The last couple of weeks have been super busy, with the posts, trellises and wires going into the two blocks that were planted last year.
Of course, after the materials arrived, we learned that half of the supplies we ordered were not what our vineyard crew actually wanted to use. They soldiered on with what they could use, and sent the CMO back with returns and exchanges.
The first end posts in on the north side. A few vine and end row adjustments were made, then the crew started pounding in the posts.
A few days later it was time to start running the anchor, permanent and trellis wires up and down the rows.
We also had our newest, and third, block planted with 270 seyval blanc vines. We believe these are the first and only planting of this varietal in the Willamette Valley–although we have heard they are not the first in Oregon. We hear there is a plot of seyval blanc in the southern part of the state. This planting is located on the far west side of the property, the area we cleared out shortly after moving onto the site two years ago.
Stay tuned for out next post with the latest winery/tasting room developments!