Wine writer Melanie Ofenloch, who files blog posts under her Dallas Wine Chick Blog, recently visited us along with three other wine writers (Mary Cressler, Ember and Vine; Amy Corron Power, Another Wine Blog; and Marcy Gordon, Come for the Wine Podcast) during a whirlwind tour of the Willamette Valley. Post visit, she featured Bells Up — and a few other wineries — in a post entitled, “A Return to the Willamette Valley: A Pre-Trip Exploration.”
During the visit, Dave shared both our story and our wine lineup. Here’s what Melanie had to say about the experience:
The third stop of the day was Bells Up Winery, described as micro-boutique and “un-domaine”. What is un-domaine you may ask? It’s about keeping things simple in winemaking, being humble, having a tasting room in a converted pole barn… We tried several varietals that were all sourced from sustainable micro-growers and hand-crafted including Seyval Blanc, Pinot Blanc, Rosé, Syrah and several Pinot Noirs. Talking with Dave and while tasting these wines, you see the joy he has found in his second career and it’s fun to see a winemaker dedicated to an “un-domaine” approach.