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

Friday, April 3, 2015

1st Friday Wine Time


Sunday, April 5th, 2015

Easter


Saturday April 11-12, 2015

7th Annual North Willamette Wine Trail Weekend


April 24 - April 26, 2015

Astoria-Warrenton Seafood, Crab & Wine Festival


May 16th - 17th, 2015

45th Anniversary Weekend


Wine of the Month

Unoaked Chardonnay

WINE OF THE MONTH
Chardonnay Unoaked 2011

Citrus aromas upfront with added notes of gooseberry and lemon zest. Star fruit and pineapple at the close of the nose. Grapefruit opens in the mouth with tropical notes mid-palate of passion fruit and more pineapple. Nectarines and a touch of basil in the finish.

$11.20 per bottle
$134.40 per case,
regularly
$14.00 per bottle
$142.80 per case

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