What a difference a few weeks makes! Bud break was April 10 and now the grapes are really taking off!
We started harvest yesterday with a crew of 20+ wine club members, family and friends. We brought in several tons of beautiful fruit and have a few tons more to pick yet. 2012 is yielding a great crop in the valley…looking forward to a most delicious vintage! A huge shout of THANKS to all who helped and to Michele for her delicious lunch!
The time has arrived! We’re harvesting Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris on Thursday, Oct. 11! We’ll probably pick some on Sunday as well, depending on weather. Wine club folks who are interested in harvest need to contact Nancy or Phil if they want to come help. The pre Harvest Party for Wine Club members on Sunday was a huge success! About 150 Sweet Earthlings converged at the vineyard for food, music, fine wine and fabulous company. Photos from the party posted here were mostly taken by John Flannigan unless otherwise noted!
Come by Sweet Earth Vineyards for complimentary tasting and pick up a Go for the GOLD box today! Box includes a bottle each of our award-winning 2010 Estate Pinot Noir (Gold Award of Excellence, Oregon Wine Awards, 2012) and our 2011 Rosè of Pinot Noir (Gold Medal, Newport Seafood & Wine, 2012; “Outstanding!” Wine Press Northwest). Get both for only $38 ($34.20 for wine club members)! Great gift for Father’s Day. Both of these wines have also earned SILVER Medals at the Northwest Wine Summit.Open today 12-5 PM.
“Outstanding!” That’s what Wine Press Northwest Fresh Press has to say about Sweet Earth Vineyards 2011 Rosè of Pinot Noir. Check out the story! http://www.winepressnw.com/fresh-press/#navlink=subnav
Check out article on Sweet Earth Vineyards in today’s Register Guard.
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Bud break has finally happened April 30-May 1 at Sweet Earth. Better late than never! While the grapes do their work, we are doing ours. Construction of the tasting room continues as we prepare for our Memorial Weekend opening. It is a beautiful spring day in the Willamette Valley. This could be the longest daffodil bloom on record! First ones opened in February and as you can see from this May 1 photo, they are still going.
Sunshine and spring flowers one day – snow the next! February in Oregon is never predictable. Lucky for us we had a mild January and early February so we were able to complete the pruning in reasonably nice weather. The vines are looking good.