Archive for October, 2009

The fruit is heating up.

October 18th, 2009 by Nicolette Bailey

It seems like only yesterday we harvested. The fruit from the Natasha Block started fermenting yesterday. The Jordan Block should begin today.tr_wine21 Below was part of our volunteer group hard at work.

2009 Harvest

October 15th, 2009 by Nicolette Bailey


The fruit just before and after harvest. The fruit tastes wonderful and the numbers are spot on. This years fruit is rich and flavorful. This could be two years back to back of great Oregon Pinot noirs.

Harvest experiences had by all.

October 14th, 2009 by Nicolette Bailey

tr_wine04Alan and Russell have been working their row of fruit all year in a vineyard package that we auctioned off last year at the Oregon Wine and Art Auction. They have been taking care of their row of vines from pruning through harvest and today are reaping the benefits.

Jess, the tractor driver, is a much better chef than tractor driver as seen by the picture below. He thought the fruit needed a little more earthy flavor.

tote tippingYou may have heard of cow tipping, but have you ever heard of tote tipping?

Fall is here and winter is coming.

October 13th, 2009 by Nicolette Bailey

Well , it appears that the weather is turning for the worse in many areas. We are having rain and wind here as well. Thank goodness the grapes are harvested.

Our guests are enjoying huddling in front of the fireplaces watching the weather go by and enjoying several bottles of wine. It’s a great time to be breaking out some of those older vintages.

The Fruit is in the Barn!

October 12th, 2009 by Nicolette Bailey

It was a great weekend for harvest. We had many neighbors and friends come out to help. We had a fabulous Harvest Dinner at the Inn Sat. night for all our guests.Harvest1

Harvest Tomorrow!

October 9th, 2009 by Nicolette Bailey


October 8th, 2009 by Nicolette Bailey

It just doen’t get any better than this. Sunshine with a high in the upper 60s today. The valley is full of fog and we are above it for a spectacular view. Our guests are enjoying the views and the grapes.

The grapes are also enjoying this perfect weather for ripening, cool and sunny, lowering acidity, not increasing brix, and concentrating flavors. Yum!

Getting ready for harvest today and tomorrow.

Here we go!

October 7th, 2009 by Nicolette Bailey

Second pick will be on Sunday. It will be a busy weekend with harvest both Saturday and Sunday and Harvest Dinner Saturday night. It is the season.


It's Farming

October 7th, 2009 by Nicolette Bailey

Due to a longer stretch of good weather, we have put off harvest for a couple of days. We will start on Saturday and then pick on either Sunday or Monday depending on worker availability.


October 6th, 2009 by Nicolette Bailey

We will begin harvest this Thursday at 7:30 and be at it most of the day. We will do a second pick on Saturday. Come play with us.