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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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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


The Wisteria is blooming for the second time and, this year, it is full and lovely.  It’s a great way to welcome July!  You’ll see this weekend if you come see us!  This is probably because of all the moisture we had this spring.  Did you notice?  HaHa.  Our grapevines are going crazy.  Jim says you can stand there and watch them grow.  He lost his Vincent Van Gogh hat somewhere in the vineyard (really, how do you do that?) and thinks it has already been consumed by vine growth.

People ask us all the time what the weather this year means for the grapes and we just don’t know. We know what they need from now on and that is sunny and dry.  We all need that, right?  And that’s what we’ve got for the next couple of weeks, which is as far ahead as we can see!  So what shall we do with all this wonderful weather….Oh, I know!  Drink wine on the patio!  Feel free to bring picnics or enjoy one of our available cheese plates.

As usual, we have a full month ahead of us!  We are open Friday – Sunday from Noon to 5:30 PM.  If you are traveling here and want to taste during the week, we are open Tuesday – Thursday by appointment, just give us a call.  (Last week, people ran into Jim in our driveway on Wednesday and he said to give him a call.  So they mimed calling, came down, tasted and went away with a case of wine!)

This weekend is the July Fourth weekend (in case you hadn’t noticed and been counting down the days to a four day weekend….).   Enjoy your wine with some of my famous star-shaped sugar cookies.  I’ll have to stop writing and head to the kitchen in a minute!  Bring a picnic.  On Friday evening, we’ll kick it off with a little bit of intuition and insight at our Wine & Divine evening.  Still time to register –

Next Tuesday, the actual Fourth, we are pouring at the Hillsboro Tuesday Night Market, which is likely to be a sea of red, white and blue.  The music on the lawn, right behind us, is ROCKET 88, great music from the 80s.  Some of you will have heard Randy McElroy play out here and you’ll be glad to hear him again!  We are just betting that there will be people dressed in Fourth of July appropriate colors and even some dogs that have been died to match!

And here’s the scoop for the next couple of weeks…

On Saturday, July 8th, Jack Stern Duo with Steve Hall – here’s a video with some soothing ocean pictures and Steve’s soundtrack!  (Click on the picture of the ocean....)

Sunday, July 9th is the next date for the Ron Sabin groupies to show up.  Ron Ron Ron

Thursday, July 14th is the Hillsboro Farm to Table Dinner on Main Street.  Last year, our Riesling was poured with a great dessert by Decadent Creations.  This year, our 2013 Pinot Noir is the featured wine with the main course and we couldn’t be more pleased!  Get your tickets here

Saturday, July 15th will bring you back to the Tasting Room and the amazing sounds of acoustic guitar in a Spanish mood, the stylings of Juan Vasquez.

Sunday, July 16th come on out to hear Buddy Evans sing some of the best country you will hear around these parts (that’s my “country slang…) outside of Willie Nelson.  Have we mentioned that Buddy used to play with Willie?  And Merle?  So we get to be on first name terms, too!

Saturday, July 22nd is more great jazz.

Sunday, July 23rd is some of the most delightful guitar sounds you will ever hear from Joey Aloia, talented musician and teacher.


Sunday, July 30th, Ron Sabin comes back to croon for us.  Honestly, ask him to do Leonard Cohen’s Dance Me To The End of Love” as it will knock you out!

We do want to tell you about a GREAT MUSICAL EVENING coming up on August 25th with Suzette Rodway and GRACLESS LADY!  If you were lucky enough to be here a few months ago when Suzette celebrated a big birthday here, she has a terrific voice and the musicians who play with her are equally wonderful!  There will be more about this in the next few weeks but, since our last evening music performance sold out so fast, you might want to snag your rickets now - $10.

Cheers y’all! 

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.


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