Oregon Wine from Eola Hills Wine Cellars. We feature a friendly tasting room as part of your Oregon Wineries Tour experience. Our award winning red and white wines from Oregon wine country feature our Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Merlot, Zinfandel, Syrah, Pinot Gris, and numerous variations. We even have our custom Christmas Wine Reindeer Label Series. See our awards and listings from wine reviews here.
As for our history, Tom Huggins, founder and general manager of Eola Hills, had a dream rooted in facts. He knew that great wines could only come from great vineyards, and through his former occupation as a agricultural insurance expert, he knew where that precious vineyard land was located. This knowledge enabled him to purchase some of the prime sites for his own vineyards in the rolling terrain of the Northwest Willamette Valley of Oregon, and to fulfill a dream of creating his own wine.
Situated in a natural weather shadow of the Coast Range, which shunts storms from the Pacific Ocean north to Portland and south below Salem in the Willamette Valley, the Eola Hills vineyards are protected from weather extremes. Yet in summer, a gorge carved by ancient glaciers draws in maritime air to provide ideal cooling for sensitive varietals in those warmer months.
With these extensive holdings, the winery is able to control quality throughout the grape growing and wine making processes. This enables Eola Hills to offer the public consumer friendly wines at irresistible prices. For the most sophisticated palates, the winery also produces in very limited quantity, certain Reserve and Late Harvest bottlings, hand-crafted and extensively aged. Always, however, all wines are created to enhance food and ultimate dining pleasure and so are particularly suited to fine restaurants.
Eola Hills also produces a number of private label wines for many prestigious restaurants, resorts, hotels and other clients. These wines are identical to those produced under Eola Hills' own label. "Our name," says Tom Huggins, "is on the label as well as the patron's. Both should reap the reputation of serving the very best."
Also see Eola Hills' many events: Sunday Brunch, Valentine's Dinner, Easter Brunch, Mother's Day Brunch, Mariners Baseball Road Trips, Father's Day Brunch, Memorial Day Open House, Bike Oregon Wine Country, Seahawks Road Trips, OSU/UofO Civil War Brunch, Enchanted Christmas Concerts, and more events here...