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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 Monday - 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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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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Looking for a terrific caterer? Think Reedville


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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.

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

June

There is NOTHING Like an Oregon Summer!

And we are at the beginning of it!  It is just glorious out here with many opportunities to experience perfection on a hike, at the coast or sipping wines on our patio or in the Tasting Room.


FRIDAY, JUNE 3RD, We’re pouring at a CHOCOLATE WALK in Beaverton.  What a great idea…chocolate and wine on a beautiful Friday evening.  There will be music, chocolate and wine.  Look for us in the Cultural Arts Center.

NEXT SATURDAY…JUNE 4th…we kick off our Saturday Evening Music Series at the Vineyard with Ron Sabin giving us a tuneful evening on the patio.  Come from 6-9 PM … we’ll transform into a little bistro with lights and candles and we’ll be pouring wine and offering little cheese plates.

On SUNDAY, JUNE 5th, come out to hear some fabulous Bollywood music.

If you like your wine with some of the best country sound you’ve ever heard – think Bourbon smooth voice – come out to hear Buddy Evans, one of our favorites who toured for years with Merle Haggard and Willie Nelson.

We start our season at the Hillsboro Tuesday Night Market on JUNE 14th.  Find us in the Food Court, right in front of the music and across from the Fountain!  You will have many food choices showing off Oregon’s BEST, and we’ll have a wine to go with your choice.  We’ll be pouring each Tuesday from 5 – 8:30 PM!

Saturday and Sunday, June 18th and 19th  - It’s a Mini Jazz Festival with Jack and Bill

Saturday June 25th - Ron Sabin brings back his cool baritone and the biggest songbook you can imagine!

And whilst we are talking about things to do in June, in addition to our music out here, we’ve got a delightful Winemaker’s Dinner planned at Agrivino in Carlton on JUNE 24th.   See if this doesn’t sound incredibly tempting!  We will be there, of course…


Friday, June 24th
Starting at 7PM
A B l o o m i n g H i l l
W i n e m a k e r 's D i n n e r


I n s a l a t a
Insalata di Gamberi
(Roasted shrimp served on arugula topped with honey lemon vinaigrette)
Wine Pairing: Mi n g l e 2 0 1 4

A n t i p a s t i
Bruschetta di Coniglio
(Olive oil & herbs marinated rabbit meat served on a roasted bruschetta bread)
Wine Pairing: R o s e y 2 0 1 5

P r i m i
Gnocchi Bolognese
(Handmade Gnocchi topped with homemade meat sauce)
Wine Pairing: P i n o t N o i r 2 0 1 1

S e c o n d i
Agnello al la Burguignonne
(Slowly braised lamb in red wine with mushrooms & carrots
served on roasted potatoes)
Wine Pairing: P i n o t N o i r 2 0 1 2

D e s s e r t
Torta Caprese
(Flourless Dark chocolate cake)
Wine Pairing: V X X – P o r t-S t y l e P i n o t N o i r



Wi n e Pa i r i n g D i n n e r - $ 7 5
( W i n e & G r a t u i t y I n l c u d e d )

R e s e r v a t i o n s :
Agrivio Event Center
MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS NOW FOR THIS DINNER IN CARLTON!

Our vineyards look just beautiful right now so you are in for a treat as you drive out.  You may notice some white tent boxes hanging on the ends of some of the rows.  This is part of a study by the Oregon Department of Agriculture looking for exotic, invasive pests that – if they showed up – could threaten Oregon’s vineyards.  The ODA is doing this because Oregon’s wine reputation is appreciated nationally and internationally and they want to help us protect it.  We’ll keep you posted.

I've been writing a little column for the Forest Grove News Times and this week, it's about whether you should hold on to a bottle of wine...you might find it interesting and useful as your plan your visit and build your wine portfolio:
http://www.pamplinmedia.com/fgnt-insiders/308896-186929-should-you-hold-on-to-a-bottle-of-wine

Come out and see us this weekend, next weekend, every weekend! Enjoy the festivities.  Especially enjoy Trouble, our 2014 Pinot Noir that was selected as an OREGON WINE PRESS CELLAR SELECT for May!  Okay, okay, enjoy all of the other wines, too.


Cheers,

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.

award winning wines

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.
PINOTS
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.