Winemaker Journal


What’s happening at the winery
Suddenly, it feels like autumn at Oak Knoll. It’s as if Mother Nature flipped a switch. The nights are much cooler than they have been in months and we’ve had a little rain here and there. By the time you read this, we’ll have brought in our first grapes of the season. Our harvest will begin with Maréchal Foch and Niagara from Sheppard Vineyards. They are located about ten miles from here, as the crow files, but it’s flat land, so there’s always a concern about early, low-land frost at Sheppard. They also grow Riesling, Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris, but it’s the Foch and Niagara we’ll work with first.

Just a few days later, we expect to bring in the Pinot Gris from Dion Vineyard. Dion is located about four miles from here; on a beautiful southern-facing hill. They also grow Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.

We have selected lots at each vineyard – certain row numbers will be ours to purchase and harvest. Each year, whether the yield is low or high, each ...more...

Wine of the Month

Muller Thurgau

Muller Thurgau
Willamette Valley

The nose has a crisp characteristic to it with a slight spiciness of nutmeg and Lychee fruit. The palate presents a very light and airy taste of floral notes. The baking spices carry over into the finish. This wine will pair nicely with spicy foods, hard cheeses and salads with a tangy balsamic dressing.

$11.20 per bottle
$134.40 per case
$14.00 per bottle
$168.00 per case

Heritage Wine Club:
$10.64 per bottle
$127.68 per case

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