She Married Into Wine
Hooray It’s May
May is the official start to the season in Oregon’s winery season! And it is also Oregon Wine Month. We love this month and we celebrate the anniversary of our marriage and the anniversary of our Tasting Room so we have filled it up with everything that gives us – and we hope you – pleasure!
So let’s see what’s happening from music to art to wine. We have music every weekend from May to September (except if we close for a wedding!) Music starts at 2 PM on Saturdays and Sundays.Bring a picnic and enjoy the beautiful views from our Patio.
MAY 5TH– Join us on the Patio to hear HARLEY DENIO PLAY BEAUTIFUL ACOUSTIC GUITAR WHILE HE SINGS TO US. POP AND COUNTRY AND ASK FOR YOUR FAVORITES. May 5th is also the Running of the Roses otherwise known as the Kentucky Derby. We’ll stop everything at about 3 PM to watch it and you are encouraged to gather round our big TV and cheer on your favorites. You never know but we’re putting our $2 bets on Mangum Moon and Vino Rosso. With those two names, one of them has to win!
MAY 6TH – BIG RON SABIN DAY. If you’ve been here before to hear Ron play and sing, you know what a crowd pleaser he is. We like his sound so much we have him booked almost every Sunday all season.
MAY 6TH – SIP AND PAINT 3 – 5 PM This is not a typo! While Ron is singing, people will be painting. We’ve done it twice before and the seats fill up right away so go to popandpaint.com/calendar and register. Here’s the pretty picture you will paint like a master.
MAY 12TH & 13TH – We’ll just celebrate Mother’s Day all weekend because, really, Moms (and, in June, Dads) should have more than one day. – Sandy Gillespie is playing on Saturday and Buddy Evans and Augie Savage kick off their appearances for the season on Sunday! Buddy used to play with Merle Haggard and you will soon see why! Together, Buddy and Augie are dynamite!
Bring in your Mom and she tastes free!
SATURDAY, MAY 19TH – Celebrate the Royal Wedding with us – We’ll have crowns for you to wear. Gayle Ritt is gracing us with her regal presence to sing that afternoon.
SUNDAY, MAY 20TH – Our 12TH Wedding Anniversary! We think it was very sweet of the Prince and Princess to have their wedding the day before and leave our big day for our celebrations. RON SABIN WILL BE SINGING
AND HERE WE ARE AT MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND IN WINE COUNTRY – FRIDAY – MONDAY, May 25th – 28th. This is probably the biggest weekend for everyone in wine country We’ve planned a weekend of food treats and great music.
Just in case you are looking ahead to June….we’ve got a House Concert on Friday evening, June 23rd with the great Amy Weston. This is her second annual performance here. Last year’s evening sold out right away so we’ll let you know the minute tickets go on sale!
Looking even farther ahead ---- there are a couple of other House Concerts; one on Friday, July 27th with Skip Farmer and Friends. They bring lots of rhythm musical instruments and the audience often joins in.
AND, ON THE FIRST WEEKEND OF AUGUST WE ARE HOSTING A PERFORMANCE OF SHAKESPEARE’S TAMING OF THE SHREW RIGHT ON THE GRASS IN FRONT OF THE VINEYARD! The dates are August 3rd, 4th and 5th. As soon as reservations are open, we’ll tell you how to make them. You’ll be able to order wine in advance by the glass and bottle and also a cheese/charcuterie plate. What a great setting we have for outdoor theatre! We are very excited.
Wine, views, cheese plates, our wonderful Wine Dogs, music …. You can see why we love May!
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.
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.