Welcome to Ghost Hill Cellars Gazette!
Thank you for your loyal support and your love for our family’s wine. We appreciate you being part of the Ghost Hill family, and we cannot wait to share a glass of wine with you (or a bottle). Our goal is to have a monthly newsletter to keep in touch with all our favorite wine drinkers. Every issue will be different, but follow a similar outline each time, such as Tasting Room, News from the Vine, Events, Featured Wines, wine and food pairings under our Excellent Pairings, and even an occasional ghost story from the farm. Keep a lookout for promotions, events, and even games.
News from the Vine
2020—What a year it has been so far!? Even with all the chaos, we have found some comfort in knowing harvest is still right around the corner. The vines appear to have started flowering a little early this year; warm weather has escalated the growth and maturing. So much so that Mike has been working in the vineyard, disking and mowing. It is critical to keep down the weeds so the beautiful sun can reach the fruit. Because of the vigorous growth, the vines will need hedging soon.
The vineyard looks great!
IMPACT OF COVID
Ghost Hill Cellars is open by appointment. Due to the size of the tasting room, we are only allowed four people in a group. Thankfully summer is here, and on sunny days we have tables set up in the yard with plenty of social distancing!
Please call us at 503-852-7347 to schedule your next visit.
Tales from the Farm
In the late 1800s, Oregon was in the middle of a gold rush. A miner, traveling to Portland with his hard-earned pouch of gold, camped for the night at the top of what is now knowns as Ghost Hill. While sleeping, the miner and his horse were killed, his gold stolen. To this day, the miner is said to be wandering the property searching for his treasure.
Bonus: Do you recognize the miner from the story in our logo?
Thank You for Supporting Ghost Hill Cellars!
12220 NE Bayliss Rd
Carlton, Oregon 97111
Please join us on August 20th anytime from 12pm - 4pm for our First Annual Ghost Hill Cellars' Summer Party.
Club Members, your cost is only $10 and includes a tasting of all the wines we’re pouring this summer plus one glass of wine of your choosing. Our Summer Picnic Menu will be gourmet sausages grilled by Mike, seasonal salads, and, of course, a special dessert.
Club members are welcome to bring guests for $15 which includes the tasting, glass of wine and food. We will waive your fee AND your guest’s fee if they join the Ghost Hill Cellars Wine Club at the picnic. Please forward this link to your friends and guests to get them excited about becoming a member: http://www.ghosthillcellars.com/Wine-Club/Join-The-Club
No guests to bring? We’ll even waive your fee when you upgrade your club membership to either Miner’s Claim or Prospector’s Gold club levels! Ask us for details.
Love Ghost Hill but not a member yet? This is the perfect opportunity to check us out! Our vineyard is on a 240 acre 110 year old farm. Mike was born here 70 years ago, and Drenda has been with him here for almost 50 years. Pinot Noir is now our primary crop and we’d like to share our wines with you. We will extend the same offer to you as we have to club member guests – become a member and no charge for the event. See above link for club details.
Please RSVP! We know you’re coming thirsty and hungry and want to make sure we have enough for everyone! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, August 15th.
All new in July! Join us in the tasting room for our new line up, we are now pouring our 2013 Bayliss Bower Pinot Noir, our 2014 Pinot Noir Blanc and our 2015 Spirit of Pinot Noir Rosé. We are proud to share that our 2015 Rosé has been chosen as a Cellar Select by Oregon Wine Press and our 2014 Pinot Noir Blanc has been given a 90 rating by The Planet Grape. Visit us for great tasting room only specials on our Pinot Noirs.
Our regular tasting room hours are Friday, Saturday and Sunday 12 pm - 5 pm. Click here for directions. If you are not able to make it out to visit, click here to order these wines from our online store or give us a call at 503-852-7347 to get yours.
Ghost Hill Picnic
Please join us on August 20th from 1pm - 3pm for our First Annual Ghost Hill Cellars Summer Party. This is a Club Members only event, but club members are welcome to guests. The cost will be $10 for club members which includes a tasting and one glass pour of your choosing and $15 for guests which includes a tasting. Menu will include gourmet sausages grilled by Mike, salads and dessert. Please RSVP to email@example.com by Monday, August 15th.
March came in like a lion and went out like a lamb, but in the Willamette Valley, the lion and lamb are always soaking wet! Luckily, even if you can’t get actual sunshine, you can have sunshine in a bottle. If you haven't tried our Pinot Noir Blanc, it is sunshine in a bottle.
Though we don't always love the rain, it is one of the the reasons that makes Willamette Valley wines so amazing. While the people of the valley don't seem to need the rain, the vines love the weather. We are excited to report we have bud break, and the vines are soaking up the rain for the long hot summer ahead.
Our gorgeous Pinot Noirs are selling fast, so click here to order from our online store or give us a call at 503-852-7347 to get yours. Order the 2013 Pinot Noir Blanc to enjoy your own sunshine in a bottle, or order our Pinot Noir Rosé, the Bayliss Bower or the Prospector's Reserve Pinot Noirs. To celebrate spring, we are offering free ground shipping with case orders.
We are happy to announce the opening of our Tasting Room! We'll be opening on Friday, April 15th, and will remain open until November.
Regular hours are Friday – Sunday 12 pm – 5 pm, come out and say hello.
We at Ghost Hill really enjoy the weather in February. It is a rainy time of the year in the Willamette Valley. What better excuse than the rainy weather do you need to sit in front of a roaring fire with your loved one enjoying a delicious bottle of Ghost Hill Cellars Pinot Noir?
Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a bottle (or two!) of Ghost Hill. Order now so you have wine!
Our gorgeous Pinot Noirs are selling fast, so please click here to order from our online store or give us a call to get yours. Don’t forget our 2013 Pinot Noir Blanc and 2014 Pinot Noir Rosé! Both pair very well with Valentine’s Day fare.
We are offering free ground shipping with case orders so you can surprise someone you love with the gift of wine.
Have you seen our great review in the January issue of Wine Enthusiast? Click here to read all three full reviews.