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Every year is another adventure growing Oregon Pinot Noir. This year has been no exception. A late, cool spring and summer have left the vines about 3 weeks behind their normal cycle. If things continue, we won’t have ripe fruit until November, if it were to ripen at all. However, little waves of heat like the one this weekend will move the vines up as much as a week.
However, it is way too early to be crying wolf. Just because the weather is not ideal and we may have challenges at harvest, it does not mean that it is a bad vintage and should be written off like the 2007 was. As is now being discovered, the 2007 vintage has some marvelous wines, including ours I dare say. And many that were not so appealing at release have found themselves and are very nice wines today.
We have one our biggest wine country weddings of the season tomorrow. It looks to be a beautiful day with some clouds to temper the temperature and glare. They will have a beautiful setting as the vines are all groomed and we will begin dropping fruit for target crop yields next week.
Every flower on the hill is in full bloom right now. The evenings are cooling off nicely , so it will be a spectacular night.
Oregon Wine Country is not only great for tasting world class pinot noir, it is also a great place to enjoy a glorious summer day.
While we love playing in the vineyard, we also love playing around. Natasha, Jordan, and Aspen are our little monkeys, but don’t ever tell Nicolette she can’t climb a tree. As you can tell she can!
Another beautiful wedding in Oregon wine country.
This photo doesn’t come close to how beautiful the wedding day was for Lindsey and Ethan’s wedding. There were guest from Washington, California, New Mexico, East Coast, and a bunch from Newberg Oregon. The best part is that none of them had ever been at Youngberg Hill before. While to views took their breath away the wines made some lifelong fans. Café Uncorked catered the wedding and the food and service was great.