A Time When Vigilance is Most Crucial

As KC and I were leaving for the airport Monday morning for Pinot in the City Chicago, I really noticed the humidity in the air.  Just as we left the office it started to sprinkle.  Hmmm, warm, humid, sprinkling rain, sounds like perfect conditions for powdery mildew,...

From Grape Growers to Weather Watcher

Grape growers are weather watchers and we are no different.  This year finds us with slightly lower than average rainfall, though there should be sufficient water in the water table to get us through harvest.  Temperatures were warm early in the season but have...

A Most Enthusiastic Approach

In a couple of weeks the Oregon Wine Industry will greet a few hundred enthusiastic wine professionals for Oregon Pinot Camp.  This year I have the pleasure of being one of the winegrowers tasked with creating and delivering a presentation on a vineyard topic; soil...