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 →

When to Pick for Varietal and Wine Style

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We’ve already harvested much of the Chardonnay and Pinot Noir growing at vineyards we manage in California’s North Coast. But how do we know when to harvest? As the in-house winemaker for Atlas Vineyard Management and our Northern California regional manager, Anthony Weytjens works directly with clients talking about the optimal time to pick. For larger sites and wineries with Continue Reading →

WINE + GRAPE EXPO

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Connecting Vineyard Practices to Wine Quality Save the Date:  November 14, 2013  8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Napa Expo Fairgrounds  575 Third Street, Napa The Wine + Grape EXPO is a highly focused educational symposium for the winegrape grower and wine producer. The EXPO includes seminars that focus on specific vineyard practices as they relate to wine quality as well Continue Reading →