Winemaker Journal

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What’s happening at the winery?
This has been the warmest winter on record in Oregon, with above-average temperatures in December, January and February. We had many days in the upper-50s and low to mid-60s, and we’re expecting to see some 70 degree weather this month. We have had average precipitation, but it’s been in the form of warm rain rather than snow. We haven’t seen bud break yet, but it’s surely going to happen in the near future. There is concern, of course, that the early buds will be damaged if we get a frost. The threat of frost affects the lowlands more than the hillsides. There’s always a chance for lowlands frost in Oregon well into May. If the buds are damaged by frost, the result is lost fruit and a lower harvest yield. The early warm temperatures don’t just affect wine growers; cherry and apple growers, in particular, share the same concerns. All we can do is hope that temperatures stay warm if the buds do, in fact, break early.

Pinot Report
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Events

Thursday, Apri, 23rd, 2015

Paint Night


April 24 - April 26, 2015

Astoria-Warrenton Seafood, Crab & Wine Festival


Friday, May 1, 2015

1st Friday Wine Time


May 16th - 17th, 2015

45th Anniversary Weekend


May 23rd - 25th

Memorial Day Weekend Open House


Wine of the Month

Niagara - American

WINE OF THE MONTH
American Niagara

The Niagara wine is a great way to kick off summer! The robust taste of a fresh grape popped right off the vine brings that warm summer feeling. Niagara is a great beverage by itself or for a fun way to have it, take 2 bottles of Niagara to 1 bottle of water and put in a pan. Put it in the freezer for about 4 hours and then start to run a fork through the mixture. It becomes shaved Niagara ice. It makes a great Intermezzo or a Icy for adults.

 
 
 
$6.00 per bottle – $72.00 per case
regularly
$8.00 per bottle – $96.00 per case

Heritage Wine Club:
$5.70 per bottle – $68.40 per case

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