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.

  • 2018 Rhapsody

    Willamette Valley Pinot Blanc

    66 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: Rich, intense nose of grapefruit, sunbaked hay, tomato leaf, minerality.

    PALATE: Savory texture and medium-bodied with a burst of pineapple, strawberry, candied Meyer lemon, and a long finish.

  • 2018 Prelude – SOLD OUT

    Estate Vineyard ∞ Chehalem Mountains AVA Rosé of Pinot Noir

    126 cases produced. $22 | SOLD OUT

    Sourced from the second 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 36 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: Intense, young wild strawberry, fresh watermelon leaf, rose petal, pink lemonade.

    PALATE: Sexy, savory, lush texture, strawberry, watermelon, white pepper, cranberry relish, orange rind and a well-balanced, dry finish.

  • 2016 Titan

    Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

    131 cases produced. $40

    The 2016 edition of Bells Up's flagship Willamette Valley pinot noir—named for Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 1 in D Major “Titan”—combines 35% Chehalem Mountains Pommard (8-year-old vines) grown on wind-blown Loess with 34% Dijon clone 115 and 31% Dijon clone 777 (16-year-old Yamhill-Carlton vines) grown in sedimentary Willakenzie soil. Aged 12 months in French oak (39% new), this delightfully balanced Pinot reflects the Willamette Valley's early spring and an extended growing season characterized by warm days and cool nights. Gentle temperature shifts and low humidity combined to produce a wine with the rare combination of early drinkability and considerable aging potential. WASHINGTON WINE BLOG SCORE: 91.

    NOSE: Rose petal, red currant, plum, fresh herbs.

    PALATE: Red currant, Rainier cherry, pomegranate, orange zest, silky tannins, complex structure.

  • 2017 Titan – NEW RELEASE

    Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

    129 cases produced. $40 | NEW RELEASE

    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. Its softness may require a year in bottle (or some time in the decanter) to show at its peak, but the balanced acidity enhances its aging potential through the next 7–10 years.

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

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

  • 2017 Candide

    Nemarniki Vineyard ∞ Chehalem Mountains AVA Reserve Pinot Noir

    74 cases produced. $54

    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.

  • 2018 Firebird – FUTURES

    Summit View Vineyard ∞ Walla Walla Valley AVA Syrah

    ~100 cases expected. FUTURES: $40/Bottle - MINIMUM 6-BOTTLE PURCHASE REQUIRED

    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 vines are rooted in Ellisforde silt loam, a deep, well-drained glacial soil that produces full-bodied fruit with concentrated flavors and vibrant acidity. Aged 12 months in French oak. ***NOTE: 2018 Firebird Syrah will be priced at $48/bottle when released in 2020.***

    NOSE: TBD. The 2017 vintage offered fresh blueberries, black fruits, boysenberry, dark chocolate, cedar.

    PALATE: TBD. The 2017 vintage showed dark chocolate, deep black raspberry, black cherry cola, mocha, black pepper, well-balanced fruit and spice, long intense finish.

  • 2018 Helios (Fanfare Club Exclusive) – SOLD OUT

    Estate Vineyard ∞ Chehalem Mountains AVA Seyval Blanc

    ONLY available to members of Fanfare Club. ONLY 15 cases produced.* $38 | SOLD OUT

    Annually, winemaker David Specter produces a limited edition vintage available exclusively to members of Bells Up's Fanfare Club. 2018 Helios, the first bottling of the first planting of Seyval Blanc in the Willamette Valley (and only the second planting in Oregon) is 2019's selection. Named for Carl Nielsen's "Helios Overture, Opus 18," the grapes were planted, nurtured and harvested by us on a 0.5-acre parcel of the Bells Up estate vineyard. *PLEASE NOTE: Due to the extremely limited quantity, only Fanfare Club members will be able to purchase 2018 Helios and are limited to two bottles, first come/first served.

    NOSE: Clean and fresh with hints of spring meadow, lemon peel, pineapple rind, sunshine.

    PALATE: Candied lemon zest, D'Anjou pear, stone fruit, medium intensity, bright, long finish.

  • 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

    Annually, winemaker Dave Specter produces a limited edition vintage available only to members of Bells Up’s Fanfare Club. 2017 Villanelle, named for Paul Dukas' duet for French Horn and Piano, is this year’s Pinot Noir selection. Distinguished by a layered, supple elegance, this wine 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, which typically yields structured wines. 

    NOSE: Bing cherry, caramel, lightly toasted tobacco, vanilla bean, crushed rock and rose petal.

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


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