Posts Tagged ‘wine country’

Happy New Year!

January 2, 2010

We have had such a special 2009 with all our new friends we were blessed to have in our lives.  We wish everyone the happiest 2010 imaginable.


Preparing Breakfast

April 7, 2009

On this beautiful spring morning we are preparing one of our many house specialties, baked cornish eggs. Our guests love them as they are gazing out over the expans of the Willamette Valley and the Cascade Mountains.

Great Wine & Great Chocolate!

February 15, 2009


Valentine’s Celebration

February 9, 2009

Saturday, February 14th

Not Your Momma’s Chocolate

The classic pairing of chocolates and Youngberg Hill wines
featuring a unique pairing for library wines with distinct and
unusual yet delicious chocolate creations.

1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. | $15 per person | F r e e  to Wine Club Members

We invite you to join us for this exquisite tasting and chocolate delicious creations.

We will taste the 2001 through 2005 Youngberg Hill vintages

Sustainable Viticulture

February 4, 2009

Youngberg Hill Vineyards & Inn has been recertified as a sustainable vineyard by Oregon’s top sustainable oversite groups; LIVE Inc. and Salmon Safe. Since farming organically in 2003, we have continued to use more sustainable farming practices each year. Our goal is to become more biodynamic over the next five years.

Why practice biodynamics and sustainablity? The first obvious answer is that it is better for the environment. The second is that it is better for the farm. The soil is a living organism loaded with other living organisms. The soil needs to maintain its health and vitality just like the human body and plants do. If we do not keep the soil healthy, it cannot sustain itself or other life. The third is that it is better for the vines. As with healthy soil, plants need to be healthy and have the right nutients flowing through their veins to sustain life and also live in harmony with the soil. The fourth answer is that it is better for the wine. Since 2003 we have seen annual improvement of the quality of the grapes and that translates in to higher quality wines.

We continue to strive for better lives for all.

Top Picks by Andreass Larsson

January 31, 2009

Youngberg Hill Vineyards Jordan Block Pinot noir – Bright and clean aromas of dark berries, some earthy notes and bright dark fruit on the palate, well structured, firm and long, good potential, on the austere side at present but with a good potential.


January 14, 2009

Youngberg Hill Vineyards & Inn is excited to announce upcoming events in 2009.

January 27th – Winemaker’s at Caprial’s in Portland, OR. Join us for a wonderful dinner event with one of the top chefs in the country.

February 14th – Not your Momma’s Chocolate and Wine pairing. Join us on Saturday afternoon from 1 to 4 for some unusual chocolates and vintage Pinot noirs from our cellar.

February 19th – Winemaker’s Dinner at Carter House Inn in Eureka, CA. Join us for an exquisite evening of food and wines at one of California’s best restaurants and Inn.

February 28th – Winemaker’s Dinner at Beechwood Inn in Clayton, GA. Enjoy a relaxed dinner in the Old South with a renown local chef and Oregon Pinots.

March 13-15th – SIP, McMinnville Wine & Food Classic, and Orlando Grand Cru Oregon Pinot noir Festival.

March 28th – Winemaker’s Dinner at Youngberg Hill Vineyards & Inn, Savories from Provence.

May 2nd – Winemaker’s Dinner at Youngberg Hill Vineyards & Inn, Bistro Northwest.

May 3rd – Winemaker’s Dinner at The Stephanie Inn in Cannon Beach, OR.

July 11th – Uncorked, Oregon Wine & Art Auction at Ken Wright Cellars.

July 18th – Discover McMinnville AVA, an AVA event in conjunction with Oregon 150.

July 23rd – Pre-IPNC, International Pinot Noir Celebration, Winemaker’s Dinner at Youngberg Hill Vineyards & Inn.

July 24th-26th – IPNC, International Pinot Noir Celebration in McMinnville, OR

Happy New Year!

December 29, 2008

Well, what week it has been. Out of power for 5 days, three feet of snow, and Christmas at friends all made for an interesting week. Although it feels like a missed Christmas because of all the extra work, we experienced the true meaning of Christmas by the help and hospitality of our friends last week. We could not have had a Christmas without them.costerybhsnow

Harvest Celebration Winemaker’s Dinner

November 2, 2008

We had an outstanding food and wine pairing event last night at Youngberg Hill. Her was the menu with several little goodies in between.


Assorted Pate Canapé
2003 Argyle Brut

Pinot Pear OregonBlue Salad with Potato Curls
2006 Youngberg Hill Pinot Blanc

Oregon Lump Crab Cakes with Mango Sauce
2007 Youngberg Hill Pinot Gris

Oregon Salmon Bisque with Caviar Island
2006 Youngberg Hill Barrel Select Pinot Noir

Wild Oregon Mushroom Ragu Basket
2004 Youngberg Hill Jordan Block Pinot Noir

Elk Loin with Pinot Pasta on Blackberry Reduction and Truffled Squash
2002 Youngberg Hill Pinot Noir

Mocha Semifreddo with Hazelnut Brittle and Lady Finger
2004 Laurel Ridge Pinot Port

Oregon Harvest

October 17, 2008

We have fruit in the barn. It was an excellent day for picking. We came in yielding just shy of 2 ton an acre. There was no fungus, very clean fruit with lots of flavor. Brix were 24%, TA 6.9, and ph 3.2. Good numbers to work in the winery with. We had fun. Thanks to my friends Jess, Dan, and Susan for coming over to help.