Winemaker Journal

What's happening at the winery
The heat from spring has not carried into the summer; we haven't had a single day above 90 degrees yet. We're not yet seeing signs of veraison (which is the onset of ripening) yet – that could happen in late July or into August. It's mostly been in the 70s so far; some temperatures in the 80s will bring about changes in the vineyards.

We bottled the Toasted Cow White, which is currently a blend of Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Riesling and Müller Thurgau and it is now available to the public.  This is a non-vintage wine, and the blend varies each time we make it. We offered our Wine Club a tasting of a few possible blends for the Toasted Cow Red, and they decided on Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Barbera, which will be bottled and available later this year.

Pinot Report
We are still working on our 2015 Pinot Noir, which will be a Wine Club offering. The 2015 Pinot Gris is nearly ready to be cold stabilized and blended. We have ...more...

Wine of the Month

Pinot Gris Willamette Valley 2014

Ripe pears with a slight citrus giving this a very refreshing nose. The ripe pear carries over to the palate. This is a nice juicy Pinot Gris. Great for those hot summer days.

$9.80 per bottle
$117.60 per case
$14.00 per bottle
$168.00 per case
Heritage Wine Club
$9.31 per bottle
$111.72 per case

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