Rain, rain here to stay.

December 15, 2009

The seasonal rains that we so much need are finally here, even if it does make it unpleasant working in the vineyard.

Las Vegas included many good events and meeting many in the industry there. Hope everyone there has a better year in 2010.

Cheers,

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Come Celebrate the Holidays with Us!

December 9, 2009

Dec. 12th – Holiday Winemaker Dinner @ Youngberg Hill
Take some time for yourself this holiday by celebrating at Youngberg Hill.  Our Holiday 3 course dinner is the perfect way to relax, kick back, and be pampered.
– Shrimp Bisque Soup
– Grilled Pork Roast Roulade and wild Mushroom Lasagna
– Buche Noel

6:30pm $55/person.  Advanced reservations required at wine@youngberghill.com or 503.472.2727

Hello Vegas!

December 9, 2009

If your in Vegas stop by and see me tomorrow, Wednesday, at The Grape at Townsquare from 4-6pm.  We will be tasting Youngberg Hill’s 2007 Pinot Gris and 2006 Natasha Block Pinot Noir.  I hope to see you there!

(702) 220-4727, 6599 Las Vegas Blvd S # 150, Las Vegas, NV

The holidays are here!

December 6, 2009

We had a great Christmas Party for one of our guests last night. A good time was had by all. Next Saturday night is our Holiday Dinner Party. Hope everyone will come join us and celebrate the season.

It is another beautiful day in the Willamette Valley. The weather has been dry and we have gotten a lot of work done in the vineyard.

Cheers!

Atop the Hill

December 2, 2009

This picture was taken a couple of months ago just before harvest. It’s a great birds eye view of Youngberg Hill and all the different aspects. The two big green areas are the Jordan Block (upper left) and Natasha Block (lower middle). To the left is the three year old vines of the Aspen Block (pinot gris). In the left corner between the Jordan and Natasha Blocks is the new planting of Pinot noir (Camelot Block). This is a total of 21 acres. Along the upper right side is the horse pasture, below the red barn.

On top of the hill is the bright green area where weddings are held and the adjoining tents for shade. And of course, on top is the lovely Inn overseeing everything.

Olive you.

December 1, 2009

The 30 Olive trees planted on the East side of the Inn are growing beautifully.

Neighbors

November 30, 2009

I had a opportunity to stop at the Maysara Winery http://www.maysara.com yesterday and enjoyed seeing everyone.  The wines were beautiful and the food Flora & Moe created themselves may have been Persian in origin but had a Greek flair that they did so well.  It was fun to see their girls pouring the wines and telling stories.  It warmed my heart to think of Natasha, Jordan, and Aspen doing that someday!  They are our neighbors and we are truly blessed to have them as friends.

Winter is setting in.

November 30, 2009

There is something incredibly beautiful to vineyard owners after the leaves fall from the vines.  The view of the bare branches reaching for the sky like fingers of a hand is a tribute to all the work that was done throughout the year.

Thanksgiving!

November 27, 2009

We were playing all morning in the kitchen and the girls begged long enough for Jess to make his world famous Thanksgiving Rolls!  If it was up to me that is all we needed for dinner.   Trays and Trays of these rolls!

Thanksgiving Weekend Open House

November 25, 2009

Thanksgiving Weekend Open House

We will be open Thanksgiving weekend from 11-5pm Friday – Sunday. Come taste the release of our 2007s, as well as some old favorites and a barrel tasting of our 2008s. Enjoy food pairings with the best views in the valley.

We will also be tasting at Café Uncorked next to the Lawrence Gallery on HY 18.  Tasting fee $5/person.  Join the Youngberg Hill Wine Club and enjoy a complimentary tasting and added discounts.