We are very excited about our recent wine ratings from Wine Spectator, Wine Enthusiast, and Wine Advocate ... Read More >>
Here is what Robert Canaga, Oregon Wine and Art Project, had to say about his recent visit to ArborBrook! "Last ... Read More >>
A few months ago, one of our Club Grand Vin members, Wayne Clark, asked if our wines were available in ... Read More >>
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Feb 01, 2020 - Feb 29, 2020
We're sharing the love of Club Members through the whole month of February! Ask for a Share the ... Read More >>
"Share the Love" with our Winery Friends!
We're sharing the love of Club Members through the whole month of February! Ask for a Share the Love card when you stop in (beginning February 1) and you'll receive Club Member treatment from our friends at: Dobbes Family Estate, Duck Pond Cellars, Erath Winery, Montinore Estate, Pike Road Wines, ROCO Winery, Four Graces, Torii Mor Winery, and Winters Hill Estate. You will be treated as ...
Feb 24, 2020 -
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March Club Payment Processing
March wine club payment processing. If you have any changes to payment or shipping information or pick up versus shipping, please contact Angelina ASAP.
March Wine Club Shipments
March Wine Club shipments begin
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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!