Bells Up composes handcrafted, classically styled, small batch Oregon Pinot Noir with grapes sourced primarily from micro-growers in the northern Willamette Valley. We also make a small selection of other Oregon-grown varietals.

Every Bells Up wine is named for a piece of classical music that perfectly epitomizes the wine and/or prominently features the French horn, the instrument owner and winemaker Dave Specter played for more than 20 years. Hear each piece on our Spotify playlist, here.

  • 2017 Rhapsody

    Eola-Amity Hills AVA Pinot Blanc

    54 cases produced. $28 | SOLD OUT

    Named for George Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue” and sourced from Bieze Vineyard in the Eola-Amity Hills AVA, this jazzy white wine was aged sur lie in stainless steel tanks for 6 months to produce a fuller-bodied wine. No malolactic fermentation allows crisp acidity, subtle minerality and spicy characteristics to take center stage.

    NOSE: Stone fruits, honey, lemon and crisp minerality.
    PALATE: Bartlett pear, green apple, lemon cucumber and honey with a balanced, full mouthfeel and long finish.

  • 2017 Prelude - Our First Estate Wine!

    Estate Vineyard ∞ Chehalem Mountains AVA Rosé of Pinot Noir

    96 cases produced. $22 | SOLD OUT

    Sourced from the first-ever harvest of Bells Up's estate vineyard in the Chehalem Mountains AVA, this fuller-bodied rosé is named for Franz Liszt’s “Symphonic Poem No. 3: Les Preludes.” It features equal parts heritage clone Pommard and Dijon clone 667 soaked on the skins for 24 hours, then pressed prior to fermentation—producing a fuller-bodied rosé. After fermentation, the wine was transferred to neutral French oak barrels for an additional malolactic ferment to smooth its acidity.

    NOSE: Fresh strawberry, “bada-bing” cherry, violet buds and sunshine.
    PALATE: Full structure and balanced acids with ripe strawberry, cherry, red raspberry, floral notes and a super-long finish.

  • 2015 Titan

    Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

    116 cases produced. $40

    Named for Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 1 in D Major “Titan,” this edition of Bells Up's flagship Oregon pinot noir mingles 42% Yamhill-Carlton Pommard (6-year-old vines) with 29% each of Yamhill-Carlton Dijon clones 115 and 777 (16-year-old vines), all grown in sedimentary Willakenzie soil. Aged 7 months in French oak (30% new), this bold, fruit-forward, well-structured Pinot is a result of 2015’s extremely hot summer, with 25 days of 95-plus-degree heat during the growing season and very little rain. The small clusters and berries yielded intensified flavors and aromas. WINE ENTHUSIAST SCORE: 90.

    NOSE: Black cherry, dusty rose, blueberry and thyme.
    PALATE: Lush blueberry and black cherry with fine grain tannins and a full finish.

  • 2016 Titan

    Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

    131 cases produced. NEW RELEASE. $40

    The 2016 edition of Bells Up's flagship Willamette Valley pinot noir—named for Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 1 in D Major “Titan”—combines 35% Chehalem Mountains Pommard (8-year-old vines) grown on wind-blown Loess with 34% Dijon clone 115 and 31% Dijon clone 777 (16-year-old Yamhill-Carlton vines) grown in sedimentary Willakenzie soil. Aged 12 months in French oak (39% new), this delightfully balanced Pinot reflects the Willamette Valley's early spring and an extended growing season characterized by warm days and cool nights. Gentle temperature shifts and low humidity combined to produce a wine with the rare combination of early drinkability and considerable aging potential. WASHINGTON WINE BLOG SCORE: 91.

    NOSE: Rose petal, red currant, plum, fresh herbs.
    PALATE: Red currant, Rainier cherry, pomegranate, orange zest, silky tannins, complex structure.

  • 2016 Villanelle

    Tonnelier Vineyard ∞ Yamhill-Carlton AVA Reserve Pinot Noir

    ONLY 54 cases produced. $54

    This special, limited edition reserve pinot noir is named for Paul Dukas’ duet for French Horn and Piano, “Villanelle.” Distinguished by a layered, supple elegance, this wine showcases the richer mouthfeel and spicier characteristics of Oregon pinot noir from the Yamhill-Carlton AVA. It combines equal parts free-run Dijon clones 115 and 777 (16-year-old vines), barrel-aged for 12 months in French oak. Tonnelier Vineyard is a 4-acre micro-site on sedimentary Willakenzie soil, which typically yields structured wines.

    NOSE: Baking spices, cranberry, tobacco, leather and herbaceous notes.
    PALATE: Balanced, medium tannins with a super-rich, chewy, suede texture, baking spices, blueberry, cranberry and cherry cola.

  • 2016 Firebird

    Summit View Vineyard ∞ Walla Walla Valley AVA Syrah

    73 cases produced. $40 | SOLD OUT

    Named for Igor Stravinsky’s “Firebird Suite,” these grapes were sourced exclusively from Summit View, one of the highest elevation vineyards in Milton-Freewater, Oregon—at 1,150 feet. This site’s vines are rooted in Ellisforde silt loam, a deep, well-drained glacial soil that produces full-bodied fruit with concentrated flavors and vibrant acidity. Aged 12 months in French oak.

    NOSE: Blackberry, cocoa, tobacco, leather, light green pepper.
    PALATE: Blueberry, blackberry, black pepper, chocolate and tea leaves with a complex and structured finish.

  • 2016 Candide (Fanfare Club Exclusive)

    Nemarniki Vineyard ∞ Chehalem Mountains AVA Reserve Pinot Noir

    ONLY available to members of Fanfare Club. ONLY 33 cases produced. $68

    Annually, winemaker David Specter produces a limited edition vintage available only to members of Bells Up’s Fanfare Club. 2016 Candide is this year's selection. Named for Leonard Bernstein's operetta of the same name (which was based on the 1759 novella by Voltaire), Candide is comprised of two heritage clones of Pinot Noir: 75% Wadenswil and 25% Pommard. The grapes were sourced entirely from Nemarniki Vineyard in the Chehalem Mountains AVA. *PLEASE NOTE: Due to the limited quantity, only Fanfare Club members will be able to purchase 2016 Candide.

    NOSE: Red cherry, fresh herbs, eucalyptus, tobacco and chocolate.
    PALATE: Blueberry, cherry, red currant, toasty marshmallow, baking spices and woodsy earth.


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