Upcoming Events


The Vintage with No Bird and No Cannons

October 2, 2014

October 2, 2014 by Donna

Winderlea winery & vineyards, Dundee Hills, Willamette Valley, Oregon

Harvest is nearly complete at Winderlea. With our earliest start on record (September 11th) we picked all of the Winderlea estate vineyard by Friday, September 19th. The only fruit that came in ahead of our estate vineyard was the Shea Vineyard block which we harvested on Sunday, September 14th. The remainder of our Dundee Hills AVA sites (Weber, Juliard, Maresh and Black Walnut) were picked between between September 21st and 29th. Our cooler sites (Meredith Mitchell and Crawford Beck vineyards) happily hung fruit through the 1st of October.

We had a pleasant Chardonnay surprise on the Winderlea vineyard this year. We’ve most likely told you that the 2 oldest blocks, planted in ‘74 and ‘76, were originally Chardonnay and grafted over to Pinot noir. Well, due to some poor cane selection during pruning over the years, many more Chardonnay canes have been reestablished. In fact, after doing a vine count we concluded that we might have enough Chardonnay to produce a barrel of estate Chardonnay from the the “Legacy” blocks. We did pick the Chardonnay separately and it is currently fermenting away on its own. For you Winderlea Chardonnay fans, this could be something special and we will keep you posted.

In summary, all of the fruit is pristine and plentiful and we are excited about the prospects for a truly wonderful 2014 vintage.

Summertime Lunches

June 27, 2014

Summertime Lunches are back at Winderlea

Lunch starts at 12:30 with a short vineyard tour

3 course menu with wine pairing $55 per person (inclusive)

RSVP by calling 503-554-5900 or RSVP via email


2014 Schedule & Sample Menus

July 11th – Guest Chef Sean Temple

July 18th – Guest Chef Ryan Childs

August 1st – Guest Chef Abby McManigle

August 8th – Guest Chef Ryan Childs

August 15th – Guest Chef Sean Temple

August 22nd – Guest Chef Ryan Childs

September 5th – Guest Chef Abby McManigle

September 12th – Guest Chef Shiloh Ficek

September 19th – Guest Chef Sean Temple

September 26th – Harvest Lunch Celebration with Ryan Childs


Sample Menu

Snack — Chilled melon and cucumber soup
2012 Winderlea Chardonnay

First — Smoked duck breast with corn, figs, mustard seeds and wild rocket
2011 Winderlea Maresh Vineyard Pinot noir

Second — Ricotta raviolo with Winderlea Farm egg, cherry tomato and opal basil
2011 Winderlea Legacy Pinot noir

Dessert — Peach tart with roasted berries and fresh cream
2013 Winderlea Rosé of Pinot noir

Sample Menu

Snack — Goat cheese gougere with yarrow
2012 Winderlea Chardonnay

First — Tomato salad with albacore crudo, mint and aioli
2011 Winderlea Crawford Beck Vineyard Pinot noir

Second — Nettle pappardelle with pork meatballs, and hot pepper
2011 Winderlea Vineyard Pinot noir

Dessert — Basil panna cotta with blackberries and pine nut crumble
2013 Winderlea Rosé of Pinot noir


Lunch starts at 12:30 with a short vineyard tour

3 course menu with wine pairing $55 per person (inclusive)

RSVP by calling 503-554-5900 or RSVP via email

Plug & Pinot

March 30, 2014

Celebrate Earth Day and electric vehicle tourism in Oregon Wine Country!

Join a handful of Oregon’s premier and most sustainable wine country destinations – Elk Cove Vineyards, Sokol Blosser Winery, Stoller Family Estate, Winderlea Vineyard and Winery, and The Joel Palmer House Restaurant – to celebrate and learn more about electric vehicle tourism and accessibility.

Plug & Pinot kicks off on Earth Day, April 22, and runs through April 27.

Visit all five destinations during the week-long event to complete the Plug & Pinot Passport and be entered to win an EV-Powered Wine Country Getaway*:

  • One night stay at The Allison Inn & Spa
  • Dinner for two at The Joel Palmer House Restaurant
  • Electric vehicle rental from Enterprise
  • Wine club pricing and VIP experiences at each of the wineries

On Saturday, April 26 from 12-4 pm, each destination will have electric vehicles for you to test ride and representatives on-site to share more information about sustainable driving.

  • Toyota @ Elk Cove
  • Nissan @ The Joel Palmer House
  • Tesla @ Sokol Blosser Winery
  • Chevrolet @ Stoller Family Estate
  • Porsche @ Winderlea Vineyard and Winery

And if you have an electric vehicle, enjoy some additional bonuses during the week-long event to celebrate your commitment to sustainable driving:

  • Enjoy complimentary tastings at any of the participating wineries
  • Indulge in a complimentary appetizer from The Joel Palmer House Restaurant. Special glass pours from each participating winery will also be exclusively available on the wine list. Please make dinner reservations at JoelPalmerHouse.com.

Participating Destination Partners:

  • Elk Cove Vineyards, www.elkcove.com, 503-985-7760
  • The Joel Palmer House Restaurant, www.joelpalmerhouse.com, 503-864-2995
  • Sokol Blosser Winery, www.sokolblosser.com, 503-864-2282
  • Stoller Family Estate, www.stollerfamilyestate.com, 503-864-3404
  • Winderlea Vineyard and Winery, www.winderlea.com, 503-554-5900

Supporting Partners: Travel Oregon, Oregon Department of Transportation, Nissan, Tesla, Porsche,Enterprise Rent-A-Car, The Allison Inn and Spa, PlugShare, and Stelcor Energy.

*Open to adults 21 years of age or older. Employees of participating partners are not eligible for the contest. Winners are selected by a random drawing in May 2014 and will be notified within 48 hours of the drawing. Entrants are only eligible if the passport is fully completed and returned to any participating location by April 27, close of business. Winner must complete the getaway by April 22, 2015 and must facilitate timing with all of the participating getaway locations. Dinner atThe Joel Palmer House Restaurant excludes beverages and service. Retail value of $500.

Shea Wine Dinner

March 10, 2014

We invite you to join us for this Irish-themed dinner, featuring the release of our 2012 Winderlea Shea Vineyard Pinot Noir. The menu was carefully crafted by Chez Pannise alum, Ryan Childs, and features the best of the season.

  • When: March 15 from 6:30pm to 9:30pm
  • Where: Winderlea Tasting Room
  • Address: 8905 NE Worden Hill Road Dundee, OR 97115
  • Cost: $95/person, inclusive
  • RSVP: 503-554-5900 or info@winderlea.com
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    Menu

    Passed

    New potato “crisps” with clothbound cheddar and chive
    Wine: 2012 Winderlea Chardonnay

    First

    A Taste of Ireland: kale and bacon colcannon, coddled egg in toast, terrine of smoked trout, and a salad of bitter greens
    Wine: 2011 Crawford-Beck Pinot Noir

    Second

    Guinness braised short rib, barley stuffed cabbage and vegetables of early spring
    Wine: 2012 Shea Vineyard Pinot Noir

    Dessert

    Whiskey Baba w crème anglaise and rhubarb
    Wine: 2011 Shea Vineyard Pinot Noir

Winderlea Summertime Events

June 14, 2013

Luncheon Series Starts Thursday, July 11th

Each Thursday During the Summer
3 Course Luncheon Paired with Winderlea Wines
$55/per person inclusive
Reservations Required as lunch is limited to 12 guests each week
RSVP at 503-554-5900
or email info@winderlea.com

List of Guest Chefs

July 11th – Abby McManigle of Tina’s Restaurant
July 18th – Wendy Bennet of Wine Country Cooking Studio
July 25th – Paul Losch of Ruddick/Wood
August 1st – Wendy Bennet of Wine Country Cooking Studio
August 8th – Abby McManigle of Tina’s Restaurant
August 15th – Shiloh Ficek of Red Hills Market
August 22nd – Mystery Guest Chef
Friday, September 6th – Abbey McManigle of Tina’s Restaurant
September 12th – Wendy Bennet of Wine Country Cooking Studio
September 19th – Paul Losch of Ruddick/Wood
September 26th – Mystery Guest Chef

Fueled by Fine Wine Pre-Race Dinner

Join fellow Half Marathoners and 2 time All American and world class runner Stephanie Howe, for the finest pre-race dinner you’ll ever experience. Forget the heavy pasta dinner – enjoy a beautifully prepared 3 course dinner with just the right balance of high quality carbs and protein perfectly paired with Winderlea wines. We promise, the food, experience and the lessons learned from Stephanie will only enhance your race and time.

3 course dinner paired with Winderlea Wines
hosted by Winderlea and Guest of Honor Stephanie Howe
$65 per person/ inclusive
Seating is limited
By the way, the winner of last year’s half marathon dined at Winderlea for our pre-race dinner.

IPNC Passport to Pinot

Sunday, July 28th at Linfield College
Join Winderlea and 59 other Pinot noir producers from around the globe to whats been called “One of the great wine events of the world”
Learn more & purchase your ticket now at www.passporttopinot.org

Winderlea and the Portland Timbers

Join us for the game on Saturday, August 3rd
Suite Seating, Tickets, Food and Winderlea Wine for $125

Seating is limited to each event and reservations are required by contacting Winderlea.

Winderlea Moonlight Fetes

January 6, 2013

Embrace the Winter at Winderlea by joining us for memorable evenings of great wine, food & celebration

Saturday, January 26th
Saint Vincent’s Celebration

The patron saint of winegrowers and the official start of pruning and the growing season
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Saturday, February 16th
Valentines at Winderlea

Fabulous wines paired with an equally fabulous dinner and a little moonlight and romance
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Saturday, February 23rd
6th Annual Open That Bottle Night at Winderlea

It’s time to open that cherished bottle of wine you’ve been keeping in your cellar
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Saturday, March 23rd
Dining In the Dark

In honor of Earth Hour we’ll switch off the lights and dine in the dark
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Each dinner will be hosted at Winderlea
8905 NE Worden Hill Road, Dundee
Festivities start at 6:30pm unless noted
Cost for each dinner is $95 per person inclusive
Seating is limited and reservations are required by calling 503-554-5900
or email donna@winderlea.com

Thanksgiving

November 21, 2012

Join us for Thanksgiving on Friday and Saturday (November 23rd and 24th) from 11am to 4pm. Focusing exclusively on wine this year, we’ll be pouring Chardonnay and a large selection of Pinot noirs. Our tasting fee for Friday and Saturday is $20 per person and includes a Winderlea Pinot noir glass as our gift. As always, our tasting fee will be donated toward our regular contribution to iSalud!

Wine, Dine and Feel So Fine: Summertime Winderlea Events to Keep you Entertained All Summer Long

June 26, 2012

Around here we like the simple things: good food, great wine and warm weather. That’s how we’d describe a nice day. With these ingredients as our inspiration, we’ve been hard at work designing a summer of relaxing and delicious events just for you. Here’s what we’ve come up with for many ‘nice days’ this summer.

Bunches of Lunches

Returning for the 5th year is a fan favorite: our “Summertime Lunch Series.” Beginning on July 6th, these 3 course meals will pair the best of our wines with some of the most delicious cuisine around. No, we aren’t cooking. We are bringing in a ‘who’s who’ of the local gourmet chef scene to do the honors. We will, however, be providing the wine you know and love, and the service and scenery you’ve come to expect. Lunches are $55/person, and will be held throughout the summer.

To-date, featured chefs include:

  • Abby McManigle of Tina’s Restaurant (Abby will be joining us 7/6, 8/3 and 9/7)
  • Christopher Czarnecki of The Joel Palmer House (Christopher will be joining us 7/20,  8/17, 9/21 and 9/28)
  • Paul Losch of D.O.C. (Paul will be joining us 7/13 and 9/21)
  • Wendy Bennett of The Wine Country Cooking Studio (Wendy will be joining us 8/10 and 8/24)

Runners’ Request

Next, we are sponsoring the fun before Fueled by Fine Wine Half-Marathon run with a Dinner on Saturday, July 14th at 6:00 pm. As a reward for all the training that goes into these events, we are encouraging everyone to come out and attend our pre-race dinner. Surrounded by friends and fellow racers, attendees will enjoy a delightful selection of food, paired with the right measure of our Pinot noir and Chardonnay. Two-time Olympic Trials Qualifier, Sage Canaday will also be on hand to share his insights on training and traction for the following day’s race. This dinner is $60 per person and comes with a dose of pep talk. (If you choose to forgo wine with dinner, we will provide you with a complimentary tasting on your next visit).

The Grapes We Grow

If you’ve ever wanted to learn about the science behind our grapes, we have something you’re going to like. For one day only, on Tuesday, July 24th, Winderlea and Philippe Armenier – our Biodynamic® Consultant with nearly 40 years of experience – are set to give you a look at our Biodynamic® farming process. The classroom will be outdoors at the vineyard, so plan to spend the morning out amongst the grapes. You’ll learn the basics of our farming practices, see our prep garden, help prepare an application or two, and have a chance to pepper us with questions about Biodynamic methods and the results you can reap. After the lesson, we will wrap everything up with a fabulous lunch paired with Winderlea wines for $60 per person inclusive.

Seating is limited for each and reservations are required by calling 503-554-5900 or emailing Donna at info@winderlea.com.

Please contact us for additional details and reservations. We hope you’ll join us for one – or all – of our upcoming events!

Dine with us at Recipe – A Neighborhood Kitchen

March 28, 2012

This is the third dinner of 2012, featuring exquisite wines from some of Oregon’s oldest plantings of Pinot Noir at Winderlea Winery, Dundee, OR. From this beautiful winery in the Dundee Hills comes silky Pinot Noirs, a lovely Chardonnay and something new for 2012 a Rose. Artfully matched with dishes from Recipe and Chef Paul Bachand.

Sunday,April 29 from 6-9 p.m.
Recipe – A Neighborhood Kitchen
115 N. Washington St., Newberg, OR 97132

Windy, Meet Winderlea

March 7, 2012

Join us for our first Winemakers dinner in Chicago.

Winderlea is making its debut in Chicago with its new relationship with Fine Vines. Be on the look out for Winderlea wines in your local fine wine shops and restaurants. Join us for dinner on Monday, March 26th at Nightwood Restaurant on 2119 S Halsted, Chicago. To reserve a seat at our first Winemaker dinner in Chicago, call Donna at 503-554-5900 or email at Donna@winderlea.com.