Posts Tagged ‘Inns’

The New Year

January 5, 2010

We are attending the OBBG meeting this week.

We have guest staying with us this week from Philadelphia, Miami, Denver, Los Angeles, and Eugene. It is wonderful having guests stay with us in the “off season” to enjoy the serenity of the Hill.

Vineyard work is progressing well and we will start pruning this weekend. Lots to do. The weather is not too rainy.

We opened up a couple of bottles of 2007s last night. They are developing well in the bottle and opened up well.

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Just kidding

December 23, 2009

This is what our hill looked like LAST year. Thank goodness we are not seeing this weather this year, although the girls wish it were snowing. And they would like a White Christmas. Guess they will just have to watch the movie. Cheers.

Winter

December 22, 2009

What a glorious day it is up here on the Hill. Just finishing a wine tasting and then back into the vineyard.

“Tis the season

December 20, 2009

No not for shopping (yet), for working in the vineyard. The weather is cooperating today to let us stay dry and get more work done before pruning.

The guests just left for the day. We have several wine tasting appointments coming up this afternoon. Unfortunately, the fog has not lifted enough to see our great views. Maybe it will lift later.

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.

Another great day on The Hill.

November 24, 2009

Getting ready for the big Thanksgiving Weekend.

Great moments!

November 22, 2009

This was a picture taken by a photographer, JOS, at one of our weddings this last summer. It is only one of several spectacular shots he took. We are fortunate to have many great photographers, both professional and amateur, that take great pictures of our site and of the views from our home and Inn. Hope you enjoy them.

Cafe Uncorked

November 20, 2009

We are very excited about the opening of Cafe Uncorked just west of McMinnville on Hwy 18. It is owned by Virginia Murphy, who previously owned Fresh Palate Cafe across the street. Not only is a bigger better space, there is also a wine bar and tasting room to fill the void left by the closing of Oregon Tasting Room. This tasting room will allow many of us wineries in the McMinnville AVA to have our wines available for tasting. Youngberg Hill will be tasting there Thanksgiving weekend as well as at our tasting room up at the vineyard on Youngberg Hill. We are releasing the 2007 vintage Jordan and Natasha Pinot noirs.

Come celebrate with us at both locations.

Cheers!

November 19, 2009

I had gone to a networking meeting for Wine Country Wedding Professionals the other day and was so impressed by a few things.  First the food from Craig at Haagenson’s Catering www.ribslayer.com was very good.  No one does barbeque better then Craig!  For an amazing chocolate dessert Jan from Majestic Chocolates www.majesticchocolates.com did truffles that were worth checking out.   I ate 3 of them and couldn’t stop trying the different flavors she offers.  But the best presentation I have ever seen from a videographer was from Ryan at Focal Point Digital Media at www.focalpointvideo.biz Wow, if your ever doing an event and what to capture it Ryan is the guy for the job.  He is the best I have seen.  Weddings, renewal, corporate events… if you’re having an event Ryan will give you memoires that will last a lifetime.  He will be videoing at least two events at Youngberg Hill in 2010 and I can’t wait to show you his work.

A thank you to the Bayou Golf Course www.bayougolfcourse.com for hosting the evening. This golf course is open to the public and just 7 minutes away from Youngberg Hill.

Olive pressing!

November 16, 2009

It’s hard for any winemaker to imagine that there is anything in life to do outside of wine but there is!  A close second to grape harvest is olive harvest that is happening this week at Red Ridge Farm www.oregonolivemill.com Oregon’s new and first regional olive mill servicing the entire Oregon olive industry.  So much of what we do in the grape/wine industry relates to the olive industry and is a great compliment.  We had the pleasure of having a personal tour today from Tasha Byrd.  Tasha took us through the whole process from harvest to bottling both new olive oil (so fresh it needs to be used within 120 days of bottling) and filtered olive oil.    You can have an olive tasting in their showroom and enjoy their amazing views of the Red Hills of Dundee.  On your tour of wine country this is a fun stop and one to not miss along the way.  We just made homemade bread to go with our dinner of fresh olive oil!  Yum!!!!023020