Archive for February, 2010

Winemaker's dinner

February 28th, 2010 by Nicolette Bailey

We’re sitting in the kitchen gazing out the window at the mountains, putting together the menu for next Saturday night’s winemaker dinner with Dobbes Family Wines. Joe an Patricia will be here along with many dinner attendees in the past like Gene and Lynda Corbin.

As always it will be a great eating and drinking experience.


Seattle here we come!

February 26th, 2010 by Nicolette Bailey

Hey Seattle! We’ll be at the Willamette Valley (@wvwines) Block Party on 3/11 at Sodo Park by Herban Feast (@herbanfeast). Fewer than 100 tickets left!

Earlybird pricing ends 2/28.  50+ Oregon Wineries. Great wine and food! Be there!

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February 25th, 2010 by Nicolette Bailey

OK all you blog followers; we are creating a new logo to put on our caps and Tshirts. Let us know which one you like best.

The Future is so bright, we have to wear shades!

February 20th, 2010 by Nicolette Bailey

It is another spring like day at Youngberg Hill. It is bright and sunny and warm. We can see the entire Cascade range including Mt. Hood and Mt. Jefferson and the whole Willamette Valley.

A lot of wine tasters out today and they are getting a spectacular view. The 2007s are opening up beautifully today. One couple decided to stay and sit out on the porch and have a glass of wine. Another couple decided to stay the night.

We will be in McMinnville this evening for the Wine and Art Walk. We will be pouring at Copy Cabana. Hope to see everyone there.

On a darker note, we had a mishap in the vineyard yesterday. It is a little wet out there yet and while chopping cane, the tractor went into a slide and wiped out a few vines, a line post, and wires caught in the mower. Bummer. Well, that is the life in farming.

Love is in the Air

February 18th, 2010 by Nicolette Bailey

With the past Valentine’s weekend, there was a large increase in engagement activity. There were three up here on Youngberg Hill alone. We have gotten a larger than normal number of calls this week for brides wanting to have their wedding on our spectacular Hill. This has been a great week to show the Hill off as the weather is just perfect.

With love in the air (and I think in the water here as well), I tought I would share some pictures of last years weddings.

February Thaw!

February 17th, 2010 by Nicolette Bailey

WOW! What a day. What a week. It is dry. It is sunny. It is warm. The vineyard is drying out. We may be able to get in to chop cane by Friday.

Flowers are popping up everywhere. The cherry tree is blossoming. Buds are swelling. Hopefully, it will not last too long or we will have an early spring and early bud break.

This weather is great for getting the siding finished on the Inn and working on other projects.

The Valentine’s night dinner went off famously. Everyone had a great time. We had our third couple get engaged here on Youngberg Hill over the long Valentine’s weekend. Love was definitely in the air (and in the water).

Be careful when your up here on Youngberg Hill. There is definitely an aura on this hill that brings out the romance and love in everyone. This is a special hill.


February 14th, 2010 by Nicolette Bailey

We had a great day with friends and guests enjoying wonderful chocolate delights from chef Jess. The 2003 and 2004 Library wines were tasting marvelous and paired well with the chocolates.

There must be something special in the wines on Youngberg Hill. For the second night in a row we had a couple get engaged.

Happy Valentine's Weekend!

February 13th, 2010 by Nicolette Bailey

Enjoying guests enjoying our chocolate delights and our Pinots.

February 12th, 2010 by Nicolette Bailey

Cooking up a storm for this weekend’s festivities. Chocolate, chocolate everywhere!

Come out and taste some 2003 and 2004 vintages.

Valentine's Day is coming

February 11th, 2010 by Nicolette Bailey

Do you know what your Sweetheart wants?

We’ve got the Champagne chilling, the chocolate port cooling, the duck sauteeing, and all sorts of chocolate sauces in the mixing. This is going to be a luscious weekend.

We’ve got the library wines picked out for the chocolate pairing. The Inn is full and we are almost full for dinner on Sunday night. Thank you for President’s Day.

What goes better than chocolate and Pinot noir? Some would argue anything goes well with chocolate. I argue anything goes well with the right Pinot noir.

If you missed the chance to come and stay with us this weekend or to stay for dinner, keep watching for other up coming events; Winemaker’s Dinner with Joe Dobbes on March 6th.