Archive for February, 2011

Winter in Wine Country

February 24th, 2011 by Nicolette Bailey

It is winter in wine country on Youngberg Hill.

What fun we had this morning waking up to 5 inches of fresh snow.  We went sledding and made snowmen with our guests and girls.  It was so beautiful listening to the silence of the snow falling.  I find that surprising because it is always so quiet up here anyway, but this morning you could hear the breath in your body.  In that peaceful moment you know how precious everything is.  Then you hear the laughter of the kids and guests sledding down the hill.  Wow!
We rarely get snow so when it’s here we really get out and enjoy it.  It reminds us to be kids all over again.

The Inn photo was taken by our neighbor and good friend Judy Horner.  Judy is a professional photographer and has had photo exhibits throughout the valley.  Thank you Judy.

Wine Dinner

February 21st, 2011 by Nicolette Bailey

We had a great wine dinner up on The Hill last Sat. night. Chef Davis did a wonderful job as always.We had both friends and family to share the evening. Fried shrimp with white chocolate and grapefruit sauce, goat cheese salad, beef tenderloin with a pinot noir reduction, and a chocolate delight to end the evening; all paired with our wines.

Next dinner in April.

Wine & Chocolate

February 13th, 2011 by Nicolette Bailey

Wine & Chocolate go together like bread and butter and they go particularly well around Valentine’s Day.

We had a wonderful time doing yesterday’s event and want to thank everyone who came to our Not Your Mammas Chocolate event on The Hill.  We paired our library wines with great chocolate appetizers, Yum!  We had many new faces join us, that I’m sure will become familiar as they come back to see us.

We also had a couple get engaged up on The Hill yesterday. It was a big surprise.

One of our pairings was shrimp with a white chocolate/grapefruit sauce paired with our 2009 Pinot Blanc.

The Color of Pinot Noir

February 8th, 2011 by Nicolette Bailey

The color (depth and intensity) of Oregon Pinot Noir can very significantly. Youngberg Hill Pinot noir, especially the Jordan, is deep and rich and  has the flavors to back it up. Big red lovers from California have been amazed at the depth in both color and flavor of our wines, when their perception is that Pinot is supposedly a lighter, thinner wine. Wrongo.

Oregon Wine Country

February 7th, 2011 by Nicolette Bailey

Just a reminder of Oregon Wine Country in summer.

There are few photographers that can presents a picture that captures how amazing it is to stand atop Youngberg Hill and look at this amazing land.  Josh Michell is one of those few.   Take a look at this!

A wonderful time of year!

February 3rd, 2011 by Nicolette Bailey

Youngberg Hill

Getaway Special

Stay one night at 20%

Stay two nights at 30%

Stay 3 nights at 40%

Available Sunday – Thursday, Until March 3, 2011, excluding holidays and special events. Cannot be combined with any other discount or special promotion. This special must be requested at the time the reservation is made.

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A wonderful time of year!

While much of the country is having challenging weather Oregon is having a beautiful winter.   Oregon wine country offers the perfect winter escape with personalized wine tastings throughout the valley.

Febraury 12th
3rd Annual Not Your Mamma’s Chocolate

The classic pairing of chocolates and Youngberg Hill wines featuring a unique pairing for library wines with distinct and delicious chocolate creations.  We have been working on this for months, tasting each amazing option.  This event was so successful we are thrilled to have everyone back.
11-5pm / $15 per person / Free to Wine Club Members

Febraury 19th
Valentine’s Wine Dinner

Enjoy a relaxing & delicious dinner of wine and roses and then cuddle in for the night.

Dinner for two including wine $150. Stay the night and dinner only $100 (room rates additional). 6:30pm.  Visit our calendar of events page for more details.

Febraury Wine Tasting Locations
While our tasting room at Youngberg Hill is open Daily from 11-5pm we have other locations around Oregon from noon to 4pm.  We would love for you to stop by and visit us.

2/11 Roth’s Market- Wallace Rd, Salem
2/12 Fred Meyers-  Commercial St, Salem
2/13 Fred Meyers- 11th Ave., Eugene
2/14 Market of Choice – Green Acres Rd., Eugene

Upcoming Events
March 3-4th  – Power of the Purse
March 11-13th – Sip/McMinnville Wine & Food Classic
March 16th – Vertical (the movie) book signing
March 27th – North meets South Food & Drink Jubilee
April 7th- Pouring from the Heart, Kansas City Missouri
April 8th  – vinNebraska, Omaha Nebraska

Look for our new website coming in March!
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Growing wine grapes in Oregon

February 1st, 2011 by Nicolette Bailey

Youngberg Hill Vineyards was established in 1989 with the first plantings of Pinot Noir. Now in our ninth season of growing these grapes in Oregon, we are excited in our progress. We started farming organically in 2003 and received sustainable certification in 2005.

As farmers and parents, we seek to leave the land in better condition for our children. Biodynamic is an extension of organic farming that treats farms as unified and individual organisms,  emphasizing balancing the holistic development and interrelationship of the soil, plants, and animals as a self-nourishing system without external inputs  insofar as this is possible given the loss of nutrients.

Organic grape growing is approached as a partnership with nature instead of an exploitation of the land. This takes patience, requiring more time in the vineyard. There are no short cuts or quick fixes with organic farming, but the care invested creates healthy soil, balanced grapes, and elegant wines that are expressive of place.