What’s happening at the winery
We’ve had a little rain recently, but the weather has been nice overall, with some days already touching 90. The grapes are ahead of schedule and we may even see bloom before May is over. Bloom is when tiny flowers are visible with the new grape clusters. The grapes are very fragile during this time, so nice weather is critical. Heavy rain or high winds can damage the new grapes. We’ve had hail in past years at this time, which can be really devastating. Ideal weather for grape growing is warm and dry. Growing wine grapes in Oregon can be challenging, because sometimes it’s cooler and rainier than we’d like, but last year was just tremendous. We hardly had to spray last year, which would have been for mildew and fungus that can grow in damp conditions.
The Rose Festival label has been selected and we’ll soon be bottling our Rose Festival Rosé, Pinot Gris, and Pinot Noir. These wines will be available at the festival and will also be wine club wines. Each ...more...
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.
$151.20 per case
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