Harvest Lore 2019

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Harvesting 2019 Pinot Gris clone at Three Feathers Estate.  Harvesting our 2019 grapes, Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris.

September 2019 | In the Vineyard September is an anxious time for Vineyard owners.  We all are hoping for optimum harvest conditions; perfectly ripened fruit, warm dry autumn days and a crew that is ready to pick when we are – an ideal harvest scenario. This year Three Feathers Vineyard looked pretty good; disease-free, unlike other vineyards in the valley … Read More

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

Celebrating the Circle of Vineyard Life | Holiday Baked Brie

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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

Bringing in the 2018 Harvest

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Christine Stimac with 2018 harvested grapes from Three Feathers Estate & Vineyard, Willamette Valley AVA, Chehalem Mountain, Oregon.

Bringing in the 2018 Harvest Choosing the best moment to harvest grapes is a delicate matter. We spent three weeks in the vineyard, three hours a day, trimming leaves away from the fruit and thinning clusters that seem to be lagging behind. We checked the sugar content (Brix) every few days to see if the fruit was at the perfect … Read More

2017 Three Feathers Wines are Here!

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Three Feathers Pinot Noir 2017 vintage

Presenting our 2017 Three Feathers Wines! We are pleased to announce that our much anticipated 2017 wines have been Bottled and will Ship starting September 15. 2017 Three Feathers Pinot Noir We continue to perfect our small-lot single-clone Pinot Noir from the Dijon Clone 667 grapes grown in Block One of Three Feathers Vineyard.  The complexity of this vintage is … Read More

Three Feathers 2017 Pinot Noir Wines are in the Bottle!

Elise StimacWine making

Three Feathers bottles enter the bottling process on the Signature Bottlers line-up.

Bottling 2017 Three Feathers Vineyard Wines August 21,2018 was the day designated to bottle our 2017 wines that were harvested in early October; our Three Feathers Pinot Noir, and a new wine, the Cuvee Virginia Pinot Noir. A tremendous amount of preparation goes into this moment. While the wine is resting comfortably over the winter our resident artist and photographer, … Read More

Three Feathers Uncorked

Elise StimacWine making

A horse wanders in a grove of cork trees in the valley of Ronda, Andalusia, Spain.

Three Feathers Uncorked To cork or not to cork? Some people might wonder why we have chosen to cap our wine with screw caps instead of cork.  Most obviously, it is cheaper. Real cork, which comes from the bark of the Cork Oak tree (Quercus suber), is grown in The Mediterranean. Although the tree does not die when the bark … Read More

Wine Speak: Reviewing our 2016 Three Feathers Pinot Noir

Elise StimacWine making, Wine Tasting

Garnet color of the 2016 Three Feathers Pinot Noir.

Wine Speak: Reviewing our 2016 Three Feathers Pinot Noir Excerpt from an Interview with Winemaker Dan Duryee and Christine Stimac December 15, 2017 – Saint Paul, Oregon Christine Stimac : So Dan, what do you have to say about Three Feathers 2016 Pinot Noir?  What do you think? What is your opinion from the winemaker’s point of view on how … Read More