FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | NEWBERG, OR (May 12, 2015) — Bells Up Winery will welcome a 25-person group led by members of Washington State University’s (WSU) Viticulture and Enology department on Wednesday, May 27 as part of its “Willamette Valley Winery and Vineyard Tour.” Bells Up is one of four Chehalem Mountain American Viticultural Area (AVA) wineries to be included on Wednesday’s schedule—along with ROCO Winery, Adelsheim Vineyard and Vidon Vineyard.
Bells Up is owned by winemaker Dave Specter, a 2012 graduate of WSU’s 20-month enology certificate program. Online-based, the professional course is offered through WSU’s Irrigated Agriculture, Research and Extension Center in Prosser, Wash.
During the WSU tour group’s private tasting, four of Bells Up Winery’s inaugural releases will be poured:
- 2014 Rhapsody Pinot Blanc
- 2014 Prelude Rosé of Pinot Noir
- 2013 Titan Pinot Noir
- 2013 Firebird Syrah
As the Willamette Valley’s newest micro-boutique winery, Bells Up produces 400 cases annually. Specter specializes in handcrafted Oregon Pinot Noir from grapes sourced from micro-growers located on the northern side of the Willamette Valley. A small selection of other Oregon-grown and produced vintages are also offered.
Bells Up is housed in a newly renovated pole barn at 27895 Northeast Bell Road at the intersection of Zimri Drive. Usually open only by appointment, the winery will be open to the public for its Grand Opening during Memorial Day weekend, Saturday through Monday (May 23–25) from noon to 4:00 p.m. Tastings are $15 per person, deducted from a $75 purchase.
For more information, please contact Dave Specter at firstname.lastname@example.org or 503.537.1328.
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