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2015 | Warm and Big, a 2014 Twin
October 23, 2015

Here, have a cigar!  We just had twins, one year apart.  The 2015 vintage was slightly different in early growing season…

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2015 | No Room in the Inn!
October 3, 2015

This vintage to me is a twin to 2014, with rich, deep, broadly appealing Pinot noirs and white with weight and…

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2015 | More Fruit, and Admittedly Wonderful Fruit!
September 23, 2015

Harvests of various varieties and vineyards are complete, some not even begun.  We have 313 tons picked, with all Pinot Gris…

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2015 | Condensed Ripening, All Vineyards Fair Game
September 12, 2015

For the first year I can remember, all bets are off on which vineyard is picked first, which next, which last!…

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2015 | Better Get Used To It
September 7, 2015

Pretty hot early-on, so testing our developing systems for warmer climate winemaking: leaving a heavier cropload, protecting from sunburn with good…

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Chehalem 2014 Newsletter: 30th Anniversary Edition
December 30, 2014

There is a backstory to everything.  And with the richly cultural, social, artistic, natural and technical work that wine is, that…

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2014 | A Harvest Both Big and Good
October 28, 2014

We dropped our last red wine fermentor to press on Sunday and almost all settled ferments are now in barrel awaiting…

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2014 | Final Harvest Days!
October 12, 2014

Harvest picking is now complete, as of today! The dry weather has allowed us to hang fruit a little longer, as…

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2014 | At Least We Get To Enjoy Halloween!
October 1, 2014

Today ends an intense 3 weeks of Harvesting, with white press action every day of that, with Pinot fermentors totally full…

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30th Harvest Anniversary at Ridgecrest Vineyards
September 30, 2014

Our Ridgecrest Vineyards was the first vineyard planted on what would become the Ribbon Ridge AVA, purchasing the land in 1980…

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