First Vintage


Exciting things are happening over here, today we bottled our first vintage (2008)Pinot Noir!

This wine is very limited in production, we only made 100 cases and it turned out just incredible. We are so excited to share this very special moment in our family with you, it took so long to get here. So many of you have been following here for so long and we truly appreciate it.

Even though we just planted our estate vineyard, we sourced the fruit for this wine from Coleman Vineyard’s highly esteemed estate vines, right here in the McMinnville AVA.

After the wine takes a short nap in the bottle, it will be available for shipping sometime over the next month.

We can’t wait for you to taste it!!

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54 Comments

  1. Dawn 1

    OMG must have some! With that limited of production I want to be on the list! I will send you an email with my info.

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  2. Cathy I am so very excited for you!

    I saw this new post come in via my email on my cell phone and got up, despite it being close to 1:30AM out here because I could not wait to tell you how thrilled I am for you! This is just wonderful.

    I to want a bottle of that wine…is it OK to send you an email with my info?

    This is so exciting!!!!

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  3. I can’t even imagine how thrilled you are! Congrats! Can’t wait to try some!

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  4. sooo exciting!!!
    i’m so happy for you knowing all the work that you have put into this so far.
    i can’t wait to get my hands on some.

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  5. LoJo 5

    So happy for you and your family!!! Can’t wait to purchase this wine when you make it available! :-)

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  6. Oh, I want to taste it, very much!

    CONGRATULATIONS!

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  7. Shelby 7

    So exciting!! Congratulations.

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  8. Lydia 8

    Congratulations! Thanks for bringing us along on this journey.

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  9. Cathy – This is so exciting! I have enjoyed reading about the process of getting the vineyard up & running, so this is the icing on the cake. Congrats to you & your family!

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  10. Barbie with a T 10

    I would like to order also when you have it available for shipping. I am so proud of you and those who worked with you to accomplish such a great feat! Congratulations. BTW, how are your vines doing?

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  11. Adrienne Mendelson 11

    Mazel tov—all happiness as well as success to you and yours in this wonderful new venture. Will be pleased to partake of your bounty; i.e., let me know when your wine is ready to enjoy!

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  12. Julia 12

    Congratulations!!! Too bad MA liquor laws are so stupid… I can’t buy it because it would be illegal for you to ship it to me.

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  13. I have been reading your blog for a while now and am so excited for you! Congrats!!!

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  14. How so very exciting for you Cathy!!!!

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  15. I haven’t been following you that long but since starting to read your blog I have definitely been a true follower. I am so excited for you and so glad you are able to make your dream a reality. I would be honored to buy your wine :)

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  16. Lea Ann 16

    I’d love to be on the list to buy a bottle. You know how I “am” about Oregon wines. :-) Congratulations Cathy! Wonderful news.

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  17. Katrina 17

    Cathy,
    I don’t even drink alcohol and have enjoyed the last few years of hearing about this process with you. It’s a great testament of working until you accomplish your goals.

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  18. Noble Pig 18

    Thank you!

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  19. Noble Pig 19

    I will, thanks!

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  20. Noble Pig 20

    The vines are growing like crazy!

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  21. Noble Pig 21

    Thanks Auds I received your email!

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  22. Noble Pig 22

    I got your email, thanks!

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  23. Dear Cathy, what a great achievement for you and your dear husband. This and vines newly planted in your own vineyard.

    I hope you allow yourselves time for celebration – while there is still more hardwork ahead, look at what you have just achieved!!!

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  24. Laurie 24

    Congratulations, Cathy! I’m sure it will be incredible!

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  25. Ohhhh!!!! I must have some! Can it be shipped to CT??

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  26. Nancy 26

    How exciting! Pinot…my fav…I would love to try the first vintage!

    Cheers,
    Nancy

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  27. Noble Pig 27

    Yes it can!!

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  28. Congratulations Cathy! That is so exciting. It’s been so neat to share a little in the wine making experience with you. Congrats again!

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  29. YAAY ! congrats, it’s been fun following you since california, and now you’ve Done It ! :)

    I can’t wait to try it! :)

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  30. Cheryl 30

    So incredibly thrilled for you all…and for those of us who want a wee taste! 😉 Keep me on the list of the v-interested! 😉

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  31. stef 31

    I have to be on the list as well! I will be sending you an email.

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  32. Kari 32

    So, if I’m in Alaska, can I order it??

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  33. Noble Pig 33

    In Alaska it depends on your zip code as some parts are too rural….what’s your zip?

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  34. Judy 34

    It’s so much fun to read your blog. I have not commented so far, but am so happy for you. My small family enjoys your recipes. Lot’s of my extended family have lived in McMinnville. My grandmother is buried there. I have been to Youngberg Hill for a wedding–such a beautiful area.

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  35. Jen b. 35

    Yay!!! Doing the “touchdown” dance for you – Best of Luck!

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  36. Trisha 36

    Congrats on the first vintage. Soon you will be using your own grapes. That will be an exciting day!

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  37. Nell 37

    This is SO exciting!! Congratulations!! I only wish you could ship to Maine… :(

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  38. annbb 38

    This is just so wonderful for you and your family! I’m so proud of you all and happy for you!

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  39. Kara 39

    I am so excited for you. This is a wonderful moment and I can’t wait to taste your wine. How do we get on the list?

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  40. Kristen 40

    are you able to ship to PA?

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  41. Tom 41

    Congratulations! I hope you have the inventory and I have the cash to procure at least 1 bottle :)

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  42. Congratulations! I look forward to tasting!

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  43. WOW, that is very exciting you guys!!!

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  44. Yay!!! Congratulations!
    I am so happy for you!

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  45. Suzy 45

    Congratulations…this is so exciting!

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  46. Liz C. 46

    I knew you had to be up to something of the vintner kind. Congratulations! We can hardly wait to try some of your wine!

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  47. Lynn 47

    Although I grew up around wineries(?) I have no clue about anything wine-wise. I couldn’t tell you what cork was made out of! But I know and can tell this is momentous and I share this joy with you with every fiber of my being. It’s a huge accomplishment and I’m glad to hear of it coming full circle for you. Viva la vino!

    My best, Lynn

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  48. Meghan 48

    Oh my gosh I am so excited for you! I have been following your blog (and eating amazing food because of it) for some time now and love to read about the adventures in winemaking. If there are any bottles not spoken for I’d love to be on the list!

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  49. Jen 49

    Congrats to you! I’m so happy for you and your family.

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  50. Vickie 50

    Congratulations on the new Wine label/category. I’d like to knwo more about the effort you’ve invested in this, and about your terroir, the choice of grapes and methodology

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  51. Oh Cathy, that’s wonderful and exciting news! I have missed visiting…but time management has been very difficult these days. I am loving all of your 4th recipes…some I’ve made already. I swear by that grilled bbq chicken-it IS the best!

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  52. Andrea 52

    Before I get too excited, are you allowed to ship to canada?

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  53. Noble Pig 53

    We are but there is paperwork involved and a few hoops to jump through.  Canada has some of the most difficult shipping laws.  When the wine is released, call the winery and we can try to work through it based on the region you live in.

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  54. This blog helps me to understand a lot better how things work

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