She Married Into Wine
We're here with $5 glasses of wine from 4-6 PM....
I wax poetic today, at the beginning of March, because the flowering cherry trees have started to bloom! The succession of spring for us begins below our elevation – in Forest Grove and Hillsboro, giving us a long and luscious season of tender youthful shoots and emerging flowers. You will see daffodils and Camelias at A Blooming Hill Vineyard this weekend and the Cherry trees, apple trees, plum and pear follow soon.>
Sunday is officially March! Yes, yes, we still have the Ides ahead of us and the part about March coming in like a lion, but it’s Oregon and definitely springlike! March is filled with fun activities.
Savor Cannon Beach
Friday and Saturday, March 13th and 14th - Savor Cannon Beach – one of our favorite wine walk festivals because who doesn’t love Cannon Beach! Taste wines from approximately 40 Northwest wineries as you make the rounds of Cannon Beach art galleries, shops, restaurants and hotels. Participating wineries represent the major wine growing regions in Oregon and Washington. Your ticket purchase includes a souvenir Savor Cannon Beach glass, and then your tasting pours are free. Location: Check-in begins at 12pm at Coaster Theatre (108 N Hemlock) Price: $50 ( NOTE: Friday, the 13th Tastings are an additional ticket and limited to 150 people! Tickets are limited and advance purchase is recommended.)
Wine and Sorbet
Our Newest Event and for 16 lucky people. We’ve partnered with the Great Northwest Ice Cream Co. in Cornelius (right near Fedex and Fred Meyer) for an evening of blending your own sorbet with our Mingle for a delicious take-home quart! It’s on
to EventBrite and there are still some spots available. Facebook with a link
Saturday-Sunday, March 21/22 – TASTE LOCAL IN THE NORTH WILLAMETTE VALLEY – A gathering of local wineries in one place – the lawn at The Grand Lodge on Saturday for a Wine Festival; then, special tastings available on Sunday at the wineries; and some very interesting Extra Events. Tickets actually available right now at early bird prices!
The rest of spring and early summer is already bursting with events from our Kentucky Derby Watch Day on Saturday, May 2nd, the Patio Music Series which kicks off on May 3rd with Sundays with Ron; and then right through to Memorial Day Weekend with the special added attraction of Holly’s 75th Birthday – and you know how we treat birthdays in the Tasting Room…just like a national holiday, oh and which this one happens to fall on!
PLAN AHEAD IF YOU ARE TRAVELING HERE!
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.