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

     

Birding at Winter’s Hill

   

May 2 Wildflowers

The woods and prairie are different every day! Wonderful time of year!

Spring Wildflowers at Winter’s Hill

Butterfly Gardening at Winter’s Hill Estate

Butterfly Gardening at Winter’s Hill Vineyard Winter’s Hill Estate is in the Willamette Valley near Dundee. Most info about butterfly gardens is geared towards the eastern or southern US. I’ve checked locally about which butterflies we can attract in Oregon. Listed here are the host plants for those butterflies. Xerces has observed that one needs […]