Waiting For The Sun

Things to do while waiting for the sun to come out.  I’ve written a couple of times about how little sun we’ve gotten this year.  In terms of accumulated heat units, we are tracking behind the coolest vintage this century.  And it’s been grey and rainy –...

48 Inches of Rain

The weather this year has been so strange.  It’s been wet, very wet and cool.  Usually we get 30 – 35 inches of rain annually.  Since October 1st, our weather stations are showing we’ve already received almost 49 inches.  Typically by now we would have somewhere...

White Wines Anytime

Growing up in New England, you didn’t dare wear white pants or white shoes until after Memorial Day.   I find I had a similar switch that went off right about now that led me to white wines, and a good deal of Rosé until the Fall.  However, Bill and I were struck over...

About Our Wines

In the early 90s we fell in love with Pinot noir. Its elegance and sensuality – and the beautiful way it paired with a range of foods delighted us. As we tasted through wines from across the country we found the characteristics we most loved in Oregon Pinot noir. We...

Our Roots

When we made the decision to refocus and relocate our lives to Oregon, our driving ambition was to grow and make Pinot noir.  We’ve told our story thousands of  times.  Our favorite grape was Pinot noir and our favorite American Pinot noirs came from the Willamette...
Winderlea Grafts Block 5

Winderlea Grafts Block 5

A lot has happened in the vineyard over the last week.   We replanted one of our Legacy blocks at the top of the vineyard, replacing the 45 year old own rooted Pommard with like Pommard on root stock.  We hope to start to harvest those new plantings in the 2024...
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