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Budbreak Arrives at Winderlea

Budbreak Arrives at Winderlea

"Budbreak”:  the glorious time of the year when the vines wake up from their winter dormancy.  For those more curious about what causes budbreak, it is stimulated as soil temperatures rise, osmosis causes water to be drawn upward into the plant through the xylem. This...

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Winderlea Celebrates B Corp Month

Winderlea Celebrates B Corp Month

As I write this, most of us at Winderlea are engaged in finalizing our application to be re-certified as a B Corp.  It seems fitting then that March is B Corp Month, when the B Corp community comes together to celebrate, “People using business as a force for good.”...

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Spring is coming!

Spring is coming!

On Tuesday, Donna and I experienced one of the first signs of Spring; the blessing of the final blends of Rosé.  We’ll have two very distinct wines again this year, one from the Winderlea Estate Vineyard and the other, the Clos Vernier from Worden Hill Vineyard.  Both...

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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...

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A New Adventure Awaits

A New Adventure Awaits

After years of living in Oregon and enjoying all this area has to offer, my husband and I feel a pull to a rural way of life. So, we've decided to do some traveling and experience life in other parts of the country.  Our first stop along this journey is to live in the...

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