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Why deleafing/thinning is important for Pinot Noir in Oregon

Deleafing is the process of removing excess leaves as a part of vineyard management. This process is done primarily to provide ample ventilation and sunshine to the growing grape cluster during veraison (ripening of the grapes). It is especially important in Oregon where there is high probability of rain, this would also allow the grapes […]

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A visit to the beautiful hilltop winery of Elk Cove Vineyards in Oregon

I had the chance to visit winemaker/owner Adam Godlee Campbell at Elk Cove Vineyards following the Wine Bloggers’ Conference in August to talk to him about his stylishly made Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris and Pinot Blancs. Elk Cove Vineyards is family owned and operated, started by Pat and Joe Campbell in 1974. Adam, their son, […]

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A kinder, gentler way to destem grapes at Hawks View Cellars in Oregon

For all those wine geeks, ie. Enologists, like me, who love a bit of enology technology, I have included what I believe, is the wave of the future in terms of destemmers. This is a German EuroSelect destemmer that uses rotative rubber hands to de-stem the grapes in a kinder, gentler way. As part of […]

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