Thanksgiving Gougères Recipe

Thanksgiving Gougères Recipe

      Indulge in this simple and foolproof gougère recipe paired alongside our latest release of the 2017 Vintage Sparkling Brut.     INGREDIENTS 5/8 C water 4 T butter 1/2 C unbleached white flour 2 eggs 1/2 coarsely grated Gruyere cheese...

A Need For Connection

A Need For Connection

I want to start by thanking all of you who are part of our lives.  You may not think it means much to us but every interaction keeps us connected to a world outside of our vineyard in Dundee.  We are all doing our best to figure out the intersection between staying...

Saying Goodbye to Block 3 | Our Farming Ethos Continues

Saying Goodbye to Block 3 | Our Farming Ethos Continues

Many of you know that we first learned about Biodynamic farming because we were searching for ways to extend the life of our original vines which were being attacked by phylloxera.  That effort has been largely successful as we were able to extend the productive life...

A Few Surprises Along the Way | 2020 Harvest

A Few Surprises Along the Way | 2020 Harvest

On Wednesday October 7th we officially concluded harvest for 2020 by picking Chardonnay from the Meredith Mitchell Vineyard.  In general, 2020 has been a year that has required a lot of adaptation and the Oregon grape harvest has been no different.  We've decided to...

Cheers to Number 15!

Cheers to Number 15!

And just like that, it's harvest.  Really, I thought I had another week.  Or more.  Perhaps it's like that every year, we think there's time to prepare and then harvest sneaks up on us.  But I feel more unprepared than usual this year.  We had a little bit of heat and...

In Patience and Humility We Find The Greatest Reward

In Patience and Humility We Find The Greatest Reward

Donna and I don't usually take a pre-harvest vacation, but this year we went to Montana for an early celebration of a milestone birthday of my brother's.  Prior to moving to Oregon we used to fly fish a bit, but we haven't picked up a rod since winegrowing took over...

A Fondness for Lower Yields

A Fondness for Lower Yields

Over the past week we've been getting estimates on what harvest will look like later this year.  It appears that it is going to be significantly smaller than usual. The forecast for the Winderlea Vineyard is about 40% lower than it was for last year. We won't thin the...

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