Originally a German Rhine region varietal, (some references mention it as early as the 15th century), Riesling, a cool climate grape that is extremely food friendly, is also a versatile varietal as it is easily fermented to a dry, off-dry or even a dessert sweet wine. The key to a delicious Riesling is a balance...more
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In 2007 Rich Cushman, returned to his birthplace of Hood River, Oregon to be a part of the exciting emergence of winegrowing in the Columbia Gorge. Rich graduated from Oregon State and then went on to the UC Davis master’s program, followed by a year (Vintage 1980) at Weingut Dr. Bürklin-Wolf in Germany. He was...more
March roared in like a lion with four inches of snow and ice the very first day of the month. Thankfully it appears that the buds were not damaged by the extreme cold spell this winter, when the lowest temperature was minus four degrees at our Van Horn Vineyard! We may find some winter damage on...more
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