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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.


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.

Looking for a great great caterer in our area?

If so, we would highly recommend Reedville Catering.

She Married Into Wine

Holly in interviewed on Northwest Wine Night Radio


May Is Oregon Wine Month

BIG, FAT RED RHODIES ring the entrance to our vineyard and Tasting Room.  They are just magnificent.  We wait for them each year…and they deliver!  Even better, the Peonies, with their buds that look like little fairies still fast asleep, open in May and there is color everywhere.

What a great beginning for Oregon Wine Month, which begins on Sunday, the first of May.  We get excited in May; it’s chock full of celebrations and it’s the month our music begins. 

Let the celebrating begin … ta da ….wait for it…. With Big news about TROUBLE, one of our 2014 Pinots!  It is a Cellar Select in the Oregon Wine Press!  We’re pretty darned proud.  Join Gemini – who congratulates his little brother (“I taught him everything he knows…”) and us as we tout this great achievement!

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Here’s a snapshot of events for the month.  We are open Friday – Sunday from Noon to 5:30 PM.  If your plans include Tuesday – Thursday, we are open by appointment so just give us a call!

  • This weekend, dial in for the great weather.  Even bring a picnic. 
  • Saturday, May 7th – The Running of the 2016 Kentucky Derby.  We get pretty excited about the Triple Crown races…especially now that we have a foal of the 1996 Kentucky Derby winner in our barn!  Join the cheering with us…we’ll have the race on TV.  Might make some key lime poundcake to go with.
  • Sunday, May 8th – Mother’s Day and Buddy Evans brings his guitar and great voice to sing.  Buddy played on the road with Merle Haggard and Willie Nelson and now brings his stories and songs to us.  Moms taste free that day.  Make it your Mother’s Day gift.
  • Saturday, May 14th -  Pouring in the Tasting Room AND we are pouring at the Seaside Wine Walk inside Sea Star Gelato.  Sounds kind of delicious to us!  Seaside Downtown Winewalks
  • Sunday, May 15th – Jazz on the Patio.  We transport you to Washington Square Park in NYC’s Greenwich Village….without the big city traffic or hassles…hear Jack Stern on saxophone and Bill French on keyboard.  What a treat! 
  • Saturday, May 21st – Celebrate our Tenth Wedding Anniversary with us!  A glass of wine for everyone!  Our lovely friend and terrific musician, Robert Bernadelli, will treat us to his lilting music.  Robert composes and plays keyboard and mandolin. 
  • Memorial Day Weekend, May 27th – 30th – And the season officially begins!  Jazz on Saturday with Jack and Bill; the great duo Chris Baum and Dawn Fitzgerald on Sunday, performing everything from pop to Broadway and Bert Bachrach.  A nice spread of hors d’oeuvres to pair with our wines all weekend. ALSO, we have family visiting from Alabama and Seattle so you get to meet them!

On Memorial Day weekend we’ll also be pouring at the Aviation and Space Museum in McMinnville.  They have two wine bars and we’ll be on the Space side, ready for take-off.  If you’re heading to Oregon for a visit…the Aviation Museum is a great destination.  It’s also right

near the Tillamook Cheese Factory!

Of course we will be open every weekend from noon to 5:30 PM and it’s always a party out here.

The Winery news is that Jim is bottling the 2015 whites and our Pinot blush, Rosey.  They are delicious.  Look for releases coming up.

What better time than NOW to plan visits to Oregon.  Here’s a package you might enjoy:  Zip, Sip and Stay – it combines extreme adventure at the Tree to Tree Adventure Zipline park, vibrant flavors with your winery visit, and peaceful rest on soft pillows at various sites. Available March through mid-November.

All y’all come see us!


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.