Winemaker Journal

What’s happening at the winery
Our area saw record-setting rainfall in February, cool temperatures, and even a little snow at the beginning of March. This cool, wet weather hasn’t affected the vines, since the plants have remained dormant through much of March. The extended forecast shows warmer temperatures on the way, so we probably don’t have to worry about any more snow. We typically see bud break sometime in March; weather or not that happens this year will depend on what Mother Nature brings our way in the next couple of weeks. At this point, it does look like the growing season will begin a little later than it did last year, but we were early last year.

We recently bottled some Frambrosia, which is our Oregon raspberry wine. It’s been so cold in the winery that fermentation took longer than usual. We also recently bottled some more of our 2015 off-dry Riesling. We held some of this wine back last year, when we bottled it for our wine club. Because it was so popular with our club members, we decided to ...more...



American Niagara
Retail: $7.00 | $71.40 per case
WOM Price: $4.90 | $58.80 per case
Club Price: $4.66 | $55.92 per case