So, I followed the instructions that came with the vines, and hopefully they'll grow. We planted 7 vines in total, a beautiful Syrah (420a), 4 Primitovos and 2 Cab Francs. Used the white plastic sleeves ordered with wine.
It's May 16th, the first warm day in Portland--the perfect time to start my winery.
So, now we wait and see how the vines produce. Looking forward to green and shoots and FRUIT.
I know that traditionnally Pinots are grown in this area, but we wanted to go out on a limb and grow grapes not so friendly to this area (i.e.: Zin, Cab, Syrah). But, we are hoping for a small, and firm texture to this wine. Deep flavors--that is the goal.
This montage will consist of 75% Zinfandel, 20% Cabernet Franc and 5% Syrah. We know this because this is what we planted TODAY.
We are hoping for the first release by 2014. We hope you will be following us through this journey!