Oct 19, 2019 -
CANCELLED Fall is in the air and what better way to celebrate the season than an evening around the ... Read More >>
S'mores & Pinot Noir - CANCELLED
CANCELLED Fall is in the air and what better way to celebrate the season than an evening around the fire pit? With s'mores and Pinot Noir, of course! Join us for a fun evening of friendship, laughter, and fire pit stories! Wear your cozy sweaters or jackets! RSVPs will be required, so please click here if you're a club member, and click here if you aren't. Interested in joining the club? Check ...
Nov 02, 2019 -
We are thrilled to have Stewart Todd joining us again! Stewart is an expert in all things Port and Sauternes. ... Read More >>
For the Love of Port & Sauternes
We are thrilled to have Stewart Todd joining us again! Stewart is an expert in all things Port and Sauternes. Some of you were lucky enough to attend his Port tasting a few years ago. We'll be tasting Ports again this time, but will also be adding in some Sauterness. This is going to be a really fun tasting and seating is very limited. As these wines are coming directly from their country of origin, ...
ArborBrook Tasting Room
ArborBrook Tasting Room 17770 17770 NE Calkins Lane, Newberg, OR 97132
Nov 23, 2019 -
Our annual Pre-Thanksgiving Invitational Tasting! 10:00am - 5:00pm RSVP by November 15, 2019 to email@example.com or ... Read More >>
Pre-Thanksgiving Invitational Tasting - 2019
Our annual Pre-Thanksgiving Invitational Tasting! 10:00am - 5:00pm RSVP by November 15, 2019 to firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call in the tasting room at 503.538.0959. Complimentary for Club Members and up to six guests; $20 for all other guests.
ArborBrook's Tasting Room
ArborBrook's Tasting Room 17770 17770 NE Calkins Lane
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Lag Phase and Veraison
We reached "lag phase", half-way through the growing season, on about August 22. When lag phase occurs, Dave heads out to the vineyard to do cluster counts to determine how many clusters each shoot is carrying. Then, he randomly selects clusters from each block (777 first block, 777 second block, Pommard, 667, and 115) to be weighed to determine the average tonage per acre. This helps us determine how much cropping, or dropping of fruit we'll need to do to stick to our goal of 2 tons per acre.
In these photos, you'll see Dave out in the vineyard counting clusters, clipping clusters, and weighing clusters. The clusters this year aren't as big or as tight as last year's clusters, but they are looking good. The crop loads are going to be less this year as compared to last year, where we literally had fruit coming out of our ears!
Veraison, meaning "ripening" or color change started a couple weeks ago, right around the first of September. These photos will show the first stages of veraison, when the grapes are turning from green to purple. Right now, we have almost complete color change throughout the vineyard. Unfortunately, this doesn't mean that the grapes are ripe! We still have quite a way to go before we're ready for harvest!
When will harvest be this year? Well, that seems to be the question of the day! Right now, we are anticipating harvesting around the middle of October. So, keep your fingers crossed and say a little prayer that these rain showers we're having head off to other parts of the country...right now, we still need that sunshine!