For thirty years, we have produced Pinot noir, Chardonnay, Pinot bianco and Nebbiolo in Dundee, Oregon. Our estate vineyard, Clos Electrique, is planted with multiple clones in the Burgundian style. Our partner, Abbey Ridge, is one of the oldest and most beautifully-farmed vineyards in the state. Our grapes are sustainably farmed & not irrigated.
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In the fall, as grape clusters are nearing their state of perfection, it is rain and the temperature associated with it that I keep a vigilant eye on. Depending on the year, “the ripe zone” for Pinot noir can range from several days to 2 weeks. In the latter part of September 2013, The University of Washington Department of Meteorology predicted a major storm rolling into Oregon. Thanks to a heads up from their website, we scheduled picking for 5 consecutive days, and brought our grapes in just before several inches of warm rain nearly destroyed the 2013 crop.
The growing season for 2015 was the hottest and driest on record, yet because grape vines are actually quite hardy and adapt readily to harsh conditions, our dry farmed grapes fared just fine.
The next time that you are wondering why one vineyard produces lofty mind boggling wines and another right near it does not, consider the clones! In Burgundy, the most famous vineyards ...
Whenever a vintage like 2012 gives us beautiful fruit to vinify, discussion often revolves around "why?". The truth lies in the vagaries of the weather. A tiny ...