May 2014 Featured Artists at the Tasting Rooms

May 3, 2014

This month we welcome our very own Ellen Ahern to the Newberg tasting room and Shady Cove resident, Kimberly Martin to the vineyard tasting room.  Below are a couple of short bios from these gals and of course pictures of them with their cameras.  Come out and see their displays while you enjoy a flight, a glass or a bottle of Cliff Creek.  Say cheese!

 Ellen Ahern

Ellen Ahern began taking pictures of her Warmblood horses. After relocating from Anchorage, AK to Talent, OR with her husband, Dan, she opened Destinations End Equestrian Center. She initially enrolled in David Vanderlip’s photography class and has been learning ever since. Please enjoy her nature and wildlife photos at our Newberg Tastng Room during the month of May.

 Kimberly Martin

Hi my name is Kimberly Martin, I have three children and three step children, I also have four granddaughters and in May I will be a grandma to my fourth  grandson, I am married to my best friend and the love of my life.

My husband and I moved to southern Oregon in 2011, and it was a very hard transition for me to leave my family behind in California, but I have survived and will I continue to survive here in Gods country, Oregon is so beautiful,  I look at it as a never ending journey for myself and my husband.

I have been doing photography now for about fifteen years, I always wanted to be the student who walked around campus and took snap shots for the yearbook, I am that person now, but just not a student, I’ve found being a photographer is not only going around and snapping photos just because it would make a pretty picture, I found that these are memories for my family, friends and clients,

I never had the opportunity to go to school of arts to become a photographer, once I put that camera in my hand for the first time, I knew that this is a gift that was given to me, and I am so thankful that I can share what I see through my eyes,  I can share with others.

I have photographed many weddings and engagements, I am also a family portrait photographer, and I enjoy doing senior photos, I just love being a photographer and capturing memories that will be cherished forever, but by far my favorite things to photograph are objects that are history.

I am not a professional photographer,  but one day I would love to go to school and become a professional photographer, but till that time and opportunity arrives,  I will continue to be who I am and that is an accountant assistant, and wife a mother and a grandmother.


Mini Seafood fest this weekend at both tasting rooms!

February 18, 2014

Please join us at either of our Tasting Room Locations to enjoy our wines paired with some seafood treats! Down south, sample Shrimp ceviche and in the North, warm up with some Clam Chowder. Other items will be available as well so grab some Friends and head on over to Cliff Creek this weekend. As always, you’ll be glad you did!



February 7, 2014

Bacon Bacon is ON at the Vineyard – please come help us eat delish bacon and compare/contrast wonderful ways to enjoy this amazing food group!! Unfortunately, Newberg will remain closed on Saturday. But think of it this way, enjoy Bacon Bacon at the Vineyard this weekend and Road Trip up to Newberg next weekend! Not only can you compare Bacon, you can compare Tasting Rooms!!


SNOW DAZE IN NEWBERG – Bacon Bacon and Art Walk postponed

February 7, 2014

Due to the snow, we will have to postpone Bacon Bacon in Newberg until next weekend – 15/16th. We will also have chocolate – so even more deliciousness!! Additionally, we will reschedule a farewell to Mark and Erin Terry and their lovely art later in the month.


Veritage Miami Best in Glass Wine Challenge

February 4, 2014

More press on our latest vintages! 2008 Syrah and Claret take GOLD while 2010 Merlot and 2011 Red Red Wine take Silver!


Wine tasting with Kids – Cliff Creek at the Vineyard a great stop!

June 4, 2013

Wine tasting and have the kids along?  Here is a great article with tips for hanging with the kiddos – and mentions a stop at Cliff Creek along the way!


a French Adventure

May 21, 2013

Here are a few bits from Ruth, abroad


Flamingos and other French Adventures

May 21, 2013

Check out these videos from the French Adventure –

flamingos, who knew?  You can view all the posted video to date

on Facebook – just go back to the album on the top left to see more!


Friends becoming Family in France

May 21, 2013

Ruth, Dorothy, Lee and Cory join with Lorraine of Wild Provence Tours and 22 Cliff Creek

wine club members for an unforgettable journey through France!


Syrah and Red Red Wine Win Gold at Dallas Morning News Wine Competition

April 19, 2013

The results are in from the Dallas Morning News & TexSomm Wine Competition

2007 Syrah – Gold
2011 Red Red Wine – Gold
2007 Claret – Silver

Check out the complete results!