Here’s how we are coping with all of this rain!
Here is what we have been up to this past harvest.
Happy 2015! This is already proving to be a very exciting year here at Brittan Vineyards. First, we finally yielded 2 tons per acre last fall after nine years of diligent vineyard restoration. The vineyard has never looked better and the 2014 wines are already showing themselves to be a stellar vintage. Another exciting event … Continued
Our 2009 “Basalt Block” and “Gestalt Block” Pinot Noirs were just ranked among the very top wines of the vintage by Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate. Jay Miller had this to say about Robert’s winemaking:
We just had a wonderful article posted by Alder Yarrow on Vinography. Vinography is internationally recognized as the most well written, well respected and perhaps most importantly, well read and visited online wine source. With scores ranging from 9 to 9.5 points, this is very exciting recognition for our wines. Alder contributes to many traditional … Continued
#12 – 2007 Brittan Basalt Block Pinot Noir #27 – 2007 Brittan Gestalt Block Pinot Noir
Once we got past the brief heat spell in July we have been fortunate to have spectacular growing weather for the rest of this season. With the weather cooling off last week, and the drying breezes coming in off the Pacific, we are leaving our crop on the vine until the second week of October … Continued
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We have decided to move our winemaking to the Carlton Winemakers Studio this fall. Eric Hamacher, one of the founders of the Studio, worked with Robert in Napa many years ago, and when Eric found that he had some space available this harvest he contacted us and asked us to move our production to this … Continued
Portland Monthly just published their Top 50 Wines Made in Oregon and our 2007 Pinots both made the list. Our 2007 Basalt Block Pinot Noir came in number 12 and our Gestalt Block Pinot Noir was number 27. Over 650 wines were tasted and evaluated to come up with the final list, so needless to … Continued
We have just reached bloom in the vineyard, so the countdown to harvest begins. I have found after much research, both here and in Europe that we need a minimum of 110 days from bloom to harvest in order for the grapes to reach full maturity. This is not just about sugar levels, what I … Continued
I met with Chad Cherefko, the Conservation Specialist from Yamhill Soil & Water Conservation District today. We walked the vineyards to discuss the next steps in our wildlife habitat restoration project. I think I am as excited about this as I am about our upcoming harvest. I have always dreamed of having the opportunity to … Continued