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Tuesday, Jun. 14, 2011

Dundee Hills vines 3 weeks later than normal

DUNDEE, Ore. — Torii Mor winemaker Jacques Tardy informed members of his wine club today that the estate vines in the North Willamette Valley's Dundee Hills are three weeks behind their normal growth pattern.

"We are still running 3 weeks late, but the vineyard is finally growing," Tardy said in the newsletter. "We won’t see bloom until we have 14 leaves open and right now we are at 6-7... probably another 3 weeks (a reminder of 2010)."

Torii Mor's Olson Estate Vineyard, planted in 1972, is among the oldest sites in the Dundee Hills AVA. Tardy makes 15,000 cases during a normal vintage.