Dressing Up For Fall
This is a big and beautiful month…The dry, hot summer is surely going to lead to magnificent fall colors this year. Already the dogwood is that deep, rich burgundy color and the leaves are starting to turn in the vineyard. We have already begun to see a change in wine tastes from the summer whites to the warmer reds.
Our Tasting Menu has been refreshed for Fall as we introduce our two newest Pinots – Gemini and Trouble. Yes, they are definitely named for our popular Wine Dogs! Gemini is sensitive and nuanced, while Trouble sits right up and speaks to you from the first sip! If you have visited our Tasting Room, you know that Gemini and Trouble are as much a part of A Blooming Hill Vineyard as we are. And they are the ones who will greet you at your car and bring you down to the Tasting Room!
We have moved some of our wines to Library status as their quantities dwindle…the “friendly” 2009 Pinot Noir and the bold 2010. They will still be available for a little while, just ask us to taste.
We will be here reveling in the colors all month – Friday to Sunday, of course; and, the rest of the week if you drop by!
There is a SPECIAL EVENT WEEKEND on October 16 and 17 called
Ticket Price: $25/person, valid for either Saturday or Sunday (not both) www.nwvintners.org for tickets!
- Taste ‘Crush! Flight’ (3-4 wines) + check out what is going on at winery (low impact demo/tour)
- Logo Govino glass
- Small bag to tote Govino glass and card in
- Temporary Tattoo
- Crush! (Bingo) card
We will be tasting selected wines and maybe pouring a little of our fermenting juice (which will let you check off a box on your Bingo card to win great prizes….
The entire month, however, is really leading up to
It conveniently falls on a Saturday, this year. Our Fortune Teller, Madame Jane, will once again be in the Tasting Room from 1 – 4 PM to enlighten the future and explain the past with the use of our Baseball Tarot Cards and The Book of Answers! You just bring the questions….Come and see our pumpkins all month long. They will be progressively decorated.
Holly and Jim
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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.