She Married Into Wine
MARCH ON TO THE TASTING ROOM!
And here we are in March after several February weekends of really impressive amounts of rain! We are still in the quieter months so we are finding things to fill up your time!
We are just releasing the 2015 Pinot Gris, 2015 Riesling and 2015 Pinots GEMINI AND TROUBLE in the Tasting Room. With the new additions to our Tasting flights, we have some Specials on wines as long as they last during the month:
2009 Pinot Noir -4 cases - $150/case only
2011 Pinot Noir Library Wine (Double Gold) - $30/bottle
2012 Riesling -2 cases - $75/case only
They won’t last long! We can ship any of them except the 2012 Riesling (as us, we’ll tell you why….). Check out the BUY tab and you’ll see how to order; or, just give us a call!
We’ve decided to celebrate Mardi Gras on March 4th and 5th! Come in wearing a mask and save $1 on your tasting fee! And look forward to our version of King’s Cake with a special surprise baked in somewhere. Laissez les bons temps rouler!
We will also be repeating our Chocolate Walk on Sunday, March 12th. I heard a recipe for salted chocolate caramel and I probably can’t resist trying it so we need to have another Chocolate Walk! You fill up a box with chocolate for $8 and we donate money to the local food pantry!
Start thinking ahead a little bit to the Annual Wine Trail weekend on April 8th and 9th. Spend a weekend exploring Oregon wine country. Our guests are treated to complimentary wine tastings, pairings, entertainment, and activities at EACH of our 13 participating wineries! Purchase tickets here.
Let us switch topics to music…we have started booking our season. Very exciting! Skip Farmer and Friends will open the season on May 7th on the Patio. We are expanding the outdoor tasting space a little bit with a couple of new picnic tables that Jim has made. One goes behind the Tea House and Jim is building steps down. That will be another spectacular view of the vineyard and the mountain off in the distance and a lovely place to hear a little music, enjoy a bottle of wine, bring a picnic.
So there you have it…we wave goodbye to the shortest month – and also the wettest February in the modern era – and look ahead to March coming in like a lion. Not.
Holly and Jim
We now ship to thirteen locations. (Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Missouri, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Virginia, Washington State, Washington DC.)
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.