Keeping up the Oregon wine producing tradition

Elise StimacFlight Club, Growing, Vineyard, Wine Distribution, Wine makingLeave a Comment

Early morning looking out over Torio Vineyard and Mount Saint Helens

Keeping up the Oregon wine producing tradition At Three Feathers, our goal is to perpetuate the Oregon tradition of locally owned and operated vineyards and handcrafted wines for which our region Internationally known. The success of Oregon Pinot Noir has made us the envy of many other larger wine producing regions who are now trying to muscle in, buying thousands … Read More

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow

Elise StimacVineyard

Overview of snow-covered Torio Vineyard on Chehalem Mountain, Willamette Valley, Oregon.

Winter arrives, finally We’ve been experiencing a mild winter this year with temperatures rarely below freezing and despite the weather reports, rainfall seemed pretty normal. We were all beginning to think that we would not be getting any cold weather and many vineyards, including ours, chose to prune vines a little earlier than normal. Last week, however, temperatures took a … Read More

Celebrating the Circle of Vineyard Life | Holiday Baked Brie

Elise StimacEvents, Growing, Pairing, Recipes, Vineyard, Wine making, Wine TastingLeave a Comment

Season's Greetings 2018 from Three Feathers Estate & Vineyard.  Celebrating the New Year 2019 with a decorative table and Three Feathers Pinot Noir.

Celebrating the Circle of Vineyard Life What an eventful year it has been! Starting with a few weeks of planning in January we pruned vines the first week of February.  In March and April we prepped the soil and the aisles and started preventative spraying. The vines broke their dormancy the first week of May and after that it was … Read More

2018 Vineyard Grower’s Update

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Bloom on vines at Three Feathers Estate & Vineyard

2018 Vineyard Grower’s Update The 2018 season in the vineyard began with pruning in early February. The winter was cool and dry punctuated with rainy periods, but not characteristically wet. Even spring was not very wet despite lingering cool temps and Bud Break was a month later than last year, on May 2. Once the plants started growing it was … Read More

Behind the Scenes

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Irrigation repair on Three Feathers Estate & Vineyard

Behind the Scenes Behind the facade of any enterprise is the man power that brings every job to fruition. Given the size of the Three Feathers Farm & Vineyard we cannot possibly do everything ourselves.  We are very fortunate to have two terrific workers; Scott Pote and David Pederson, who are our Essential Team Members. Both native Oregonians they take … Read More

On Winemaking, Pinot Noir and our 2017 Vintage

Elise StimacVineyard, Wine making, Wine Tasting

Dan Duryee, winemaker, stands amongst oak barrels at Lady Hill Winery tasting room in Saint Paul, Oregon.

  Technical progress makes it possible to always improve the quality of the wines, but it seems that this very technicality leads to a standardization of the product. With filtration and the imperatives of competition, it becomes difficult to say whether a Chardonnay wine has been made in France, Italy or California. The professionals want drinks that are acceptable to … Read More

2017 Grape Harvest

Elise StimacGrowing, Vineyard

Rows of Grape Vines in Rolling Hills of Three Feathers Vineyard, Chehalem Mountain, Oregon, Morning Light in Fall Season

Three Feathers Estate 2017 Grape Harvest The year in the vineyard has come to a close.  The grapes are picked, sorted, de-stemmed and nestled in their vats at Lady Hill Winery where they are on the road to becoming the 2017 Vintage Three Feathers Pinot Noir. It has been a year of difficult decisions and challenges, but in many ways … Read More

Lines on the Vines

Elise StimacGrowing, Vineyard

Vines and tendrils reaching upwards on their trellis wires on Th

2017 Vineyard Season Update We have been frantically busy since our last post about the vineyard at bud break in May.  I analogize the season in the vineyard to a horse race with us in a race to keep up with the pace of the vines as they grow.  There’s weeding and mowing, fertilizing and disease control and the perpetual … Read More