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Bells Up composes handcrafted, classically styled, small batch Oregon Pinot Noir with grapes sourced primarily from micro-growers in the northern Willamette Valley. We also make a small selection of other Oregon-grown varietals.

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Every Bells Up wine is named for a piece of classical music that perfectly epitomizes the wine and/or prominently features the French horn, the instrument owner and winemaker Dave Specter played for more than 20 years. Hear each piece on our Spotify playlist, here.

  • 2019 Rhapsody

    Willamette Valley Pinot Blanc

    51 cases produced. $28

    Named for George Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue” and sourced from Plum Hill Vineyard in Gaston, this jazzy white wine is aged sur lie in stainless steel tanks for 6 months to produce a fuller-bodied wine. No malolactic fermentation allows crisp acidity, subtle minerality and spicy characteristics to take center stage.

    NOSE: Sun-ripened stone fruit, kumquat, green papaya, minerality.

    PALATE: Peach, Gravenstein apple, kiwi, summer melon, apricot.

    To purchase, call 503.537.1328 or email info@bellsupwinery.com

  • 2019 Helios

    Estate Vineyard ∞ Chehalem Mountains AVA Seyval Blanc

    43 cases produced. $28

    The first — and only — planting of Seyval Blanc in the Willamette Valley, 2019 Helios is named for Carl Nielsen's "Helios Overture, Opus 18." Planted, nurtured and harvested by us in the Bells Up vineyard, Dave won an amateur national winemaking competition with his 2010 Seyval Blanc, made when we lived in Cincinnati. Not related to Sauvignon Blanc, Helios shares many similarities in flavor and texture.

    NOSE: Creamy with tropical fruits: banana, pineapple, citrus.

    PALATE: Bright acidity, star fruit, gooseberry, candied lemon, minerals, wet stone.

    To purchase, call 503.537.1328 or email info@bellsupwinery.com

  • 2019 Prelude

    Estate Vineyard ∞ Chehalem Mountains AVA Rosé of Pinot Noir

    99 cases produced. $22

    Sourced from the third harvest of Bells Up's estate vineyard in the Chehalem Mountains AVA, this fuller-bodied rosé is named for Franz Liszt’s “Symphonic Poem No. 3: Les Preludes.” It features equal parts heritage clone Pommard and Dijon clone 667 soaked on the skins for 48 hours, then pressed prior to fermentation—producing a fuller-bodied rosé. After fermentation, the wine was transferred to neutral French oak barrels for an additional malolactic ferment to smooth its acidity.

    NOSE: Bing cherry, pomegranate seed, melon.

    PALATE: Strawberry, pomegranate, red fruits, orange citrus.

  • 2017 Titan

    Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

    129 cases produced. $40

    Named for Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 1 in D Major “Titan,” the 2017 vintage of Bells Up's flagship Willamette Valley pinot noir combines 34.8% Chehalem Mountains Pommard (9-year-old vines) grown on wind-blown Loess with 32.6% Dijon clone 115 and 32.6% Dijon clone 777 (17-year-old Yamhill-Carlton vines) grown in sedimentary Willakenzie soil. Aged 12 months in French oak (32% new), this Pinot possesses the classic elegance and delicacy of cooler year Oregon Pinot noir. 

    NOSE: Blueberries, cherries, crushed leaves and white pepper.

    PALATE: Balanced, velvety texture with black cherry, blueberry cranberry cloves and dutch cocoa. 

    To purchase, call 503.537.1328 or email info@bellsupwinery.com

  • 2017 Candide – SOLD OUT

    Nemarniki Vineyard ∞ Chehalem Mountains AVA Reserve Pinot Noir

    74 cases produced. $54 | SOLD OUT (2018 Candide to be released soon.)

    Named for Leonard Bernstein's operetta of the same name (which was based on the 1759 novella by Voltaire), Candide is comprised of two heritage clones of Pinot Noir: 71% Wadenswil and 29% Pommard. The wine was then barrel aged 12 months in French oak. The grapes were sourced entirely from 9-year-old vines in Nemarniki Vineyard in the Chehalem Mountains AVA. 

    NOSE: Complex, with hints of cinnamon, brambleberry, black fruits, currant clusters and spice.

    PALATE: Structured and balanced with bright acidity complemented by black cherry cola, black plum, cranberry, rose petals, red peppercorns and a caramel finish.

    To purchase, call 503.537.1328 or email info@bellsupwinery.com

  • 2018 Firebird

    Summit View Vineyard ∞ Walla Walla Valley AVA Syrah

    111 cases produced. $48

    Named for Igor Stravinsky’s “Firebird Suite,” these grapes were sourced exclusively from Summit View, one of the highest elevation vineyards in Milton-Freewater, Oregon—at 1,150 feet. This site’s Ellisforde silt loam is a deep, well-drained glacial soil that produces full-bodied fruit with concentrated flavors and vibrant acidity. Aged 12 months in French oak.

    NOSE: Dried blueberries, black fruits, dark chocolate, cedar.

    PALATE: Plum, blueberries, bing cherry, cured meats, rich and lingering finish.

    To purchase, call 503.537.1328 or email info@bellsupwinery.com

  • 2017 Villanelle (Fanfare Club Exclusive)

    Tonnelier Vineyard ∞ Yamhill-Carlton AVA Reserve Pinot Noir

    ONLY available to members of Fanfare Club. ONLY 52 cases produced. $54

    2017 Villanelle, named for Paul Dukas' duet for French Horn and Piano, is distinguished by a layered, supple elegance and showcases the richer mouthfeel and spicier characteristics of Oregon pinot noir from the Yamhill-Carlton AVA. It combines equal parts free-run Dijon clones 115 and 777 (17-year-old vines), barrel-aged for 12 months in French oak. Tonnelier Vineyard's 4-acre micro-site is on sedimentary Willakenzie soil. 

    NOSE: Forest berries, caramel, lightly toasted tobacco, vanilla bean, crushed rock and rose petal.

    PALATE: Balanced and structured with delicate tannins and hints of black cherry, rhubarb, red peppercorn, fresh earth and an orange pekoe tea finish.

    To purchase, call 503.537.1328 or email info@bellsupwinery.com

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