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July 11, 2016

Within the broader Willamette Valley American Viticultural Area (AVA) rests six sub-AVAs. These smaller AVAs represent specific geographic and climactic areas that produce wines unique to that place.

 

 
June 6, 2016

Yeast, the converters, create the wine we all enjoy. These single-celled fungi feast upon sugars, and release CO2 and alcohol in exchange. Without yeast, we would drink super-sweet grape juice from our beloved Pinot Noir and Chardonnay vines. However, thanks to yeast, we instead relish the complex, intoxicating aromas and flavors of wine.

 

 

 
April 22, 2016

Many of us have experience pulling corks (or twisting a cap), pouring a glass of wine, and then kicking back to enjoy an evening. Many can improve this experience by adding a step prior to pulling the cork—store your wine well.

 

 
March 17, 2016

Fullerton Wines aspires to provide the wine community with authentic, engaging, and fun experiences. To this end, Fullerton Wines has recently started the Fullerton Wine Course. The invidual sessions of this expansive course offer attendees an engaging and intimate experience. . .

 

 
November 17, 2015

Fullerton Wines proudly announces the release of Three Otters wines, a new label produced by the Fullerton family. By early 2014, the Fullertons had successfully launched the core family brand, Fullerton Wines. The vinous treasures crafted under this label embody the best of the Willamette Valley with grapes sourced from acclaimed vineyards. While proud of the quality and progress ...

 

 
October 28, 2015

Why have and do humans consume wine with such reverie and adoration? Why should we continue? For millenia, wine has captivated the minds and palates of many who have drunk from its cup. Historically, most wine drinkers enjoyed wine despite flaws, such as over-oxidation (wine transitioning to vinegar). Today, we can be thankful that when we put our noses in a glass we will delight in the aromas, ...

 

 
September 25, 2015

Vintners make incremental and crucial decisions in the cellar. These choices determine the style and quality of the finished wine, ultimately leaving the winemaker's thumbprint on the wine. Determing the desired degree of extraction from the skins and seeds (and sometimes stems) is one of these significant stylistic decisions. What is extraction? It is the removal of color, phenolics, ...

 

 
September 25, 2015
Harvest 2015 is coming to a close, and over a week remains in September. Coming on the heels of the memorable 2014 vintage, this is historic, once again. This year of record-breaking warmth has produced balanced fruit, to our delight and surprise. For one, viticulturists monitor two types of ripeness—sugar and physiological. Hot years require an early harvest to keep grapes at an appropriate ...

 

 
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