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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.

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 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.


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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

November – The Craziest Month of All

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Our Beautiful Vineyard After Harvest

November derives from the Latin word novem, which means nine.  And it was the ninth month in the Roman calendar.   The Julian and Gregorian calendars changed that when they added a couple of months – January and February.  Don’t ask.  It got even more confusing when Pope Gregory dropped a bunch of days in October but, who’s counting?

It is definitely the busiest month of the year in so many ways and seems to fly right by.  Consequently, we are packing in as much as possible before the holidays are upon us!  We are not complaining.  It is a ton of fun to decorate the tasting room so it looks Christmasy, Chanukahy, and Kwaanzay.  Thanksgiving takes its place, too, when I get out the pilgrim candles I remember from my childhood home.

So here’s what’s coming up…We are open every weekend from Friday – Sunday, Noon to 5:30 PM, of course, and Tuesday – Thursday by appointment.  Sometimes that means people actually call us from our parking area to see if we will open!

Besides the weekend hours, here are the special things going on:

Thursday, November 2nd – Join us at the Annual Holiday Fair and Open House at Baggenstos Farm in Sherwood -   15801 SW Roy Rogers Road, Sherwood, OR 97140


Many vendors with everything from lovely jewelry to crafts to candles to candy and, of course, wine!  It’s from 3-8 PM.

Saturday, November 11th – While Jim runs the Tasting Room, Holly will be at Seaside for the Annual Fall Wine Walk.  This is the crazy one where people wear weird hats and generally have a great time going from store to store, tasting wine and sampling great hors d’oeuvres.  We pour at Del Sol, the store where everything changes color!  Go here for info and registration.
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Saturday and Sunday, November 18th and 19th is our Wine Club Fall party.  That means, for people who visit and are not members of the Wine Club, we always have some special treat in the Tasting Room and, of course, you can join the Wine Club right on the spot.

Thanksgiving Weekend Open House – The BIG WINE WEEKEND in the Willamette Valley!  Friday, Saturday and Sunday we serve lovely and abundant hors d’oeuvres to pair with our wines and we have music to get you in a festive mood for the rest of the holiday season.  It’s a great thing to do with visiting friends and family!

 Joey Aloia will delight us with his guitar on Friday afternoon.   Here’s a clip of him playing the uke…which I’ll make sure he brings because he’s terrific. 

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 Buddy and Augie play on Saturday.  If you’ve been following us at all, you know we are BIG FANS of these two.

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 We know, this is a picture of Buddy only…no Augie.  Working on it.  Stay tuned.


You will also find some pretty unique gifts in our Tasting Room…check out these amazing walking sticks, hand-crafted by artist Dean Jepson.

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And this photograph of gorgeous Mt. Hood with the setting sun on it by artist Mark MacDowall.  These are printed on metal.

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Mark will actually be here on Thanksgiving weekend to talk to people about how he makes this beautiful art…maybe he’ll autograph them for you!

We’re open from 11 AM to 5:30 PM those three days. Music starts around 1 PM.

Our Holiday Catalog is available here…HOLIDAY CATALOG.  You might find something just right for those on your list.  We do ship wine to 14 states INCLUDING ARIZONA AND TEXAS!

Above all, we wish you a wonderful fall. 

 

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.

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.

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