Youngberg Hill Inn


What is better then visiting a winery in the Willamette Valley? Staying at a winery in the Willamette Valley. Especially when you have a spectacular home on a hill surrounded by vineyards and a view like you will find at Youngberg Hill.

We arrived and were greeted with a glass of Pinot Noir. So that was a good start.

Then we were shown our room. The large open space looked out over the valley. We had our own private deck too!

And then we saw the en-suite bathroom and tub with large glass walk in shower. I knew what my plans would be for the evening!

Our stay included a complimentary wine tasting. You can read more about that here. Afterwards Terri-Lynn and I explored the rest of the house and took a walk through the vineyards.

Terri-Lynn on our private deck. Does she look happy?
Walking through the vineyards. Still happy.
The view from our private deck – overlooking the shared balcony below

We really did not want to leave since we are only here for one night. The Inn is located near downtown McMinnville so we did venture out for dinner and visited a few other wineries on the way.

Another view from our deck

Now on to one of my favorite parts of staying in a BnB. The Breakfast! The smells from the kitchen woke us up and all we had to do was venture downstairs to the deliciousness that was waiting for us.

There are nine elegant and uniquely decorated suites at the Inn. View them all by going to their web site here.

Below you may view the short film we made while staying at the Inn. We also met with the owner and wine maker Wayne Bailey after breakfast and he described to us what was happening out in the vineyard at this time of year. See the entire interview below.

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About XPLORE FILM and Sip & Stay

The Art of Life

Tony and Terri-Lynn met in 1987 as teenagers. In 1991 they were married.  Tony has been a professional musician his entire life and spent the 90’s touring and releasing albums.  In 2001 the couple left the cities and moved to a small community on the Oregon coast. This is where they fell into television production and film making. In 2004 Makai Ohana Productions was founded and the couple produced advertising and creative content for hundreds of tourism related businesses and government entities in Southern Oregon and Northern California. Realizing the industry was evolving towards the internet they re-branded the business in 2012 to Xplore Film.  This company would now be an international business producing films world wide as well as an NGO in West Africa where the couple provides clean water boreholes, scholarships and even a prosthetic hand project.

In 2018 Tony and Terri-Lynn with their dog Bisque Kitt packed the belongings they could carry on their backs and flew to Spain. They bought a home and planned to spend equal time between the two countries running the business.  Then Covid hit and the world closed.  By 2020 they realized Spain, and specifically Torrevieja was now home.  They bought a sailboat and started to create a life on the Costa Blanca of music, film, events and community.


Music from Xplore Film

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