Here are a few glimpses of WINTER here at Johan Vineyards. It’s been quite the winter, with a number of snowstorms, ice and sleet, and overall chilly wintery weather here in Oregon! Upside: the beautiful blankets of snow have been an absolutely stunning landscape to work in, a nice contrast to the wet rainy winters we’re used to in the Willamette Valley.
Despite the chilly temps, our pruning crew has been working hard to finish pruning and tying down the vineyard, along with other winter maintenance projects. In the cellar, we’ve just bottled a number of our 2015 reserve wines, including our Drueskall Pinot Gris (skin-fermented Gris) and our Blaufränkisch — pictured above. We just had our typical “Febuary Fake-out”, two days of gorgeous, T-shirt worthy, sunny weather that puts all of us in spring planning mode. Looking forward to the onset of spring, and another exciting growing season. Let the count down begin!