About Us

Hospitality at its Best!

Every area of the inn was top notch from the lovely exterior of the nine room Tuscany style mansion to the interior decorations which my wife truly loved. The living room area with fireplace and grand piano is such a welcoming space to have a nice glass of Pinot Noir from the valley while the outside patio with heaters, cornhole boards, music, and chairs make for an outstanding place to enjoy the property during your stay as well.

Tyler K

Meet Our Owners 

Rick and Erika Miller are based in Lake Oswego, Oregon, and enjoy frequent visits to the Inn to enjoy spending time with friends and new guests alike. An Oregonian with deep roots, Rick Miller is the Founder and President of the Avamere Family of Companies. The Millers care deeply about our beautiful state and generously invest their time and resources through many organizations that reflect their personal values.

The Millers have a true love and passion for the Black Walnut estate, vineyards and natural life found on the surrounding property. In addition to the 42-acre Black Walnut parcel, the Millers own the Fairview vineyard directly east of the Black Walnut vineyard as well as two guest houses on adjacent properties to the Black Walnut. More information on the Fairview and Vineyard Ridge houses may be found at dundeehillshomes.com.

Rick and Erika Miller purchased the Black Walnut in 2017 from the Utz family, who built the Inn in 2003 and ran the business for over 13 years.

I’d like to write a negative review so we could keep it to ourselves, but I just can’t. If you want an incredible experience, especially if you’re in it for the wine, it’s the perfect home base. It is an absolute gem! But don’t tell anyone.

David G