We recently hosted Dave Adams and Sandi Everingham, hosts and producers of the Decanted Podcast which invites listeners to join the pair for fun, lighthearted and informative discussions.
Self-professed “wannabe-wine-snobs” Sandi and Dave talk wine tasting, wine travel, and wine education in their recordings. They also feature winemaker interviews and wine events. Based in Washington, Dave and Sandi are not only hosts of the podcast, they’re also life partners, creative professionals, and WSET 2 (Wine & Spirit Education Trust) graduates.
So, essentially, they know their stuff.
We shared some of our current releases with them, and were featured in Episode 46 of their show. During this recording they recap their trip to the Willamette Valley where they visited several wineries.
Below is both a snippet of the full podcast, as well as a transcript of what they said.
Dave Adams: Bells Up Winery is named for winemaker Dave Specter’s 20 plus years as a French horn player.
Sandi Everingham: Bells Up sources much of their fruit from their nine acre estate vineyard in the Chehalem Mountains AVA and the combo of Jory soils, plus the level of elevation are perfect for making their bracing wines. Including bright, fruity Prelude rosé of Pinot noir, the crisp green apple and lemon notes of the 2021 Rhapsody, and the delicious 2020 Jupiter with aromatics of caramel, red flowers, and guava and pomegranate on the palate.
Dave Adams: Yeah, Bells Up describes themselves as a micro-boutique winery. And that small production enables winemaker Dave to concentrate on how to bring forth the uniqueness of their estate vineyard plots, as well as the selected fruit from a other regions, like the Walla Walla Valley AVA where they sourced the fruit for their 2019 Firebird Syrah. Quite delicious. We’d also like to thank Dave and his wife, Sara for their hospitality. They’re super friendly people. And we know that they’ll make you feel as at home as they did for us.