COVID-19 Guest Safety: YES! We are hosting seated wine tastings exclusively for one group at a time. Please read our safety policies, then book your private tasting experience by calling 503.537.1328.

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The Bells Up Story:
“If you’re this successful in a career that makes you sick, stressed and miserable… how much more successful would you be doing something you love?”

That’s the question Sara asked Dave 12 years ago, following his mental and physical breakdown from more than a decade as a successful corporate tax attorney. This, while watching Sara’s professional mentor battle pancreatic cancer at age 40.

The answer, for us, was that life is too short to spend unhappy. So we turned the basement hobby that brought Dave joy — winemaking — into Bells Up Winery.

Dave left the legal field, dedicating himself full-time to learning the business of making wine as a professional at Henke Winery while we lived in Cincinnati, Ohio.

After Dave won two different amateur national winemaking competitions with two different wines, we decided to relocate to Newberg, Oregon. In 2013, we established Bells Up Winery and our winemaking dreams took root.

Today — micro-boutique, un-domaine and always open by reservation — Bells Up composes handcrafted, classically-styled Oregon Pinot Noir, Rosé, Pinot Blanc, Seyval Blanc and Syrah with grapes sourced exclusively from micro-sites located in the Willamette Valley and Eastern Oregon.

The name “Bells Up” refers to a dramatic moment in classical music where the composer instructs French horn players to lift the bells of their instruments up and project sound with maximum intensity. Dave, a French horn player who performed throughout high school and college, says the winery is his “Bells Up” moment.

Experience your own #BellsUpMoment

To schedule your tasting experience or reserve your bottles, contact:

Dave Specter

Owner and Winemaker


Our tasting room is always open by reservation.

The tasting fee is $30 per person, waived with a minimum $75 wine purchase per person; complimentary for Fanfare Club members. Please review our COVID-19 Safety Measures.

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Wine Down with Bells Up: Virtual Tasting + Community Conversation

More than just a virtual tasting where you watch other people drink wine (boring), we’re drinking wine AND introducing you to some of our favorite wine lovers. Watch past episodes here.

Perched on the side of Chehalem Mountain and overlooking Newberg and the Willamette Valley to the south, we make approximately 500 cases annually and offer a small selection of Oregon-grown and produced varietals. All Bells Up wines are sold directly from our tasting room with limited availability in select Oregon wine shops.


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Bells Up Winery | 27895 NE Bell Road | Newberg, Oregon 97132 | 503.537.1328 |

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