Demeter Certification Yields Valuable Lessons

Last week we had our Biodynamic certification inspections for our vineyard and winery.  This year we included Meredith Mitchell Vineyard as well and hope that our 2019 wines from that vineyard will bear the Demeter Biodynamic logo.  Our preparation at...

Finding What Sparks Joy

Marie Kondo asks us to decide if an item, “Sparks Joy,”  as a way to decide if we should keep something.  On Tuesday of this week we did our second to final blending trials for our 2016 Sparkling Wine, our first ever.  And spark joy it did....

On The Road at Alabama Pinot Camp

Donna and I were at Alabama Pinot Camp this week.  We’ve attended for the last few years and our annual trip to Huntsville and Birmingham have become one of our most anticipated market visits.  Thanks to some amazing local retailers, Alabama is a...

Oregon Coast Crab meets Alsatian Classic

There aren’t many things that compare with the cultural richness of crab season at the Oregon Coast. Our 2017 Meredith Mitchell Vineyard Pinot Blanc, with its stone fruit aromas, grapefruit and papaya flavor notes, and an underlying mouthfeel that has the...

The Gift of Spring

Sometimes, when Bacchus smiles on Oregon, we get a week of sunshine just as Winter turns to Spring.  In our vineyard, our honeybees get more active, the chickens lay more eggs, and all manner of things poke their heads from the soil.  The vineyard is a sea of yellow...