Category Archives: The Vineyard

10/22

10/22  hand picking CCW Sangiovese , look at those beautiful fall colors 10/22 967 Sangiovese grapes ready to be picked up and sent to the winery

10/22 hand picking CCW Sangiovese , look at those beautiful fall colors

10/22 Sangiovese grapes ready to be picked up and sent to the winery

10/22 Sangiovese grapes ready to be picked up and sent to the winery

 

2013 Syrah

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9/19, workers hand picking Syrah

9/19, workers hand picking Syrah

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9/19 bins of Syrah. Truck hand pick Syrah ready go

Jeff coordinates schedules between wineries, vineyard and trucking. He creates load tickets and is responsible for recording information.

9/20 Chardonnay

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picking last block of Chardonnay for Columbia Crest

picking last block of Chardonnay for Columbia Crest

 picking block of Merlot, last CCV merlot harvested on October 1st

picking block of Merlot, last CCV merlot harvested on October 1s

Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

9/25, picture day 1 of hand pick Cabernet Sauvignon

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9/25  prepared to pick Cabernet Sauvignon under the crosses  (day 1 cab harvest)

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10/26, machine harvest Cabernet Sauvignon, colors continue to change

10/31 Machine harvest of Cabernet Sauvignon after Oct 30 freeze. 10 hours below freezing with a low of 26 degrees.

 

 

 

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10/31 harvesting Cabernet Sauvignon, leaves look burnt

Nov. 2 was our last day of harvest. By the end of the day a little rain and a lot of wind left many vines nearly naked without leaves.

I believe the 2013 vintage to go down in the records to be coyote Canyon vineyards Best!  I believe this to be the most consistent vintage for quality across all varieties. We grow 26 varieties in our vineyard all appeared to be of excellent quality. On hot years the Bordeaux varieties are superior and I do believe this year that will continue to hold true. We fermented 17 varieties in our winery. It is an excellent vintage for Justin our new winemaker to excel his winemaking skills to continue to raise Coyote Canyon Wines to a higher level

Mourvedre 9/17/13

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9/17 Looking south from Coyote Canyon Mourvedre block harvested  9/17

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10/5, Jeff with son Marshal. Marshal is examining a cluster of Mourvedre

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10/05, hand picking Mourvedre for Col Crest

10/05, hand picking Mourvedre for Col Crest

9/19, good example of a properly groomed Mourvedre plant

9/19, good example of a properly groomed Mourvedre plant

Albariño Sept 17, 2013

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9/17, individual Albarino plant before

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Handpicked

The Science behind it all

 TESTING

 September 7, 2013

Mac & AntonioMacauley and Antonio crushing grape samples for lab testing

 

Macauley tests

Macauley doing lab tests, currently a student in WSU Viticulture and Enology

 

 

Macauley did tests for Brix, Ph, and TA every Saturday and Justin, Coyote Canyon’s winemaker performed the tests on Wednesdays. Jeff collected the information and posted it on our Andrew’s Vineyard Wed page. St. Michelle viticulturists pulled samples on all their blocks on Mondays and Tuesdays and our crew pulled samples on Thursdays and Fridays and took them to Columbia Crest for processing. Justin assisted with this until we started processing our own Coyote Canyon Winery grapes. This gave him the opportunity to become familure with our vineyard and viticulture practices.


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1st Night of Harvest

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1st Night of 2013 grape harvest Gewurztraminer

Gewurztraminer grapes in

Gewurztraminer grapes in

 

Something New & Something Old

8-5-13

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2013 planted Cabernet Sauvignon

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removing grow tube from new Cabernet Sauvignon block same day

 

Old vine cab

beautiful old vine cabernet sauvignon showing beautiful east side fruit exposure-8-19-13

CCW Mourvedre

8/20, Coyote Canyon Winery Mourvedre block looking west

Color & More Color

Color is quickly coming on!

Tempranillo

1st sign of Verason, Tempranillo block

Tempranillo color

Color changing fast Tempranillo

1st syrah

1st version Syrah