DISCOVER

Our Story

Bellingar Estates began as my vision: to make a living farming, to spend the best part of my days outside and avoid getting a “real job” at all costs, and to build a legacy for my family.

Evan Bellingar, founder and visionary

Evan Bellingar, Founder & Visionary

That vision took me from Northwest Washington, where my family has been farmers, tradesmen, and rascals by turns, for over 100 years, to the Willamette Valley of Oregon.  The first stop was for schooling (and a wife! Thanks Kim!), then to manage vineyards, and now to put down roots.

I have been amazingly lucky to have designed, developed, and managed many of the finest vineyards in the state of Oregon, worked with dozens of amazing winemakers, and tasted wines that reminded me of what it meant to be alive. After more than a decade making artisanal wine in the garagiste style, the time came to take the leap to a grander enterprise. 2014 brought not only our first commercial vintage, but the latest generation of Bellingars, although it will be a few years before little Aria is tall enough to top barrels.

Oregon Pinot noir will always evoke magic for me. From tending mossy headed vines that are older than I am, to driving tractor by moonlight at harvest, to barrel tasting in the barns and garages of friends and  learning from some of the founders of the wine industry.  Winegrowing in Oregon is something special.

It is in this spirit that Kim and I hope to make the work of our hands the joy of your table. Enjoy with family, friends, food, or fireworks!

-Evan

Kim Bellingar- Founder & Chiefs of All The Things

If you’ve ever met Evan, you know he’s two things: funny and persuasive.  The latter of those two (combined with a lot of wine and laughter) led me to jump into this crazy wine industry with him.  I graduated from Oregon State University with two honors degrees in Biology and Animal Sciences, a minor in Chemistry, a minor in Business, and an option in Pre-Veterinary Medicine.  Then, promptly threw all that out the window (except maybe business), and joined the team at Adelsheim Vineyard to learn how to run a winery.  Over the next 12 years, I was honored to serve as David Adelsheim’s right hand, earned my Masters in Business Administration from Portland State University in the evenings, and served as the Chief Operating Officer for Adelsheim for the last 7 years.

I retired from working a 9-5 job in January of 2020 to work 24/7 on opening the Bellingar Estates tasting room, as well as assist on the board of directors for the Willamette Valley Wineries Association, the founding of the Willamette Valley Wineries Foundation, and the Pacific Northwest Leadership Council for the Children’s Cancer Association.  In the abundance of other hours in the day, we are delighted to be raising our three small children on our farm, along with building lots of craft projects, tending a beautifully chaotic cut flower garden, and looking after some other random creatures that wander around.

Kim Bellingar with her son on her shoulders
CONTACT

24055 NE North Valley Rd, Newberg, OR 97132
503-476-1339

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