Revolutionizing Vineyard Irrigation

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We’re farmers, not politicians. So the fact that Atlas Vineyard Management is part of a revolution is pretty surprising. But sure enough, it’s true. As of April we’ve signed onto a trial we believe will revolutionize vineyard irrigation. If we’re right and the technology works, it will revolutionize farming grapes, making wine and conserving water, too. But let’s back up Continue Reading →

Bud Break Climbs Up West Coast

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Bud break has arrived in the vineyards Atlas farms, announcing the start of the grapegrowing season. (See “What is Bud Break?”) Development in our vineyards is averaging seven to 10 days ahead of average, according to Francisco “The Professor” Araujo, Director of Quality Control and Technological Winegrowing Operations for Atlas Vineyard Management. Even though the grapes are just now making Continue Reading →

Oregon 2013: Balanced flavors and richness

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It was the second week of September when Ken Kupperman called the first pick at the vineyards he oversees for Atlas Vineyard Management in Oregon. The weeks since have been a flurry of activity, as vineyard sites reached maturity at the same time and the state finished one of the quickest harvests in its history. “It’s a blur,” Ken says. Continue Reading →

Harvest Begins Across California, Oregon on Track for September Start

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Harvest is off to an early start in many of the vineyards we manage on the West Coast. Beyond the properties in Oregon and California’s Central Coast (more on them later), Atlas farms vineyards in California’s Napa, Sonoma and Mendocino counties. Our Director of Quality Control Technical Operations, Francisco Araujo, called the first pick Aug. 12, when the team harvested Continue Reading →