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...

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...

The Gift of Spring

Sometimes, when Bacchus smiles on Oregon, we get a week of sunshine just as Winter turns to Spring.  In our vineyard, our honeybees get more active, the chickens lay more eggs, and all manner of things poke their heads from the soil.  The vineyard is a sea of yellow...

The Vineyard Architecture for a New Vintage

We’ve been getting the vineyard ready for the growing season.  We’ve pruned last year’s fruiting canes, chosen new canes to lay down, and tied them to the fruiting wire.  This creates the vineyard architecture for the vintage.    We’re watching...

Gaining Focus in the New Year

Resolutions.  I have mixed feelings about resolutions.  I love that that new year feels like a clean slate and that I can set goals for myself with an entire year ahead of me to fulfill them.  On the other hand,  I’ve had the same three resolutions for about 30...

Coury and Pommard | The Imprint is Here

Imprint is in!  That’s the headline from Tuesday at Winderlea.  We harvested the fruit from our estate vineyard that becomes our whole cluster Imprint Pinot noir.  We have consistently used the same two blocks from Winderlea Vineyard, block 7 which is a...
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