Pinot Noir Dreams at Youngberg Hill Inn and Winery
I don't usually recommend a B & B style lodging. I don't do mornings and find it hard to be cordial before a second cup of coffee. I dislike flounces, busy wallpaper and lackluster food. I don't like feeling like I'm sneaking up the stairs at night before my parents find out I have missed my curfew. But Youngberg Hill Inn is not any of those things and changed my mind completely.
More of a real inn than a B & B, the owner Wayne Bailey lives on site but in another house. The décor is soothing, rooms are well appointed with expansive views, fireplaces, coffee in room, and most have Jacuzzi tubs. Cheery innkeeper Becky Looney is a wonderful cook and hostess. Mornings are bright at the breakfast tables looking out into the vineyards. In the late afternoons Wayne, who is also the winemaker for his Youngberg Hill wine, hosts a wine tasting for the guests. His passion is evident as he speaks about his award-wining wine. From the soils to production, he answers all viticulture questions with simple explanations making it easy to appreciate that the wine is a living thing. I promise you that the most memorable part of your stay will be listening to the wine’s story and tasting its struggle in your glass.