“I came to Oregon’s wine industry twenty years ago not knowing what Pinot Noir was, with a drive to learn and a love of farming. I immersed myself in growing the grapes, which led to learning to make the wine. I am still learning. It is an ongoing process, constantly […]
Q & A with Winemaker Matt Compton
Why use a wine barrel? What do barrels do for each wine?
Oak barrels used for making wine serve a few important purposes, adding flavors (spice, tannin and roasted notes) slowly adding oxygen to the wine (which helps aging) along with concentration to the wines […]