Sunday, April 19, 2015

turning soil to touring with somms

Last week was a whirlwind - It's been 8 seasons since the first time I had the pleasure of walking behind a team of horses pulling a plow and I got to do it again last week. My dear friend Sarah came hauled me and the boys to the match and walked with us all day encouraging Huston and keeping his mind focused on the task at hand and with out her positive energy I don't think the day would have gone as magically as it did.. She's a great horsewoman and I have learned a lot from her over the years... Thank you Sarah you have the touch!  It was a great day of working with my horses they were focused and worked really nicely. We had a super nice crowd out at the museum and I think even though the weather was a mixed bag we all had a great day of plowing up the earth for spring planting.

sarah - whispering sweet nothings to Huston! :)  he's totally in love with her!!

 The very next morning at 6 am after plowing I was on a flight to NYC and got the dirt out from under my nails just in time to put on a dress and head out to my first winemaker dinner of a whirlwind 6 days in NYC -- it was an amazing trip I got to eat at some spectacular places and meat some amazing NY sommeliers - and share time with some of Oregon's best winemakers and even got a little time to go to the MOMA and get inspired to come home and get into the studio!

my fist winemaker dinner was at 90 acres so lucky me got a farm tour before dinner!! this is lucy!

Then home to the farm this weekend - I was a happy girl.. the weather was stunning and I got to  mess with my bees, move the cow fence and work my horses again!! totally tired this evening and bliss-ed out...

happy to see my sweet hubs too!!

nothin' prettier thank cows on grass!!

the farm is in full bloom!! lilacs and apple blossoms galore!!

my sweet boys! 

Friday, April 17, 2015

the Laughing Pig rosé is back!

Spring is here! 

The sun is shining, the bees are buzzing and the Laughing Pig rosé is back! This first release from the 2014 vintage is brimming with fruit, spice and floral notes, dry as always, yet the rich pallet is perfectly balanced by acidity and texture.  We have been making this wine since 2007, when the vintage demands it, so not every year – hence the only wine we make that continually has the same happy pig on the label.  Made from 100% Pinot noir, fermented in neutral barrels to dryness with malolactic complete. This allows us to bottle without any funny business like fining or filtering.  Like past vintages we have found the Laughing Pig rosé to be an extremely versatile wine, chilled by itself while outside in the garden or with food of all stripes, it just likes fun no matter where or how.  

      photos by Andrea Johnson 

The rest of our spring release is still available and the wines continue to impress me as they evolve.  Stock up while the shipping weather is still cooperating! Thank you again to all who continue to enjoy our wines, we love what we do but couldn’t do it without you!

Happy spring and here’s to some Laughing Pig rosé in your glass!

Cheers! Brian and Clare

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

another milestone!!

We Bottled wine here at big table farm today!! things went super well and we had a great crew! thank you john casteel....

 We bottled the 2014 laughing pig and 2014 edelzwicker -
the rose release will be this coming week!! : )
this is stuff is delicious people!!