Wednesday, November 28, 2012


Thankful to rose an petunia - they were lovely animals and had a great life and last day basking in the warm fall sunshine! They had good clean pasture kill and then we hung them over night here on the farm. I butchered one of the two pigs in Portland with Melinda at the Portland Cunlinary Workshop! and our friend Paul came by and helped out as well. (thanks you two!) The farm is certainly quieter with out the girls... 

enjoying some laughing pig rose with melinda at PCW as we butchered the beautiful pig.

After the big thanksgiving weekend the pigs are the last of the big fall projects behind us- 

Thank you to everyone who came out over the big holiday weekend!! We hope you love the wines you took home!!  The Cattrall is now sold out and there are only about 3 cases of the wirtz left so if you want any of that speak now... There is a little bit of gris, work horse and syrah left but when it's gone that will be it till spring...

 a few rare days of sunshine on the farm this week - so welcome!!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

We hope your tables are filled with a community of family and friends, love and great food and wine!

 thank you jeremy for the beautiful shots from our harvest dinner celebration!

This coming weekend we invite you to come out and taste our fall wines and take some home for your table.

We will be open 11am to 5pm Nov 23rd,24th and 25th
(if you come please use the directions on our web site)

For those of you who are waiting to buy your fall wines there are literally a hand full of cases of the fall release 2010 pinots available - so don't delay. I'm sure they will be gone by the end of the holiday weekend  - the 2011's will be released in the spring.

The Work Horse Red is drinking beautifully and is my pick for the holiday table - as our friend laura said ... "this wine is greater than the sum of it's parts" - with it's parts being our two top tier vineyards - the resonance vineyard fruit and our white hawk fruit! It's a stunner and was an inspiration on Brian's part to combine them in this blend of 90% pinot and 10% syrah.

The rains have come and we are starting to hunker in for winter. We are happy that all the beautiful 2012 wines are snug in there barrels.
Thank you all for the enthusiasm and support of our project - it means so much to have our wine on your tables.

Happy Holidays -  Cheers! Clare and Brian

and on a note of thanks  - thanks kim for the beautiful wreaths~!
you can buy kim's wreaths at the mcminnville saturday market 

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Another great harvest!

Brian was on the farm with me most of the day today! We moved the chickens and fixed some fence ... it was so nice to have his company.  I'm very glad for all of us that the long days at the winery are over! It was a beautiful harvest and all the wines are all sleeping now and we are pretty confident 2012 will be a great vintage. We had an amazing crew again this year - Katie, Lester, Jeremy and Sean were all rock stars!  These are some shots from Lester : ) who I'm so grateful to for coming back for year three!!

These are some sneak peeks at our end of harvest dinner...  more about that to come 

Speaking of sneak peek our 2011 labels are getting letter pressed over the next few weeks! We finalized all the drawings and sent them off to my printer : )  --  there are some new vineyards and some fun new animals from the farm gracing the labels... one of the wines I'm super excited about is the 2011 chardonnay - not sure when it will be released yet but when it does don't miss this beauty! 


the chardonnay label features my honey bees : )