In The Winery: Harvest 2014

Harvest began September 15th this year … just two days after our daughter Elora was born! … and the earliest harvest this vineyard has ever seen! Early flowering and bud break and constant warm temperatures throughout the summer without extreme heat brought the early harvest. Ripeness was very balanced across the board and seeds were [...]

In The Winery: Bottling Whites + New Releases

We bottled our 2013 RIesling and 2013 Cascade White Blend in late May and had several new releases in the tasting room in April: an Applegate Red Blend, 2009 Estate Pinot Noir Reserve, 2012 Malbec, 2012 Riesling and 2012 Gewurztraminer. Wine Club members got an early taste of our 2012 Nuages Cabernet Franc and Merlot [...]

In the Winery: Harvest 2013

We’ve almost made it through another season here at AlexEli. The grapes came in – beautiful fruit from our vineyard as well as some delicious grapes from southern Oregon – we de-stemmed em’, pressed em’, fermented em’ and now all that juice – save for a few bins –  is settling nicely into their new [...]

In The Winery: September Bottling

We’ve been busy bottling! A Syrah, Malbec, Applegate Valley Cab Franc and Applegate Valley Red Blend are all bottled with likely releases in Spring 2014. We’ll let you know when they’re ready or you can sign up for the Alexeli Wine Club to ensure you get a taste of these newest offerings when they’re released.

In the Winery: Bottling

We bottled our 2011 Malbec and our 2010 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir in January. Both have aged beautifully and we look forward to releasing them when the tasting room re-opens in April!

In the Winery: Bottling

It’s been a very exciting week as we just finished bottling here in the AlexEli Winery! We bottled our 2011 estate wines last week: Riesling, Gewurztraminer, Muller-Thurgau and Bubela’s Blend, as well as our 2010 estate Pinot Noir and 2010 Syrah Grenache. We look forward to sharing them with you!  Now that winery activities have [...]

In the Winery: Bottling!

We bottled our 2010 MÜller-Thurgau, our 2010 Rose’ and our 2010 Dessert Riesling this past week. Look for them in the tasting room next month!

In the Winery: Bottling!

We finished bottling our 2009 vintage white wines this week! Soon we will be able to offer you our 2009 Gewurztraminer, 0ur 2009 Riesling and new this year, our 2009 semi-sparkling white blend that we will be labeling Bubela’s Blend! We personally handled each and every bottle through filling, capping and labeling and we hope [...]