Archive for March, 2010

How about this Sunshine!

March 10th, 2010 by Nicolette Bailey

Here it is, another sunny day on Youngberg Hill. After the last couple of days of colder temperatures and snow flurries, it is nice to get back to Spring. Don’t forget clock spring forward an hour this weekend. With SIP going on in McMinnville this weekend, I’m sure many of us will forget.

But today, it is on the road to Seattle for the Willamette Valley Block Party wine tasting event. Hope hope to see you all there Thursday.

Winemaker's Dinner

March 7th, 2010 by Nicolette Bailey

Everyone had a great time at our winemaker’s dinner with Joe Dobbes last night. Even the Chef.

Busy week ahead

March 5th, 2010 by Nicolette Bailey

This weekend is our winemaker’s dinner in which we are featuring Dobbes Family Estate with Joe and Patricia Dobbes as our guests. We have a great guest list and a wonderful dinner planned.

Next up; We will be in Seattle on Thursday for the Willamette Valley Block Party where 50 wineries from the Willamette Valley, including Youngberg Hill, will be pouring our current releases to the trade in the afternoon and to the general public in the evening at Sodo Park.

Then next weekend is the SIP (McMinnville Wine & Food Festival) at Evergreen Space Museum. A great event in a great facility. We will be introducing our 2009 Pinot gris and Pinot blanc.

In the vineyard, dormant spray is complete to protect the new buds from mite damage. It looks like bud break is going to be 2 to 3 weeks early at this rate. Very different from the last two years.

AHHH! Breakfast!

March 2nd, 2010 by Nicolette Bailey

Our guests this morning enjoyed one of our signature entre items, Cornish baked eggs. I was fun discussing the vineyard work we were doing at the time, a wooly bud spray, while they ate breakfast and enjoyed the view of the Cascades.

We are putting the finishing touches on the winemaker dinner this Saturday night. It promises to be a great evening.

Barrel tasting the 2008s for the last time this week to make final selections of barrels for our Barrel Select bottling and decide whether to leave it in the barrel a little longer.

Note the plate is melted glass from recycling our wine bottles.