Shoot Thinning Time in the Vineyard

5/24/2017 This past wave of heat has pushed our vines right up to the critical shoot thinning & suckering window: nearly everything is growing and exposed, but still young and tender so that the offending shoots are easily rubbed off with the fingers. The shoots are 4 to 8 inches long with 3 or 4 […]

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 […]

Winter’s Hill Estate Food & Wine Pairing at B.O.R.C. in Portland

We are packing our bags, and making our way to the big city of Portland for a food & wine pairing event with Chef Sally Krantz at B.O.R.C. You will be treated to a seated comparative tasting hosted by owner & winemaker, Russell Gladhart.  You will be sampling 3 wines paired with two small food […]