October Featured Winery of the Month is Bells Up Winery!
Micro-boutique and unpretentious, Newberg’s Bells Up Winery composes handcrafted, classically styled Oregon Pinot Noir with grapes sourced primarily from micro-growers on the northern side of the Willamette Valley. Winemaker/owner Dave Specter makes approximately 400 cases annually, including a small selection of other Oregon-grown varietals.
Dave and wife Sara relocated to Newberg in 2012, having fallen in love with the area while on vacation in 2008. A few months after that trip, Dave—a winemaking hobbyist—left his career as a corporate tax attorney to pursue professional winemaking after Sara asked: “If you’re this successful in a career that makes you sick, stressed and miserable, how much more successful would you be doing something you love?”
The name “Bells Up” refers to a dramatic moment in classical music where the composer instructs French horn players to lift the bells of their instruments up and project sound with maximum intensity. Dave—a French horn player who performed throughout high school and college—says the winery is his “Bells Up” moment.
By the Glass:
’16 Rose of Pinot Noir “Prelude” Willamette Valley 11
’15 Syrah “Firebird” Walla Walla 15
By the Bottle:
’16 Rose of Pinot Noir “Prelude” Willamette Valley 40
’15 Pinot Noir “Titan” Willamette Valley 60
’15 Syrah “Firebird” Walla Walla 51
Reduced pricing available for retail purchase
2017 Winter Wednesday International Supper Series Recap! We’ll Be Back in January of 2018!
Every Wednesday through the winter we assign a theme, and Chef Martin and his staff cook a menu and pair beverage to that theme, with Martin and Janet joining the party to talk about how the food was prepared, while you eat and drink amongst the valley’s finest.
January 18: Paella!
January 25: German Night
February 1: Argentinian Steakhouse
February 8: Opa! It’s Greek Night!
February 15: Vive la France
February 22: Noche Cubana
March 1: Pan Asian Night
March 8: A Trip to Key West
March 15: La Cucina Italiana
March 22: Only Hors d’Oeuvres
$39 per Person, Reservations Required!