Recap of Fanfare Club 2017 Spring Release Party

We hosted our second annual Fanfare Club Spring Release party on Sunday, April 23, 2017 to a huge turnout of more than 85 members and guests. It was a fun opportunity to release the 2016 Prelude Rosé of Pinot noir (a look back here at how it was made), and unveil our brand new winery porch. Unfortunately the weather didn’t play along 100% of the time with our plans, but several folks managed to enjoy the new space in between the raindrops.

In addition, we had a lot of fun working with Sharon Freeman of Wine Country Catering Company to come up with some special small-bites pairings to match each of the featured wines. Sharon, a sommelier, declared them ALL her favorites:

Here’s a few photos from the event.

Bells Up Winery owners Sara Pearson Specter and Dave Specter.

The amazing pairings by Wine Country Catering Company’s Sharon Freeman.

Sharon Freeman, owner of Wine Country Catering Company, came up with amazing pairings for the five featured wines.

The 2016 Prelude Rosé of Pinot Noir made its official debut at the party.

Also making its debut, the silver medal that the 2014 Titan Willamette Valley Pinot Noir won a couple of months ago.

Joe and Annette, the reason we HAVE a #wineporch!

Club members and guests in between raindrops on the new porch.

Fanfare Club members Eric and Jed.

Fanfare Club member Kristen and guests.

Winemaker Dave talks shop with Fanfare Club members and guests.

We were also treated to an impromptu performance by local French hornist Tim, also a Fanfare Club member, who managed to get our Riedel Horn Decanter to make some noise:

Thank you to everyone who attended! Stay tuned for our next Fanfare Club event, the July 4 Fireworks Viewing party.

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