Ever since we attended a fund raising event in Houston, charity:water has been a favorite charity of ours. The transparency over how much of the money goes to the intended project and the ability to use google earth to actually view the project even in very remote areas is a great model.
Nov 12, 2013 Wine Dinner, Charivari Restaurant Houston.
Experience a unique wine event, celebrating the wines from Saffron Fields Vineyard paired with the cuisine of Chef Johann Schuster at Charivari Restaurant. Taste four Pinot Noir wines made by three winemakers all made from the highly sought-after fruit from Saffron Fields Vineyard.
April 5, 2013
I am always trying to carry the word about Oregon Pinot Noir and Saffron Fields in my travels. Recently got a chance to pour for friends in Hong Kong and Beijing. Its always good to see people get their first taste of Oregon Pinot Noir.
March 22, 2013
The year in the vineyard starts with pruning all the growth from the previous year and getting the vines ready for the upcoming growing season. In the picture below the vines are freshly pruned. Each wine has been reduced to two canes which are tied to the trellis wire.
February 10, 2013
Got a chance to taste Chris Berg’s 2012 Saffron Fields juice at Roots wine co. Its still early but the wines are showing great color and very good structure. The wines are exhibiting the typical dark fruit with a hint of cola and sassafras and black pepper on the finish that the wines from our vineyard display. Every vintage is special but this one looks like it will have the little bit extra to make it great.
January 10, 2013
The construction of the tasting room has started and we should be opening sometime later this year. This is a very exciting project for us. The tasting room is designed to integrate with the surrounding landscape to inspire an atmosphere of contemplation and ease.
October 18, 2012
We picked our last block yesterday. This year was a big change from 2012 and we had the luxury of waiting till we had the right balance of flavors, sugars and acidity. Yields were a little bit below estimate but everything points to another excellent vintage.
August 25, 2012
The grapes are slowly turning from green to dark red and purple. The vineyard is looking good and its another 40-45 days to harvest. Here is a cluster of grapes in the hands of winemaker Tony Rynders today.