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Introducing our Fall Releases

We have just released one of the best vintages in our Oregon experience! 2018 was a vintage of extraordinary acidity and perfect Autumn weather and we think the wines are exquisite.

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Fire and Wine: Part 2

Now that fermentations have finished, we can truly assess whether smoke exposure has affected our wines. Due to a well-timed drenching rainstorm, careful winemaking techniques and a crop consisting of small clusters, we are happy to report that our finished wines are free of smoke taint!

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Fire and Wine

Our vineyards were edging relatively close to ripeness as smoke from the fires in the Cascade foothills hit the Willamette Valley on Sept 8. So we waited anxiously as the sun disappeared and the air cooled and the grape vines went into a kind of dormancy. Thankfully, on the night of September 17th an epic storm out of the North Pacific finally came rolling in with thunder and lightening and what turned out to be a massive amount of rain which helped extinguish the fires and renew our hopes for the coming vintage.

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FIELD GRAFTING AT CLOS ELECTRIQUE

Armed with a You Tube video, 2 grafting knives, and advice from an old hand at grafting apples, we learned a field grafting process called t-budding. By grafting scion wood from our stellar Clos Electrique Pinot noir clones onto inferior Dijon clone vines, we will harvest an entire new vineyard block of kick-ass old red Burgundy in just two years!

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Life in the Vineyard During the Time of Covid

Walking out in the vineyard these days reminds me that life carries on in spite of what is going on for the “two leggeds”

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The Path to Cameron Wines

On the occasion of our 35th anniversary, I thought it would be interesting to document the path that led to Cameron wines. Here is part 1 in a 3-part series which explains the inspiration for Clos Electrique Blanc.

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a 100% tariff will devastate the wine industry

Sales of our wine literally rides on the coattails of French wine sales. If a 100% tariff is levied, it will devastate us like nothing seen since Prohibition.

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Navigating a Rainy Vintage

In 2019 significant rain fell early in the third week of September. So, when should we pick the grapes? Picking early will avoid botrytis infections but the fruit will be under ripe. Waiting through the rain will allow the fruit to ripen more fully but now risks inclusion of fungal infection.

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Irrigation: the oxycontin of viticulture

It makes everything feel good but it is terribly addictive and the health of the patient is always compromised. I am talking of course about irrigating vineyards in North America.

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Grafting (without the corruption)

In early winter, you can usually find the folks at Cameron Winery engaged in the “art” of grafting. If you want to know “the why” and “the how”, then please read on!

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