1. Oregon winemaker compares spring in Willamette Valley to 1992

    Great Northwest Wine (May 20 2013)

    1. Oregon winemaker compares spring in Willamette Valley to 1992

      Jacques Tardy, winemaker for Torii Mor Winery in Oregon’s Dundee Hills, likens the start of the 2013 vintage to that of 1992.

      Torii Mor Black Label Pinot Noir“The temperature and dry weather are somewhat unusual, last time I have seen a start like this was 1992, and harvest started for young vines at the end of August,” Tardy wrote in an email sent to Torii Mor fans on Thursday.

      Tardy, a native of Burgundy, arrived in the Willamette Valley in 1990 to work both in the vineyards and the cellar at Montinore Estate.

      This week, he noted that recent Willamette Valley temperatures in the ...

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