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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.

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A Blooming Hill Vineyard

5195 SW Hergert Rd.
Cornelius OR 97113

Open Friday, Saturday and Sunday, noon to 5:30 PM
Tuesday - 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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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.


East Coast Foods Brunch.

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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.

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She Married Into Wine

Holly in interviewed on Northwest Wine Night Radio

Hooray It’s May

May is the official start to the season in Oregon’s winery season!  And it is also Oregon Wine Month.  We love this month and we celebrate the anniversary of our marriage and the anniversary of our Tasting Room so we have filled it up with everything that gives us – and we hope you – pleasure!

So let’s see what’s happening from music to art to wine.  We have music every weekend from May to September (except if we close for a wedding!)  Music starts at 2 PM on Saturdays and Sundays.Bring a picnic and enjoy the beautiful views from our Patio.

MAY 5TH– Join us on the Patio to hear HARLEY DENIO PLAY BEAUTIFUL ACOUSTIC GUITAR WHILE HE SINGS TO US.  POP AND COUNTRY AND ASK FOR YOUR FAVORITES.  May 5th is also the Running of the Roses otherwise known as the Kentucky Derby.  We’ll stop everything at about 3 PM to watch it and you are encouraged to gather round our big TV and cheer on your favorites.  You never know but we’re putting our $2 bets on Mangum Moon and Vino Rosso.  With those two names, one of them has to win!

MAY 6TH – BIG RON SABIN DAY.  If you’ve been here before to hear Ron play and sing, you know what a crowd pleaser he is.  We like his sound so much we have him booked almost every Sunday all season.

MAY 6TH – SIP AND PAINT 3 – 5 PM This is not a typo!  While Ron is singing, people will be painting. We’ve done it twice before and the seats fill up right away so go to and register.  Here’s the pretty picture you will paint like a master.


MAY 12TH & 13TH – We’ll just celebrate Mother’s Day all weekend because, really, Moms (and, in June, Dads) should have more than one day.  – Sandy Gillespie is playing on Saturday and Buddy Evans and Augie Savage kick off their appearances for the season on Sunday! Buddy used to play with Merle Haggard and you will soon see why!  Together, Buddy and Augie are dynamite!

Bring in your Mom and she tastes free!

SATURDAY, MAY 19TH – Celebrate the Royal Wedding with us – We’ll have crowns for you to wear.  crown.jpg Gayle Ritt is gracing us with her regal presence to sing that afternoon.

SUNDAY, MAY 20TH – Our 12TH Wedding Anniversary!  We think it was very sweet of the Prince and Princess to have their wedding the day before and leave our big day for our celebrations.  RON SABIN WILL BE SINGING

AND HERE WE ARE AT MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND IN WINE COUNTRY – FRIDAY – MONDAY, May 25th – 28th.  This is probably the biggest weekend for everyone in wine country  We’ve planned a weekend of food treats and great music.

Just in case you are looking ahead to June….we’ve got a House Concert on Friday evening, June 23rd with the great Amy Weston.  This is her second annual performance here.  Last year’s evening sold out right away so we’ll let you know the minute tickets go on sale!

Looking even farther ahead ---- there are a couple of other House Concerts; one on Friday, July 27th with Skip Farmer and Friends.  They bring lots of rhythm musical instruments and the audience often joins in.

AND, ON THE FIRST WEEKEND OF AUGUST WE ARE HOSTING A PERFORMANCE OF SHAKESPEARE’S TAMING OF THE SHREW  RIGHT ON THE GRASS IN FRONT OF THE VINEYARD!  The dates are August 3rd, 4th and 5th.  As soon as reservations are open, we’ll tell you how to make them.  You’ll be able to order wine in advance by the glass and bottle and also a cheese/charcuterie plate.  What a great setting we have for outdoor theatre!  We are very excited.

Wine, views, cheese plates, our wonderful Wine Dogs, music …. You can see why we love May!

So, last month I decided to rename the months to match a wine … which effectively turns April into Albariño, also a crisp white wine from Spain.  We have fun here and that’s the key.  Our Tasting Room gives rise to some of the best conversations and plenty to smile about…And in case you are wondering, we feel justified not just as winemakers in making this change but because Pope Gregory summarily dropped 11 days out of October one year, recreating the calendar altogether.


Holly and Jim

We now ship to fourteen locations. (Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Missouri, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Texas, 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

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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.

2016 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.

2016 Pinot Gris – Oregon’s Other Pinot! Full bodied, velvety and soft with tastes of honey and Meyer Lemons.

2016 Riesling - Floral nose, medium-sweet, tastes of delicate key lime pie.

2016 Blush ECIPSE – 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.


2011 Pinot Noir –So smooth. Fruit forward and a very long finish. This is one of our STARs 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 and an Oregon Wine Press Cellar Select! Vibrant and full of pepper, licorice and spice

2015 Pinot Noir GEMINI – Notes of berry and spice with a bit of orange peel in a silky, smooth wine. Our selected oak profile gives this wine body and character.

2015 Pinot Noir TROUBLE – Tastes from the forest to the sea to lavender fields with tangy pine, sea salt air and sunshine merging on the palate. Again, our oak profile gives this a special dimension.

VXX and XII - 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.

XII 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