Winemaker Journal

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What’s happening at the winery?
The weather continues to be beautiful – warm, sunny and dry. The vineyards are still ahead of schedule by at least two or three weeks. There’s still a lot of growing season ahead, but if the weather pattern stays the same, we may harvest even earlier than we did last year. We’re not further ahead than that, despite all the sun and the lack of rain, because the sunny days lead to cool nights which then lead to cool mornings. Without cloud-cover, there are higher highs and lower lows in temperature.

Last month, we bottled Marionberry, some Niagara, and we finished and bottled the Rosé for the Rose Festival. I’m really happy with how the Rosé turned out and the label art for the Rose Festival wines is quite beautiful this year, too.

Pinot Report
The 2014 Pinot Gris is completely done. We’ve got wine from two vineyards currently in tanks. One has lots more fruit in the nose and the other has more fruit in the finish. A number of people have tasted ...more...

Events

Saturday, May 23- Monday, May 25, 2015

Memorial Day Weekend Open House


Thursday, May 28, 2015

Paint Night


Friday, May 1 - Sunday, May 31, 2015

Oregon Wine Month


Friday, June 5, 2015

1st Friday Wine Time


Saturday, June 13, 2015

Wine Club Release & Pick-up


Wine of the Month

Pinot Noir Willamette Valley 2011

WINE OF THE MONTH
Pinot Noir
Willamette Valley
2011

This wine exhibits a dark garnet color and aromas of cherry, clove, and leather. On the palate the wine is supple and round with integrated flavors of berry and cinnamon spice, framed by subtle notes of vanilla and a hint of oak. The wine possesses a fruity fruit forward style ready to drink.

$14.40 per bottle
$172.80 per case
regularly
$18.00 per bottle
$216.00 per case

Heritage Wine Club:
$13.60 per bottle
$164.16 per case

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