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2013 | Barreling Down Before we Even Start Picking Two Vineyards
October 10, 2013

We’re finally into normal timing for picking some of our vineyard blocks. Unlike the hot year early-pick mode we were in…

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2013 | Yes, Screwy Weather, Including an “Atmospheric River of Moisture”
October 6, 2013

The 2013 Vintage will be remembered for its weather extremes:  consistently warmer than any growing season in memory from the beginning…

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2012 | An Unusual and Yet Excellent Vintage
October 31, 2012

This is a uniformly excellent vintage in the Willamette Valley, more so than the last two or three where some read…

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2012 | Put Away the Picking Bins, Dust Off Your Rain Slicker
October 26, 2012

All our fruit is now in, with the picking and pressing of Corral Creek Lower Block Riesling today. This adds to…

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2012 | Compressed Harvest, Welcome Fall
October 19, 2012

Although the beginning of the fruiting period began with separation of sites during flowering, we are ending with a compressed period…

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2012 | The Human Dimension
October 12, 2012

very human endeavor has a harvest, just ask tax accountants during tax season, or retailers awaiting holiday shopping season, or fishermen…

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2012 | When “PERFECT” May NOT Be Hyperbole!
October 10, 2012

Rain is in the picture for the weekend, but that is the first we’ve really seen since late June and early…

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2011 | An Unusual and Yet Excellent Vintage
November 11, 2011

Although preliminary and capable of being screwed up in winery, although we hope with our experience there is little of that,…

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2011 | In Almost Summary of the Vintage
November 4, 2011

We are 90ish% complete with harvest, with only Riesling and 5 tons of Pinot noir smidgens to pick. We began picking…

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2011 | Beautiful Weather, Beautiful Fruit
November 1, 2011

There is no more sugar growth in grapes with cold nights and sunny but still cool days, so the benefit all…

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