Oh, what a winter we are having (and it’s only just begun!)

Well, we’ve had quite the winter so far and it’s only January 4! We’ve seen an interesting snowfall just before Christmas – enough to make the going near impossible (poor retail merchants), followed by an and ice storm and then more snow. A total of 24″ was received here at the vineyard, the most snow in 40 years!

A few photos will give you a sense of what it was like. Here’s the South Block, looking east over the floor of the Willamette Valley – something that’s rarely seen, snow on the floor of the valley.

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The Silo, the inspiration for our Silo Vino label, was particulary beautiful in the snow, the syrah block in the foreground.

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Ice on the vines…

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And more snow – here you see the end posts along the “Grande Allee” and the bluebird house at the Riesling block.

blurbird-house2All in all, the snow contributed to a festive mood, just in time for Christmas. Even the vineyard dogs like the snow.

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2 responses to “Oh, what a winter we are having (and it’s only just begun!)

  1. Karl;

    wow! beautiful. The vines look well kept!

    its -22C here last night in Riga and yes, the winter is just begun!

    Happy New Year!

    Mike

  2. Hey,
    Thanks for the comment Mike. -22C? Now that’s cold! We whine when it gets below freezing around here!

    Happy New Year to you and your lovely family as well.

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