The Vintage The past three vintages in the Willamette Valley have been the hottest on record, with higher sugar levels in the berries adding powerful fruit flavors to the resulting wines. In 2017 however, we welcome the return of a Classic Oregon Vintage. With more than sufficient rain in the winter, complemented by a healthy snow pack, the 2017 vintage was o to the perfect start. A cool and wet spring then set the stage for a lengthy growing season that kicked o with bud-break closer to the long-term average start time of mid-April. A brief warm period accelerated the arrival of flowering, but June put the brakes on that with a gentle few weeks of cooler temperatures. This allowed for very healthy fruit-set, with the majority of growers reporting more and larger clusters per vine than usual. Véraison arrived quickly as July warmed up and August was the hottest on record in the state. With some careful vineyard management, growers were able to make the most of the heat and ensure healthy acid levels matched by quality tannin's. Cooler temperatures, lower sugars, structured tannin's and mouthwatering acidity all add up to one thing: classic Willamette Valley wines. And with the increased yield for the vintage, it simply means there’s more of it for you to enjoy!