2012 Oregon Growing Season Update for the Third Week of August

August 20 2012

During the growing season, our winemakers closely observe the growth in the vineyard on our organic estate and also venture beyond our own 1,033 acre property to make the rounds all over Oregon and Washington wine country. They do this throughout the summer, visiting the 40+ vineyards that grow grapes for our wines. This update for the first week of July, details their observations thus far on our own organic estate.
During the growing season, our winemakers closely observe the growth in the vineyard on our organic estate and also venture beyond our own 1,033 acre property to make the rounds all over Oregon and Washington wine country. They do this throughout the summer, visiting the 40+ vineyards that grow grapes for our wines. This update for the third week of August, details their observations thus far on our own organic estate.

This week the vineyard shows that this year’s operations are coming around nicely. Keeping up on hedging has been the most recent task with the late rains we had has given a lot of vigor that the vines put into the canopy. Leafing to increase sun contact and air current on the grape clusters is also a focus that has been tended to lately. Crop levels are about right this year without needing to adjust via thinning.

- Christopher Hudson, Assistant Winemaker

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