Archive for the Tag 'Oregon State University'

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Cadaretta Wine Soil Composition ~ fractured and decayed basalts

Cadaretta Wine’s Soil Composition at Southwind Vineyard is a story that I wrote for our client. Because it’s for their Website, it’s got a copyright on it and stories like this I never put onto my blog ~ like so many other internal documents that I produce daily. But this one has just stuck with […]

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Cool weather could be an advantage to this year’s Oregon wine vintage

Carefully watching Oregon’s weather isn’t a pastime. I’m keeping up with what’s happening to our Willamette Valley client Oak Knoll Winery and its neighbors [Image: Patty Skinkis] Just getting a press release from Oregon State University giving me up-to-the-minute info about their 2011 growing season, therefore, was a fascinating read. Then I realized, this is […]

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Suisun Valley’s Climate is Revealed Through a Study of Terra Spase

As I read writers stating that the climate of Suisun Valley is warmer than Napa’s, I’m reminded of the many hours I sat in on a study being conducted by Dr. Paul Skinner of Terra Spase and Vineyard Investigations, of Napa Valley. I was also there to read the final report, interpret it, write a […]