The fog is thick across the valley this morning- but thankfully we have just finished picking our 2009 harvest. And it a word- ‘fantabulous’! We started harvesting this year about a week early- and since we had a long dry summer and warm dry fall the sugar is quite nice. It is really something to have both great quality fruit and enough of it to make some really unique wines. In 2008 we had great fruit- however the late spring caused the vineyards in the Willamette Valley to have half the harvest of a normal year.
Next up on the agenda is getting the reds through fermentation- (we’re about halfway) and starting to rack off the whites. Come on out & see what’s happening at our crush pad patio. You can even sample some of our white wines that are halfway through fermenting. In Germany its called Nue-Wine (new wine) and it’s like drinking a NW Heffeweizen beer- cloudy & cool. While it’s sounds weird to many ‘winos’ it is actually a normal occurance in a winery- you need to taste the product while its evolving though it’s life.
Stop on by & enjoy!