Archive for September, 2010

Wine Country wedding

September 28th, 2010 by Nicolette Bailey

We were so excited to have Amanda and Brad visit to go over details of their July 2011 wedding next.  We can’t wait to meet their family and friends and host their amazing day.

Wine Country Weddings

September 27th, 2010 by Nicolette Bailey

What a great way to enjoy a bottle of Youngberg Hill wine and have a special engraved keepsake for display.  This 3 liter engraved wine bottle made the perfect sign in gook for the wedding last night.  A fun way to remember an amazing day!

Wine Country wedding

September 27th, 2010 by Nicolette Bailey

What a beautiful day for Kristina and Jims wedding.  Take a look at the grooms cake.  It was a delicious engine!  We loved having her friends and family with us and look forward to celebrating more special days with them in the years to come.

Wine Country Entertainment

September 25th, 2010 by Nicolette Bailey

Oregon wine country had a great entertainer in the valley last night as Kenny Loggins sang his heart out with all his golden oldies and some new winners.

Guest picture of the month

September 25th, 2010 by Nicolette Bailey

Here is the picture of the month from one of our guests earlier this year. Thanks.

Oregon Wine Country

September 18th, 2010 by Nicolette Bailey

More good news for Oregon Wine Country. CNN Travel identified Oregon Wine country, specifically the Willamette Valley as one of the top nine places in the world to travel.


It’s peak harvest season in Oregon wine country, but you’ll still pay less for hotels and other pleasures than you would in California’s Napa Valley, Bowen says.

“Oregon offers more flexibility and a lower price point,” Bowen says.

“You’ll pay $40 to $50 per bottle of Pinot Noir, but it’s worth it because you’re saving money on your hotel and everything else.”

Plus, Oregon isn’t as much of a tourist destination as Napa, so you won’t likely see a big tour bus of people going around to vineyards, she says.

Bowen recommends staying at the Allison Inn & Spa in Willamette Valley, the best-known wine region in the state. Rooms start at $295 a night. ( They obviously did not know about us.)

“It starts with where you stay,” Bowen says. “It’s really important since you’re going to be driving out from there every day.”

Oregon Wine Country

September 17th, 2010 by Nicolette Bailey

The best food is in heart of Oregon wine country. McMinnville was recognized this week by Bon Appetite magazine as the second most foodie town in America. What fantastic recognition for the restaurants in the valley including Thistle, Bistro Maison, Joel Palmer House, La Rambla, Nick’s and so many others in the area. It is more proof that where there is great wine, there is great food.

Wine Country Wedding

September 14th, 2010 by Nicolette Bailey

We had another great wine country wedding up here on The Hill last weekend. We had a great night at the bar yesterday for Erica & Tim’s wedding.
Joe and Jess took care of everyone.

Crush time

September 10th, 2010 by Nicolette Bailey

New equipment coming into the winery. Clean floor. Tanks are next. Then it’s barrel time and getting the fermentation tanks ready to go.

Color change in the Willamette Valley

September 8th, 2010 by Nicolette Bailey

No, it’s not fall yet in the Willamette Valley, but the grapes are changing color. As cool weather continues to persist, the grapes are slow in turning, but they are getting there. We are still a couple of weeks behind and not catching up. It will be a long fall.