Seasonal Rhythms of The Cellar

Seasonal Rhythms of The Cellar

I stepped outside yesterday after a day spent toiling away in the cellar. A bright beam of late afternoon sun caught me by surprise and my face wrinkled. The coming and going of sporadic spring showers tapping the metal roof above all afternoon had tempered my...
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...
Vineyard Update | A Classic Oregon Vintage

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...
Finding Clarity in the Chaos

Finding Clarity in the Chaos

There is a song titled, “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year.”  It’s about Christmas, which has its obvious attributes, but I think Harvest is my favorite time of the year.  Harvest is a time of absolute clarity.  It can be like drinking...
The 2018 Vintage Has Arrived

The 2018 Vintage Has Arrived

Last week when I wrote about harvest being close, I had no idea we would be picking just a few days later.  Harvest kicked off for Winderlea, Saturday September 1st, with Chardonnay from Carabella vineyard for our Sparkling wine program.  We sampled the vineyard the...
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