She Married Into Wine
So, last month I decided to rename the months to match a wine … which effectively turns April into Albariño, also a crisp white wine from Spain. We have fun here and that’s the key. Our Tasting Room gives rise to some of the best conversations and plenty to smile about…And in case you are wondering, we feel justified not just as winemakers in making this change but because Pope Gregory summarily dropped 11 days out of October one year, recreating the calendar altogether.
There is a ton going on either in Albariño, or April, which is also a very pretty word.
The first big weekend event of the spring is the first full weekend of the month. You will be lucky enough to experience many wines and activities on the weekend of the 7th and 8th during the North Willamette Vintners WINE TRAIL WEEKEND.
The 10th annual North Willamette Vintners Wine Trail offers you a host of rich and diverse winery experiences accompanied by food and wine pairings. You can choose to watch noir while sipping Pinot Noir, stitch together cuttings to graft a vine, toast an oak stave and smell the complex aromas released, and blend wines from single barrels to create your own unique cuvée. . . all in your first day of this spectacular two-day wine trail.
Our activity will have you blending your own version of our Mingle – a delightful white blend of Pinot Gris, Chardonnay and Riesling that is probably our most popular white wine, and you will go home with three cuttings of each grapevine to start your own mini-vineyard!
We’ll do it every hour on the hour beginning at 11 AM.
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EVENT COST $60 full weekend, $40 single day, $20 designated driver
POP AND PAINT
Saturday, April 14th is our second POP & PAINT day from 3 – 5 PM.
We are really excited about this – the first one we did was hugely successful! Pop and Paint teachers will be here to guide you through creating gorgeous paintings and supply everything you need except the wine and we’ll supply that! The fee is minimal – starting from $37 – and we offer wine by the glass at a special Paint Party price! The dates and image selections are:
- Saturday, 4/14, 3-5pm, Painting: A Pretty collection
- Sunday, 5/6, 3-5pm, Painting: Flower Vase MOTHER’S DAY IS THE NEXT SUNDAY…WHAT A NICE GIFT FOR MOM
RSVP FOR THIS ONE, DEFINITELY, PLEASE!
We’ve got a pretty busy Friday, April 27th planned for you….between 3:30 and 5:30 PM, you can plan to have your cards read by the intuitive Priscila De Macedo of InnerLightHealer.
Then, head right back out here at 6:30 for our next Storytelling evening….maybe you will have been inspired by your intuitive card reading! Our theme is Progress, which can really mean anything…just plan to tell a true story for around 7 – 10 minutes. It’s an entertaining evening, believe us! We’ll have wine to fortify you….
And before we know it, it will be May FILLED with exciting things like the Kentucky Derby that we watch on TV on the first Saturday to honor all of our horses; music starting up on Sunday, May 6th with Ron Sabin, the Royal Wedding on the 19th for which we have beautiful crowns for people to wear….and the big Memorial Day Weekend in Wine Country.
Life is good!
Holly and Jim
We now ship to fourteen locations. (Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Missouri, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Texas, 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.