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Herald the Holidays at Bells Up Winery: 5-Day Open House Event Held on Weekends Before and After Thanksgiving


Plus: Local author Barbara Doyle to sell, sign copies of “Springbrook Oregon: Local, National, International” on Saturday, Nov. 18 and Friday, Nov. 24 during the event

NEWBERG, OR (November 3, 2017) — Bells Up Winery invites the public Herald the Holiday season with a Wine Country Thanksgiving open house event. The winery’s estate tasting room will be open from noon to 4:00 p.m. the weekend before Thanksgiving, Saturday and Sunday (November 18 and 19) and immediately after Thanksgiving on Friday, Saturday and Sunday (November 24, 25 and 26). Rarely open to the public, the winery will welcome guests without an appointment. 

Tastings are $15 per person, deducted from a $75 purchase. Members of Bells Up’s Fanfare Club enjoy complimentary tastings throughout the event. Guests will sample four of Bells Up Winery’s handcrafted wines, paired with light fare and spectacular views of the Willamette Valley from the recent porch addition. Owner and winemaker Dave Specter will pour:

  • 2014 Titan Pinot Noir (91 points: Washington Wine Blog & International Wine Report; Outstanding!: Great Northwest Wine; Silver: Great NW Wine Invitational Competition)
  • 2015 Titan Pinot Noir (92 points: Prince of Pinot; 92 points: BinNotes)
  • 2015 Villanelle Tonnelier Vineyard Reserve Pinot Noir (93 points: Prince of Pinot)
  • Barrel Samples of 2016 Firebird Syrah (the sold-out 2015 Firebird Syrah received 92 points from BinNotes and was Named a Top 10 Wine to Serve at Your Next BBQ by Urban Bliss Life)

Additionally, on two separate days—Saturday, November 18 and Friday, November 24, from 1:00 to 3:30 p.m.—local author Barbara Doyle will sell and sign copies of her new book, “Springbrook Oregon: Local, National, International” in the tasting room. Springbrook, located slightly northeast of downtown Newberg is the rural neighborhood in which Bells Up Winery is located. The book is a collection of the area’s history from 1850-2017 and fills a significant void in documenting the development of the region.

Located in the Chehalem Mountains AVA, Bells Up Winery is at 27895 NE Bell Road at the intersection of Zimri Drive. In its third year of operation, the label is one of Newberg’s newest micro-boutique wineries—making approximately 400 cases annually—and is always open by appointment.

Bells Up composes handcrafted, classically styled Oregon Pinot Noir with grapes sourced primarily from micro-growers located on the northern side of the Willamette Valley. It also offers a small selection of other Oregon-grown varietals. The winery name refers to a dramatic moment in classical music in which performers raise their French horn bells up to project their sound with maximum intensity. Specter, a French horn player who performed for more than 20 years, says the winery is his “Bells Up” moment.

For more information, please contact [email protected] or 503.537.1328.

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