The Select Registry network of distinguished inns of North America features member properties that offer outstanding accommodations and one-of-a-kind experiences. That includes offering travelers sample itineraries and travel guides that highlight different destinations — including those in the Willamette Valley. We were surprised to discover that we were included in a recent feature on the site, “Great Willamette Valley Wineries To Visit This Fall.”
The article notes:
The growing conditions afforded to Willamette Valley wineries are unique. It’s a narrow valley that stretches for 100 miles along the Willamette River and is buffered by mountain ranges on both sides. The unique combination of soils and growing conditions just so happen to be perfect for cool-climate-loving Pinot Noir grapes.
The valley is protected from the cold winds coming off the Pacific Ocean, and both mountain ranges protect it from excessive rain and excessively dry heat. The weather is best described as gentle, actually – and it’s what allows the relatively finicky Pinot Noir grape to thrive and for the regional differences of the Willamette Valley wineries to shine through in every glass.
Pinot Noir is a bold, full-bodied, fruity red wine known for its ability to express its own sense of place. For this reason, fans of Pinot Noir – especially Oregon Pinot Noir – are dedicated.
It’s an incredible honor to be listed among nine other significantly larger and vastly better known representatives of the Willamette Valley winery scene. About us, Select Registry notes:
Head to Bells Up Winery, where you can not only taste their exquisite estate-grown Pinot Noir, but you can sample Seyval Blanc. It’s a white wine made from a French hybrid grape, and this is the only place to grow it in the valley.
Our 2020 Seyval Blanc is sold out now, but we’re anticipating in excess of 50 cases based on the amount of fruit currently hanging on our half-acre of Seyval vines (pictured above). It will be released in spring 2021.