2012 proved to be a very successful growing season throughout Oregon. After first signs began popping up in March, full bud break occurred in early May. Warm spring weather thwarted frost concerns and the vines blossomed in early July, keeping the vintage on very similar schedule to 2008, another renowned year in Oregon history. Ideal summer weather allowed for great growing conditions and quality fruit. With small amounts of rain in September, the fruit was able to achieve great ripeness and maturity by the time Harvest began in mid-late September. When the last of the fruit was brought in on October 29th, all parties involved were thrilled with the outcome of the 2012 vintage.