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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Aug 03, 2019 -
We will be closing early today at 3:00 due to a private event. We apologize for any inconvenience and ... Read More >>
Closing Early - 3:00pm
We will be closing early today at 3:00 due to a private event. We apologize for any inconvenience and will reopen at 11:00 the following morning!
Aug 17, 2019 -
ArborBrook has been partnering with Janus Youth Programs to put on Janus' "Dinner in the Vines" for several ... Read More >>
Janus Youth Programs "Dinner in the Vines"
ArborBrook has been partnering with Janus Youth Programs to put on Janus' "Dinner in the Vines" for several years. The reason we have continued to support this event is simply because we feel so strongly that the programs and resources provided by Janus Youth Programs are so essential. Simply said, next time you're in Portland, take a look at the street kids. Really see them. Most are not on the street ...
ArborBrook Vineyards 17770 17770 NE Calkins Lane,Newberg,OR 97132
Aug 31, 2019 - Sep 02, 2019
Please join us for our Labor Day Weekend Open House and Dave's Walk in the Vineyard! Open House hours ... Read More >>
Labor Day Weekend Open House
Please join us for our Labor Day Weekend Open House and Dave's Walk in the Vineyard! Open House hours will be 11:00 - 5:00 daily. Walk in the Vines with Dave SUNDAY 9/1 Owner Dave Hansen will walk you through each of our vineyard blocks and talk about the specific clones we have planted, why we chose them, and other information about how we use each of the clones in our winemaking. ...
ArborBrook Vineyards 17770 17770 NE Calkins Lane, Newberg, OR 97132
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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!