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Reminder

November 26, 2008

Youngberg Hill Vineyards & Inn will be open all weekend for wine tasting and hosting guests at our fabulous hill atop the foothills of the Coast Range overlooking the entire Willamette Valley.

Cheers!

Grapes are fermenting, Wine is developing

November 3, 2008

The Natasha Block fruit is all through fermentation and ready for barrel. The Jordan Block is in the early stages of fermentation. All signs still suggest a spectacular vintage! Character is still developing and reflect a subtler side of Pinot noir with wonderful balance of fruit and earth.

Harvest Celebration Winemaker’s Dinner

November 2, 2008

We had an outstanding food and wine pairing event last night at Youngberg Hill. Her was the menu with several little goodies in between.

Cheers!

Menu
Assorted Pate Canapé
2003 Argyle Brut

Pinot Pear OregonBlue Salad with Potato Curls
2006 Youngberg Hill Pinot Blanc

Oregon Lump Crab Cakes with Mango Sauce
2007 Youngberg Hill Pinot Gris

Oregon Salmon Bisque with Caviar Island
2006 Youngberg Hill Barrel Select Pinot Noir

Wild Oregon Mushroom Ragu Basket
2004 Youngberg Hill Jordan Block Pinot Noir

Elk Loin with Pinot Pasta on Blackberry Reduction and Truffled Squash
2002 Youngberg Hill Pinot Noir

Mocha Semifreddo with Hazelnut Brittle and Lady Finger
2004 Laurel Ridge Pinot Port

Oregon Harvest

October 17, 2008

We have fruit in the barn. It was an excellent day for picking. We came in yielding just shy of 2 ton an acre. There was no fungus, very clean fruit with lots of flavor. Brix were 24%, TA 6.9, and ph 3.2. Good numbers to work in the winery with. We had fun. Thanks to my friends Jess, Dan, and Susan for coming over to help.

Rain, Rain Go Away

October 4, 2008

Fortunately, the clouds have broken to sunshine for the moent and we are not getting as much rain as they anticipated. Good news for the grapes.

Another beautiful day in Paradise!

September 30, 2008

A perfect day for watching the grapes mature.

Harvest Weather

September 27, 2008

The weather has been cooperating very nicely and the fruit is getting some wonderful hang time. The Valley is about a week behind for harvest and should see some fruit being pulled this coming week.

September 25, 2008

The weather continues to cooperate for a great harvest.

Harvest in Oregon

September 17, 2008

We are soon approaching Harvest here in the glorious Willamett Valley. Some whites and a little Pinot noir lower down in the valley may come off next week. We lucked out this week with the hot weather not being as hot as they predicted and there are no signs of dehydration so far. As cooler temperatures are predicted going forward, maturation should slow a little. Last week Brix were at 16.5. This week in the high 18s. That should slow somewhat as we get closer and cooler. Come out to experience harvest the first couple of weeks in August. The fruit looks fabulous!