A Sunny Reward Post Harvest

As I write this I am sitting in my living room with the sun shining on my face while my field of vision is of blue skies over ribbons of fog in the valley.  Closer in, the last yellow and orange grape leaves are hanging on in the vineyard.  The last ten days or so...

A Little Coaxing to Gain Complexity in 2019

This has been an interesting vintage.  Moderate Summer temperatures were punctuated by rain to create the conditions for powdery mildew and botrytis.  The vineyard teams worked hard to keep the vineyard clean, spraying to lower the disease pressure and removing...

Vineyard Update | A Classic Oregon Vintage

After a string of warm and dry(er) vintages we are once again having an Oregon harvest.  In the last week temperatures have dropped in to the 60’s and 70’s and we’ve had several rain events totaling over an inch.  The forecast for the next ten days...

The Ever Looming Harvest

There comes a time every year when it really feels that harvest is imminent.  That happened for me on Saturday August 24th.  I was in the vineyard with some guests and Block 3, one of our original blocks, was almost completely through version (color change)....

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...