Oregon Rainfall

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Black and white pinhole photograph of snow-ladden formal gardens at Three Feathers Estate.

Kicking off the 2021 Vineyard Growing Season with Rain Oregon and Washington have a reputation for rainy weather.  I have never lived anywhere where there is such a preoccupation with rainfall. The truth is that here in the northern Willamette Valley we have a wet season and a dry season. Normal rain patterns are wet winters and dry summers. Average … Read More

Support your Local Vineyard… or Think Small

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Christine Stimac working in Torio Vineyard on Three Feathers Estate

Support your Local Vineyard… or Think Small This has been a challenging time for those in the Wine and Vineyard business – especially for the small producers. Undoubtedly you have not noticed any shortage of wine in the big box stores and supermarkets. Unlike the toilet paper aisle, the wine aisle has been fully stocked throughout this pandemic. It has … Read More

No Clue about Clones

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A branch of Pinot Noir vine, during it's full growth phase at Three Feathers Estate.

No Clue about Clones It is common knowledge that the wine grape, Vitis vinifera, has many different varietals; Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot to name a few.  But many people are not aware that there are many cultivars within each varietal family. The Pinot grape, now known to be one of the oldest varieties, has several different family members: Pinot Noir, … Read More

Lines on the Vines

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Torio Vineyard growth and a new tenant

We must cultivate our own garden… Voltaire, Candide Lines on the Vines | Spring 2020 Season Already June 1st! Where did the spring go? Despite the situation worldwide with the Corona-virus, which meant for us that our schedule of wine tasting events was cancelled, the grape vines continue to grow and need tending and we have maintained a strong focus … Read More

Wine Country Thanksgiving with Three Feathers

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Three Feathers Estate & Vineyard is participating in Wine Country Thanksgiving 2019 at Lady Hill Winery.

EVENT ONLY SPECIAL OFFERBUY 3 BOTTLES OF RED and GET 1 BOTTLE OF RED FREE! Friday, November 29 to Sunday, December 1stfrom 11 am to 5 pm EVENT ONLY SPECIAL OFFER on Three Feathers Red WinesBuy 3 bottles of Red Wine and get 1 bottle of Red Wine FREE! * Wine Country Thanksgiving | Willamette Valley Wineries For the first … Read More

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

Keeping up the Oregon wine producing tradition

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Early morning looking out over Torio Vineyard and Mount Saint Helens

Keeping up the Oregon wine producing tradition At Three Feathers, our goal is to perpetuate the Oregon tradition of locally owned and operated vineyards and handcrafted wines for which our region Internationally known. The success of Oregon Pinot Noir has made us the envy of many other larger wine producing regions who are now trying to muscle in, buying thousands … Read More

The start of our 2019 Vintage

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Buds on vines in Three Feathers Vineyard during growing season 2019.

Off to the Races! Our Pinot Noir grapes are popping out of their buds ten days after showing a “baby bump” on April 15.  This is called Bud Break and is the start of a grape’s annual growth cycle in the spring. Vineyard owners use bud break to calculate the harvesting date; the average number of days from bud break … Read More

Our Vines

A Tale of Two Vineyards As we all know Terroir, or the combination of soil, location and climate, are what give the distinct flavor to the grape. Three Feathers wines are sourced from two vineyard sites on Chehalem Mountain, both located off of Finnigan Hill Road. At this elevation there are challenges but also advantages. Temperatures are 7-10 degrees cooler … Read More