If you haven’t made it to an Art Walk yet, we invite you to make this Friday, October 7th from 5 – 9 pm your first! You won’t be disappointed as you experience truly the best art and wine that Yamhill County has to offer. This Friday at Bella Casa we will feature the wines of Youngberg Hill Vineyards. The following except is from their website www.youngberghill.com.
Founded in 1989, Youngberg Hill Vineyards has a clear vision for the work and commitment that would be required to createthebest wines possible. Essential to our goal of winemaking is to embrace dedication, attention to detail, and tremendous passion for the craft of winemaking itself. Today we have taken this commitment and vision to heights we are proud of.
Our winemaking philosophy as: “…creating the very best wine from the vintage we’ve been given; to take what we get from the vineyard and to express the terroir and the beauty of the vineyard in every bottle of wine.” We focus our attention on producing the highest quality fruit possible, and then managing the fruit through the fermentation process for it to produce the finest wine it has to offer. By limiting yields and restrained barrel treatment, we are able to give the purest expression of our vineyard in producing our wines. The vineyards are 20 total acres; 12 acres of Pinot Noir planted in 1989, 5 acres of Pinot Gris planted in 2007, and 3 acres of Pinot Noir planted in 2008. Our estate is farmed organically and certified Live and Salmon Safe. High on the coast foothills of the McMinnville AVA, our wines are intense and complex. We produce estate grown vineyard selections of Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris and Pinot Blanc.
For many years the Oregon wine industry considered climate the most important factor in grape growing, with site and soil considerations virtually ignored. Today, vintners and growers lean more toward the European approach of letting the site drive the winemaking process. The French term which describes this concept is terroir –- meaning not just the soil, but also the rainfall, drainage, exposure and climate specific to a given site. Today the goût de terroir or “taste of the soil” is what the wines of Youngberg hill Vineyard is all about, from the elegant, multi-layered of Jordan, to the aromatic Natasha Pinot Noirs, to the lovely Aspen Pinot Gris.
We practice organic and sustainable farming. Some of our current sustainable practices include reducing soil erosion through the planting of beneficial cover crops; safe, controlled spraying using soft pesticides (such as biodegradable oils, soaps, and plant extracts), and conducting and participating in ongoing research on environmentally-friendly methods of pest control. Youngberg Hill has been aggressively pursuing the goal of 100% sustainability in its vineyard.
In the 2005, Youngberg Hill Vineyard earned third party sustainable certification for LIVE (liveinc.org) and Salmon Safe (salmonsafe.org).
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!