Hours: 12-5 Fri-Sun, Mon-Thur by appointment
A Blooming Hill Vineyard & Winery
People come for the wonderful wines. Our first two – ‘08 Pinot Noir and ‘08 Mingle, a white blend – won awards right out of the barrel, and all of our wines continue to win awards! Our 2011 Pinot Noir took a Double Gold in the Oregon Wine Awards plus other Golds; our 2013 Pinot Noir won several Golds, including one from Oregon; and, our 2012 won four Silvers, including one from the New York International Wine Competition. In addition to awards, our 2009 Pinot Noir was poured on Porlandia - twice! Our tasting room is set in the Willamette Valley, in the little town of Cornelius – Really! - with a sensational view, including Mt. Hood – when she chooses! There’s plenty of room to sit on our patio, enjoy our wines and treats. We often serve – chocolate cake, artisan bread, good cheese - and you are welcome to bring a picnic.
We are a wedding destination (see photos) and a party destination.
Our wine dogs – Gemini and Trouble – are the sweetest. They’ll escort you to the tasting room. We even named two wines after them. We are very close to Hillsboro, Beaverton and Portland, and easy to reach.
The unusual 480-ft. elevation microclimate is protected by hills on three sides from coastal storms, harsh weather changes and high winds. Sun warms the grapes through the day, producing sugars and flavors into the peak of the afternoon; the grapes are cooled by late-in-the-day ocean breezes fanning down the Columbia River into the Willamette Valley. This daily cycle repeats throughout late summer and early fall until the grapes reach the peak of ripeness. The vines, trained to a Henry trellis, achieve a critical balance of vine growth to berry growth; bunches ripen in their time – slowly – to achieve the utmost flavors.
Visit us and share our love of the grape. If you enjoy it as much as we think you will, ask us about joining our Wine Club.
Holly and Jim Witte