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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.
Obviously the old rhyme about April showers bringing May flowers no longer works as we will be having some of those May flowers in April. Which means it is beautiful up here on our hill. The Wisteria is starting to bloom, for goodness sake!
The April calendar includes Wine Trail Weekend on April 11th and 12th. Still time to buy tickets – www.nwvintners.org. Use WineTrail15 as the code for a discount on the full weekend price.
We will be tasting a mini-vertical of Pinots for Wine Trail weekend while Jim explains how the different weather patterns in those years affected the result, and dispensing a few recipes. We’ve got music planned for the weekend, too.
Our next Wine Club selections party is April 19th and there is plenty of time for you to join (if you haven’t already) and join in the fun. We’ve got great music that day – jazz! – some interesting food pairings and a new friend named Terrie who will be here talking about the possibility of some wonderful wine tours to Europe, the Caribbean, Alaska….Sign Me UP!
We definitely have bud break in the grapevines and a good case of nerves about the potential for hail. So many times we have conversations with people in the Tasting Room about how farming is such a gamble. It is. But there is the thrill of overcoming the odds and hitting the three grapes on our vineyard slot machine.
Speaking of which, as we all know, 2014 was a banner harvest. We are writing tasting notes for the white wines, preparing our labels, we’ve ordered the bottles, corks and foils and we’re getting excited. We’ll keep you posted on the process since I know people like to come out and help in the bottling process. It’s a ways off so no need to ask for time off from your job, yet, to come and bottle wine, which is infinitely more fun, we know!
Before we know it, May will be upon us – Oregon Wine Month, our Anniversary month, and the beginning of the season. We have chocolate in the Tasting Room all month long, plus music. If you are planning your weekend trips now, here is the music schedule.
Sunday, May 3rd – Jack Stein and jazz
Sunday, May 10th – Ron Sabin sings from the Great American Songbook
Sunday, May 17th – Jack Stein jams his great jazz
Saturday, May 23rd – Jack Stein and jazz - MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND
Sunday, May 24th – Buddy Evans gives us the best Country music – MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND
Saturday, May 30th, Val Blaha sings
Sunday, May 31st – Ron Sabin and his baritone
And, finally, here is news of a nomination for our Wine Dogs. The Washington County Visitor’s Association has an annual event at which they recognize Hospitality Heroes. We have nominated Gemini and Trouble (we are quite sure they will be the only dogs nominated…) because, as you all know, they are as much a part of the welcome here as we are. If you’ve been here and know them, and are inclined to boost their nomination, send a note in their favor to email@example.com. If they win, they will get red capes. :)
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.