Our Summer Sundays Series kicks off July 8 with a Rodeo Days BBQ, Barbera, Butteville Store Beans & French Prairie Pies. We'll be serving up fine fare, great wine, and bringing back relaxing Sunday Suppers with friends and family. Come early to sip wine in the sunny orchard and play a lawn game or two. Dinner is served between 4 - 6 pm. Tickets include a glass of wine (or a taste of five) and chef selected cuisine of the day. Kids welcome. Mark your calendars and we'll see you soon.
Summer Sundays at Lady Hill:
July 8, 2018 - Rodeo Days BBQ, Barbera, Butteville Store Beans & French Prairie Pies
July 22, 2018 - Salmon Soirée
August 12, 2018 - Afternoon in Provence
August 26, 2018 - Inspired by the Pacific Rim
September 9, 2018 - Italian Street Fair
September 23, 2018 - Pass the Paella
'Wine is bottled poetry.' Robert Louis Stevenson
April is National Poetry Month. We are thrilled to host two events during the month to celebrate the occasion.
Jennifer Pons studied her MFA with a teaching fellowship at University of Arizona in another place and time. She teaches high school English in Portland, OR. Locusts and Wild Honey is her manuscript-in-progress. Her work has appeared most recently in Across the Margin.
John Morrison won the Rhea & Seymour Gorsline Poetry Competition for his book Heaven of the Moment, which was a finalist for the Oregon Book Award in poetry. His poems have appeared in the Beloit Poetry Journal, Poetry Northwest, the Cimarron Review, and RHINO among other literary journals. He teaches poetry as an associate fellow at the Attic Institute in Portland, Oregon.
The amazing Elaine, Lady Hill Proprietress, Mother of 9, and an original farm girl, missed having chickens and sheep on the farm so she called in the troops to pull together a Pop-Up Petting Zoo. It was a great way to kick off the Easter weekend and spring, officially. The kids became part of the pet menagerie while the adults sampled a line-up of perfect pairings for the Easter Buffet, including two new release wines:
One of the earliest spring greens to emerge are stinging nettles. Nettles provides a mild leafy ingredient much like spinach. They also make a wonderful tea dense in nutrients.
Though abundant in the Northwest, they are prevalent in many parts of the country. Look for them in wet marshy areas and along creek banks. Be sure to wear gloves in the picking and preparation process. Once exposed to heat and steam, they do lose their sting - really!
We like to make Pesto from nettle leaves; a lovely light topping for salmon, white fish, and nearly any noodle. Consider "beefing up" the pesto for red meat selections by substituting some of the nettle measurement with parsley, cilantro, and or oregano. Maybe a bit more garlic as well.
FOOD & WINE PAIRINGS:
Lady Hill Pinot Blanc and Oregon Ling Cod
Lady Hill Cuvée Elfrieda Zorn and grilled, aged Rib-eye
Our newest releases include four wines that are perfectly suited to help you transition from the cool, grey tones of winter into the bright green and yellow pops of spring.
For the cold, dark weekend nights that remain: braised beef ribs over creamy polenta accompanied by the complex layers of Procedo Credente. For the occasional dry, almost warm evening when there is still light outside following a day of hard work: grilled, aged ribeye and the Bordeaux-inspired Elfrieda Zorn. As the snow in the mountains gives way to the moist undergrowth of Oregon's fir and pine forests, there's no better way to spend the day than hunting...Morel mushrooms. Sauté while sipping Thistle Vineyard Pinot Noir and awaiting the crispy roast duck to come out of the oven. And as the temperatures warm and you find yourself soaking up the evening sunshine on the patio, it's time to enjoy the fragrant aromas of spring in your glass; Lady Hill Pinot Blanc, with a wheel of creamy brie cheese followed by a light dinner of Oregon lingcod.
Please enjoy the wines and let us know how they have inspired your pairings. You and your glass count as a pair as well!
Elaine and Jerry
March 1, 2018 - March 31, 2018 We are happy to pay tribute to Washington Wine Month with a special
Three Pack Washington Vineyard Explorer for $100 (regularly $120)
Order directly from the winery by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (503) 678-1240.
Gather your friends, open some great wine, explore some of Washington's best vineyards, and celebrate
True Northwest in History & Spirit
There was a time when “Oregon Country” meant the entire Pacific Northwest. Running north from the border of California and taking in what is now Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and British Columbia, “The Northwest” was one vast contiguous territory. As a wine region, it still is. Wine grapes, after all, know no borders.
We are crafting wines that express the diverse character of the Pacific Northwest wine countries. Neither an "Oregon winery" nor a "Washington winery," we work with heritage vineyards and growers--wherever they are in the Northwest—who understand that wine is made in the vineyard. Be it Pinot Noir, Cabernet, Syrah or Barbera, our vineyard partners produce the finest fruit for the wines which we delight in sharing.
The Pacific Northwest is one of the most exciting and dynamic wine regions in the New World. Our higher latitude means we get more sunlight than Napa Valley during the growing season and the coolness of our nights delivers dramatic diurnal shifts that allow grapes to naturally retain acidity and achieve fresh varietal character.
Carefully fashioned with a love for the region, respect for the heritage of the land, and a commitment to preserve it for future generations, Lady Hill wines express the authentic spirit of the True Northwest.
Our line-up originates from vineyards throughout Oregon's Willamette Valley and Washington's Columbia Valley. Lady Hill wines, while from the Northwest Territory in origin, are inspired by the best of Bordeaux, the Rhône, Burgundy, and Italy.