Archive for May, 2009

Growth in the vineyard

May 29th, 2009 by Nicolette Bailey

The vines are growing fast right now, about an inch a day. We are in-row cultivating for the second time and we mowed again. Will spray tomorrow and then prepare to do a sulfur spray at pre-bloom and bloom in about 10 days. The vines are looking great and healthy. Plenty of shoots and the flowers look beautiful. Very exciting.

Another Day in Paradise

May 27th, 2009 by Nicolette Bailey

Our menu is set for the Pre-IPNC (International Pinot Noir Celebration) Dinner on Thursday night, July 23rd. There are still seats available. Come to indulge, savor, and relax.


Mini salad Nelson – asparagus, corn, sweet pepper and truffle oil on puff pastry

Willamette Wrap – Local strawberries with aged balsamic vinegar wrapped in prosciutto

Salmon Tartare with red onions on toast points


Porcini Vichyssoise


Mousse of Sweet Dayton Corn with Red Pepper Sauce and Morels


Beef Andy Warhol – Roast Tenderloin of beef with spicy ragout of mushrooms and rice noodles with Chinese sausage

Vegetarian Alternative – Portobello en Croute


Fresh Raspberry Tart

Truffles, etc.


May 26th, 2009 by Nicolette Bailey

What a great weekend for wine tasting in Oregon.  Memorial day was amazingly fun and busy at Youngberg Hill Vineyards & Inn.  We had record number of guests that made the 3 day weekend wonderful.  I want to thank everyone who supported us this weekend making it our best on record.  We had people coming by for a tasting and staying for hours enjoying the views and wine all day.  A truly amazing and special time.picnic

A great day for Wine!

May 25th, 2009 by Nicolette Bailey

Sunday was another great day on Youngberg Hill. Not only was the weather spectacular, we had a great crowd of friends and guests come up to enjoy our wines and the views. Today looks to be just as bright.

John Lewis was a guest earlier this month and submitted this picture of an early morning watch over the fog. Thank you, John.chairs

Happy Memorial Weekend!

May 24th, 2009 by Nicolette Bailey

We hope everyone has a spectacular weekend enjoying the great weather, great friends, and great wines.

Let’s not forget why this weekend exists, however. Please take a few moments over the weekend to remember those loved ones, all heros, that have passed before us and celebrate their lives.

Here’s to all our heros!

Memorial Weekend Tasting

May 22nd, 2009 by Nicolette Bailey

More Wine in ’09! Yes it is the first holiday weekend of the summer. Come up to Youngberg Hill to enjoy beautiful views, great wines, and great guests. We will be open for wine tastings all weekend.

Taste the wines…Savor the views!

Walla Walla

May 19th, 2009 by Nicolette Bailey

We are in the warm weather wine country of Washington today tasting Cabs and Syrahs.

Summer is here!

May 18th, 2009 by Nicolette Bailey

Another great day in the Willamette Valley and on top of Youngberg Hill. We had a great tasting event at Dobbes Family Estate yesterday. Everyone loved the wines.

Coming up! Memorial Day Weekend. We will be open all three days for wine, food & fun. It is a great time. We will have a sneek preview of our 2007 Pinot noirs.

As always the views are spectacular today. Join us and enjoy the views while you sip on some of our wonderful estate grown wines.

More Wine in ’09!

A glorious day!

May 16th, 2009 by Nicolette Bailey

The winners of Youngberg Hill’s Vineyard Package at last year’s Oregon Wine & Art Auction came out today to shoot and bud thin their row of vines. They really enjoyed the experience.

Next it is on to the McMinnville Wine & Art Walk to pour Youngberg Hill Pinots.

Tomorrow we will be at Dobbes Winery pouring our wines as we initiate our new relationship with Dobbes Family leafsdog

A Beautiful Day!

May 15th, 2009 by Nicolette Bailey

Working in the vineyard on a day like to day is what this life is all about. Heaven on Youngberg Hill. We are shoot thinning, bud thinning, and suckering today and tomorrow. Mowing continues. Our guests tried their hand at shoot thinning before breakfast. That was fun for all. But I think they enjoyed coming back for the salmon hash more.

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