Our First Adventure: Picking Grapes For the Wine

This is typed and edited by Lisa Gerber, as told to her by Patrick over a glass of Mercer Cabernet Sauvignon.  Jon and I are often asked how we got into this whole winemaking thing. We thought we’d share our story here little by little. A lot of us dream of doing something “some day”… […]

What’s in the Wine Cellar for 2011?

2011 is going to be a fairly eclectic year at the Small House. The Riesling, Viognier, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Sangiovese have all finished their fermentation and are resting in the barrels. Here’s what we’ve been up to this harvest season: Last week, we finished pressing the Cabernet Sauvignon. The grapes came from the Mercer […]

Small House Winery Will Start Bottling Soon

We’ve been working for three years, crushing and de-stemming grapes, fermenting and aging in barrels. Hard to believe that in December, we’ll begin bottling our first vintage; the 2008 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir  and our 2010 Washington Viognier (from 35-year old vines). We would have bottled sooner but we just got settled into our new, […]