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Winter's Hill Estate

Open Now: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Enjoy hand-crafted wines in a stunning natural setting. Estate grown Pinot Noir, white wines, and dessert wines show the range of excellent wines. Tastings take place within the winery so you can see, smell, touch and taste how we make our wines...more
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6451 NE Hilltop Ln, Dayton, OR 97114-7227
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Reviewed August 1, 2019

Our guide (Paul?) was very knowledgeable and eager to answer all questions. He explained both production and growing at this small vineyard thoroughly. We tasted the white wines in the production facility and the pinot noirs in the vineyard itself. The vineyard is in a...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Russell G, Owner at Winter's Hill Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for posting a review. I'm glad you enjoyed the Vineyard Walk and Picnic. As you said, Paul is very knowledgeable and an excellent guide to our wines and vineyards. I hope you can visit us again soon.

Reviewed July 2, 2019 via mobile

What a wonderful experience! Got the tour with Russell, crash course on wine from the Dundee Hills. So glad we got to experience wine from right in our back yard of Oregon!

Date of experience: July 2019
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Russell G, Owner at Winter's Hill Estate, responded to this reviewResponded July 3, 2019

I'm glad you enjoyed your visit, we love sharing the Dundee Hills and our wines with our guests. Sometimes exploring your own backyard is the best!

Reviewed April 30, 2019

We arrived at Winter's Hill and Paul was waiting for us. We enjoyed our first taste of wine in the bottling part of the facility and then Paul showed us where the wine barrels are stored and talked a lot about the bottling process. We...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Russell G, Owner at Winter's Hill Estate, responded to this reviewResponded May 1, 2019

Thank you for posting a 5-star review. I'm glad you enjoyed your experience. We love showing our guests how the grapes are grown and the wine is made, and the Vineyard Tour and Picnic gives our guests plenty of opportunities to ask questions. Paul is...More

Reviewed April 24, 2019

I highly recommend at least coming to Winter's Hill even if you can't do the walk and picnic. This was one of our favorite locations we visited on this trip. The tasting room is where you can see their processes and we were there when...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Russell G, Owner at Winter's Hill Estate, responded to this reviewResponded April 24, 2019

Thank you for visiting and posting your review. I'm glad you enjoyed the tour and the picnic lunch. We love to share how the vines grow and how we make the wine, when visitors have lots of questions it just makes it more enjoyable for...More

Reviewed March 2, 2019

I came to Winter's Hill on the recommendation from my B & B host. I had asked her about scenic wineries in the area and this was one of her first recommendations! The winery is set on a hilltop, which gives great views of the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Russell G, Owner at Winter's Hill Estate, responded to this reviewResponded March 5, 2019

Thank you for visiting and posting a five-star review. I'm so pleased you enjoyed the tasting, pairing the Hans & Lena Pinot gris with the spiced hazelnuts is one of my favorites. The view is always beautiful, but it does change with the seasons. I...More

Reviewed January 8, 2019

I've visited over 50 wineries in the Willamette Valley and believe Winter's Hill is a stand out winery that should be on everyone's "must visit" list. First, the winery is family run and when you walk into the tasting room, there is a very good...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Russell G, Owner at Winter's Hill Estate, responded to this reviewResponded January 9, 2019

Thank you for posting a 5 star review! I'm glad you enjoyed our our wines, knowledgeable team, and amazing views. As you said, if you are interested in how the wines are made, we are happy to explain and share that experience with our visitors....More

Reviewed October 22, 2018

This place looks like a poor man’s version of a chateau, but don’t be swayed by appearances. The wines were very good and prices were very reasonable. Our server was very helpful and knowledgeable. The views of the coastal range were great while we enjoyed...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Russell G, Owner at Winter's Hill Estate, responded to this reviewResponded October 23, 2018

Thanks for sharing your experience at Winter's Hill Estate. We take pride in our long-term, knowledgeable staff as well as our wines. We look forward to your next visit.

Reviewed September 23, 2018 via mobile

A smaller winery or to be ignored with Nice views and very friendly staff. Our server Ann was very knowledgeable and pleasant and engaging. I liked the white wines, especially the dessert white wine, since reds are not my favorite. Beautiful views with picnic tables...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Russell G, Owner at Winter's Hill Estate, responded to this reviewResponded September 24, 2018

Thank you for posting a review and sharing your pictures of your visit to Winter's Hill Estate. Ann has been with us for more than four years and always provides a great experience to our guests. I'm glad you enjoyed our Hans & Lena Pinot...More

Reviewed September 17, 2018

This is more casual at the bar inside the winery. The owner was serving us and was very nice and knowledgeable. The wines are very good and were among the best we had on our trip. I’d highly recommend for a casual tasting.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Russell G, Owner at Winter's Hill Estate, responded to this reviewResponded September 19, 2018

I'm glad you enjoyed our wines and your visit to Winter's Hill Estate. Thanks for sharing your experience. Cheers!

Reviewed July 24, 2018

My wife suggested this stop after considering reviews. She was so right. We drove past several other tasting opportunities and came to Winter's Hill Estate. We enjoyed our tastings, especially the pinot noirs, but also other options. One of the owner's poured our tastings and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Russell G, Owner at Winter's Hill Estate, responded to this reviewResponded July 25, 2018

Thank you visiting Winter's Hill Estate and sharing your experience. I love meeting our guests and answering their questions. I am constantly learning more about our wines, and it is fun to share that learning experience with our guests. We'll take good care of your...More

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