Stone Wolf Vineyard Winery
Vineyard Winery is located in the Eola Hills region of Oregon’s
Willamette Valley. StoneWolf Vineyard consists of approximately 40
acres of older
vines averaging over 15 years
in age. The winery is known for its accessible, easy drinking wines,
and for a very popular dessert wine, "Idylle".
From the winery: "The stone wolf
stands tall and proud as guardian of the vineyards. From his stone
sanctuary, he silently protects the
land, his watchful golden eyes wary of any threat. If you let the magic
of the stone wolf fable grace you with it's spirit and strength, we believe
you will discover the magic of the crop he safeguards - as fruit on the
vine, the wine in your hand, and finally in the gift of a memory we hope
you will rekindle again and again."
brought maintenance to the vines, including replacing end posts and
wires in two of the
Chardonnay blocks. This does not really impact the quality of fruit,
but like changing the oil in your car, itís necessary. The winery
is currently looking at what to do with an additional 5 acres that
are not planted and might just make a fantastic park like setting for
and events. Similar to having a blank palate and a box of watercolors,
its hard to decide where to start !
The vines were pruned differently
in 2003, giving the winery additional control of its yields, which
relates into the quality of fruit. The Pinot blocks, used to produce
an Estate Wine, were left with kicker canes (additional canes) hoping
it will reduce the tonnage per acre. If yields are still too high
the winery will actually go in during the ripening phase and drop fruit.
cut off the grapes that are so
carefully tended to increase the complexity of the remaining fruit