Kirk Wille, here, reporting from the harvest at J. Christopher Winery in Newberg, Oregon, USA, our joint venture with acclaimed winemaker Jay Somers.
We took in 35 tons of Pinot Noir – the most in a single day ever in the history of J. Christopher Winery. The new winery and its crush pad are rockin’!
So far the fruit is looking better than expected for such a late, wet harvest. We’ve had just enough sunny, dry weather in October to get the grapes ripe, and the cooler temperatures have helped keep the botrytis mold at bay.