Archive for July, 2009

Lavender

July 12th, 2009 by Nicolette Bailey

The lavender is blooming and so are the grapes!  What wonderful weather we are having!  Come taste the wine and savor the view!

Photo by Natasha Baileylavender

Great Day for a Wedding

July 11th, 2009 by Nicolette Bailey

We would like to thank Bree and Kevin for allowing us the honor of hosting their amazing wedding on the 4th of July.  We wish them the best! Youngberg Hill Vineyards &Inn4th

Wine tasting

July 9th, 2009 by Nicolette Bailey

We are doing a special wine tasting, vineyard tour, and winery tour with barrel tasting today for a group from Florida. Tomorrow we have a group from Texas coming in.DSC00535

Busy at the Inn

July 8th, 2009 by Nicolette Bailey

Lot’s going on today. In the vineyard we are spraying to protect the vines, watering the new plants, and staking the new plants.

We have a full house of guests wine tasting today, enjoying our winetasting reception, and learning about our vineyard and farming practices. We like to make our wine tastings a learning experience about the viticulture, the geology, the terroir, and our wine making philosphy.

The 2008 s were barrel tasted again yesterday and are evolving beautifully in the barrel. Wow, what a vintage the 2008 will be. But lest us not forget the 2007s, while still very young (we just bottled 2 months ago) the are delightful, easy to drink, low alcohol, and nicely balanced. An elegant vintage that Oregon is known for.

Cool Climate

July 6th, 2009 by Nicolette Bailey

Now this is the reason Pinot noir grows so well in the North Willamette Valley. Up here on Youngberg Hill Vineyards & Inn the high will be 71 today. And while the valley is partially overcast, we have sunshine and a cool breeze from the ocean. Another spectacular weekend. The vines are about 8 feet tall now and ready for hedging. No, that is one thing we do not let our guests do.DSC01717

July 3rd, 2009 by Nicolette Bailey

DSC01717A seven foot green wall has grown up on each row of vines in the month of June. What a phenominal event. On warm summer nights, when the vines are growing an inch a day, you can hear the vines growing in the middle of the vineyard as if you were sitting in a bowl of Rice Krispies.

Fruit set is looking good and the weather is perfect, if a little warm.

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Aspen Block

July 2nd, 2009 by Nicolette Bailey

aspen The Aspen Block of Pinot gris was planted in the fall of 2006. The vines will produce some fruit this year that we will be able to make wine from and begin to get an idea of the flavor characteristics. It is fun because the vines are about the same age as our youngest daughter, Aspen.

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Fruit set

July 1st, 2009 by Nicolette Bailey

fruit set With the completion of bloom, we are now entering the crucial time of fruit set. Fortunately, we are having perfect weather for pollination and fruit set. Everything is looking good. The vines are healthy and strong. The only concern is that it is a little dry and the new planting are already looking a little stressed.

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