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...
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...
Business as a Force for Climate Action

Business as a Force for Climate Action

So, I will admit I’m freaking out a bit more about Climate Change these days more than usual (and I was already freaking out quite a lot).  Rolling Stone Magazine recently dedicated an entire issue to the topic, and honestly, if we don’t do something FAST,...
Business as a Force for Climate Action

Finding the Bright Side

As a native New Englander I’m accustomed to changeable weather, whether or not Mark Twain ever commented on it.  Interestingly, most of the regions we’ve lived in have adopted that quote as their own (If you don’t like the weather in Missouri...
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