Since we first figured out that grapes can ben turned into wine around 8000 years ago, we have been looking for way to refine and refigure the process to get us closer to perfection. In this class, we will look at some of the most interesting of those discoveries, strides, and happy accidents, with just the right amount of storytelling and wine-tasting to keep it interesting.more details
March 1, 2014
February 23, 2014
In the February 23 Pinot Session, join us for a vintage comparison of our Goosepen Block Pinot Noir. As part of this session, get a sneak peek of the 2011 vintage for this wine before it's available. Winemaker Alex Sokol Blosser will guide you through the tasting, discuss the change in vintages, and share stories about the winery and our wines. Our series of Pinot Sessions comes around only once a year, and we are excited for this to be the first year hosting them in our new Tasting Room.more details
Join Bottle & Bottega at Winter's Hill Winery! Let us inspire you to create your own version of this painting while you sip some wonderful wine from the region. NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED. Step-by-step painting instruction provided by one of our artists.
Meet and greet reception from 1:00 – 1:30pm. Wine will be available for purchase from Winter's Hill Winery. Painting from 1:30 – 4:00pm. Ticket price includes all materials, instruction, aprons and a 16×20 take-home canvas!
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February 22, 2014
The last Saturday in February is now celebrated worldwide as Open That Bottle Night. Give yourself permission to open that most treasured bottle of wine in your cellar. Share the story of that wine with a group of wine lovers who have similarly precious wines to share with you. This night was founded in 2000 by Wall Street Journal Wine writers Dorothy Gaiter and her husband John Brecher as a way to encourage their readers to open those special bottles of wine before they head over the hill. What we love are the stories of these wines – almost – as much as the wines themselves. Preparing a 4 course meal to pair with these special wines is Chef Ryan Childs formerly of Chez Panisse. Ryan has recently moved back to Portland and is creating a menu worthy of these very fine wines. In addition to everyone's special bottles, Winderlea will provide a sneak preview of our estate 2012 wines to pair with dinner. Check out our Wine Journal for more details and list of the wines shared at some previous Open That Bottle Night Events.more details
Duck Pond's festive annual event features all-you-can-eat fresh-shucked oysters from Dan & Louis Oyster Bar + barbecued oysters from Slick's Big Time BBQ, salmon chowder, bread and desserts. Admission price includes food, two glasses of wine and live music by Echo Park. The event is held in our bottling line/cellar area, so please dress warmly. Reservations required by February 17, but this event always sells out early.more details
In the February 22 Pinot Session, join us for a vintage comparison of our Goosepen Block Pinot Noir. As part of this session, get a sneak peek of the 2011 vintage for this wine before it's available. Winemaker Alex Sokol Blosser will guide you through the tasting, discuss the change in vintages, and share stories about the winery and our wines. Our series of Pinot Sessions comes around only once a year, and we are excited for this to be the first year hosting them in our new Tasting Room.more details
The wine in your glass can sing, dance, & perform magic tricks if you are willing to sit for the show. Understanding it can be like seeing your first opera or ballet; it goes much easier if someone is there to help explain it. Let us introduce you to the complexity, charm, & seductiveness of every sip in this seminar designed to make you a more successful deductive taster.more details
February 16, 2014
In the mountain towns of Northern Italy, winter brings more than frost on the hillsides and a fire in the hearth. Two weeks after the first full moon of the new year, farmers and friends come together for the Maialata. An age-old Italian celebration of the pig – “maiale” is Italian for pork – the feast is steeped in peasant traditions in accordance with folklore and biodynamic practices. All day the community would work together to butcher and prepare the local pigs, all night they would feast on the bounty of their labor.
In honor of this tradition Nostrana Chef and Owner Cathy Whims is partnering with us to bring the Italian festival of the pig to Oregon. Friends and pork aficionados will come together to create an experience normally reserved for farmers, butchers, and Italian villagers.
Winter months afford the natural refrigeration necessary to process an entire 500 pound animal into sausages, salumi, prosciutti, steaks, ribs, behemoth roasts, and ragus. Cathy, owner Rudy Marchesi and friends invite diners to participate in the entire process: stuffing sausage and making ravioli alongside some of Portland's best chefs while enjoying hand crafted cheese, charcuterie, and wine. Once we have prepared our meal, side by side, we will then gather in the wine cellar to indulge in a multi-course feast accompanied by Montinore’s wines, of course. Reservations required. Schedule to follow.more details