NEWBERG, OR (March 16, 2016) — Bells Up Winery (www.bellsupwinery.com), one of the Willamette Valley’s newest micro-boutique wineries, will join 36 other members of the Chehalem Mountains Winegrowers and Ribbon Ridge Winegrowers at the organization’s 8th Annual Trade Tasting. Open only to members of the wine industry and media, the tasting will be held on Monday, March 28 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Portland Armory in The Gerding Theater at 128 NW 11th Avenue in Portland.
The Annual Trade Tasting showcases wines produced from grapes grown in the Chehalem Mountains American Viticultural Area (AVA), home to approximately 150 vineyards. The region is characterized by three distinct soil types, including volcanic, sedimentary and ancient marine floods. As such, participating wineries will be grouped into five different sub-regions within the AVA: Calkins Lane, Great Landside (where Bells Up Winery is located), Laurelwood, Parrett Mountain and Ribbon Ridge.
Three of Bells Up Winery’s releases will be poured at the event by owner and winemaker Dave Specter: 2014 Rhapsody Pinot Blanc, 2013 Titan Pinot Noir and 2014 The Soloist Reserve Pinot Noir. Bells Up produces handcrafted, classically-styled Oregon Pinot Noir with grapes sourced primarily from micro-growers in the northern side of the Willamette Valley, including the Chehalem Mountains AVA. The winery makes approximately 400 cases annually, and offers a small selection of other Oregon varietals.
Always open by appointment, Bells Up is housed in a recently renovated pole barn at 27895 NE Bell Road at the intersection of Zimri Drive in Newberg. Tastings are $15 per person, deducted from a $75 purchase. The winery will celebrate its first anniversary with public open house hours the weekend before (May 21-22) and again the weekend of Memorial Day (May 28, 29 and 30), from noon to 4:00 p.m.
For more information, please contact Dave Specter at firstname.lastname@example.org or 503.537.1328.