Our Summer Sundays Series kicks off July 8 with a Rodeo Days BBQ, Barbera, Butteville Store Beans & French Prairie Pies. We'll be serving up fine fare, great wine, and bringing back relaxing Sunday Suppers with friends and family. Come early to sip wine in the sunny orchard and play a lawn game or two. Dinner is served between 4 - 6 pm. Tickets include a glass of wine (or a taste of five) and chef selected cuisine of the day. Kids welcome. Mark your calendars and we'll see you soon.
Summer Sundays at Lady Hill:
July 8, 2018 - Rodeo Days BBQ, Barbera, Butteville Store Beans & French Prairie Pies
July 22, 2018 - Salmon Soirée
August 12, 2018 - Afternoon in Provence
August 26, 2018 - Inspired by the Pacific Rim
September 9, 2018 - Italian Street Fair
September 23, 2018 - Pass the Paella
'Wine is bottled poetry.' Robert Louis Stevenson
April is National Poetry Month. We are thrilled to host two events during the month to celebrate the occasion.
Jennifer Pons studied her MFA with a teaching fellowship at University of Arizona in another place and time. She teaches high school English in Portland, OR. Locusts and Wild Honey is her manuscript-in-progress. Her work has appeared most recently in Across the Margin.
John Morrison won the Rhea & Seymour Gorsline Poetry Competition for his book Heaven of the Moment, which was a finalist for the Oregon Book Award in poetry. His poems have appeared in the Beloit Poetry Journal, Poetry Northwest, the Cimarron Review, and RHINO among other literary journals. He teaches poetry as an associate fellow at the Attic Institute in Portland, Oregon.
The amazing Elaine, Lady Hill Proprietress, Mother of 9, and an original farm girl, missed having chickens and sheep on the farm so she called in the troops to pull together a Pop-Up Petting Zoo. It was a great way to kick off the Easter weekend and spring, officially. The kids became part of the pet menagerie while the adults sampled a line-up of perfect pairings for the Easter Buffet, including two new release wines:
An agrarian magister to Lady Hill proprietors, Elaine and Jerry Owen, Wendell Berry was the inspiration for the family to start converting ground to Organic 15 years ago. He continues to poetically inspire us as we strive to steward this piece of earth into the next generation. Hosting one of the only community screenings of Look & See: A Portrait of Wendell Berry, in the Pacific Northwest, we are now even more inspired to move our legacy forward in a meaningful way.
Indoors or out, we gather at Columban Hall. This past August, we were blessed to host Minister of Wine and Maestro of Voice, Marcus Hanson, as he performed an aria in the open air on the South Patio.
What can you expect if you view the 2017 Solar Eclipse at Lady Hill?
At 10:18 am, approximately 10 seconds of totality. During the partial eclipse from 9:05 am - 11:38 am, expect a beautiful show of crescent shaped shadows filtering through the trees.
Sunrise that morning will be at 6:21 am. Our Columban Hall tasting room is the building just east of Sineann, where the marker is on the map below. Standing outside, looking south, you view the fields of the farm and the path of the sun. The gold line from the marker indicates the direction we'll look to the sun at the time of the eclipse - 10:18 am.
Reserve a spot at our Return to the Light Viewing and Brunch and join us for a toast to totality!
Dear Local Food and Drink Friends,
Elaine and I wanted to get the word out to the community about a film, a "portrait" of Wendell Berry, that we will be hosting at our winery located on my family's 6th generation farm near St Paul.
I have heard Berry speak, and have been listening to his quiet, sane voice since I was a college student in the '70s. Some of my friends visited him on his Kentucky farm back then as well. He has been an agrarian magister to both Elaine and me and was the inspiration for us to start converting ground to Organic 15 years ago. He continues to poetically inspire us as we strive to steward this piece of earth into the next generation.
We are stoked to have the opportunity to share this screening; please feel free to pass on to other eaters, readers, drinkers, and thinkers! Tickets here.
Jerry and Elaine Owen