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

Three Feathers 2018 Blanc de Noirs wins Silver!

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Three Feathers Blanc de Noirs 2018

Three Feathers Blanc de Noirs 2018, our first still white wine made from estate grown Pinot Noir grapes on Chehalem Mountains; Three Feathers Torio Vineyard, received a Silver Medal in this year’s McMinnville Wine & Food Classic! The 27th annual Mac Classic Wine Competition was held in McMinnville on January 11, 2020 and featured a panel of 16 industry judges … 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

Hungarian Sausage Bake

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Handwritten recipe for the Hungarian Sausage Bake

Hungarian Sausage Bake with a low-carb version This is a lovely family recipe that you can easily make on-the-go, or create from leftovers (such as barbecued sausage links) for a new nourishing meal. Our lighter, low-carb version uses cauliflower instead of potatoes : cauliflower is such a versatile vegetable and marries well in flavor texture with smoky sausage and smooth … 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

Family Heirloom Chicken Casserole with Mushrooms, Tomatoes and Sour Cream Sauce

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Chicken Casserole with Mushrooms, Tomatoes and Sour Cream Sauce in an ovenproof casserole dish after baking.

Family Heirloom Chicken Casserole with Mushrooms, Tomatoes and Sour Cream Sauce This is a wonderful, simple and inexpensive casserole that is a good family meal but elegant enough to serve for company. This recipe is perfect with home-canned tomatoes, although the vineyards have prevented me from canning over the past few years! The leftover broth makes a lovely soup. Ingredients:6 … Read More

Join the Three Feathers Flight Club today!

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Three Feathers Flight Club brochures ready to roll

Join the Three Feathers Flight Club today! Our newly launched wine club is called the “Three Feathers Flight Club”. This is not the type of club where we exclude people. Nor is it the type of club that requires a membership fee (golf club, country club, Costco, Sam’s Club). No initiation rituals. Just a group of people who will constitute … 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

Sipping Once, Sipping Twice

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Elise (left), Christine (middle) and Cynthia (right) pose for a portrait during the McMinnville Wine & Food Classic SIP on March 8, 2019.

Three Feathers participated in the 26th annual McMinnville Wine & Food SIP Classic at Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum from 8 – 10 March and the Oregon & Washington Wine Tasting event on March 14 in London. With concentrated energy, the Stimac family and our marketing specialist Sandra Hogan and her companion, Dennis, set up a wine tasting booth under … Read More