Book Your Private Tasting Experience: Enjoy a full-sensory journey through Bells Up’s current wines hosted by Winemaker Dave Specter — exclusively for one group at a time — by calling 503.537.1328.

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 15 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 open exclusively for one winemaker-hosted tasting experience at a time — Bells Up composes handcrafted, classically-styled Oregon Pinot Noir, Rosé, Pinot Blanc, Seyval Blanc, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon with grapes sourced from our estate vineyard and from micro-sites 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

The Exclusive Bells Up Wine Tasting…

Reserve Your Private Tasting Experience

Enjoy a full-sensory journey through Bells Up’s current wines, guided by Winemaker Dave Specter, and reserved exclusively for one group at a time.

Relaxed and unhurried, you’ll experience our micro-boutique wine releases, learn about the vintages and their composition, and tour the barrel room as you make your wine selections.

You’ll also gain insights into the two decades of life, business, and winemaking lessons that led Dave and Sara to move 2,500 miles to establish an un-domaine winery and vineyard on Chehalem Mountain.

And the view doesn’t suck either.

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Perched on the side of Chehalem Mountain and overlooking Newberg and the Willamette Valley to the south, we make approximately 600 cases annually and offer a small selection of Oregon-grown and produced varietals. All Bells Up wines are sold directly from our tasting room.

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

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