Willamette Valley winery to give away harvest weekend package

By on January 26, 2013

Youngberg Hill Vineyards & Inn near McMinnville, Ore., ranks at one of the Willamette Valley's top wine touring destinations. (Photo courtesy of Youngberg Hill)

Youngberg Hill Vineyards & Inn near McMinnville, Ore., ranks at one of the Willamete Valley’s top wine touring destinations. (Photo courtesy of Youngberg Hill)

This week, Youngberg Hill Vineyards and Inn in Oregon’s Willamette Valley launched a giveway for a 2013 harvest weekend valued at $1,500.

Word of Youngberg Hill’s Ultimate Harvest Getaway contest was unveiled Tuesday to subscribers of co-owner Nicolette Bailey’s newsletter. (Seth Cary of Chicago, Illinois, was announced Feb. 18 as the winner.)

The winner of the contest, staged via Facebook, will receive:

* A two-night stay for two at Youngberg Hill Inn in the northern Willamette Valley with a two-course breakfast each morning in October 2013.
* A private tour and tasting of the vineyard with food pairing with the owner.
* A private tour of the winery with the winemakers.
* A chance to participate in harvest (time dependent).
* Wine tastings/tours with select wineries with driver.
* Dinner at Nick’s Italian Cafe with the winemaker.
* Dinner at Bistro Maison with the owner.

(Editor’s note: The Baileys have sent a consolation prize to anyone who entered, but the prize must be redeemed in the tasting room by April 30).

80 Willamette Valley wineries within 20-minute drive of Youngberg Hill

Youngberg Hill 2009 Estate Pinot NoirThis year marks the 10th anniversary of Nicolette and Wayne Bailey’s purchase of the property near McMinnville. They left Chicago to raise their family in Oregon, which explains the vineyard’s transition to organic farming. They’ve also made the 50-acre mountain top a destination for wine tourists and weddings.

The renowned bed and breakfast, surrounded by more than 80 wineries with a 20-minute drive, also is a member of the Select Registry.

Both restaurants, Bistro Maison and Nick’s Italian Cafe long have been supporters of the Willamette Valley wine industry. Many view founding chef/owner Nick Peirano as the most influential restaurateur in the history of Oregon wine.

About Eric Degerman

Eric Degerman is the president and CEO of Great Northwest Wine. He is a journalist with more than 30 years of daily newspaper experience and has been writing about wine since 1998. He co-founded Wine Press Northwest with Andy Perdue and served as its managing editor for 15 years. He is a frequent wine judge along the West Coast and contributor to Pacific Northwest Golfer magazine, the region's longest-running golf publication.

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