Bringing in the 2018 Harvest

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Christine Stimac with 2018 harvested grapes from Three Feathers Estate & Vineyard, Willamette Valley AVA, Chehalem Mountain, Oregon.

Bringing in the 2018 Harvest Choosing the best moment to harvest grapes is a delicate matter. We spent three weeks in the vineyard, three hours a day, trimming leaves away from the fruit and thinning clusters that seem to be lagging behind. We checked the sugar content (Brix) every few days to see if the fruit was at the perfect … Read More

So, where are you located exactly?

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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

Three Feathers Uncorked

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A horse wanders in a grove of cork trees in the valley of Ronda, Andalusia, Spain.

Three Feathers Uncorked To cork or not to cork? Some people might wonder why we have chosen to cap our wine with screw caps instead of cork.  Most obviously, it is cheaper. Real cork, which comes from the bark of the Cork Oak tree (Quercus suber), is grown in The Mediterranean. Although the tree does not die when the bark … Read More

Wine Speak: Reviewing our 2016 Three Feathers Pinot Noir

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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