Thanksgiving Festivities

Pre-Thanksgiving & Thanksgiving
24 Wines Open – Choose Seven to Taste
November 17th, 18th, 23rd, 24th & 25th
This Thanksgiving, we’d love to show your family & friends the variety of Seven of Hearts & Luminous Hills wines with our largest selection open to date! Customize your own flight to taste seven wines & chocolates over the holiday weekends. We hope to see you at the tasting room. Have a great Thanksgiving.

2014 Riesling
2017 Pinot Gris
2013 Willamette Valley Chardonnay
2013 Gran Moraine Vineyard Chardonnay
2013 Willakia Vineyard Chardonnay
2017 Rosé of Pinot Noir
2014 Armstrong Vineyard Pinot Noir
2014 Bjornson Vineyard Pinot Noir
2014 Lia’s Vineyard Pinot Noir
2011 Special Reserve Pinot Noir
2014 Special Reserve Pinot Noir
2015 Special Reserve Pinot Noir
2011 Very Special Reserve Pinot Noir
2012 Very Special Reserve Pinot Noir
2015 Very Special Reserve Pinot Noir
2014 Luminous Hills Estate Grown Pinot Noir*
2014 Luminous Hills LUX Pinot Noir**
2015 Luminous Hills LUX Pinot Noir
2014 Luminous Hills ASTRA Pinot Noir
2015 Luminous Hills ASTRA Pinot Noir
2015 Nebbiolo
2014 Tradition
2015 Coupe’s Cuvée Pinot Noir Dessert Wine
2016 Ice Princess Riesling Sweet Wine

*Paired with Honest Chocolates Dark Chocolate Hazelnut Bark
**Paired with Honest Chocolates Blueberry Raspberry Pinot Ganache

Fall Wine Club Dinner

featuring Recipe in Newberg
Sunday, December 9th at 6 PM

Recipe – A Neighborhood Kitchen
Thoughtfully Prepared Wine Country Cuisine Inspired by the Seasons. A simple plate of food, a great glass of wine, surrounded by friends. Recipe encompasses the finest of ingredients thoughtfully prepared and beautifully presented while always adapting to the seasons enthusiastically.

$95 per person
Ticket includes food, wine & gratuity.
Seating is limited and available on a first come, first serve basis.

Amuse Bouche
Black bread, spice cured salmon, roe, crème fraiche
Paired with 2015 Riesling

First Course
Braised hen leg
Chanterelle cream, crispy brioche, petite salad
Paired with 2012 Willakia Vineyard Chardonnay

Second Course
Pan roasted duck breast “Char Siu”
Charred cabbage, hoisin duck jus, hazelnuts
Paired with 2012 Very Special Reserve Pinot Noir

Third Course
Octopus and tripe ragout
Cencioni pasta, mint, black olive crumbs, Pecorino sardo
Paired with 2014 Nebbiolo

Bittersweet chocolate timbale
Wine poached currants, cocoa nib cream, nougatine
Paired with 2015 Coupe’s Cuvée Pinot Noir Dessert Wine

Purchase Ticket

2015 Vinous Scores

2015 Luminous Hills Estate Grown Pinot Noir – 90 points

(made with 25% whole clusters and 20% new French oak) Deep red. Lively, spice-inflected red and dark berry scents pick up a smoky aspect with aeration. Smooth and appealingly sweet, offering plump raspberry and floral pastille flavors that deepen on the back half. Forward and nicely balanced, displaying very good finishing clarity and rounded tannins that shape the jammy fruit. Recommended drinking window: 2020 – 2025.

2015 Luminous Hills LUX Pinot Noir – 93 points

(33% whole clusters) Limpid red. A complex and expressive bouquet evokes fresh dark berries, candied rose, incense and five-spice powder. Concentrated yet lively as well, offering palate-staining black raspberry, bitter cherry and floral pastille flavors that pick up a smoky mineral flourish on the back half. Delivers a suave blend of power and delicacy and finishes with impressive clarity, well-knit tannins and lingering smokiness. Recommended drinking window: 2021 – 2028.

2015 Luminous Hills ASTRA Pinot Noir – 92 points

(16.7% whole clusters and 16.7% new French oak) Vivid red. Sexy, spice-laced red and dark berry and potpourri scents pick up a smoky nuance with air. Sweet and seamless in the mouth, offering juicy raspberry and cherry flavors and a building floral pastille nuance. The clinging, energetic, penetrating finish features floral and spice notes and smooth, sneaky tannins.Recommended drinking window: 2021 – 2027.

2015 Seven of Hearts Willamette Valley Pinot Noir – 91 points

(25% new French oak) Deep vivid red. Sexy, oak-tinged raspberry, spicecake and floral pastille scents show very good clarity and pick up a smoky accent with air. Nicely concentrated yet lively, offering sappy red fruit preserve, cola and allspice flavors that show no rough edges. The floral note drives the gently tannic finish, which hangs on with strong tenacity.Recommended drinking window: 2020 – 2025.

2015 Seven of Hearts Armstrong Vineyard Pinot Noir – 92 points

Vivid red. Red berry liqueur and Asian spice aromas, along with suggestions of candied flowers, smoky minerals and vanilla. Sweet and penetrating on the palate, offering concentrated, spice- and mineral-tinged raspberry and cherry flavors that are given spine by a core of juicy acidity. Manages to be both rich and lively, with no rough edges. The red fruit and floral notes return on a long, smooth finish shaped by easygoing tannins.Recommended drinking window: 2020 – 2026.

2015 Seven of Hearts Bjornson Vineyard Pinot Noir – 92 points

(17.5% new French oak) Brilliant red. Vibrant, mineral-tinged aromas of fresh red berries, incense and spicecake pick up a hint of smokiness with air. Shows very good focus and depth in the mouth, offering juicy raspberry and cherry cola flavors and a subtle floral quality on the back half. Closes sweet and quite persistent, displaying supple tannins and repeating florality.Recommended drinking window: 2020 – 2026.

2015 Seven of Hearts Special Reserve Pinot Noir – 93 points

Limpid ruby-red. Ripe, spice-tinged red berries, incense and candied flowers on the expansive, highly perfumed nose. Sappy, appealingly sweet and penetrating on the palate, offering juicy cherry, black raspberry and cola flavors along with a zesty Asian spice flourish. Fine-grained and supple in texture, finishing with building spiciness, smooth tannins and outstanding persistence. Recommended drinking window: 2021 – 2027.

2015 Seven of Hearts Very Special Reserve Pinot Noir – 94 points

Deep lurid red. A highly perfumed bouquet evokes red and blue fruit preserves, pungent flowers and Asian spices, along with subtle vanilla and mineral nuances. Sappy, pure and focused on the palate, offering mineral-tinged black raspberry, cherry cola and lavender pastille flavors and a hint of five-spice powder. Clings with strong tenacity on the strikingly long, seamless finish, which features harmonious tannins and lingering floral character. Recommended drinking window: 2021 – 2028.

2017 Pinot Gris Release

Enjoy a dry, full-bodied & rich style of Pinot Gris this summer!

Our 2017 Pinot Gris is a blend from two diverse vineyards in the Willamette Valley: the Stand Sure Vineyard resides in a great neighborhood in the Eola-Amity Hills on volcanic Nekia soil that produce richness and depth. The partner to this blend is the Garden Vineyard, a high elevation site in the very northern part of the Willamette Valley. That elevation is a key contributor of vibrancy, elegance and focus to this wine, particularly in a warm vintage like 2017.

Come visit the tasting room, we’ll have the Gris open all of July! Or buy now on our webstore.

Italy in the Valley

Join our winemaker, Byron Dooley, at Italy in the Valley on August 19th from 1 to 5 PM. Italy in the Valley is a celebration of wine, food, music, and friendship. Wineries from throughout Oregon gather on the lawn at Cana’s Feast to highlight their Northwest take on the classic wines of Italy. We are also joined by producers of other traditional Italian fare who have a passion for quality. Your entrance fee includes wine tastings, a light lunch, and the opportunity to visit the various vendors. For tickets to the event, click here.

Wine Country Half Marathon

Enjoy a scenic course through Willamette Valley’s winding vineyards Sept. 1st & 2nd.

If you’re a runner and would like to participate in Oregon’s Wine Country Half Marathon, Seven of Hearts would love to have you represent our team during this year’s race. This is a great event that brings the whole town together. For more info about the race itself, click here.

To register, click here. You will want to sign up for the half marathon under the team membership “Seven of Hearts”. If you have any questions along the way, please reply to this email for immediate assistance.

New Spring Releases

Come visit the tasting room this April as we will be featuring our new releases the entire month, along with previous releases for a fun-filled variety flight. For the first time, we’ll be pouring our new 2017 rosé, our full line-up of 2016 Luminous Hills Pinot noirs, and the much anticipated 2015 Nebbiolo.

To read more about the new releases, see our winemaker’s descriptions

2017 Seven of Hearts Rosé of Pinot Noir
2016 Luminous Hills Estate Grown Pinot Noir (375 ml/750 ml)
2016 Luminous Hills Estate Grown LUX
2016 Luminous Hills Estate Grown ASTRA
2015 Seven of Hearts Nebbiolo

2016 Luminous Hills Estate Grown Pinot Noir

Now available in half bottle format (375 ml)

Byron is giving a sneak preview at the soon-to-be-realeased 2016 vintage this month by offering the Luminous Hills Estate Grown “Silver Label” Pinot Noir in a half bottle format. This cute 375 ml bottle is the perfect size to enjoy opening a bottle on your own, packing away for travel, taking out to eat, or to give as a gift. Stop in at the tasting room to grab this new release starting this month. This is one of Byron’s limited production bottlings, only 49 cases available, so stop in today!

Price: $21   Spades: $17.85   Hearts: $16.80

Holiday Celebration

Come see the goodies we have wrapped under our wine bottle Christmas tree!



Thanksgiving Flight

Take a peek at the flight offering this weekend at the Carlton tasting room. We’ll be offering a holiday library flight, which includes aged goodies from Byron’s cellar. You can pick between tasting our special library flight, or taste through our new Fall releases. Available Pre-Thanksgiving weekend (November 18th & 19th) & Thanksgiving weekend (November 24th, 25th & 26th). Wine Club discounts apply to library wines!

Library Flight: $10 for Wine Club, $20 for Non-Wine Club, waived with any library wine purchase.

Happy Thanksgiving from Seven of Hearts. We’re truly grateful for you all!

2012 Pinot Gris

2012 Sauvignon Blanc

2008 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

2010 Luminous Hills LUX Pinot Noir

2012 Syrah

2012 Cabernet Franc

paired with Salted Currant Ganache

2009 Coupe’s Cuvée Pinot Noir Dessert Wine

paired with Darked Chocolate Hazelnut Toffee Bark