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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 »

Time Posted: May 6, 2016 at 3:15 PM
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 »

Time Posted: Apr 22, 2016 at 3:30 PM
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 »

Time Posted: Apr 15, 2016 at 2:25 AM
Ryan Collins
 
March 25, 2016 | Ryan Collins

The effects of water on tannin levels in grape development - Part one: Soil science


Last month 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 1 dives into soil science, water retention & the effects it has on tannin levels.  Continue »

Time Posted: Mar 25, 2016 at 12:15 PM
Ryan Collins
 
January 26, 2015 | Ryan Collins

How to celebrate Australia Day like an Aussie


Your 14-step guide is one click away.  Continue »

Time Posted: Jan 26, 2015 at 2:14 PM
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 »

Time Posted: Aug 19, 2014 at 3:30 PM
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 »

Time Posted: May 31, 2014 at 12:34 PM
Ryan Collins
 
April 1, 2014 | Ryan Collins

April First, Bud Burst


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

Time Posted: Apr 1, 2014 at 12:01 PM
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 »

Time Posted: Apr 11, 2012 at 1:56 PM
Ryan Collins
 
March 5, 2012 | Ryan Collins

Biodynamic Farming: Following the Moon

Biodynamic farming is complex, sometimes hard to explain and sometimes hard to quantify. It involves many areas: preparations, compost, biodiversity and an awareness of the rhythms happening all around us. I want to talk a little about using a Biodynamic calendar and the intention behind our practices during certain periods on the calendar by highlighting the thoughts of Rudolf Steiner and all those who have continued what he started.  Continue »

Time Posted: Mar 5, 2012 at 1:52 PM