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Harvesting the Grapes
A Story of Our Winery
We're In The News!
We now ship to ten locations. Check out the specifics.
Join Our Long-Distance Wine Club
We are excited to announce a new twist on our very popular Wine Club, available in Seattle on Groupon and, really, to anyone in the ten states we ship to…think about it as a holiday gift! Price includes shipping.
$149 for One-Year Wine Club Membership at A Blooming Hill Vineyard ($250 Value). Members receive three bottles of award-winning wine three times throughout the year. The packages include notes written for each wine, recipes, and food pairing suggestions.
Here's a terrific interview we did in August on the local business show on kuik Hillsboro.
East Coast Foods Brunch.
We’re Having a Baby and We’re Going to Harvard
I am quite sure that got your attention….our lovely mare Miraquelle is going to be a mom. She is the one we have bred to Grindstone, the 1996 Kentucky Derby winner who also grand-sired two of the 2009 Triple Crown winners! We found out on the eve of this year’s Kentucky Derby so we think it is definitely written in the cards that the foal will be very special. Due next February. Yay!z
The baby won’t be going to Harvard (nor will we, happy to not have to live through college again) but our wines are headed that way to be poured at their Commencement/alumni dinner. Very exciting. Those Harvard grads out there, look for our ad in The Harvard Lampoon. We just got our shipping permit for Massachusetts so this is all pretty great.
Here we are at May! Amazing. It is beautiful up here. This is the weekend of the Kentucky Derby so there will be hats available to wear in the Tasting Room. If you are here when the race is running, Jim will be in front of the TV in the Big Room. Cheer on with us. My money is (or will be) on Dortmund, American Pharoah, maybe El Kebeir, maybe International Star. One year I had a $2 bet on every horse. I did not make money.
Music schedule begins this weekend…here’s the plan:
Sunday, May 3rd – Jazz with Jack Stern and Bill French. If you’ve heard them play up here, you know they are as cool as they look in this photo!
Sunday, May 10th – Ron Sabin sings from the Great American Songbook (see photo next week….)
Sunday, May 17th – Jack and Bill are back
Saturday, May 23rd – MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND Buddy Evans brings GREAT country and stories from the road with Merle and Willie. And, okay, it is Holly’s big zero birthday so there might be some spontaneous singing to her at some point….
Sunday, May 24th – MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND
Saturday, May 30th – Songstress Val Blaha – we are very excited to add her to our roster
Sunday, May 31st – Ron Sabin will sing us out of May.
In addition, we will be pouring at the Seaside Wine Walk on May 16th – one of our favorite events! Check the website for tickets and information.
There will be chocolate, wine and music all month long in the Tasting Room to celebrate our wedding anniversary, anniversary of our Tasting Room, Holly’s birthday (you can ignore that), and Oregon Wine Month. It is a fabulous month. The best month. Really.
Our Spring Sale is on – 2013 Pinot Gris at $100/case (usually $163) and the 2012 Sparkling Riesling for $75/case (usually $108). We are making room for the 2014 whites, which we will be bottling in the next few weeks.
Holly and Jim
THE LATEST NEWS
Big news! Jim's 2011 Pinot Noir took a DOUBLE GOLD in the Oregon Wine Awards. We are so proud.
Jim with the winning wines.
Holly and Jim
We got married in 2006 under a beautiful teahouse that Jim built for us. We've known each other for over 40 years … Holly was a not very good secretary to Jim way back in New York in the television production business. Jim was known as "The Myth" for all he was able to accomplish. He ran a scrappy new company that was involved in such notables as Sesame Street and The Electric Company, many of the Central Park Concerts – from Barbra Streisand to George Shearing. Jim was even business manager for KISS! Holly spent her life raising money for good works and writing.
In 2006, after a lot of life had intervened (ask us, we'll tell you), a mutual friend threw his Cupid's darts and urged us to have lunch. We were both living in the Pacific Northwest by then, although 200 miles apart; Holly - a city girl, Jim - a farm boy. Holly drove down to Oregon, had a lovely lunch, drove home and told Jim he was terrific but geographically undesirable.
Jim was persistent….and, suddenly, there we were standing in a beautiful spot in the Willamette Valley getting married! It really is romantic owning a vineyard! Now we are a wedding destination.