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Ryan Collins
 
May 6, 2016 | Ryan Collins

The effects of water on tannin levels in grape development - Part four: How does this help us understand dry farmed sites?

In February I had the pleasure of speaking at the Oregon Wine Industry Symposium on a panel talking about grape and wine tannins. Anna Matzinger, Steve Price and I wanted to clarify what tannins are, how their levels in wine affect texture and structure of the wine, where tannins come from, the role of soil moisture on grape tannin levels and how harvest date affects quality of tannins. Part 4 explores how this whole series helps us understand dry farmed sites.  Continue »

Ryan Collins
 
April 22, 2016 | Ryan Collins

The effects of water on tannin levels in grape development - Part three: Irrigation

In February I had the pleasure of speaking at the Oregon Wine Industry Symposium on a panel talking about grape and wine tannins. Anna Matzinger, Steve Price and I wanted to clarify what tannins are, how their levels in wine affect texture and structure of the wine, where tannins come from, the role of soil moisture on grape tannin levels and how harvest date affects quality of tannins. Part 3 discusses irrigation.  Continue »

Ryan Collins
 
April 15, 2016 | Ryan Collins

The effects of water on tannin levels in grape development - Part two: Plant physiology


In February I had the pleasure of speaking at the Oregon Wine Industry Symposium on a panel talking about grape and wine tannins. Anna Matzinger, Steve Price and I wanted to clarify what tannins are, how their levels in wine affect texture and structure of the wine, where tannins come from, the role of soil moisture on grape tannin levels and how harvest date affects quality of tannins. Part 2 dives into plant physiology.  Continue »

Karen Peterson
 
June 12, 2015 | Karen Peterson

Soils!

In celebration of the UN naming 2015 the International Year of Soils (IYS), our Tasting Room Manager, my fellow Karen at A to Z, and I have put together a table of shared terms used to describe wines and soils. The first in a series of soil-related posts.  Continue »

A to Z Wineworks
 
March 13, 2015 | A to Z Wineworks

Counting sheep at the Jacob-Hart Estate Vineyard


One sheep, two sheep, three sheep, four.  Continue »

Karen Peterson
 
December 15, 2014 | Karen Peterson

Don't be afraid. It's SkySquirrel NOT Skynet.


The use of military drones has led to many a heated discussion of military ethics; however, as these devices make their way into agricultural industries, the only appropriate response is, "AWESOME!"  Continue »

Ryan Collins
 
August 19, 2014 | Ryan Collins

Crop Load Study


Our Viticulture Technician, Karen Petersen, picked, washed & flattened leaf samples from our Jacob-Hart Estate Vineyard to be analyzed for nutritional value as part of a state-wide crop load study.  Continue »

Ryan Collins
 
May 31, 2014 | Ryan Collins

Bloom 2014

Just like bud burst, bloom was also early, occurring in the last week in May.  Continue »

Ryan Collins
 
April 1, 2014 | Ryan Collins

April First, Bud Burst


We're off to a good start this season!  Continue »

Ryan Collins
 
April 11, 2012 | Ryan Collins

Bee's Paradise


We celebrated Equinox in the vineyards 21 days ago and it is starting to look and feel like Spring.  Continue »