There wasn’t a lot of fruit, but three years after planting, we felt we had enough of the Willamette Valley’s first Seyval Blanc planting to pull off the fruit and give it a go with a couple of experimental batches. So, on Sunday, September 19, 2017 we headed out with the clippers and the buckets and brought in our first official harvest on the Bells Up estate vineyard!
The wine we make from this will not be available for sale; this is purely a chance to experiment with the juice and see what comes out of it. We do hope, however, to have enough output in the 2018 vintage to produce a Seyval Blanc for sale. As always, it depends on what Mother Nature has in mind.