Oregon Coast Crab meets Alsatian Classic

There aren’t many things that compare with the cultural richness of crab season at the Oregon Coast. Our 2017 Meredith Mitchell Vineyard Pinot Blanc, with its stone fruit aromas, grapefruit and papaya flavor notes, and an underlying mouthfeel that has the...

On The Road at Alabama Pinot Camp

Donna and I were at Alabama Pinot Camp this week.  We’ve attended for the last few years and our annual trip to Huntsville and Birmingham have become one of our most anticipated market visits.  Thanks to some amazing local retailers, Alabama is a very strong...

Finding What Sparks Joy

Marie Kondo asks us to decide if an item, “Sparks Joy,”  as a way to decide if we should keep something.  On Tuesday of this week we did our second to final blending trials for our 2016 Sparkling Wine, our first ever.  And spark joy it did. This whole...

Demeter Certification Yields Valuable Lessons

Last week we had our Biodynamic certification inspections for our vineyard and winery.  This year we included Meredith Mitchell Vineyard as well and hope that our 2019 wines from that vineyard will bear the Demeter Biodynamic logo.  Our preparation at Winderlea is led...
Lobster Bisque | 2016 Chardonnay

Lobster Bisque | 2016 Chardonnay

Staying warm in the winter easily lends itself to this cozy and comforting Lobster Bisque paired alongside our 2016 Chardonnay, which has a touch of citrus and honeysuckle on the nose leading to perfumed white flowers and a palate that boasts streams of lemon cream...