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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
Tuesday - 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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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.


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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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


October 28th from 3 PM to 7 PM

Join Chefs John Conlin (One-star Michelin chef!) and The Culture Project's Daniel Escalle as they hold forth at the grill.  Here's the fabulous menu:


Potato, provolone and herb baked Empenadas

Fall Green Salad

Flame-kissed Vegetables Rescaldo

Steak grilled low and slow, Argentinian style, 

over hardwood charcoal and vineyard grape trimmings

Latin shortbread cookies with dulce de leche and chocolate cupcakes


Music by the great Buddy Evans and Augie Savage

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$65/person, includes food, music and your first glass of wine


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Fall in the Vineyard and the Tenth Harvest is on!  It is exciting that this is the Tenth.  How often do you get to have a dream and see it through as Jim is doing.  How often do you get to witness someone you love who has a dream put in the dedication and time it takes to make it real and to be lucky enough to have found a piece of it that you can share…that’s us!  Jim’s dream, Holly tip-toeing  into the dream.  We have a sign outside of the Tasting Room door that says …”Because Two People Fell In Love.”  Nice.

So  we’ve got some things planned and some things in the works for October and beyond that we are excited to tell you about.

First, we’re sure to have bunches of grapes and fresh pressed juice in the Tasting Room on the weekends…just so you can see how fantastic this harvest is!  Jim and his crew will end up picking about 20 or so tons (because it won’t rain, right?) and produce somewhere between 1000 and 1500 cases of wine. 


On October 14th, we are pouring at the Rose City Yacht Club…right on the water at the Marina in Portland.   It is a limited space event from 6 – 9 PM.  Cost is $20/person (for the first 50 people) and you will enjoy wine tasting, hors d’oeuvres (I saw the selections – very tasty!) and there is a Silent Auction.  To reserve, call Dave at 503-347-5464.

We usually live for Halloween around here…even the dogs get dressed up…and this year they have the fabulous clothes they wore to Skip and Shirley’s wedding in August.   On the last weekend in October, we’ll kick it up a notch with a Harvest dinner – Argentinian BBQ and everything you can think of around that prepared by no less than a 1 Star Michelin chef with music by Buddy Evans and Augie Savage.  $65/person gets you the meal, the music and your first glass of wine. 

And, before you know it, October gives way to November and we’re into the holidays.  Lots of events to look forward to. 

  • The Annual Seaside Fall Wine Walk is Saturday, November 11th starting at 3 PM.  This is the one where we pour inside of Del Sol on Broadway in Seaside.  We love this day.  People wear crazy hats and travel in happy groups.  The entry fee (usually very modest, under $10) gets you a wine glass and you go off to taste at lots of different locations.  We all charge a little bit to taste (really, $1-2) and you can take home wine for Thanksgiving!
  • Wine Club is November 18th and 19th.  It’s always a great party with wines, hors d’oeuvres and good cheer.   Consider joining…consider giving the gift of a Wine Club membership. 
  • Thanksgiving comes right quick after that and we’ve got music on Friday and Saturday.  This is our Annual Open House so enjoy some tasty hors d’oeuvres, taste all of our wines available, do a little holiday shopping all in our Big Room with the fireplace.  Perfect Fall Weekend.   

We’ve put together some special selections for the holidays and for holiday gift giving.  There’s  a sample page below and you can see the whole Holiday Catalog here.  We ship to about 14 states AND we’ve just added Arizona and Texas so you can send wines to lots of people and let them taste the glory of the Willamette Valley!


Going into the vineyard every year is just like

taking a chance that the slot machine will come up with three grapes!

Every year is so different and one never really knows how it will turn out.


2008 turned out to be often cited as the best vintage in decades.  It was a cool year and a small harvest.  The bunches were perfect with a great skin to juice ratio.  After making wine for four years, Jim decided 2008 would be our first release.  How smart that he recognized how special it was!  We made only 500 cases.

Happily, it got a very nice review in one of the most respected wine journals around—BURGHOUND.


“A very pretty nose combines notes of red cherry, raspberry and a hint of cranberry that marry into nicely rich and round middle weight flavors that possess good mid-palate concentration with fine volume on the balanced if mildly somber finish that avoids any hint of austerity. This well-made effort is not especially refined but it offers fine depth.” 89/2013+


2009 was a year of record weather highs and lows. Our grapes were lush and plump, producing raspberry and cranberry on the palate.  It, too, won awards for us.  Better than that, this wine matured beautifully in the bottle into a rich and fruit-forward wine.




Holly and Jim

We now ship to fourteen locations. (Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Missouri, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Texas, 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.

award winning wines

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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.

2016 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.

2016 Pinot Gris – Oregon’s Other Pinot! Full bodied, velvety and soft with tastes of honey and Meyer Lemons.

2016 Riesling - Floral nose, medium-sweet, tastes of delicate key lime pie.

2016 Blush ECIPSE – 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.


2011 Pinot Noir –So smooth. Fruit forward and a very long finish. This is one of our STARs 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 and an Oregon Wine Press Cellar Select! Vibrant and full of pepper, licorice and spice

2015 Pinot Noir GEMINI – Notes of berry and spice with a bit of orange peel in a silky, smooth wine. Our selected oak profile gives this wine body and character.

2015 Pinot Noir TROUBLE – Tastes from the forest to the sea to lavender fields with tangy pine, sea salt air and sunshine merging on the palate. Again, our oak profile gives this a special dimension.

VXX and XII - 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.

XII 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