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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 FOUR great videos regarding our Winery

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When the Flowers are Blooming
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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

August

We always ask our guests from outside of Oregon if they come to visit for the weather!  It’s amazing how many do exactly that because Oregon, no matter how hot, always looks green and cool.  And if you are coming in August you will see the grapes beginning to get their color.  It is a beautiful time to be here.  Hot though it is in the daytime, the nights are in the 50s to 60s and the coast will usually be cooler than Portland Metro anyway so pack a sweater or fleece!  If you live here, you know this is balmy!

When I first moved to the Northwest, people back home (NYC) used to ask me what the difference was…I told them that when the temperature out here goes over 50, people put on their shorts!  Also, there is almost no humidity.  Pretty much heaven.

You are so welcome in our Tasting Room.  We’ve just released our superb 2017 Riesling (if I do say so, it is the best Jim has ever done) and two more will be released in August….come and taste and be delighted!   In planning your visit, give us a call if you want to come Tuesday through Thursday and we’ll open the door for you…Friday through Sunday, just appear between Noon and 5:30 and we’ll welcome you.

We’ve got plenty to entertain you!  We always do music on Saturdays and Sundays (except when we close for a wedding) and we’ve got some special evening events coming up, too.  Here are the special events…Music schedule follows those.

  • Saturday, August 4th – CANINE’S UNCORKED!  One of our favorite events of the year, this is a benefit for the Oregon Humane Society.  Buy tickets here.  If you and your pup live out here – or your puppy is on vacation with you – please know they are welcome on this day!

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Performances are in the evening.  You may reserve tickets (There is a suggested $10 donation) and also wine and cheese plates in advance right here or by calling:  844-387-7469.

  • EVENING CONCERT – SKIP FARMER AND FRIENDS … We are REALLY excited about this evening, which starts at 6:30 PM.  Skip makes great music with a collection of very talented musicians.  He writes a lot of the music so it’s always a special treat.  PLUS…Skip and Shirley got married here a year ago so it’s wonderful to celebrate with them.  Tickets are $10…please call us to reserve – 503-992-1196.  We can seat 60 so don’t wait!  We’ll have wine and cheese plates available for sale.  You can also bring a picnic supper.

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Here’s the Afternoon Music Schedule
Music starts at 2 PM

BUDDY EVANS

BIG RON SABIN

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  • Saturday, August 4th – Buddy Evans plays and sings some of the best country you will ever hear.  Buddy spent a lot of years on the road with Merle Haggard and has great stories…plus his own great voice.
  • Sunday, August 5th – Ron Sabin, who brings his beautiful baritone voice has the biggest songbook you’ve ever seen and a talent to match it!
  • SATURDAY, AUGUST 11TH WE WILL BE CLOSED FOR A WEDDING.  SEND GOOD WISHES TO KRISTINE AND TYLER
  • Sunday, August 12th – Ron comes back.  Also, we have another of our very popular Sip and Paint afternoons.  You can become a modern day Matisse-style painter with this wonderful painting.  Reserve here.

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  • Saturday, August 18th – Jazz on the Patio with Jack and Bill – consummate jazz artists on saxophone and keyboard. 
  • Sunday, August 19th – More of a good thing … Big Ron Sabin
  • AUGUST 18TH AND 19TH ARE ALSO WINE CLUB SELECTION RELEASE PARTIES.  YOU CAN JOIN NOW OR ON THOSE DAYS FOR THE CURRENT PACKAGE
  • Saturday, August 25th – Buddy is back
  • SUNDAY, AUGUST 26TH, WE WILL BE CLOSED FOR A WEDDING.  SEND GOOD WISHES TO ALLIE AND PAUL
  • AND THEN IT WILL BE LABOR DAY WEEKEND!  Our grapes will be showing beautiful color.  Visiting on this weekend is a great way to ease back into the rhythm of the year!  We’ve still got plenty of music, two evening concerts and a Harvest Dinner coming up in September.  Stay tuned!

CHEERS!

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.

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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.

2014 Pinot Gris – Wonderful tastes of honey and Meyer Lemons.

 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.

2017 Riesling - Candied tropical fruits, beautiful nose, lovely body, this wine pairs with foods that have a bit of spice to them.

2017 Rosé of Pinot Noir - Our Rose has rose petals on the nose, ladyfinger apples and watermelon tastes with a little spice on the long finish.

PINOTS

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.

2016 Pinot Noir GEMINI – Spicy red lollipop and cotton candy to go with a roller coaster of flavor that goes on and on.

2016 Pinot Noir TROUBLE – Sweet cherries and berries and a long walk in the woods, then a dinner of your favorite winter stew – Boeuf Bourguignon or Almond and chickpea Tagine?

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 four 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.