No Clue about Clones

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Three Feathers Pinot Noir post-harvest

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 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

Winter in the Vineyard

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Snow covered ground after pruning at Three Feathers 2019

Winter in the Vineyard | Starting the 2020 Season February is here once again and we are starting work on the 2020 Vineyard Season. The temperatures have been above freezing most of the winter. We have had moderate precipitation until January when rains came in earnest and temporarily flooded the area. I would say overall the rain is adequate to … 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

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow

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Overview of snow-covered Torio Vineyard on Chehalem Mountain, Willamette Valley, Oregon.

Winter arrives, finally We’ve been experiencing a mild winter this year with temperatures rarely below freezing and despite the weather reports, rainfall seemed pretty normal. We were all beginning to think that we would not be getting any cold weather and many vineyards, including ours, chose to prune vines a little earlier than normal. Last week, however, temperatures took a … 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

2018 Vineyard Grower’s Update

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Bloom on vines at Three Feathers Estate & Vineyard

2018 Vineyard Grower’s Update The 2018 season in the vineyard began with pruning in early February. The winter was cool and dry punctuated with rainy periods, but not characteristically wet. Even spring was not very wet despite lingering cool temps and Bud Break was a month later than last year, on May 2. Once the plants started growing it was … 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

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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

2017 Grape Harvest

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Rows of Grape Vines in Rolling Hills of Three Feathers Vineyard, Chehalem Mountain, Oregon, Morning Light in Fall Season

Three Feathers Estate 2017 Grape Harvest The year in the vineyard has come to a close.  The grapes are picked, sorted, de-stemmed and nestled in their vats at Lady Hill Winery where they are on the road to becoming the 2017 Vintage Three Feathers Pinot Noir. It has been a year of difficult decisions and challenges, but in many ways … Read More