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Wine review by Great Northwest Wine!

Whiskey Hill Winery 2017 Maréchal Foch, Willamette Valley, $29

By Great Northwest Wine on March 17, 2019

Chris Helbling and his in-laws launched Postelwait’s Vineyards along the emerging Mount Hood Territory Wine Trail in conjunction with regulations for their popular wedding business in Canby, Ore. While those 15 acres of estate vines are coming on line, Helbling leaned his friend Jason Hanson of nearby Hanson Vineyards for this lot of grapes. Some stem inclusion and light touch of French oak adds some complexity not often found in this French hybrid making for a theme of blueberry, toast, white chocolate and horehound. Sandy tannins and a tasty finish of cranberry and pomegranate give it balance.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 18 cases

Alcohol: 13.5%

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Wine Crush Podcast, November 9th, 2018

We were featured in the wine crush podcast, Season 2 Episode 2, along with Bells up winery. The Podcast was taped at the Portland Radio Project and aired live on 99.1 FM. Listen to the podcast below, we start at the 15:00 mark!


Portland Today, April 30th, 2018

Jason Hanson and Chris Helbling are interviewed by Rod Hill of Portland’s, KGW,


Morning News Interview on KATU, September 18th 2016

Interviewed by Wesleigh Ogle on KATU channel 2 about the Mount Hood Territory Wine Passport. Click here for more.

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Vic’s Farewell Pics: 10 whites from Cascade Foothills

Victor Panichkul, Statesman Journal 11:35 a.m. PDT May 26, 2016

"4. Whiskey Hill Winery 2015 White Pinot Noir: This nearly clear Pinot Noir has just a kiss of pink, aromas of antique roses, dried cherries and pomegranate skin, and flavors of rainier cherries, citrus and hints of baking spice. The wine has vibrant acidity and a crisp finish, $25, available at the tasting room, 29510 S Barlow Road, Canby, 503-974-7143, whiskeyhillwinery.com."

Click here for full article. 


6 wineries to visit Memorial Day weekend

Victor Panichkul, Statesman Journal 7:06 a.m. PDT May 26, 2016

"6. Whiskey Hill Winery and Postlewait's Vineyards: This Canby winery's tasting room may be rustic, but it makes up with a nice outdoor space, one of the most friendly winemakers I've run across (Chris Helbling) and delicious wines. Hits include the 2013 Whiskey Hill Pinot Gris, 2014 Postlewait's Wedding White (a semi-sweet blend of Riesling, Gewürztraminer and Muscat), 2012 Whiskey Hill Pinot Noir and 2012 Postlewait's Merlot. Open noon to 5 p.m. Friday-Monday, $5 tasting fee waived with purchase, 29510 S Barlow Road, Canby, 503-899-2165, whiskeyhillwinery.com."

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