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November 7, 2013 | REX HILL

La Paulée Lunch at REX HILL

Our entire A to Z/REX HILL crew gathered outside in the October sunshine to raise a glass and toast the last grapes of the 2013 Harvest with a traditional La Paulée lunch. There was a saber, colorful, grilled sandwiches prepared by resident chef Mike Willison, and lots of good company. It was a great way to celebrate the year's bounty.

 

Time Posted: Nov 7, 2013 at 4:46 PM
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August 8, 2013 | REX HILL

Meet us in LA with 66 other Willamette Valley wineries!

Cheryl Francis, Founder & Consulting Winemaker, will be heading south to pour our REX HILL wines at this outstanding tasting event.

Tickets are $75/person
Hosted at The Ebell in Los Angeles
On September 11, 2013

Purchase Tickets

For more information, visit the Willamette Valley Wineries Association website.

Time Posted: Aug 8, 2013 at 4:39 PM
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August 7, 2013 | REX HILL

Oregon Wines Fly Free

From September 10th through November 20th, fly into any of the following participating airports and check a case of wine as luggage FREE on your return flight home: Medford, Redmond, Eugene, Portland and Walla Walla, WA. Show us your Alaska Air ticket stub at the REX HILL Tasting Room and receive a complementary tasting. We are open daily from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Time Posted: Aug 7, 2013 at 4:36 PM
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August 6, 2013 | REX HILL

92 pts. REX HILL Shea Vineyard Pinot Noir 2010

92 pts. REX HILL Shea Vineyard Pinot Noir 2010

"Velvety, offering pretty plum and cream aromas and flavors on a light, supple frame, lingering easily and persistently on the refined finish." - HS Wine Spectator Insider 7/24/2013

Only 117 cases were produced and our Crown Club Members will be receiving it exclusively in their September shipment. Join now to guarantee that this wine makes it into your cellar.

Time Posted: Aug 6, 2013 at 4:29 PM
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July 11, 2013 | REX HILL

Summer Sipping at Some of Oregon's FINEST WINERIES

by Forbes Travel Guide

REX HILL Winery & Vineyards

"Set atop the idyllic Rex Hill just as you enter Willamette Valley wine country sits the REX HILL Winery & Vineyards. If you have an opportunity to join a tour of the vineyards, do. The extremely knowledgeable staff makes wine education (even more) fun, and only adds to the overall experience of the visit. Once inside the tasting room, soak up your surroundings. The arched tunnels and exposed brick walls are remnants of the building’s original use as a hazelnut processing facility. Now, they add to the décor and serve as a reminder of the history of the land you’re standing on. Make sure to taste the REX HILL Reserve Pinot Noir as you wander around the impressive building, or step outside to sit at a charming bistro table overlooking the vineyards that have lovingly produced some of the finest Pinot Noir you’ll ever taste."

For the same intimate experience, book a Tour & Seating Tasting with one of our knowledgeable staff. Tours & Seated Tastings are offered daily at 11 am for $45/person.

Make a Reservation

Time Posted: Jul 11, 2013 at 4:24 PM
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June 1, 2013 | REX HILL

REX HILL to host Virginia Garcia's Garden Party - June 29th, 2013

The Virginia Garcia Memorial Foundation will host it's first ever "The Grape Adventure: Wine Tour & Garden Party" fundraising event. Your journey will personally introduce you to those whom your donation will impact and the clinics where their lives will be changed.

When: Saturday, June 29th, 2013
Time: 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Cost: $100 per ticket
Itinerary

Both tours culminate with a relaxed garden party at REX HILL. Delight in small plates from Portland's farm-to-table pioneer Genoa, wine tastings, music by Mockingbird, a discerning silent auction and the opportunity to support health care for migrant and seasonal farm workers year-round.

I Want to Support the Virginia Garcia Memorial Foundation

Time Posted: Jun 1, 2013 at 4:18 PM
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May 22, 2013 | REX HILL

2011 REX HILL Willamette Valley Pinot Noir wins Silver medal in the world's biggest global wine competition

The Decanter World Wine Awards is the world's leading wine competition. The competition is well known for its rigorous judging process, which has led to the Decanter World Wine Awards becoming the most authoritative source of wine recommendations for wine lovers worldwide. This year, the 219 judges from all around the world assessed 14,362 wines from 52 countries. This year's expert panel of judges included 75 Masters of Wine and 13 Master Sommeliers.

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Time Posted: May 22, 2013 at 4:12 PM
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April 19, 2013 | REX HILL

Join us on Saturday, May 4th as we pour REX HILL at the World of Wine Event in California!

Where: Robert Mondavi Winery
This event supports Family Service of Napa Valley, a non-profit mental health organization.

Seating available. Tickets start at $150.

Register Today

Time Posted: Apr 19, 2013 at 4:07 PM
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April 10, 2013 | REX HILL

Most Popular Pinot Noir, 4 years in a row!

The 24th Annual Wine & Spirits Restaurant Poll featured REX HILL for the 10th time as one of the Most Popular Pinot Noirs.

To view all the wineries featured in this poll, subscribe to Wine & Spirits.

Time Posted: Apr 10, 2013 at 4:05 PM
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April 10, 2013 | Ryan Collins

Recycling Sprayer

REX HILL purchased the first recycling sprayer in Oregon and only the second on the West coast. This cutting-edge equipment is the most environmentally friendly sprayer available and will be used in the Biodynamically farmed, owned and long leased vineyards. It will reduce spray drift by 95% and cut pesticide use by 40%, which means less spray per application, less time filling up the holding tank, and less fuel usage.

REX HILL's new Recycling Sprayer at Biodynamic, Jacob-Hart Vineyard

REX HILL's new Recycling Sprayer at Biodynamic, Jacob-Hart Vineyard

GRAPE DISEASES

Wine grapes are unfortunately very susceptible to a number of diseases. This is our fault, as humans, for propagating them for thousands of years through mass selection and for transporting them around the world carrying diseases with them along the way. The main diseases that challenge us in Oregon are Powdery mildew (Erysiphe necator) and Botrytis bunch rot (Botrytis cinerea). The climate in California is favorable for these same diseases and others like Downy mildew, Pierce's disease and Phomopsis. There are many things we can do as farmers to reduce the impact of these diseases through cultural practices like canopy management. However, Powdery mildew, in particular, will destroy a crop if not controlled using pesticides.

WHAT WE DO ABOUT IT

It is important to understand that using the term 'pesticide' includes many categories like insecticide, fungicide, bactericide, rodenticide, and herbicide. These are named based on the target organism and not because they are organic or inorganic chemicals. In the case of Powdery mildew, we need to spray fungicides to control it. Fungicides are products or substances that help control fungal pathogens. Typically fungicides are sprayed by a machine that is towed behind a tractor. It has a tank, pump and nozzles that apply the fungicides to the canopy. Most sprayers use air to transport the liquid to the canopy. Unfortunately the air often carries a percentage of fungicides past the target which is wasteful and not great for the environment.

HOW WE DO IT

We have recently purchased a sprayer manufactured by LIPCO that is a recycling tunnel sprayer. This is the first unit to be sold here in Oregon. It sprays two rows of vines at once within a tunnel (so wind doesn't affect the coverage). A tunnel sprayer has walls that surround the vine on both sides of the trellis. Attached to the wall are the nozzles that spray the vine. The spray that travels past the target hits the other side of the tunnel, runs down to a sump and is pumped back to the tank. This collected fungicide is then applied again. Essentially the sprayer is a precision sprayer. The application rates vary with the canopy size and 95% of the liquid that doesn't stay on the vines' canopy is recycled. There is next to no drift of pesticides to neighboring properties, waterways or any other sensitive areas. Because we are spraying two rows at once we are now using less diesel, compacting the soil less and we are getting more coverage with less fungicide. We should reduce the amount of fungicides used by approximately 35% and our diesel cost for spraying should go down by 50%. These sprayers are not cheap but we are committed to environmental stewardship and want to be leaders in sustainability.

Time Posted: Apr 10, 2013 at 10:27 AM
 

 

We are excited to announce that the REX HILL Tasting Room will be getting an upgrade! Renovations will take place over the winter months, with a planned Grand Reopening party in the spring.

Although the historic REX HILL Tasting Room will be closed, we are open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday for tastings and tours in our A to Z hospitality space.

Temporary Tasting Room Hours 

Friday-Sunday 10am-5pm

Please call the winery at 503-538-0666 with any questions.