After more than a decade of success as a corporate tax attorney in Cincinnati, Dave Specter was emotionally and physically spent. His wife Sara convinced him to leave the profession and the pair turned the hobby that brought him joy—winemaking—into his new career. Upon moving to Newberg, they established Bells Up in 2013. Today, Dave shares his love of wine and winemaking by hosting private tasting experiences with wine newbies and connoisseurs alike.
Micro-boutique, un-domaine and always open by appointment, Bells Up composes fewer than 500 cases of handcrafted, classically styled Oregon Pinot Noir, Pinot Blanc, Rosé of Pinot Noir, Syrah and Seyval Blanc—the Willamette Valley’s first and only planting of this varietal (and only the second in Oregon). Experience your own #bellsupmoment in a private tasting with winemaker Dave.