Carrot Cake, Parma-style

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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

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

Giving Thanks

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Tasting 2017 Three Feathers Pinot Noir Wines with a selection of cheeses.

Let us remember that, as much has been given us, much will be expected from us, and that true homage comes from the heart as well as from the lips, and shows itself in deeds. – Theodore Roosevelt Excerpt from Proclamation 466 (November 2, 1901) when President Roosevelt established the fourth Thursday in November as Thanksgiving Day. Here at Three … 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

Three Feathers 2017 Pinot Noir Wines are in the Bottle!

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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

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

Smuggled!

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Three Feathers Pinot Noir first vintage visits the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France.

Smuggled! My adventure began on Saturday August 12 when I and my eleven case companions were taken from our distinguished labeled carton and stuffed into smelly suitcases full of human laundry.  What was happening? Were we being bottle-napped? After some bouncing and jostling and many hours of silence I felt a strange sensation of lightness, very cold and noisy. I … Read More

Three Feathers Estate & Vineyard celebrates a glorious Oregon summer with a family photo session

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Three Feathers Estate & Vineyard owners Elise Prudhomme, Cynthia Sciarratta and Christine Stimac

Photo Session at Three Feathers Estate & Vineyard We are having glorious weather in the vineyards in Hillsboro, Oregon. Time for our family to enjoy the best that Oregon has to offer and an excellent opportunity for a photo shoot. Three Feathers Estate & Vineyard owners Christine Stimac (left) and daughters Cynthia Stimac (middle) and Elise Prudhomme (right) pose in … Read More