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Bells Up Winery open to public for Labor Day Weekend
September 2, 2017 - September 3, 2017
NEWBERG, Ore. — Bells Up Winery (www.bellsupwinery.com) invites the public to experience its new winery porch addition and sample the current wine releases during Labor Day weekend, Saturday and Sunday, from noon to 4 p.m. each day.
Rarely open to the public, the winery’s estate tasting room will welcome guests without an appointment from noon to 4:00 p.m. each day. Additionally, local author Barbara Smith Randall will be selling and signing copies of her debut book Willamette Valley Wineries 20— in which Bells Up Winery is featured — throughout the event on Saturday.
Tastings are $15 per person, deducted from a $75 purchase. Members of Bells Up’s Fanfare Club enjoy complimentary tastings throughout the event. Guests will sample four of Bells Up Winery’s handcrafted wines, paired with light fare and spectacular views of the Willamette Valley from the new porch. Owner and winemaker Dave Specter will pour:
- 2016 Prelude Rosé of Pinot Noir (Released April 1, 2017; nearly sold-out)
- 2013 Titan Pinot Noir (91 points: Washington Wine Blog & International Wine Report, Feb. 2017; nearly sold-out)
- 2014 Titan Pinot Noir (91 points: Washington Wine Blog & International Wine Report, Feb. 2017; Outstanding!: Great Northwest Wine, Sept. 2016; Silver: Great NW Wine Invitational, Oct. 2016)
- 2015 Firebird Syrah (Named a Top 10 Wine to Serve at Your Next BBQ by Urban Bliss Life)
Located in the Chehalem Mountains AVA, Bells Up Winery is at 27895 NE Bell Road at the intersection of Zimri Drive. In its third year of operation, the label is one of Newberg’s newest micro-boutique wineries—making approximately 400 cases annually—and is always open by appointment.
Bells Up composes handcrafted, classically styled Oregon Pinot Noir with grapes sourced primarily from micro-growers located on the northern side of the Willamette Valley. It also offers a small selection of other Oregon-grown varietals. The winery name refers to a dramatic moment in classical music in which performers raise their French horn bells up to project their sound with maximum intensity. Specter, a French horn player who performed for more than 20 years, says the winery is his “Bells Up” moment.