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

Sipping Once, Sipping Twice

Elise Stimac2016, 2017, Awards, Events, Family, Our Story, Our Wines, People, Red Wine, Storytelling, Vintages, Wine Tasting1 Comment

Elise (left), Christine (middle) and Cynthia (right) pose for a portrait during the McMinnville Wine & Food Classic SIP on March 8, 2019.

Three Feathers participated in the 26th annual McMinnville Wine & Food SIP Classic at Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum from 8 – 10 March and the Oregon & Washington Wine Tasting event on March 14 in London. With concentrated energy, the Stimac family and our marketing specialist Sandra Hogan and her companion, Dennis, set up a wine tasting booth under … Read More

Three Feathers Chehalem Mountain Pinot Noir 2017 Wins Silver

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McMinnville Wine & Food Classic 26th Annual event at Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum

Our 2017 Chehalem Mountain Pinot Noir was awarded a Silver Medal in this year’s McMinnville Wine & Food Classic juried competition! The 26th annual Mac Classic Wine Competition was held at The Barberry in McMinnville on January 19, 2019 and featured a panel of 13 industry judges including wine buyers and writers such as Otto Han of New Seasons Market, … Read More

Three Feathers Cuvée Virginia 2017 – Silver Medal Winner

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Three Feathers Cuvee Virginia Pinot Noir 2017 vintage

Three Feathers Cuvée Virgina 2017, a delicious blend of Pinot Noir from our two high-elevation vineyards on Chehalem Mountain; Three Feathers Vineyard and Torio Vineyard, received a Silver Medal in this year’s McMinnville Wine & Food Classic! The 26th annual Mac Classic Wine Competition was held at The Barberry in McMinnville on January 19, 2019 and featured a panel of … Read More

Silver Medal for our 2016 Three Feathers Chehalem Mountain Pinot Noir

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Sample wine bottles 2016 Pinot Noir vintage

We are thrilled to announce that our 2016 Chehalem Mountain Pinot Noir won a Silver Medal in this year’s McMinnville Wine & Food Classic juried competition! The 26th annual Mac Classic Wine Competition was held at The Barberry in McMinnville on January 19, 2019 and featured a panel of 13 industry judges including wine buyers and writers such as Otto … Read More

Three Feathers at the 26th Annual McMinnville Wine & Food Classic SIP – Stand 143

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Close-up on the nose of a McDonnell Douglas VC-9C (DC-9-32) - USA - Air Force presidential airplane that served chief executives and their staffs from 1975 to 2005 is on display outdoors at the Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum on August 17, 2014, McMinnville, Oregon. The Museum, first opened in 2008, houses a wide selection of military aircraft and space memorabilia.

Save the Date! Three Feathers at the 26th Annual McMinnville Wine & Food Classic SIP We are very proud and excited to announce that Three Feathers Estate has been invited to participate in the 26th Annual McMinnville Wine & Food Classic SIP. This extravaganza showcases over 50 wines and restaurants from the Willamette Valley area. The three day event occurs … Read More

So, where are you located exactly?

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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