Harvest Lore 2019

Elise Stimac2019, Growing, Harvest, Vintages, Wine makingLeave a Comment

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

Carrot Cake, Parma-style

Elise Stimac2018, Pairing, Recipes, White WinesLeave a Comment

Parma Style Carrot Cake - Recipe Giada de Laurentis

Parma-style Carrot Cake by Giada De Laurentiis This fabulously subtle and unique Carrot Cake, Parma-style recipe by Giadi De Laurentiis, makes repeat performances in our family ever since we discovered it on the Food Network. Lightly sweet, not too spicy, well-balanced and zingy with a touch of fennel and lemon zest, this carrot cake can be eaten for breakfast, lunch … Read More

So, where are you located exactly?

Elise StimacGrowing, Locator Maps

Map indicating the sub AVA regions of the Willamette Valley, Oregon, USA.

The Big Picture “So, where are you located exactly?” is a FAQ at Three Feathers Estate & Vineyard.  During travels within Oregon, out-of-state and overseas, we are amazed at how many people recognize the Willamette Valley as a Pinot Noir wine producing region.  Some even recognize “Willamette Valley” before they mentally locate the State of Oregon!  Explaining what an AVA … Read More

Waste Not, Want Not

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Pinot Noir grape jelly made from the Precoce clone at Three Feathers Estate & Vineyard.

Brix, Birds and The Worlds Most Expensive Jelly As I explained last year in my recipe for Blackberry Pinot Noir Sauce, I have a problem with wasting grapes. During pre-harvest months, while we wait for the grapes to ripen, a lot of testing is done to gauge the sugar level in the grapes.  If I am being very stingy, I … Read More

Veraison Diary

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Pinot Noir grapes in the veraison process during which grapes begin to ripen growing in size, weight and sugar content, Three Feathers Estate, Chehalem Mountain AVA, Willamette Valley, Oregon.

50 Shades of Purple Véraison is a French word describing the process of ripening in grapes.  After the plants bloom, they go through a two month long period of maturation during which the plants, essentially climbing vines, put on tremendous growth of the shoots and tendrils.  Just when you are exhausted from trimming, hedging and trying to keep the vines … 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

Pan Bagnat, Two Versions

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Picnic on the Oregon Coast with a Pan Bagnat sandwich and a bottle of 2016 Three Feathers Pinot Noir.  The 'Pan Bagnat' is a traditional local sandwich NICE Alpes-Maritimes French Riviera Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur France.

Pan Bagnat, literally Bathed Bread, is a sandwich originating from the French region of Provence which is very popular in Nice. The bagnat is a round crusty bread that absorbs juices without falling apart. The interior of the loaf is removed and filled with a variety of ingredients such as an anchovy-based vegetable salad with hard boiled eggs known as … Read More

Simple Salmon with Sour Cream Herb Dressing and Fresh Berries

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Simple Salmon with Oregon berries and our 2016 Three Feathers Pinot Noir.

Simple Salmon with Sour Cream Herb Dressing and Oregon Berries This recipe is inspired by the French salmon eaters in our family across the Atlantic, two of whom produce smoked salmon professionally and provide us with a steady source of delicious fish throughout the year. This on-the-go recipe is a perfect summertime standby designed to feed any quantity of people … Read More