Cherry Hill Winery
...a viticultural gem in Oregon's Eola-Amity Hills AVA

Cherry Hill Vineyards & Winery
7838 Crowley Road
Rickreall, Oregon  97371

At Cherry Hill Winery's gated entry,

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Call 503-623-7867

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Immerse yourself in a world of Oregon wine country
Cherry Hill Vineyards and Winery - Estate Pinot Noir vineyard    Tucked far away from the sights and sounds of the city, Cherry Hill Winery and Vineyards dominate 150 acres of Oregon's Willamette Valley within the Eola-Amity Hills AVA, arguably one of the best pinot noir-growing sub region of the Willamette Valley appellation. 
"As a Willamette Valley sub-appellation,
the Eola Hills... may rank as Oregon's
 most exciting and consistent wine

–Michael Schachner, The Wine Enthusiast          
       A few meandering miles of gravel road and bucolic vistas provoke a sense of adventure as you make the last turn of your final approach to Cherry Hill's historic location.  Something closer to awe sets in as you drive into a land form that seems to tip toward you - like a tilted, shallow saucer. 

       Eighty thousand pinot noir vines grow in neat rows over 90 acres of this stunningly sloped land; the Cherry Hill vineyards all but surround the estate's lowland area where seven-acre Lake Janet and a small, abandoned cherry orchard harken back to a bygone era, the source of the winery's chosen name.

       Cherry Hill's winery and tasting room are housed in the 12,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art winery building that comes into view on the far ridge of the estate vineyards.  Thousands of cases of pinot noir, dry pinot noir rosé and blanc de pinot noir are produced here each year... all from Cherry Hill's estate vineyards. 

In the Beginning...

Cherry Hill Winery owners, Jan & Mike Sweeney

       When Cherry Hill owners Jan and Mike Sweeney found this piece of Eola Hills land in the late 1990s, they saw not what was, but what could be.  One of Napa Valley's early visionaries with "a nose for slopes" had acquired a large tract of land in the Eola Hills in the early 1990s and divided it into three separate parcels, all of which are now planted to pinot noir and one of which Jan and Mike purchased in 1998 and planted Cherry Hill Vineyards.  Their vision of what could be is today a reality providing an unparalleled viticultural experience for wine country travelers and wine enthusiasts with a passion for pinot noir. 

Visiting Cherry Hill

       Just an hour’s drive from Portland, or a short (15-minute) westward hop from Salem, Cherry Hill Winery lies in the Eola-Amity Hills AVA in the middle of Oregon's Willamette Valley.  The lay of the land and the gravel road access bring a sense of isolation to this extraordinary location.  Plan to get away from it all at Cherry Hill Winery.

The Winemaking

       Winemaker Ken Cook manages Cherry Hill's winemaking program, crafting his premium wines from grapes grown in Cherry Hill's estate vineyards.  The cool climate and rich soil combine to create pinot noir fruit of deep color, complex aromas and distinctively concentrated flavors.  A variety of soils, facings and elevations allow Ken to work and ‘paint’ with this varied palette to produce Cherry Hill's premium wines.

Cherry Hill Winery's winemaker Ken Cook

       Ken holds a degree in both winemaking and vineyard management and joined the team at Cherry Hill Winery in 2005, bringing with him his knowledge of cutting-edge techniques and practices.  Ken's goal at Cherry Hill is to sustainably grow ripe and balanced fruit to produce pinot noir that reflects the terroir of the Cherry Hill vineyard, using a production style based on minimal intervention.

The Vineyards

        Cherry Hill Winery lies directly on top of the 45th parallel - halfway between the equator and the North Pole, the same pinot-friendly latitude as Burgundy.  Its 90-acre vineyard is planted to Pommard and Dijon clones of pinot noir, and all pruning, thinning and leaf pulling is done by hand as is the grape harvest itself.

        The vines are planted on the south- and southwest-facing slopes of the property at elevations between 250 and 450 feet, guaranteeing maximum "degree days" for fruit ripening in this AVA.  The 80,000 vines are set on phylloxera-resistant rootstock, and they were planted with 6’ x 8’ spacing, using a vertical trellising system.  Irrigation comes from Cherry Hill's seven-acre, spring-fed trout reservoir, Lake Janet.  Grapes are cropped to two tons per acre and harvested at 23 brix.


Winery Information

Winemaker/Vineyard Manager:

Ken Cook


Jan and Mike Sweeney

Average Annual Production:

7,000 Cases

Estate-grown Pinot Noir
Estate-grown Pinot Noir Dry Rosé
Estate-grown Blanc de Pinot Noir
Chocolate-covered Cherries

Vineyard Acreage

90-acre estate vineyard

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May 1 - October 1
Weekends, 11 am - 5 pm
Weekdays, 11 am - 4 pm (Please call 1st)
Also Thanksgiving Weekend
Other times by appointment

Also Open During special events:

Tasting Room & Winery Open House:
Memorial Day weekend
Labor Day weekend
Thanksgiving Weekend

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Featured Wines from Cherry Hill
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2013 Cherry Hill Estate Pinot Noir
Eola-Amity Hills, Willamette Valley
$29.00  [Order Now]

The Cherry Hill Winery Estate Pinot Noir is handcrafted using the vineyard's Pommard clone of pinot noir.  For added depth and complexity, a few barrels of Dijon clone pinot noir are selected to blend together with this wine.  Cherry Hill's state-of-the-art, gravity-feed winery provides the tools to carefully handcraft this most difficult grape into a light, delicate pinot noir.  The fruit for this beautiful wine was hand picked from the best blocks where yields are restricted to two tons per acre.  The grapes were destemmed and gravity fed into small fermenters, where each lot is carefully monitored.  The wine was aged in French oak for eighteen months, 35% new.  It is delicate with beautiful color and texture.  This elegant wine tastes of red berry fruits and cassis, integrated with hints of anise and wood spice.  Like all things of beauty, this wine will improve with age, but it is a beauty now!  Alcohol: 12.5%  Cases produced: 694

2013 Dijon Cuvée Pinot Noir
Eola-Amity Hills, Willamette Valley
$22.00  [Order Now]

Dijon Cuvée Estate Pinot Noir is a blend of Cherry Hill's Dijon clones 113, 115 and 777.  It is the winery's biggest and boldest Pinot Noir.  The Dijon Cuvee, which tastes of cherries and chocolate, is our macho wine. The wine delivers hints of caramel and spice which give the cuvee a deep rich layering and will only improve with age.  Our Dijon Cuvée Pinot Noir fruit comes from vines that are planted on our Nekia soil with southwest facing slopes at 300 feet elevation.  By blending barrels from the various different Dijon clones planted in our vineyard, the Dijon Cuvee receives tremendous balance and results in a complex pinot noir.  The wine was aged in French oak for eighteen months, 35% new.  Pinot noir is known as a food-friendly grape, and Willamette Valley pinot noirs rank with the best in the world.  We recommend entrees of fish, beef, wild game, and pastas. Alcohol: 12.5%  Cases produced: 616

2012 Vanda Estate Pinot Noir Dry Rosé
Eola-Amity Hills, Willamette Valley
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Like the Vanda Orchid on its label, this delightful estate Pinot Noir Dry Rosé is light and beautiful.  The crisp dry taste of this wine is indeed as pleasing to the palate as the bloom of the Vanda Orchid is to the eye.  The rosé, when served chilled, is best enjoyed on a warm day with a gentle breeze while sitting in a rocking chair.  A light lunch and afternoon sip will remind you of the feminine, romantic, and sensuous qualities that are the signature of the Willamette Valley pinot noir grape in this its most delicate style.

Tasting Notes:
Vanda Pinot Noir Dry Rosé is produced from Dijon and Pommard clones from the Cherry Hill estate fruit located in the Eola Hills region of the Oregon Willamette Valley. We picked our fruit for this wine at 22 brix, and it is fermented in closed-topped stainless steel tanks.  It is not aged in oak and the wine is fined and filtered.  Alcohol: 13%  Cases produced: 124

Food and Serving Suggestions:
Dry Rosé is currently experiencing a new-world renaissance as it pairs well with seafood, steaks, spicy flavors, salads and even barbecue.  Toast to pinot noir dry rosé!

2014 Blanc de Noir
Eola-Amity Hills, Willamette Valley
$16.00  [Order Now

Blanc de Noir literally means “white wine from black grapes.”  Cherry Hill Winery’s Blanc de Pinot Noir is produced by immediately pressing the juice out of whole clusters of 100% estate-grown 113 Dijon clone pinot noir grapes.  The lack of skin contact time produces the brilliantly clear color of the wine.  The resulting pinot noir juice is slowly fermented in stainless steel to preserve the aromatic quality of the wine.  Together, these elements help create this elegant and refreshing dry white wine.  The Blanc de Noir exhibits tropical mango and banana aromatics and bursts with ripe peach and pear notes on the finish.  The appearance is bright and clean and delivers with clean crisp acidity.  This quaffable wine matches perfectly with lightly sauced pasta or fresh light seafood  Alcohol: 12.5%  Cases produced: 200

To place an order for Cherry Hill Wines:
Call 503-623-7867
Print out and complete the online order form and either...

Fax it to 503-623-7878

OR... Mail it to:

Cherry Hill Winery
7867 Crowley Road
PO Box 66
Rickreall, OR  97371


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How to find Cherry Hill Winery

At Cherry Hill Winery's gated entry,
 use phone to gain access...
Call 503-623-7867

(Driving directions)

Map to Cherry Hill Winery - Mid Willamette Valley Wine Country

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