UPDATE: Tasting Room Closed December 21 - January 2
March is TLC Month at Bella Vida Vineyard
Ted Leroy Crawford
It seems as though everyone knew Ted or knew about him. He was always there for us and the community. Ted, a machinist by trade, could fix pretty much anything. Ted was gregarious, kind and never met a stranger. He was quick to shake hands and share a smile. Dundee Hills benefited from his presence and contributions.
Wanting to respect the man and honor his legacy, we joined forces with Torii Mor Winery and winemakers Jacques Tardy and Jon Tomaselli to craft a special Pinot Noir from the last acre planted at Bella Vida Vineyard.
In Ted’s memory, we deemed this acre “Ted's Block”. Planted in 2008 with Ted’s help, Ted’s Block consists of 4 different types of Pinot Noir: Pommard, Wadenswiel, DiJon 115 and 777. These clones are co-fermented, providing a complexity in the wine that is only rivaled by Ted's contagious smile. Proceeds from the sale of this special bottling are collected over the year and in the month of March and designated to purchase equipment in support of Newberg High School's CTE (Career & Technical Education) programs. This year we are funding the purchase of 2 - 3D Printers for the creation of a MakerSpace Lab ($8500). In addition, we are donating 50% of the tasting fees during the month of March to the Newberg High School Student Resource Room. We invite the community and our customers to join us in our efforts and celebrate the life of a great man and friend.