Category Archives: Vineyard

One Week into Harvest

We started picking on Bennett Vineyard on September 11th. That’s not a typo…I said SEPTEMBER 11th. Wow! What a beautifully hot and dry summer we’ve been blessed with for the 2014 wine grape harvest. This is the first of a … Continue reading

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2012 Vintage Update – Fruit Set

I was up in the vineyard yesterday morning starting to collect data on our plants fruit set for the year and I’m getting excited! Fruit set is the third yearly milestone we reach in our 2012 vintage and it’s one … Continue reading

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Red Mountain AVA: Tri-Cities Washington

We had a great trip, and I learned a lot about this fairly new AVA. I’ve done some extensive research since returning, and along with my face-to-face meetings, photographs, and wine tastings I’ve compiled a pretty lengthy posting here about … Continue reading

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2012 Growing Season Update (Bloom, Petioles, Seasonal Comparisons)

Agriculturally speaking, our vineyard is probably the busiest that it’s been in a long time. We’re in the middle of bloom now, and I just took some petiole samples in for analysis. We’re also just finishing up the first section … Continue reading

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Factors of Harvest

As we come to the end of the 2011 growing season here in the Willamette Valley, us farmers are always thinking about the factors involved with the year’s harvest: Weather Fruit Set Nutrient Balance Spray Program Of these four things, … Continue reading

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