Crop Thinning as Harvest Approaches

With harvest surging towards us, it is time to thin the crop of grapes that is hanging on the vines. Why cut off such lovely fruit? Because the grape’s genetic program evolved to create the maximum quantity of seeds, while as winemakers we want to create the maximum quality of wine.  As a result, the […]

New Growth and Old Memories

Hiking through the vineyard today, it is clear that the growing season is underway, no matter how reluctantly the cold dreary winter recedes. On May 1 there was nothing but closed, fat pink buds; on May 3rd little green mouse ears were everywhere. Now the shoots of block 5, barely 530 feet in elevation and […]

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.

Pruning Workshop Success

Lots of good hands-on learning to prune grapes this morning under Russell’s tutelage. The weather was perfect. Lunch afterwards on the patio was enjoyed by all.

Winter’s Hill Vineyard Run

2014 Winning Times: Men: Scott Gray 19:36 Women: Jessica Beck 32:05 Event Info: Run. Eat. Wine!  Put your running/walking shoes on and join us for a 3 mile fun run/walk around and through our beautiful vineyards while admiring the picturesque views of Dundee Hills. This is a challenging 3 mile hilly (about 600 ft elevation […]