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

2018 Vineyard Grower’s Update

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Bloom on vines at Three Feathers Estate & Vineyard

2018 Vineyard Grower’s Update The 2018 season in the vineyard began with pruning in early February. The winter was cool and dry punctuated with rainy periods, but not characteristically wet. Even spring was not very wet despite lingering cool temps and Bud Break was a month later than last year, on May 2. Once the plants started growing it was … Read More

Lines on the Vines

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Vines and tendrils reaching upwards on their trellis wires on Th

2017 Vineyard Season Update We have been frantically busy since our last post about the vineyard at bud break in May.  I analogize the season in the vineyard to a horse race with us in a race to keep up with the pace of the vines as they grow.  There’s weeding and mowing, fertilizing and disease control and the perpetual … Read More

We just bottled our 2016 Pinot Noir!

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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

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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

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

New Buds on Pinot Noir Grapevines

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Springtime buds on grape vines on Three Feathers Estate, Chehalem Mountain AVA, Yamhill County, Oregon, United States.

New Buds We go out frequently to see if the vines are coming to life. Today I could detect the tiniest little swelling on a new bud. We have had a record breaking winter of ice, snow, rain and mud with many slides in the valley.  With the coming of spring it has warmed a bit and we have had … Read More