What’s happening at the winery
Rain, rain, and more rain has been the theme of this spring, so far. We’ve had bud break in the vineyards, but it’s going very slowly right now. The rain won’t harm the vines or the buds, but progress will be slow until it becomes warm and sunny. We’ve been spoiled here in
Oregon the past few years; it’s quite common for us to have a cool, rainy spring and for the warm weather to hold off until June. Last year, and 2015, were unusually warm and sunny and dry.
Last month, we bottled some 2015 Pinot Noir, Rosé and Pinot Gris. These were all small batches that we bottled exclusively for the wine club. We’re working hard to come up with more ideas for interesting small lots for our wine club members; there’s never been a better time to join than now.
Greg and I traveled to Canada together, to explore the market there. We learned a lot – there are varieties there I’d never heard of before, just as they had never heard of Niagara ...more...