Before we get all excited about harvest and crush in September, here is a snapshot of our year in the Yakima Valley, verbiage courtesy of a rediscovered vintage Visitor’s Center brochure. read more…
Has it been quiet around here? Blog activity might be misleading… because in the tasting room, on the vineyard, and quietly (but furiously) in the wine lab, we’ve been humming. As mountain-like as these brothers can be (towering over, say, a petite tasting room manager), Two Machines might be the more operative phrase here.
|Wet gray day on the vineyard today|
Okay, that was weird. What I meant was… pruning. We are pruning.
To a happy person, the formula for happiness is quite simple. Regardless of what happened early this morning, last week, or last year—or what may happen later this evening, tomorrow, or three years from now—now is where happiness lies. – Richard Carlson
|Summer sunset in Zillah with a view of Mount Adams|
Harvest is now officially done (one ton of late harvest Riesling on Saturday hardly counts) now that Matt has all of the 2009s put to barrel. Finally, it is over!!! All in all 2009 was another great year. We skirted the frost and quality was great. I have never seen Matt as pleased with a vintage this early which I think is a good thing. I am excited to see how the 2009s progress and mature over the next couple of years.
We are getting ready to bottle the remainder of the 2007s and 2008 Lemberger and the super secret surprise to be announced in early spring.
The tasting room is closed and all is good on the wine farm. If you are in the area and thirsty we are generally around so swing by. We will gladly pour you a taste despite our official closed sign.