22 Bowen’s Wine Bar & Grille will welcome Oregon winemaker Kelley Fox, of Kelley Fox Wines, on Saturday, February 22nd from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, for a special night of education, wine tasting and light bites.

Established in 2007, Kelley Fox Wines is considered one of the finest pinot noir producers in Oregon and one of the best biodynamic producers in the country. A native of the Willamette Valley, Kelley produced her first vintage in 2007 with 100 cases. Today, she produces between 2,700 and 3,000 cases annually. 

All of Kelley’s wines are from the historic Maresh Vineyard, the Demeter-certified biodynamic Momtazi Vineyard, along with Hyland (1988 Coury Clone Pinot), Freedom Hill (barrel-fermented Pinot blanc), and beginning in 2018, Weber (1983 and 1988 Pinot), and Durant Vineyard (Chardonnay). Both Weber and Durant are family owned and farmed old-vine vineyards in the Dundee Hills. 

The cost is $50 per person; tax and gratuity are included. For more information or reservations, please call 401-841-8884 or visit www.22bowens.com

Ryan Belmore is the Publisher of What'sUpNewp. 
Belmore has been involved with What’sUpNewp since shortly after its launch in 2012, proudly leading it to be named Best Local News Blog in Rhode Island by Rhode Island Monthly readers in 2018, 2019, and 2020 and an honorable mention in the Common Good Awards in 2021.

Born and raised in Rhode Island, Belmore graduated from Coventry High School and the Community College of Rhode Island. In addition to living in Newport for 10 years, he has lived in Portsmouth, Coventry, Providence, Smithfield, Burrillville, and East Greenwich.

Belmore currently serves as Vice President of the Board Of Directors for Fort Adams Trust and on the Board of Directors for Potter League For Animals. He previously served on the Board of Lucy's Hearth and the Arts & Cultural Alliance for Newport County.

Belmore and his wife, Jen, currently live in Alexandria, Virginia, a move they made in 2021. Read more about that here - https://whatsupnewp.com/2021/09/letter-from-the-publisher-some-personal-news/

Belmore visits Newport every couple of weeks to support the 12+ paid contributors What'sUpNewp has on the ground across Rhode Island, a place he called home for 39 years.

Belmore is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers, Society of Professional Journalists, and the North American Snowsports Journalists Association.

In 2020, Belmore was named Member of the Year by LION and won the Arts & Cultural Alliance of Newport County's Dominque Award.
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