Emily

About Emily

Emily founded Winter's Hill Estate with her husband Peter in 1990.

Shoot thinning and cultivation in the vineyard

Honey Bees at Winter’s Hill Estate

The Vineyard in Winter at Winter’s Hill

Come take a winter walk in the vineyard. Think about the grapes recently harvested and anticipate the coming year. Pruning will start soon so all will be ready for bud break sometime in March. While every year is different the last few have brought early bud break & before that moment plants need to be […]

Is the harvest over because the grapes are harvested? Part 5

The concerns about the weather are but the excitement in the winery evolves as do the wines themselves.

Harvest 2015 – Part 4

The first day of harvesting was Sept. 15 this year so the season is moving right along. We started with Pinot noir which is now fermenting in the winery. Sat., Oct 3 was the day we picked Pinot blanc. The weather has been beautiful – not too hot for the fruit or the pickers, DRY […]

Harvest – Part 3

Harvesting continues in the vineyard and in the winery. Everyone is busy! Today we’re continuing the harvest of Pinot gris in Block 6 which will be pressed today. The pickers are working hard and fast! The winery crew is too. In the winery we are keeping the Pinot warm while it finishes fermenting. That which […]

Harvest Part 2

Pinot is in the fermenters and harvesting Pinot gris begins! There is so much going on in the winery at this time! A big difference between harvesting Pinot noir and Pinot gris is that the gris is pressed whole cluster as it comes up from the vineyard and then ferments in stainless steel and some […]

Harvest 2015 – Pinot noir

 

Recent Monarch Activity at Winter’s Hill

I monitor activity almost daily. Have found at least 2 doz. larva since June 26 but only 1 chrysalis! Today July 19 I saw 1 instar; yesterday I saw 2 on different plants in about the 4 or 5 instar stage.. Have posted questions about several pictures and would greatly appreciate info on them. I’m […]

Bottling at Winter’s Hill Estate