A Tale of Two Vineyards

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A bottle of Three Feathers Estate Pinot Noir perched on a vineyard wall with the town Saint-Emilion in the background, Bordeaux region, Gironde, France.

A Tale of Two Vineyards | Three Feathers Estate visits Château Pavie Macquin By Elise Prudhomme The adventure started with a neighborly “getting to know you” over coffee in our Normand vacation home, English Channel in the distance.  A dear girlfriend wished to introduce me to two childhood friends of hers, sisters, living in Normandy and vacationing in Bordeaux: “They … 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

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

Hay Harvesting on Three Feathers Estate

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Haymaking Team of Three Feathers Estate & Vineyard

Three Feathers Estate 2017 Hay Harvest The day the Prudhomme boys landed in Portland from France, Three Feathers hay was ready to harvest. We drove the French contingent right to Wilco to buy double-reinforced leather gloves and it was off to work. In three days, Big Blue and Baby Blue (our two New Holland tractors) cut and raked and win-rowed … Read More

God Speed The Plough

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The verse on this mug purchased by Virginia Roosevelt Armentrout just about sums up the entire philosophy expressed at Three Feathers Estate.

Let the Wealthy and Great Roll in Splendor and State, I envy them not, I declare it. I eat my own Lamb My own Chickens and Ham I shear my own Fleece and I wear it. I have Lawns, I have Bowers I have Fruits, I have Flowers The Lark is my morning alarmer, So Jolly Boys now Here’s God … Read More