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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

JUNE IS UPON US

There is really nothing like an Oregon summer!  We are in one of the most beautiful spots on earth AND we make wine.  Could anything be better!  If you live here or are heading our way for a vacation, here’s what’s going on in our world for the month.

We are open on the weekends – Friday, Saturday, Sunday – from Noon to 5:30 PM.  Tuesday – Thursday, we are open by appointment and, since we live upstairs, feel free to make an appointment as we don’t have to travel far to get to the Tasting Room!  Our Wine Dogs, Gemini and Trouble, will greet you and escort you to the Tasting Room.

June 3rd – Release of our 2016 Mingle and Riesling!  These two wines are so perfect for summer sipping.  In fact, they are so easy to drink you might skip the sip and go directly to the gulp!

June 4th – Music on the Patio with Buddy Evans, renowned for his guitar and voice.  Buddy played with Merle and Willie and knows all the songs and a few great stories!

 

Buddy Evans as painted by Linda Holland


June 10th – Ron Sabin brings back his guitar and baritone.  Last time he was here, he sang some Leonard Cohen as good as I’ve ever heard it!  He told me he’s just learned Besame Mucho so we can expect to hear that.  The man has quite the breadth of music!  We’ll also Stop The Music in time to watch the running of the Belmont Stakes!  Our other hobby out here is horses and they require that we watch all the big races.

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Ron on the Patio


June 11th – Jazz on the patio with Jack and Bill.  Their sublime stylings fill the vineyard with beautiful music.

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Taken in Jack’s music store, MIR MUSIC…note Bill’s quirky hat.  Jazz musicians are their own breed!


June 13thThe Hillsboro Tuesday Market Opens For The Season!  If you are visiting Oregon, make this a must-do destination!  Downtown Hillsboro is turned over to a great market full of arts and crafts, the best produce anywhere, jewelry, oddities, music, food and drink and great people watching – look for the Beagle on the skateboard.  We pour in the Food Court right in front of the Music on the Lawn.  We’ll pour our Mingle, for sure, and other whites and reds.  Grab a glass and stroll the market…5 – 8:30 PM  http://www.tuesdaymarketplace.org/

June 17thWE WILL BE CLOSED THIS DAY TO CELEBRATE THE MARRIAGE OF RAI AND LYNDA.

June 18th – Ron Sabin sings us back

June 20th – Catch us at the Market

June 24th – 6-8 PM  SPECIAL MUSICAL EVENT STARRING AMY WESTON AND FRIENDS.  Amy’s velvety, throaty voice with thrill you.  Some of you will remember her mother, Jo Stafford, who thrilled people for decades.  Amy sings a lot like her and we are so glad.  We have a few tickets left right now at $10 each.

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Amy now and then!


Here are links to her her mom’s music and Amy’s:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQfF84ackMM (sorry about the ad at the beginning, which you can skip in 3 seconds….)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aHwikhqDu7w 

June 25th – The country sounds of Buddy Evans on the patio.

June 27th – Catch us at the Market

June 30th – 7 – 8:30 PM Wine and Divine at the Vineyard….Get your tarot cards read by very talented seers as you let our wines put you in the mood!

And if you are here for July 4th … there’s plenty going on in our area, including a parade in Hillsboro at 10 AM and then the Tuesday Night Market at 5 PM!  It will be patriotic!


MUSIC IN MAY AND JUNE

Sunday, May 7th … Kick off the season with us when Skip Farmer and Friends fill our vineyard with their wonderful music.  Grab a comfy seat, a glass of wine, maybe a cheese plate and enjoy!

Saturday, May 13th… Two good things going on.  We will be pouring at the Seaside Wine Walk inside Del Sol, the store where everything turns vibrant colors even without wine!  Meanwhile, playing on the Patio at the Tasting Room will be Buddy Evans, making his first appearance of the season.  Buddy brings the legacy of Merle and Willie and plenty of stories in addition to his beautiful voice and guitar playing.

Sunday, May 14th… Mother’s Day so bring in your mom and she tastes free!

Sunday, May 21stJazz on the patio.

MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND MEANS LOTS OF WINE, TASTY TREATS AND MUSIC. We’ll be open Friday–Monday, Noon to 5:30 PM. Stock up on the way to the coast and on the way back! Music on Saturday and Sunday: Saturday, May 27th… Bill and Connie will get you in the mood with the elegant and lively stylings of their Brazilian jazz. Bill on keyboard, Connie on vibraphone. You will want to be up and swinging. Sunday, May 28th…. All you Ron Sabin groupies, get your groove on because he makes his first seasonal appearance on the Patio! Great baritones and great guitar.

Sunday, June 4th… Buddy  is back

Sunday, June 11th… Jack and Bill are back

Tuesday, June 13th … the Season starts at the
HILLSBORO TUESDAYNIGHT MARKET!  We pour our wines by the glass right in the heart of the Food Court and right in front of the Music on the Lawn. It’s a great, wild, wonderful experience. Check out our new wines, our new wine cooler!, our neon magnets. 5 – 8:30PM every Tuesday through August.

Saturday, June 17th… WE WILL BE CLOSED TO CELEBRATE THE WEDDING OF LYNDA AND RAI!

Sunday, June 18th… Ron is back

Saturday, June 24th…OUR FIRST SATURDAY EVENING MUSIC FEST WITH THE FABULOUS AMY WESTON! Tickets for this are $10 and limited so get your orders in. We’ll have wine available by the glass and bottle and room for your picnic supper. 6 – 8 PM. We’ll also have wraps in case of typical Oregon evening weather!

Sunday, June 25th….Buddy sings with his voice and his beautiful guitar

Always a party! We’re open Noon to 5:30 PM. We always have treats to serve. Music starts around 2 PM.

Cheers,

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