release the 2014 Pinots – Gemini and Trouble.  All I can tell you is that the Wine Dogs will be very gracious and dressed for the occasion.  Pawtographs will be available.  This is the first time we have produced two Pinots from our Vineyard.  The slight difference in elevation between the two blocks of vines and the weather allowed us to do this.  As soon as we made the decision to make two wines, we knew we wanted to name them after our Wine Dogs!  The labels – and the dogs - are adorable.

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November 14th is Seaside Wine Walk Saturday.  This Walk is so much fun because crazy people go out regardless of the weather and wear really weird hats.  It is a fabulous event that costs a small amount of money ($10), which gets you a souvenir glass that you get to fill with wines from about 25 different vineyards and wineries.  Seaside Downtown Winewalks  Each winery does charge small amounts – usually $1 – to taste and people come prepared with pockets full of singles.

Thanksgiving weekend will be here way before we know it!  We’re ready!  Music is in place for Friday – Skip Farmer and Friends.  Music is in place for Saturday – Buddy Evans.  Abundant  hors d’oeuvres are being planned.  Marie Hatton’s jewelry and Bruce Ulrich’s art will be hung by November 8th and we’ve got our little gift corner set up with holiday trinkets.  We don’t do a lot of retail but there are some things that always catch my eye …

As you think about the winter holidays, think how wine fits in for you.  We can put together and ship lovely wine gifts (we’ve already started filling orders!) and also help you fill up a good wine pantry so you always have what you need for every meal occasion.  Well, maybe not breakfast (although we recommend Riesling and orange juice…)

Our fall/winter hours are Friday – Sunday, Noon to 5:30 PM and the other days by appointment (or, drop by and if we’re here we can open the door!).


Holly and Jim

We now ship to fourteen locations. (Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Massachusetts, Missouri, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Virginia, Washington State, Washington DC.)

Holly and Jim

We got married in 2006 under a beautiful teahouse that Jim built for us. We've known each other for over 40 years … Holly was a not very good secretary to Jim way back in New York in the television production business. Jim was known as "The Myth" for all he was able to accomplish. He ran a scrappy new company that was involved in such notables as Sesame Street and The Electric Company, many of the Central Park Concerts – from Barbra Streisand to George Shearing. Jim was even business manager for KISS! Holly spent her life raising money for good works and writing.

In 2006, after a lot of life had intervened (ask us, we'll tell you), a mutual friend threw his Cupid's darts and urged us to have lunch. We were both living in the Pacific Northwest by then, although 200 miles apart; Holly - a city girl, Jim - a farm boy. Holly drove down to Oregon, had a lovely lunch, drove home and told Jim he was terrific but geographically undesirable.

Jim was persistent….and, suddenly, there we were standing in a beautiful spot in the Willamette Valley getting married! It really is romantic owning a vineyard! Now we are a wedding destination.

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Join Our Long-Distance Wine Club

We now ship to fourteen locations. Check out the specifics.

We are excited to announce a new twist on our very popular Wine Club, available in Seattle on Groupon and, really, to anyone in the fourteen locations/states we ship to…think about it as a holiday gift!  Price includes shipping.

$160 for One-Year Wine Club Membership at A Blooming Hill Vineyard ($250 Value). Members receive three bottles of award-winning wine three times throughout the year - new releases and classic favorites. Shipping is $25 each time.

Award-winning Wines

NEWS! OUR 2013 PINOT NOIR WON TWO GOLD MEDALS! These medals are special to us since one is from the Oregon Wine Awards, our peers; and, the other is from the Pinot Shootout in Sebastapol, CA where 497 Pinots from around the world were entered.

We knew the 2013 Pinot Noir was special when we tasted it a week after bottling and could not believe how smooth and delightful it was!  We did a soft introduction in the Tasting Room and couldn’t restock fast enough!  Now it has won two Gold medals, proving our instincts right! Oregon Wine Awards; Pinot Noir Shootout in Sebastapol, CA.
Our Wines Currently Being Served in the Tasting Room
2014 Mingle – Our lovely, signature white blend of Pinot Gris, Riesling and Chardonnay.  Refreshing and fresh!
2014 Chardonnay – Un-oaked! Pink Grapefruit with good body and a lovely nose.
 2013 Pinot Gris – Oregon’s Other Pinot! Ripe pear and melon. Soft and velvety smooth.
2014 Riesling – Floral nose, tastes of Lemon Meringue pie with raspberry swirls!
2014 Blush ROSEY – All of our Blushes have a beautiful color, enough sweetness to bring a smile to your lips yet dry enough for the most sophisticated palate.
2009 Pinot Noir –Each year produces a different Pinot. 2009 was a wonderful year of abundant bunches of plump, sweet fruit.  The wine echoes this with a mild cherry/raspberry taste that is smooth to the palate and complements all foods and occasions.  We think this one is peaking right now.  Smooth, mellow and very drinkable.
2010 Pinot Noir – The taste of strawberries in chocolate with a smooth, smooth finish.  This is a wine to enjoy now and well into the future.  Here’s what Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar says:  “Bright ruby-red. Spice-accented blackberry, cherry, anise and lavender on the nose. Sweet and plump, with juicy cherry and dark berry flavors lifted by tangy acidity. Finishes on a lively, refreshingly bitter berry skin note, with supple tannins coming on late.”  Four Silver Medals.
2011 Pinot Noir – So smooth. Fruit forward and a very long finish.  This is our newest STAR with a Double Gold in the Oregon Wine Awards, a Gold in the Northwest Food and Wine Festival, another Gold in the Pacific Northwest Invitational; and two Silvers – the American Wine Society and the Pinot Noir Shootout in Sonoma!
2012 Pinot Noir – Bold, rich raspberry, tobacco. Very smooth.  The 2012 Pinot Noir won a Silver medal in the New York International Wine Competition. We are very pleased as we believe this is an excellent wine. Over 1000 wines were tasted and less than 30% won medals. There were fourteen Pinot Noirs that won a Silver (none won Gold) and we were one of four from Oregon.
2013 Pinot Noir – a crowd pleaser!  Well balanced, fruit forward, excellent flavor and very smooth.  Two Gold medals.
VXX – Our very special Pinot in the Port-style.  We had four barrels distilled to 160 proof and then blended that back into eight barrels of our Double Gold 2011 Pinot Noir, and raised the sugar with Pinot Noir concentrate.  It is pure Pinot Noir grape and incredibly smooth.  Deep, deep berry and raisin flavors give this a decadent elegance.