Veraison Diary

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Pinot Noir grapes in the veraison process during which grapes begin to ripen growing in size, weight and sugar content, Three Feathers Estate, Chehalem Mountain AVA, Willamette Valley, Oregon.

50 Shades of Purple Véraison is a French word describing the process of ripening in grapes.  After the plants bloom, they go through a two month long period of maturation during which the plants, essentially climbing vines, put on tremendous growth of the shoots and tendrils.  Just when you are exhausted from trimming, hedging and trying to keep the vines … Read More

Three Feathers 2017 Pinot Noir Wines are in the Bottle!

Elise StimacWine making

Three Feathers bottles enter the bottling process on the Signature Bottlers line-up.

Bottling 2017 Three Feathers Vineyard Wines August 21,2018 was the day designated to bottle our 2017 wines that were harvested in early October; our Three Feathers Pinot Noir, and a new wine, the Cuvee Virginia Pinot Noir. A tremendous amount of preparation goes into this moment. While the wine is resting comfortably over the winter our resident artist and photographer, … Read More

We just bottled our 2016 Pinot Noir!

Elise StimacWine making

Pinot noir bottles at Three Feathers Vineyards' Chehalem Mountains in Willamette Valley Oregon.

From Barrels to Bottles We are excited to announce that we just bottled our first vintage Three Feathers 2016 Pinot Noir!  Bottles and cases can be purchased exclusively at Three Feathers Market. It was a celebration “en famille” when Elise and her family visiting from France gathered with Christine at Lady Hill Winery to witness the bottling of our first … Read More

Stirred, not Shaken

Elise StimacWine making

Final comparative view of Three Feathers 2016 Pinot Noir before and after filtration in preparation of bottling on July 6.

Stirred, not Shaken: Clarification of our 2016 Three Feathers Pinot Noir We received a text message from Dan Duryee, our winemaker at Lady Hill Winery, to say that our Three Feathers 2016 vintage Pinot Noir would go through the filtration process that day. “Is there anything to photograph?”, Christine texted back. Up pops a photograph of a strange machine and … Read More

Have Wine, Will Travel

Elise StimacEvents, Wine Tasting

Sample wine bottles 2016 Pinot Noir vintage

Samples of our first vintage 2016 Oregon Pinot Noir We are thrilled to be invited to a wine tasting event in San Diego to present our first vintage 2016 Oregon Pinot Noir! Here is a glimpse of sample bottles, ready for take-off.