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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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Check this nice review on Yelp

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


Much as I love writing the monthly updates (weekly for our email list), I sometimes run out of something clever to use to introduce each particular month so I am changing the names of the month, hereby declaring this one as MOURVÈDRE, a grape that produces a robust, rustic red wine.  The grape grows in many places including California, Washington, the Rhône and Provence; also, Spain and Australia.  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.

There is a ton going on either in Mourvedre or coming up in the next month, Albariño.

On Friday, March (okay, yes, back to convention) 2nd, we will happily be pouring wine at Urban Decanter in Forest Grove.  This is a delightful wine bar/restaurant with just the right atmosphere and some very tasty plates to pair with wines from many regions.  It’s always a treat to pour there and, under new ownership, even more so.  Check out Urban Decanter if you are traveling as a lovely little spot to have a bite, taste some wine and, on some evenings, hear some good music.

On Friday, March 9th, we’ve got our Storytelling series Are You Seated Comfortably. We do this one Friday evening a month through next October.  Here is the pretty firm schedule with themes (we’ll be sure to let you know if we have to change any dates.

  • March 9 – Green (You know, St. Patty’s Day!)
  • April 6 – Progress, Not Perfection
  • May 11 – Me, Myself and I
  • June 8 – In Stitches
  • July 6 - TBD
  • August 24 - TBD
  • Oct. 12 – Shocks & Surprises

The format is simple – tell a true story from your life that (loosely) fits the theme.  It should be about 7 – 10 minutes and you have to tell it, not read it.  That’s it.  You’ll be amazed at people’s stories!  No charge but please do buy a glass of wine for courage if nothing else!  We’ll have some hors d’oeuvres to go with.


Sunday, March 11th is our first POP & PAINT day from 3 – 5 PM.

We are really excited about this – we’re setting up three afternoons of painting and wine.  Pop and Paint teachers will be here to guide you through creating gorgeous paintings and supply everything you need except the wine and we’ll supply that!  The fee is minimal – starting from $37 – and we offer wine by the glass at a special Paint Party price!  The dates and image selections are:

  • Sunday, 3/11, 3-5pm, Painting: Wine Country
  • Saturday, 4/14, 3-5pm, Painting: A Pretty collection
  • Sunday, 5/6, 3-5pm, Painting: Flower Vase


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Looking ahead to Albariño, the fourth month previously known as April and also a crisp, light white wine from Spain, you will be lucky enough to experience many wines and activities on the weekend of the 7th and 8th during the

The 10th annual North Willamette Vintners Wine Trailoffers you a host of rich and diverse winery experiences accompanied by food and wine pairings. You can choose to watch noir while sipping Pinot Noir, stitch together cuttings to graft a vine, toast an oak stave and smell the complex aromas released, and blend wines from single barrels to create your own unique cuvée. . . all in your first day of this spectacular two-day wine trail.

Your Wine Trail Kit includes a custom wine glass to commemorate the event, as well as a lanyard, both of which serve as your entry ticket. Upon completion of each experience, you will receive a unique button associated with that winery’s activity. 

Designated drivers, thank you for ensuring safe and sober passage. Your ticket enables you to participate in all events, nosh on appetizers, and receive four universal complimentary wine tastings for future use at participating North Willamette Valley wineries.

Purchase Tickets »  Use the code BloomingWT


$60 full weekend, $40 single day, $20 designated driver


And finally, while spring may be just around the corner – daylight savings time starts March 11th YAY! - there is probably still enough of the chill weather left to give you this recipe for Butternut and Acorn Squash Soup.  We served it at our Valentine Dinner and it pairs really nicely with the Chardonnay (which we also added to the recipe!).


  • 1 butternut squash, halved and seeded
  • 1 acorn squash, halved and seeded
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • ¼ cup chopped sweet onion
  • 1 quart chicken broth AND SOME CHARDONNAY TO TASTE!
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 (8 oz) package of cream cheese, softened
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • Ground cinnamon to taste (optional)
  • Sour cream and pomegranate seeds for garnish

Preheat oven to 350. Place the squash halves cut side down in a baking dish.  Bake 45 minutes or until tender. Remove from heat, cool slightly, then scoop the pulp from the skins.

Melt the butter in a skillet over medium heat. Sauté the onion until tender.

In a blender or food processor, blend the squash pulp, onion, broth, brown sugar, cream cheese, pepper and cinnamon until smooth.  You will probably have to do this in several batches.

Transfer the soup to a pot over medium heat and cook, stirring occasionally, until heated through.  Garnish with a dollop of sour cream and a sprinkling of the pomegranate seeds.


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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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