VOLUME 9, ISSUE 39
March 29, 2014
ARTICLES IN THIS ISSUE:
Adventures on the Pinot Trail: World of Pinot Noir - The Seminars Adventures on the Pinot Trail: World of Pinot Noir: The Tastings Talisman: 2010 Pinots are a Giant Step Up from the Ordinary Pfendler Vineyards: Exceptional Wines in 2012 Honor Peter Pfendler Bernardus Winery: Pinot Noir Transcends the Ordinary Winter Games: Taste of International Pinot Noir Sips of Recently Tasted California Wines Sips of Recently Tasted Oregon Wines Pinot Briefs On The Pinot Trail: Rocking K Vineyard Cottages
Ghost Hill Cellars
Ghost Hill Cellars is an Oregon winery focused on Pinot Noir. For over 100 years, the family owners have farmed 230 acres on Savannah Ridge in what is now Oregon's Yamhill-Carlton AVA. In 1999, 15 acres of Pinot Noir was planted and the first wine was released in 2006.
The legend of Ghost Hill dates back to the late 1800's when a miner took a respite on the property after prospecting and was slain during the night for his gold. His searching spirit inspired the winery's name.
The winemaker, Rebecca Pittock-Shouldis, left a full-time career as an Oregon Air National Guard maintenance technician on F-15 fighter aircraft to pursue her passion for wine. She remains a member of the Air National Guard and is the operations manager for Northest Wines to You, a direct-to-consumer sales company for small wineries. Her interest in wine first developed as an exchange student in France in high school.
She believes that Pinot Noir should be listened to and gently encouraged to reveal it's beautiful haunting and ethereal flavors; the elegant style of our wines reflects her patience. The Ghost Hills Cellars Pinot Noir is from the estate Bayless-Bower Vineyard.She also produces a Pinot Noir Blanc at Ghost Hill Cellars. She makes a small quantity of Syrah and Viognier for Trappist Abbey Wines.
The winery was chosen to participate in the 2012 International Pinot Noir Celebration.
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