Archive for January, 2009

Top Picks by Andreass Larsson

January 31st, 2009 by Nicolette Bailey

Youngberg Hill Vineyards Jordan Block Pinot noir – Bright and clean aromas of dark berries, some earthy notes and bright dark fruit on the palate, well structured, firm and long, good potential, on the austere side at present but with a good potential.

Andreass Larsson Top Picks

January 30th, 2009 by Nicolette Bailey

Youngberg Hill Vineyards Natash Block Pinot noir – The nose shows plenty of fruit, red cherry, strawberry, minerals, chocolate, and ginger, the palate is rich and velvety, dense and smooth with a fine balance, unctous with a very long finish, some notes of oak on the aftertaste.

International Pinot Noir Celebration

January 29th, 2009 by Nicolette Bailey

Youngberg Hill Vineyards is pround to announce that it will be a featured winery at this year’s IPNC event in McMinnville, Oregon July 24th through 26 and will also have a pre-IPNC dinner on the 23rd. Come join us.

2006 Releases

January 27th, 2009 by Nicolette Bailey

Wine Critic, Andreas Larsson recently chose both the 2006 Jordan and Natasha Block Pinot noirs as Top Picks in his recent wine guide. Check it out.

Not Your Mama's Chocolate

January 21st, 2009 by Nicolette Bailey

When was the last time you had a 2001 or 2002 Oregon Pinot noir at the tasting room? On Feb. 14th you can at Youngberg Hill Vineyards & Inn along with some of the most unique chocolates you will ever have.

Youngberg Hill Vineyards Pinot gris

January 15th, 2009 by Nicolette Bailey

The 2007 Youngberg Hill vineyards Pinot Gris received a Silver Medal at the 2009 San Fransisco Chronical International Wine Competition.

The Pinot Gris is a delightful change from the typical Pinot Gris and reflects an elegance typical of the 2007 vintage. Our 2007 Pinot Gris fruit is from a neighboring vineyard. This particular vintage is blended with 5% Gewürztraminer to give it an added dimension of flavors and to arouse the nose with floral scents. It is semi-sweet and has a full palate and delicate finish. It is bright, clean, and fun to drink. The wine has excellent balance for drinking alone at cool temperatures and with cheeses or a light salad.

Youngberg Hill Barrel Select

January 15th, 2009 by Nicolette Bailey

The 2006 Youngberg Hill Vineyards Barrel Select was awarded a Silver Medal at the 2009 San Fransisco International Wine Competition.

The 2006 Barrel Select used Jordan Block fruit. Three barrels were doing extraordinary things, so we decided to hold them back and leave them in the barrel for four more months. The result is an extremely balanced wine with smooth tannins. You still pick up the Jordan Block characteristics of black cherry, blackberry and raspberry, with a hint of vanilla bean coming from the barrel This wine truly represents the hill the fruit was grown on, Youngberg Hill. Best from 2009 to 2019.

For the third year in a row our competition is the largest competition of American wines with over 4,700 wines being judged at the Cloverdale Citrus Fairgrounds in Sonoma County, CA. This year we had well over 500 additional entries over ‘08 and an increase of 2,000 over ‘07 submissions.  Wines from 26 states were entered.

The competition boasts a panel of judges from across the country. Our panel includes experts in the media, restaurant and hospitality, education, winemaking and retail industries so your win is very impressive!



January 14th, 2009 by Nicolette Bailey

Youngberg Hill Vineyards & Inn is excited to announce upcoming events in 2009.

January 27th – Winemaker’s at Caprial’s in Portland, OR. Join us for a wonderful dinner event with one of the top chefs in the country.

February 14th – Not your Momma’s Chocolate and Wine pairing. Join us on Saturday afternoon from 1 to 4 for some unusual chocolates and vintage Pinot noirs from our cellar.

February 19th – Winemaker’s Dinner at Carter House Inn in Eureka, CA. Join us for an exquisite evening of food and wines at one of California’s best restaurants and Inn.

February 28th – Winemaker’s Dinner at Beechwood Inn in Clayton, GA. Enjoy a relaxed dinner in the Old South with a renown local chef and Oregon Pinots.

March 13-15th – SIP, McMinnville Wine & Food Classic, and Orlando Grand Cru Oregon Pinot noir Festival.

March 28th – Winemaker’s Dinner at Youngberg Hill Vineyards & Inn, Savories from Provence.

May 2nd – Winemaker’s Dinner at Youngberg Hill Vineyards & Inn, Bistro Northwest.

May 3rd – Winemaker’s Dinner at The Stephanie Inn in Cannon Beach, OR.

July 11th – Uncorked, Oregon Wine & Art Auction at Ken Wright Cellars.

July 18th – Discover McMinnville AVA, an AVA event in conjunction with Oregon 150.

July 23rd – Pre-IPNC, International Pinot Noir Celebration, Winemaker’s Dinner at Youngberg Hill Vineyards & Inn.

July 24th-26th – IPNC, International Pinot Noir Celebration in McMinnville, OR

Wine & Food Pairing Dinner

January 8th, 2009 by Nicolette Bailey

Sign up now for the upcoming Wine & Food Pairing Dinner at Caprial’s in Portland on January 27th. It will be a magnificent fair prepared by one of the top chefs in the country along with great wines from the Willamette Valley including some older vintages. Contact Caprial’s for more details.

Winemaker's Dinner

January 7th, 2009 by Nicolette Bailey

It has been confirmed, Youngberg Hill will be holding its first winemaker’s dinner in Georgia at the Beechwood Inn on February 28th.