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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
(503)992-1196
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Open Friday, Saturday and Sunday, noon to 5:30 PM
Tuesday - Thursday, by appointment

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Directions

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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Below are links to three great videos regarding our Winery

Aerial View of Winery
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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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East Coast Foods Brunch.


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Check this nice review on Yelp

Read a lovely blog review about us!


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HOW TO REACH US WHEN IT RAINS ALOT!

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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She Married Into Wine

Holly in interviewed on Northwest Wine Night Radio

Welcome to September

…the real beginning of the year! New Year in January is fun but we all know the juices rev up and we find that new energy in Fall when we get back into the rhythm.  It’s definitely true that nothing slows down at our Vineyard!

In fact, things speed up at this time of year.  Right now, we are bottling the 2016 Pinot Noirs, which will rest in the bottle for a few months before we taste again and see how it’s developing.  It is, so far, delicious right out of the barrel! 

Once bottling is done…there is a small lull and then Harvest!  The grapes are incredible this year, the result of extremes of weather – very cold and wet winter and spring, very hot and dry summer that shows no signs of letting up!  See beautiful grapes here.

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While all that is going on, we continue to entertain you in the Tasting Room with various activities.  To wit:

Labor Day Weekend – taste a preview of the 2016 from carafes of wine straight from the barrel.  We’ll be here Friday through Monday, Noon to 5:30 PM.

Saturday, September 9th – great jazz on the Patio.  Jack Stern and Bill French – two characters right out of central casting who look just like the New York Greenwich Village scene and play just like that, too!  If you’re visiting out here from NYC, drop by.

Sunday, September 10th – great country with Buddy Evans.  Buddy /songs!

Saturday, September 16th<  TWO THINGS GOING ON…– Jazz is back.  Very groovy.

SECOND THING THAT DAY IS THE ANNUAL WEDDING SHOW AT UNGER’S FARM STORE. If you’re planning a wedding, come out there to meet photographers, taste cake, see a beautiful setting, taste wine available for your wedding!  Two to six PM.  www.ungerfarms.com

Sunday, September 17th –Ron Sabin sings on the Patio.  If you have ever read one of these you know how much we love Ron’s voice and his music sensibility!

Saturday, September 23rd – More music on the patio.

Sunday, September 24th… A Different  Kind Of A Day – our beautiful horse, Vinestone, is leaving to go into training so we’re giving him a Send-Off Party!  We’re doing it out in the winery, which could be a whirlwind of activity if Jim is already harvesting so be prepared for a behind the scenes view…unless it is too hectic and then we’ll move closer to the barn.  In any case, you’ll all get to see Vinnie at some point and wish him well as he starts off on his racing career.  This is the horse whose sire is the 1996 Kentucky Derby winner and whose mare (we own her) is the daughter of Oregon’s most winning thoroughbred.  Vinestone also goes back on both sides of his family to Mr. Prospector, known as the best stud in American racing history.  Over 30 of his babies have gone on to be American classic winners.  Our brilliant vet, who owns Vinestone’s sire, says he looks like Mr. Prospector!  Here’s a link to more about Mr. P.  And here’s Vinestone!

One Year Birthday!

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I will definitely be making horse-shaped sugar cookies for the party!

Saturday, September 30th will round out our summer music series with Ron Sabin who undoubtedly will sing Autumn Leaves sometime during the day!

We hope you have had a wonderful summer and will continue to enjoy and appreciate the glorious Oregon weather we will have through September!

Holly and Jim


We now ship to thirteen locations. (Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, 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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Award-winning Wines

NEWS! OUR 2014 PINOT NOIR TROUBLE WON GOLD and was an Oregon Wine Press Cellar Select!

We knew the 2014 Pinot Noir was special because it was the first time our vineyard produced two different wines. Until then, the grapes, grown in two separate blocks, produced very similar wine and we just blended everything at bottling. Suddenly, they were different. We believe it is the age of the vines. One block was planted in 2002 and one in 2008. As soon as Jim decided to bottle the two wines, Holly decided to name them TROUBLE AND GEMINI, our two Wine Dogs! People love them. Buy them separately or together.

Our Wines Currently Being Served in the Tasting Room

Also available in our online store.

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.

2014 Pinot Gris – Oregon’s Other Pinot! Full bodied, velvety and soft with tastes of honey and Meyer Lemons.

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.

2015 Blush ROSEY – The growing year was hot and dry so this is a semi-sweet Blush with a nice sweet start and a little drier finish.

PINOTS

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

2014 Pinot Noir GEMINI – SILVER medal! As the star sign, two pleasures: gentle berries uniting with silky richness .

2014 Pinot Noir TROUBLE – Gold medal! Vibrant and full of pepper, licorice and spice.

VXX and XII - Two very special Pinots in the Port-style. – Both of these are made entirely from our Pinot Noir grapes and distilled with a brandy made from our wine. VXX is made from our Double Gold 2011 Pinot Noir. It is incredibly smooth with deep, deep berry and raisin flavors in a luxurious wine with decadent elegance. 16% alc. 3% sugar and aged for two years in oak.

XIIVXX is made from our 2012 Pinot, a legendary vintage in the Willamette Valley. It aged for over three years in oak and is silky and elegant with dark, rich flavors of berry, chocolate and a bit of cinnamon. 17% alc., 4% sugar.

Both of these dessert wines are wonderful complements to fruits and cheeses and to desserts