This Friday, March 2nd from 5 to 9 pm, we are pleased to feature complimentary wines tastings to each of our guests at Newberg Downtown Art Walk. Though we have the pleasure of participating in Art Walk each month, this month is especially exciting because we are celebrating Bella Casa Real Estate Group’s 5th Anniversary as a 100% locally owned business!! We will feature local art all part of Bella Casa’s private collection, as well as have delicious appetizers and have drawings for prizes including a Kindle Fire, 1 of 4 iPod shuffles, wine, art prints by Kim Hamblin, and many gift certificates to local businesses.
We are also thrilled to welcome back Justin and Megan Van Zanten to feature J. Daan Wine Cellars, a family owned, boutique winery. Here is a little bit about J. Daan and the Van Zanten’s taken from their website, www.jdaan.com.
J. Daan is a boutique, family-owned winery in the Willamette Valley
Justin and Megan Van Zanten were twenty-three years old when they started J. Daan Wine Cellars. Justin had been working as a cellar assistant at a Willamette Valley winery and envisioned a family winery of his own. He started with a modest 100 cases of 2003 Willamette Valley Pinot noir ($18/bottle). Robert Parker noted Justin’s effort, “…the 2003 Pinot noir, his first release, is outstanding…” Today, Justin and Megan produce 1200 cases a year and have added Rhone varietals to their repertoire. Justin’s most recent Pinot noir, the 2009 Willamette Valley, was described as “…a primer for what should be looked for in Pinot’s essential elements…” by Oregon Wine Press.
The Van Zanten’s have worked to maintain prices that allow a variety of wine lovers to enjoy their wines. Their 2009 Willamette Valley Pinot noir was listed as a “Value Pick” by Oregon.
Wine Press ($20/bottle). They view winemaking as a tribute to simpler living and hope that their wines will play a part in
reconnecting food, family, and the earth. Their own extended family has played a huge part in the project– offering support, free labor, and lots of good meals.
Justin and Megan are proud to a part of a wine region that focuses on sustainable and ethical vineyard practices. They believe in small, responsible business so that you can feel good about every sip.
On the first Friday of every month the very best of local art is on display – all in one centralized location! You’ll see talent that has been encouraged and developed by our very own landscape – the vineyards, the mountains, the buildings, the people… It’s nothing short of inspiring. And although the art is the reason we gather, it gives an opportunity for tasting fantastic local wines and engaging with others our community. You won’t be disappointed if you do come out for a few hours. You’ll be surprised by how much fun it is and impressed by everything that Yamhill County has to offer. We look forward to meeting you at Bella Casa Real Estate Group!