2012 Oregon Growing Season Update for the Third Week of September

September 17 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 third week of September, 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 September, details their observations thus far on our own organic estate.

This week we are starting to see veraison throughout the vineyard. This means we are only weeks away from harvesting at King Estate. Within all the blocks of Pinot Noir we were able to see varying degrees of color. Most blocks are starting to taste more sweet than tart as the acids are traded for sugar. It has been a warm and dry growing season and does not look to be much different of a harvest.

- Christopher Hudson, Assistant Winemaker

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