To our tremendous surprise, we were included in a recent Winecountry.com article by travel and wine writer Penny Sadler, “10 Willamette Valley Wineries for Newcomers to Oregon Wines.” Sadler, who also blogs under Adventures of a Carry-on, is on a quest to document the world’s wine regions and explore beauty along the way.
In the feature, Sadler highlights the opportunity to experience a private wine tasting with Winemaker Dave as one of the reasons we were included in the listing, along with some of the valley’s best known and largest producers. She writes:
“Bells Up is a micro-boutique winery in the Chehalem Mountains AVA making classic pinot noir, and is the only winery in Willamette Valley to produce seyval blanc, a white wine made from a French hybrid grape. The tasting room and each of the wines are classical music-themed, as owner and winemaker Dave Specter was a professional French horn player. Be sure to book your appointment in advance, as the winery isn’t open to the public except for a few days a year. You will meet Dave Specter and possibly Sara Specter, the brains behind the scene, who will be your private hosts.”
To see what Sadler had to say about the other nine wineries featured in the article, click here.