Over Mother’s Day Weekend a few weeks ago we hosted MyWineTribe.com‘s Stephanie Byington and her charming mom as they spent time in the Willamette Valley exploring different wineries. The excursion was partly a mother/daughter weekend, and partly hands-on (palates-on?) research for the resulting article Byington posted on May 12, 2016, “Best Stops on the Oregon Wine Trail.”
As the pictures that were shared with us show, we obviously had a lot of fun. But we were positively gobsmacked when we read the article. In it, Byington describes her visits to multiple wineries, including Winderlea, Raptor Ridge, Stoller and Sokol Blosser. We were stunned to not only be included in such esteemed company, particularly as the smallest (and newest) winery included!
She writes: “Small: Bells Up: This relatively new “micro-boutique” winery produces just 400 cases per year. If you’ve ever dreamed of becoming a winemaker, come visit with the owners. Dave, a tax attorney, and Sara, a marketing whiz, both from Cincinnati, recently relocated to Newberg. They’ve put their souls into Bells Up, and they make lovely wines. And, as you can see from the photos, they are super fun. Bell’s Up is open by appointment only… I’m a big fan of their Villanelle Pinot Noir ($54).”
Thanks for the coverage MyWineTribe.com! We’re incredibly honored to be acknowledged by the Tribe.