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Harvesting the Grapes
A Story of Our Winery
We're In The News!
We now ship to fourteen locations. Check out the specifics.
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 fourteen locations/states we ship to…think about it as a holiday gift! Price includes shipping.
$160 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 - new releases and classic favorites. Shipping is $25 each time.
Here's a terrific interview we did in August on the local business show on kuik Hillsboro.
East Coast Foods Brunch.
See You In September….
Fall in the vineyard begins. The dogwood tree is turning that minky color and, finally, the heat is giving way to lovely coolness. Also the grapes are perfectly gorgeous and will be harvested in September! You will have a good chance of seeing the action during the month. Early on, for the Labor Day Weekend for sure, you will see beautiful bunches as you make your way down to the Tasting Room.
Here’s what’s in store…
LABOR DAY WEEKEND – Thursday, if you are getting an early start … stop by on your way out of town; Friday, ditto. Saturday, Jack and Bill bring you jazz to go with your wines; Sunday, great country with Buddy Evans who used to play with Merle and Willy. Monday, stop by on your way home to stock up on wine to fortify you for the busy week ahead…and as a memory of a wonderful summer! We’ll have bunches of grapes from the vineyard for you to sample along with other tasty snacks.
Thursday, Sept. 10th – We’ll be pouring at Baggenstos Farm, 15801 SW Roy Rogers Rd. in Sherwood OR at a wonderful event called P.S. Girlfriends Patio Party. The Girlfriends put together a fabulous craft fair to raise money for baskets they deliver to women maneuvering cancer treatment. You can find all sorts of beautiful items – lotions, soaps, interesting crafts, there’s a silent auction…and we will be serving our wine all day from 10 AM to 6 PM.
Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Sept.11, 12 and 13, we’re back in the Tasting Room with music on Sunday – hear the blues as interpreted by Ian Lindsay, one of Oregon’s youngest and most vibrant musicians.
Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 18. 19 and 20, Tasting Room flights with music on Sunday by Ron Sabin, our local baritone. Enjoy his repertoire from the Great American Songbook. Also he sometimes brings cucumbers from his garden to give away!
Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 25, 26 and 27 we’ll continue to celebrate the harvest (which could be done by then what with the early season….). Music on Sunday
As most people know by now, we live over the store so if you drop by Monday – Thursday, we’ll likely to open the door for you! Call ahead if you want to be sure… 503-992-1196.
We are happy to say we have just added Virginia and Illinois to our list of Ship To States…that brings us to 14! Start thinking Holiday gifts and Wine Club memberships. See the full list here.
Holly and Jim
We now ship to fourteen locations. (Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Massachusetts, Missouri, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Virginia, Washington State, Washington DC.)
THE LATEST NEWS
NEWS! OUR 2013 PINOT NOIR WON TWO GOLD MEDALS! These medals are special to us since one is from the Oregon Wine Awards, our peers; and, the other is from the Pinot Shootout in Sebastapol, CA where 497 Pinots from around the world were entered.
Oregon Wine Awards
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.