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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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We tasted seven delicious samples of Portland Catering Company's many selections and they were wonderful! We totally recommend them for your event at our Vineyard or anywhere else!

Here's a terrific interview we did in August on the local business show on kuik Hillsboro.


We are excited to support The Chicago Wine Dude


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We are pleased to be part of the Priority Wine Pass.


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Check this nice review on Yelp

Read a lovely blog review about us!


Looking for something fun to do? Chick on the logo above for Tree to Tree Adventure Park! It's close to A Blooming Hill Vineyard

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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

April 2019

APRIL IN THE WILLAMETTE VALLEY – WHAT A TREAT!
We are excited to be in the early stages of spring and looking forward to its unfurling all month long from our early blooming Magnolia tree to the Azaleas and Rhodies, which will be fully out in May!  Come and enjoy the sights with us.  Here’s what’s going on in April, and maybe a bit of a preview for May!

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Happy Hours on Fridays from 4-6 PM

Wine By the Glass - $5 and Snacks

Maybe Music…check our website and Facebook page

April's big weekend event is Wine Trail, produced by North Willamette Vintners.  We will be potting up some starter vines for you and Jim will be on hand to tell you how to tend them.  We’ll give out as many as we have… and we're doing a Raffle for a night's stay at the Hilton in Beaverton.  Wine Trail - April 13th and 14th.  Ron Sabin is playing on Sunday, April 14th. Buy your tickets early here.  Join a Wine Loop, too!

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

Enjoy two days of fun for $75. If your time is limited, you can participate for a single day for $50.

Designated drivers, thank you for ensuring safe and sober passage. Your ticket enables you to collect pins, participate in all events, nosh on appetizers, and receive two single-use complimentary wine tastings passes valid for future use at participating wineries (value $20-$30).

For this event, we have partnered with Make-A-Wish® Oregon to help grant a wish to a child in the Tualatin Valley. A portion of each ticket will go to Make-A-Wish® Oregon. Help us grant a life-changing wish to a local child with critical illness.

   If that’s not enough wine for you in one place, join us on April 28th from 2-6 PM at the World Trade Center in Portland for POUR OREGON!  It's an exciting event with the opportunity to sample wines from quite a variety of artisinal vineyards all over Oregon and you can buy bottles of your favorites to take home.  If you hurry, there is still an early bird price through tomorrow (but you can still buy tickets after that).  Please go here to get your tickets.  

     Here's a little self-promotion...we were selected to be in a publication called BEST OF THE BEST WINES - HIDDEN GEMS OF AMERICA.  There are 38 wineries, 9 from Oregon!  We do have the book in the Tasting Room....

And then there is Vinestone news!  For those of you new to this site, Vinestone is a beautiful three year-old thoroughbred out of Grindstone, the 1996 Kentucky Derby winner, and our mare Miraquelle.  We raised him till he was two and then he went off to be trained.  Looks like he's running in his first race on April 17th!  As soon as it is firm, we'll give you all details (check Facebook).  April 17th is a Wednesday so we'll be sure to tell you all how to watch the race (if that's even possible!).  It would be exciting if he does well.  You will likely hear us wherever you are if that happens!  Stay tuned.

We have another Sip and Paint afternoon on Sunday, April 21st from 3-5 PM when you will have a chance to become your best artist self and create this beautiful artwork.  Classes are $37/person, which includes everything you need.  Wine and cheese plates will be available at a discount that day.  Please register here.
Sunset on the Gorge @ A Blooming Hill Vineyard & Winery on Sunday, 4/21/19


Our Music Season starts on May 11th.  We’ll have music every weekend until the end of September.  There is nothing like a Northwest spring and summer!  We’re always in a good mood…see you in the Tasting Room!

Holly and Jim

We now ship to Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Missouri, Nevada, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Washington State, Washington DC. Other locations may be possible; ask us.


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 twelve 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

2017 Mingle – Our lovely, signature white blend of Pinot Gris, Riesling and Chardonnay.  Refreshing and fresh!

2016 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.

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.

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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?

2017 Pinot Noir GEMINI – Raspberry, cinnamon, chocolate

2017 Pinot Noir TROUBLE - Blackberry, dark cherry, spice

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.