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Harvesting the Grapes
A Story of Our Winery
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Join Our Long-Distance Wine Club
We are excited to announce a new twist on our very popular Wine Club, available in Seattle on Groupon and, really, to anyone in the ten states we ship to…think about it as a holiday gift! Price includes shipping.
$149 for One-Year Wine Club Membership at A Blooming Hill Vineyard ($250 Value). Members receive three bottles of award-winning wine three times throughout the year. The packages include notes written for each wine, recipes, and food pairing suggestions.
Here's a terrific interview we did in August on the local business show on kuik Hillsboro.
East Coast Foods Brunch.
It is the month of love and lovely things! We got a head start with the good news that our 2013 Chardonnay got 87 points from the Wine Enthusiast, along with the 2013 Pinot Gris; and, the 2011 got an 88. Nice reviews too:
Chardonnay – “…vanilla and citrus rind leads to a frest, light wine with crisp apple fruit and a nice touch of honeycomb.”
Pinot Gris “…. All about ripe, round, forward fruit. A juicy mix of apple and pear hits home, with just a hint of cinnamon. A good sipping wine.”
Pinot Noir “...this is a restrained, elegant, aromatic wine with excellent complexity, Rhubarb and raspberry fruit is accented with a hint of mint and chocolate.”
This weekend will find the requisite chocolate in our Tasting Room – nibbles on Friday and Saturday, full out feast on Sunday! Sunday is our Annual Chocolate Walk where you get to fill up a box of chocolate goodies – everything from mini-cupcakes to macadamia chocolate cookies to chocolate covered sugar coated peanuts to brownies – for a small donation ($8), which helps support the Cornelius Food Pantry. Oh, yes, and taste wine! Oh, and double yes, hear Jack Stern, our favorite jazz musician. You will think Dave Brubeck has come to call.
As Wine Club members know, our wonderful 2008 Pinot Noir is about to make its final appearance. This was Jim’s first commercial release and immediately won four awards and a great review in Burghound. It was a remarkable vintage throughout the Willamette Valley and it’s disappearing now. February 8th will be the final appearance of the 2008. There is something celestial about that. We will have a scant few bottles available in the Tasting Room this weekend – all of the Wine Club members who are indulging in the February selections receive a bottle in their package. Oh, and Jim autographed the bottle!
If you join the Wine Club this weekend, you will get this incredible package!
Next weekend, Valentine’s and President’s weekend, we’ll have the chocolate fountain in the Tasting Room. Think of us as a prelude to a romantic dinner – a lovely wine tasting or glass of wine and, perhaps a bottle of Sparkling Riesling for later on! Presidents Day Weekend means we will be here Friday – Monday, in case you want to stop for a glass of wine on your way back from a long weekend!
Speaking of Riesling, we tasted the 2014 earlier this week. Oh my. I think, when we release this, you will agree it is one of the best Rieslings you have ever tasted…sweet meyer lemons and candied violets.
While you are in our Tasting Room, you might be lucky enough to see our flying pterodactyls…otherwise known as Blue Herons. We have a pair that nests in the tall trees beyond the Teahouse and they appear to already have had this year’s brood so they are regularly sweeping through the sky on the way to or from fetching food from their insistent babies. It is a sight to see.
Brave the rain. You’ll have a warm welcome here.
Holly and Jim
THE LATEST NEWS
Big news! Jim's 2011 Pinot Noir took a DOUBLE GOLD in the Oregon Wine Awards. We are so proud.
Jim with the winning wines.
Holly and Jim
We got married in 2006 under a beautiful teahouse that Jim built for us. We've known each other for over 40 years … Holly was a not very good secretary to Jim way back in New York in the television production business. Jim was known as "The Myth" for all he was able to accomplish. He ran a scrappy new company that was involved in such notables as Sesame Street and The Electric Company, many of the Central Park Concerts – from Barbra Streisand to George Shearing. Jim was even business manager for KISS! Holly spent her life raising money for good works and writing.
In 2006, after a lot of life had intervened (ask us, we'll tell you), a mutual friend threw his Cupid's darts and urged us to have lunch. We were both living in the Pacific Northwest by then, although 200 miles apart; Holly - a city girl, Jim - a farm boy. Holly drove down to Oregon, had a lovely lunch, drove home and told Jim he was terrific but geographically undesirable.
Jim was persistent….and, suddenly, there we were standing in a beautiful spot in the Willamette Valley getting married! It really is romantic owning a vineyard! Now we are a wedding destination.