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...

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....

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...