A Tale of Two Vineyards

Elise Stimac2017, Articles, Blog article, Our Wines, People, Storytelling, Travel Stories, Wine Tasting

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

Three Feathers are Flying Again!

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London Skyline and the River Thames, London, England, United Kingdom

Three Feathers are Flying Again! We’re off to London to present our wines to the British market at the annual Oregon & Washington wine tasting event presented by the Oregon Wine Board and Hilltop Wines. On March 15, Elise and husband François will travel from Paris to London on the Eurostar via the Chunnel (Channel Tunnel) with Three Feathers 2016 … Read More

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