Earliest ever grape harvest underway in Oregon

30th August 2015

Earliest ever grape harvest underway in Oregon

Some Oregon wineries have already started picking grapes making this year one of the earliest starts to harvest on record.

The unusually warm winter and spring and hot, dry summer got things off to an early start.

At Stoller Vineyards, they began harvesting enough grapes to make 6000 bottles of sparkling wine.

Eola Hills Wine Cellars west of Salem have already picked their Chardonnay grapes to make sparkling wine.

Sokol Blosser, farther up the Willamette Valley in Dayton have already harvested grapes for their sparkling wine.

Amista Vineyards have picked seven and a half tons of Chardonnay from their estate vineyard on Dry Creek Road in Healdsburg which will be used for their will be used for their sparkling Blanc de Blancs.

Everything is pointing to 2015 being a good year.


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