Waiting for Nature’s Magic

Waiting for Nature’s Magic

As I write this we are in day two of an ice storm.  We’ve had a lot of tree damage so far, and the roads are treacherous.  It’s beautiful to look at the smaller trees and the limbs from our Yew hedge bent over because they are encased in an inch or two of...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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