She Married Into Wine
WATCH THIS SPACE – ORDER WINE DIRECTLY FROM OUR WEBSITE COMING SOON!
We are happy to say that you will soon be able to order wine directly from our website. Thanks to the wonderful person who designed and maintains this site (ask me and I’ll tell you how to reach him!), we will have this new feature up and running in time to grace your tables and fill your gift needs for the holidays!
And the 2016 Harvest is officially complete! Jim harvested the Riesling before the end of September … more than we’ve ever had before … and finished up the Pinot he is using for a 2016 Port a few days before. Many thanks to the people who picked with us, whether for a few days, weeks or the entire Harvest. Yes, it’s a job but we seem to find people who seriously care about the land, and that’s a good thing.
The vineyard is already taking on the autumnal hues that give us such a glowing fall each year. We have transluscent yellows on the vines and the Dogwood tree on the Tasting Room patio has taken on the mink tones in its still abundant leaf coat.
The weekends are beginning to look like it might be an Oregon Fall…can you believe it is October already! We invite you to the coziness of our Tasting Room from which you can watch the rain wash down the Valley! Oh, and drink wine…
Still, a bit of summer returns according to AccuWeather so we have added in another Saturday of Music on the Patio! Come out to hear jazz on Saturday, October 8th. We have light blankets if you get too chilly out there once the sun moves over the house.
On October 22nd, we are pouring our wines at a Country Bridal Showcase at Unger Farms. If you are planning a wedding, come out to meet caterers, florists, DJs, wedding planners in addition to tasting our wines. 3 – 6 PM. This is free! But you do have to sign up since space is limited. www.ungerfarms.com. If you haven’t been there, this is a great opportunity to see a place we love in our community.
And, okay, it is probably not too soon to start thinking ahead to the holidays…starting with Halloween, which is on a Monday. We’re probably going to have our Resident Seer in the Tasting Room on Sunday, October 29th, to read the Baseball Tarot cards for you…and maybe even for the Chicago Cubs who could be in Game 5 that day unless they wrap it up before that! (Yes, with the Brooklyn Dodgers and the NY Yankees not playing, we are a complete Cubs Household this year, Jim honoring his Chicago roots.)
So, that’s Halloween. Then there’s November in which we will be preparing for our next Wine Club party and also releasing our deliciously sophisticated 2012 Port-style Pinot Noir called XII. We’ve got luxurious burgundy velvet pouches for it so it will be the perfect gift for the holidays and also a beautiful touch upon which to end your Thanksgiving dinner. We’ll be pouring at the Annual Fall Seaside Wine Walk on November 12th and a Holiday Fair or two in December…stay tuned.
We’re also planning our Annual Thanksgiving Weekend Open House with music on Friday and Saturday, a display of jewelry and other lovely gifts for thoughtful giving. If you are visiting family in Oregon, tell them you want to go wine tasting!
If you are thinking about a place to have your holiday party, we still have some dates open since we can do that during the week as well as on weekends! Think wine in a gracious room with a big fireplace, two lovely Wine Dogs and plenty of good cheer…
And there you have it. We love this time of year.
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.)
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.