She Married Into Wine
JUNE IS UPON US
There is really nothing like an Oregon summer! We are in one of the most beautiful spots on earth AND we make wine. Could anything be better! If you live here or are heading our way for a vacation, here’s what’s going on in our world for the month.
We are open on the weekends – Friday, Saturday, Sunday – from Noon to 5:30 PM. Tuesday – Thursday, we are open by appointment and, since we live upstairs, feel free to make an appointment as we don’t have to travel far to get to the Tasting Room! Our Wine Dogs, Gemini and Trouble, will greet you and escort you to the Tasting Room.
June 3rd – Release of our 2016 Mingle and Riesling! These two wines are so perfect for summer sipping. In fact, they are so easy to drink you might skip the sip and go directly to the gulp!
June 4th – Music on the Patio with Buddy Evans, renowned for his guitar and voice. Buddy played with Merle and Willie and knows all the songs and a few great stories!
Buddy Evans as painted by Linda Holland
June 10th – Ron Sabin brings back his guitar and baritone. Last time he was here, he sang some Leonard Cohen as good as I’ve ever heard it! He told me he’s just learned Besame Mucho so we can expect to hear that. The man has quite the breadth of music! We’ll also Stop The Music in time to watch the running of the Belmont Stakes! Our other hobby out here is horses and they require that we watch all the big races.
Ron on the Patio
June 11th – Jazz on the patio with Jack and Bill. Their sublime stylings fill the vineyard with beautiful music.
Taken in Jack’s music store, MIR MUSIC…note Bill’s quirky hat. Jazz musicians are their own breed!
June 13th – The Hillsboro Tuesday Market Opens For The Season! If you are visiting Oregon, make this a must-do destination! Downtown Hillsboro is turned over to a great market full of arts and crafts, the best produce anywhere, jewelry, oddities, music, food and drink and great people watching – look for the Beagle on the skateboard. We pour in the Food Court right in front of the Music on the Lawn. We’ll pour our Mingle, for sure, and other whites and reds. Grab a glass and stroll the market…5 – 8:30 PM http://www.tuesdaymarketplace.org/
June 17th – WE WILL BE CLOSED THIS DAY TO CELEBRATE THE MARRIAGE OF RAI AND LYNDA.
June 18th – Ron Sabin sings us back
June 20th – Catch us at the Market
June 24th – 6-8 PM SPECIAL MUSICAL EVENT STARRING AMY WESTON AND FRIENDS. Amy’s velvety, throaty voice with thrill you. Some of you will remember her mother, Jo Stafford, who thrilled people for decades. Amy sings a lot like her and we are so glad. We have a few tickets left right now at $10 each.
Amy now and then!
Here are links to her her mom’s music and Amy’s: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQfF84ackMM (sorry about the ad at the beginning, which you can skip in 3 seconds….) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aHwikhqDu7w
June 25th – The country sounds of Buddy Evans on the patio.
June 27th – Catch us at the Market
June 30th – 7 – 8:30 PM Wine and Divine at the Vineyard….Get your tarot cards read by very talented seers as you let our wines put you in the mood!
And if you are here for July 4th … there’s plenty going on in our area, including a parade in Hillsboro at 10 AM and then the Tuesday Night Market at 5 PM! It will be patriotic!
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.