We're In The News!
Here's a terrific interview we did in August on the local business show on kuik Hillsboro.
East Coast Foods Brunch.
It’s The Great Holiday Dash
It’s The Great Holiday Dash
You know exactly what we mean so, before you begin to feel overwhelmed, allow us to remind you of the soothing effects of spending time in a beautiful vineyard enjoying the fruits of the harvest. Here is what Fall looks like in our vineyard!
That said, we have a full November planned beginning with the RELEASE of two new wines:
- 2012 Pinot Noir – 2012 was an amazing year – nary a drop of rain between July 5th and October 15th. This made for a harvest of very sweet grapes and a divinely flavorful Pinot. Given its youth, our youngest Pinot is surprisingly smooth.
- VXX, a Pinot Noir Port-style wine – About five years ago it became apparent that Jim knows how to make a port-style wine. It took Holly about that time to convince him that it would be welcome in the world and he finally started it in 2011. VXX is the result and so worth the wait. Eyes light up, then close in appreciation when people taste this wine. Dare we say it is a perfect holiday gift??
Visit us in our Tasting Room weekends – Friday through Sunday from noon to 5 PM, of course; and, here’s where else to find us this month:
- On Thursday, December 5th, we will be pouring wine at Coastal Farm Store! So excited because it is Ladies Night and we can't wait to see what women buy for the farmers in their lives. We'll be there from 6 - 8 PM and, among other wines, we'll have our Mulled Pinot Noir, served warm. Yum. Oh, free gifts to the first 100 women in the door!
One more thing … we ship to California, Washington, New York, Oregon, Washington DC, North Carolina, Florida and New Hampshire so think wine or gift certificates for our wine for the holidays!
We are planning to close for some renovations from January 1 - 15.
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.