Welcome to Bells Up Winery!
Micro-boutique, un-domaine and always open by appointment, Bells Up Winery composes handcrafted, classically-styled Oregon Pinot Noir with grapes sourced primarily from micro-growers located on the northern side of the Willamette Valley. As one of Newberg’s newest labels, we make approximately 400 cases annually and offer a small selection of other Oregon-grown and produced varietals.
We also invite you to join Bells Up’s Fanfare Club for exclusive, club-only wine releases, special discounts, and complimentary tastings. All of Bells Up’s wines are sold directly from our tasting room and are not available in retail stores.
Bells Up Winery’s tasting room is open by appointment only (we are open to the public three weekends per year: Memorial Day, Labor Day and Thanksgiving). The tasting fee is $15 per person, deducted from a minimum $75 purchase.
2014 Rhapsody | Willamette Valley Pinot Blanc
This jazzy white wine aged sur lie in stainless steel tanks for six months, producing a fuller-body without imparting oak flavors. On the nose: Pear blossom and fresh citrus. On the palate: Pineapple, kiwi and dried orange peel with a creamy finish. 116 cases produced; as of 7/14/16: 35 cases remaining. $22
2015 Prelude | Willamette Valley Rosé of Pinot Noir
Released in April, this fuller-bodied rosé is composed of equal parts Dijon clones 115 and 777, soaked on the skins for 24 hours, then pressed prior to fermentation. Then, an additional malolactic ferment smoothed its acidity. On the nose: Lush Oregon strawberry, summer bouquet and fresh earth. On the palate: Tart strawberry balanced with rich apricot compote, and a rounded, long-lasting finish. 65 cases produced; as of 7/14/16: 30 cases remaining. $18
2013 Titan | Willamette Valley Pinot Noir
This classic Oregon-style pinot noir combines Chehalem Mountains Pommard with Yamhill-Carlton Dijon clones 115 and 777. On the nose: Pomegranate, lightly crisped caramel and warm toast. On the palate: Clean, red fruit harmonizes with supple tannins, yielding a gentle finish. 163 cases produced; as of 7/14/16: 68 cases remaining. $40
2014 Titan | Willamette Valley Pinot Noir
Released in April, the 2014 edition of Bells Up’s flagship Oregon pinot noir mingles 24% Chehalem Mountains Pommard (25-year-old vines) grown in volcanic Jory soil, with 38% each of Yamhill-Carlton Dijon clones 115 and 777 (15-year-old vines) grown in sedimentary Willakenzie soil. The harmonious result epitomizes 2014’s perfect growing season. On the nose: Spicebox, light and fresh forest floor, caramel and black cherry. On the palate: Warm Oregon marionberry, vibrant acidity and a lingering, layered, blueberry finish. 128 cases produced; as of 7/14/16: 101 cases remaining. $40
2014 Villanelle | Tonnelier Vineyard ∞ Yamhill-Carlton AVA Reserve Pinot Noir
Released in April, this special, limited edition reserve pinot noir is distinguished by a layered, supple elegance. It combines equal parts free-run Dijon clones 115 and 777 (15 year old vines) from a 3.5-acre micro-site on sedimentary Willakenzie soil. On the nose: Blackcap raspberry, fresh tobacco leaf, violets and light, elegant earthy perfume. On the palate: Ripe, dark fruit with a balanced and structured—yet silky—finish. ONLY 53 cases produced; as of 7/14/16: 29 cases remaining. $54
2014 Firebird | Walla Walla Valley AVA Syrah
Released in April, these grapes were sourced exclusively from one of the highest elevation vineyards in Milton-Freewater, Oregon—at 1,150 feet. This site’s vines are rooted in Ellisforde silt loam, a deep, well-drained glacial soil that produces full-bodied fruit with concentrated flavors and vibrant acidity. On the nose: Australian black licorice, dark plum, lightly toasted tobacco, lilies and blackberry bramble. On the palate: Austere and refined, yet full-bodied with soft tannins and a lasting, smooth finish. 80 cases produced; as of 7/14/16: 49 cases remaining. $36
2014 The Soloist | Medici Vineyard ∞ Chehalem Mountains AVA Reserve Pinot Noir
Annually, winemaker David Specter produces a limited edition vintage that is available only to members of Bells Up’s Fanfare Club. The Soloist is the 2016 selection.With just 276 bottles produced, this extremely limited edition reserve pinot noir shines as a featured soloist should.
The Soloist is comprised entirely of 25-year-old, Pommard pinot noir from our next door neighbor’s estate, Medici Vineyard (South Block IV), self-rooted on an acre of volcanic Jory soil at 600 feet elevation. We seized the incredibly rare opportunity to purchase these grapes.
The resulting composition is a classic, elegant, Burgundian-style Pinot Noir, full-bodied and rich in minerality with an intense finish. Dave recommends cellaring for at least two years, or decanting, prior to enjoying. Like every soloist, this one will just keep getting better with time.
ONLY available to members of Fanfare Club, on allocation.* ONLY 23 cases produced; as of 7/14/16: 13 cases remaining. $68
*PLEASE NOTE: Due to the limited quantity, Fanfare Club members will only be able to purchase The Soloist on an allocation of two bottles per member, first-come/first-served.