Since last posting we have bottled our 2017 whites, received our liquor license, and have finally become an organization that has products to sale! It is in no way unique to my experience, but making wine is an exercise in patience and inevitably takes a long time to get to market. The journey of planning, financing, sourcing good fruit, and making/aging the wine has been incredible, but I am beyond thrilled to now be at the stage where the realized product gets to be put out into the world.
So we now enter a stage where we get to go out and experience the ups and downs of essentially being a door-to-door salesman. The response has been great, and I remain excited about both 2017 white wines.
I want to let everyone know about a couple of opportunities to come out and experience Oregon wine culture, as well as taste these beautiful wines. FIrst up, Friday May 4, we will be participating in the Downtown Albany Wine Walk in Albany, OR. From 4-8 you can walk around beautiful downtown Albany, visiting local businesses and the wineries that have been paired with them. Admission, a glass, and your first 5 tastes will cost you $15, and additional tastes can be purchased for $1. We will be at Revolution Academy of Dance, at 305 W 1st Ave and will have both of our released wines available for tasting and purchasing. This night only we will be doing 15% off purchases of 6 bottles or more. In that spirit, if you are not able to attend but would like to purchase 6 bottles this week, we will extend the same discount!
Memorial Day Weekend is a big event for Willamette Valley wineries, and we are going to participate. Saturday and Sunday of that weekend we will be pouring our wines at our production home, Lady Hill Winery, at 8400 Champoeg Rd NE in St. Paul, OR. If you have never visited, it is a stunning place, located on a cooperative, working farm, and offers the opportunity to taste from a number of wineries with a wide variety of styles. Come out and enjoy a beautiful afternoon, you are sure to find something that you like.
So we are busy getting our wines out into the world, confirming our farming contracts for 2018, and trying to soak up the patches of sun that are starting to peak out more frequently. Thank you for your responses to our wines so far, we look forward to what comes next!