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

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

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

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

2017 Pinot Noir debut

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2017 bottles poured directly from the barrels for our tasting in Las Vegas, Nevada.

2017 Pinot Noir debut On Saturday 24 February, the Three Feathers partnership convened their annual meeting and retreat in Las Vegas Nevada.  The meeting ended with a barrel tasting of the 2017 Pinot Noir. All of us were impressed with the flavors of this new wine despite the fact that it only been in the barrels for four months. The … 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