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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

It's AUGUST already

Have we mentioned how we use our bathroom mirror?  It’s the most effective way we’ve found to make sure we are both seeing all the things we have going on …not that we always remember what we’ve just looked at but, hey, it’s a great prompt.  For August, we hardly have any space left to see our faces in the morning!

   We released our delicious 2016 Blush called Eclipse and it is just delicious!  If you are headed to our fair state for the big ECLIPSE, stop by and pick up some of this divine Blush.  Organizers are anticipating about 1 million people on the roads heading to the path of complete totality.  We are in the path of 99.5% and decided we would stay put and open the vineyard to anyone who wants to watch that much over our gorgeous vines!  Show up that morning … we’re planning Eclipse themed cookies …bring a picnic and stay for lunch.  We’ve got a little music planned and we’re excited to see what happens.

Here’s the rundown for Music on the Patio:

Saturday, August 12th – great jazz with Jack Stern and Bill French.  Jack makes his sax sing and Bill’s keyboard is magic under his fingers

Sunday, August 13th – some of the best guitar you will ever hear with Joey Aloia

Friday, August 18th – We will be closing at 2 PM to celebrate a wedding.  If you want to come earlier that day – Noon to 2 PM – come on

Saturday, August 19th – More jazz

Sunday, August 20th – Buddy Evans brings his years of experience playing with Merle Haggard to our patio.  He has the perfect country voice and definitely loves requests so come and make some.

MONDAY, AUGUST 21st  IT’S THE BIG ECLIPSE…SEE ABOVE.  CELESTIAL EVENT, COOKIES, WINE, MUSIC

Friday, August 25th – An Evening of Music with Suzette Rodway and GRACELESS LADY.  Graceless Lady is Suzette Rodway (vocals), Connie Gougler (vocals/guitar), Christopher Woitach (lead guitar) and John Moak (trombone, cahon) covering your favorite tunes from Stevie Nicks, Bob Dylan, Melissa Etheridge, The Beatles, Neil Young, The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Emerson Lake & Palmer, Nicki Bluhm, A Fine Frenzy, Gillian Welch, Bonnie Raitt, Jewel, Waylon Jennings, Dolly Parton and more.   You probably already know that Graceless Lady is part of a lyric from The Rolling Stones’ Wild Horses  … “The things you wanted I bought them for you. Graceless lady you know who I am. You know I can't let you slide through my hands.”  We want to make sure this evening doesn’t slip through your hands so plan now.  We have only 60 tickets available at $10/each.  Call us at 503-992-1196 to reserve!

Saturday, August 26th – Taresa Ketcherside brings her vocals to the Patio.

Sunday, August 27th – The very popular Ron Sabin is back with his baritone and his guitar and his enormous songbook!

Music always starts at 2 PM = except August 25th when it is 6 PM!

Jim is working on one of the last steps in the 2016 Pinot Noirs, Trouble and Gemini, and you will be very happy with the results.  They will be both be bottled sometime later this month or early in September and then rest for some months.  We’ve tasted them with a couple of people who all thought they tasted great right now.

This crazy harvest year continues in the vineyard with all the heat doing who knows what to the grapes.  Actually, Jim thinks it might move the ripening along enough to help us catch up from the cold wet winter/spring.  Could be a mid-ish September harvest instead of October, which is what we were thinking originally.  It is definitely not pleasant for people working in the vineyard.  Getting an early morning start is helping somewhat so the work wraps up for the day around noon.

Think that’s it for now.  Come and see us!

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