She Married Into Wine
Spring is Springing
We love May … we celebrate birthdays and anniversaries in May, Oregon celebrates wine, we all celebrate the unofficial beginning of summer and we do try to raise a toast on Memorial Weekend to all of those who fought for freedom and for democracy.
Before we get too far…there is a Sweepstakes Raffle you can enter and the lucky winner will definitely benefit from Oregon hospitality! One lucky winner and guest will spend 4 days and 3 nights in the vineyards, the kitchens and the company of some of Oregon’s most acclaimed winemakers, chefs and craftspeople for an immersive celebration of Oregon’s wine and food bounty. Enter here.
Our celebration always involves chocolate in May plus we’ll be offering our Cheese Plates to go with the wine! We’ll be kicking things off on the first weekend in May with the Kentucky Derby viewing on Saturday, May 6th and the first performance in our Music Series on Sunday, May 7th. (SEE OUR MUSIC SCHEDULE FOR MAY AND JUNE ABOVE.) Skip Farmer and Friends will get your spirits singing and clapping to start off the season with a tuneful bang!
We’ll start the chocolate fest by serving mini Eclairs and Cream Puffs with a little bit of mint. Pair one with a glass of wine and join us at the TV as we cheer on the 2017 field of greats in the Annual Running of the Roses at the Kentucky Derby. Women who wear a big hat in honor of the Kentucky Derby get a free tasting!
The next week…Saturday, May 13th, we pour in the Tasting Room where Buddy Evans entertains and we also pour at the Seaside Spring Wine Walk. We’re pouring at Del Sol, right on the corner on Broadway and Franklin…get your tickets here. The next day, Mother’s Day, bring in your Mom to our Tasting Room and she tastes free!
Wine Club Party coming up on May 20th and 21st … and we’re here for everyone else, too! Music on Sunday, the 21st is great jazz.
Memorial Weekend is the BIG DEAL in the Willamette Valley! If you are planning a trip to Oregon, this is a great time to be here…everyone wants to play and there is really nothing like an Oregon Summer! Here’s what we’ve got going on for Memorial Day –
MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND MEANS LOTS OF WINE, TASTY TREATS AND MUSIC. We’ll be open Friday –& Monday, Noon to 5:30 PM. Stock up on the way to the coast and on the way back! Music on Saturday and Sunday Saturday, May 27th… Bill and Connie will get you in the mood with the elegant and lively stylings of their Brazilian jazz . Bill on keyboard, Connie on vibraphone. You will want to be up and swinging. Sunday, May 28th …. All you Ron Sabin groupies, get your groove on because he makes his first seasonal appearance on the Patio! Great baritone and great guitar.
MUSIC IN MAY AND JUNE
Sunday, May 7th … Kick off the season with us when Skip Farmer and Friends fill our vineyard with their wonderful music. Grab a comfy seat, a glass of wine, maybe a cheese plate and enjoy!
Saturday, May 13th… Two good things going on. We will be pouring at the Seaside Wine Walk inside Del Sol, the store where everything turns vibrant colors even without wine! Meanwhile, playing on the Patio at the Tasting Room will be Buddy Evans, making his first appearance of the season. Buddy brings the legacy of Merle and Willie and plenty of stories in addition to his beautiful voice and guitar playing.
Sunday, May 14th… Mother’s Day so bring in your mom and she tastes free!
Sunday, May 21stJazz on the patio.
MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND MEANS LOTS OF WINE, TASTY TREATS AND MUSIC. We’ll be open Friday–Monday, Noon to 5:30 PM. Stock up on the way to the coast and on the way back! Music on Saturday and Sunday: Saturday, May 27th… Bill and Connie will get you in the mood with the elegant and lively stylings of their Brazilian jazz. Bill on keyboard, Connie on vibraphone. You will want to be up and swinging. Sunday, May 28th…. All you Ron Sabin groupies, get your groove on because he makes his first seasonal appearance on the Patio! Great baritones and great guitar.
Sunday, June 4th… Buddy is back
Sunday, June 11th… Jack and Bill are back
Tuesday, June 13th … the Season starts at the
HILLSBORO TUESDAYNIGHT MARKET! We pour our wines by the glass right in the heart of the Food Court and right in front of the Music on the Lawn. It’s a great, wild, wonderful experience. Check out our new wines, our new wine cooler!, our neon magnets. 5 – 8:30PM every Tuesday through August.
Saturday, June 17th… WE WILL BE CLOSED TO CELEBRATE THE WEDDING OF LYNDA AND RAI!
Sunday, June 18th… Ron is back
Saturday, June 24th…OUR FIRST SATURDAY EVENING MUSIC FEST WITH THE FABULOUS AMY WESTON! Tickets for this are $10 and limited so get your orders in. We’ll have wine available by the glass and bottle and room for your picnic supper. 6 – 8 PM. We’ll also have wraps in case of typical Oregon evening weather!
Sunday, June 25th….Buddy sings with his voice and his beautiful guitar
Always a party! We’re open Noon to 5:30 PM. We always have treats to serve. Music starts around 2 PM.
Holly and Jim
We now ship to thirteen locations. (Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Missouri, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Virginia, Washington State, Washington DC.)
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.