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

Clementine Cake, a Winter Delight

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Step by Step Clementine Cake Recipe with Three Feathers

Clementine Cake, a Winter Delight | two recipe versions, including gluten and dairy-free Winter is upon us and the markets are full of zesty organic clementines, mandarins, kumquats, juicy oranges and lemons in all sizes. Clementine Cake is unique in that it uses the entire fruit, including peel, pith and pulp. We have experimented with different types of citrus fruit, … Read More

Three Feathers Harvest Open House & Club Member pick-up

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Three Feathers Estate & Vineyard 2020 Harvest Party invitation

Harvest Open House & Club Member pick-up | Invitation only Sunday, October 18, 2020 from 11 am to 4 pm | Tasting fee $15 As October approaches, it is time once again to select wines for your Three Feathers Flight Club shipment. This fall we are offering the 2018 Reserve 667 exclusively to Club Members.  A luscious Pinot Noir of … 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

Wine Enthusiast Ratings and the NEW Laurelwood AVA!

Elise Stimac2017, 2018, Blog article, Locator Maps, Our Wines, Ratings, Red Wine, Vintages, White Wines, Wine making, Wine TastingLeave a Comment

Newly created Laurelwood sub-ava in the Chehalem Mountains AVA of the Willamette Valley in Oregon, United States.

Three Feathers 2017 Cuvée Virginia Three Feathers 2018 Blanc de Noirs Three Feathers Wines rated by Wine Enthusiast Three Feathers Estate submitted a selection of wines to critics at Wine Enthusiast for their rating this spring. Their response was an 89 point rating for our 2017 Cuvée Virginia Pinot Noir and an 86 point rating for the 2018 Blanc de … 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