Oregon Wine Industry Founder’s Award

Jim & Loie Maresh Honored as Pioneers The highlight of the 2015 Oregon Wine Symposium awards dinner was the presentation of the Founder’s Award to Jim and Loie Maresh for their sustained contributions to the Oregon wine industry’s success. Accepting the award, Jim Maresh spoke of the struggles to establish vineyards and wineries in the Willamette Valley. He described the …

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Mom, Harvest 2014 is over.

Hi Jean – just letting you know that yesterday we finished putting the very last barrel of Pinot noir into our small winery and it’s full of fragrant barrels from this bountiful, beautiful harvest of 2014. 158 barrels of Pinot noir, 30 barrels of Chardonnay and Martha’s White (the blend from the odd seven rows of Pinot Gris, Sauvignon Blanc, …

jeanMom, Harvest 2014 is over.

Loie’s Spirit Coming to Fruition

Hello, again, Jean! It was very good to see you yesterday (Thursday) as you were walking up through Block 9 of our vineyards as Andy (Humprey) and Steven were loading up empty bins from the Wednesday pick of 12 tons of Pinot noir from the vineyards in the hills. Great time for you to take some pictures of Andy as …

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Summer Towards Harvest at Maresh Vineyard

8/19/2014 Dear Jean – yes, it’s been a hot August but all the Pinot noir vines are starting to show color and the Chardonnay, of course, are still vibrant green with long clusters. I still think we’ll not harvest our old vines (40 years) until the first weeks of October but getting ready for the first harvest of young vines …

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Maresh Vineyard Views July 2014

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Kudos for Arterberry Maresh Chardonnay

Thank you K & L for the review of our Chardonnay! Here’s what they said: Arterberry Maresh’s vineyards are located fairly high up in the Dundee Hills, at about as high as vines are planted in this AVA, around 800 feet above sea level. After selling their fruit for some years (they still sell grapes to a few folks, Teutonic …

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Maresh Vineyard: Oregon Grand Cru

Wine writer Katherine Cole names Maresh Vineyard as one of Oregon’s Five Grand Cru Sites of the Future in a recent article on Wine-Searcher. With Burgundians arriving in droves, Katherine Cole considers which Oregon vineyards have the potential to be the equivalent of a Burgundy grand cru. She states: “Converted from orchard to vineyard in 1970, Maresh occupies the heart …

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Vineyard News & Mulberry Memories, June 30, 2014

Hi Jean! Good morning from me. The vines are looking beautiful, lush, and green. Jose is finishing up removing laterals (shoots that come out from the fruiting canes but bear no fruit and take energy away from the canes with clusters) and some leaves on the east side of the vines of south Maresh. He likes to start by 5:30 …

jeanVineyard News & Mulberry Memories, June 30, 2014

Maresh Vineyard Update, June 26, 2014

Hello from Maresh Vineyard and the Maresh Family! Savor the smell of this now summer rain. So far it’s pleasant and when the red hills soil gets slightly saturated but still tractor-able we’ll continue to clean cultivate as the ground cover between the rows The vines have thrived in this jory soil and need another round of disking. My small …

jeanMaresh Vineyard Update, June 26, 2014

Steven Mikami, Out on the Tractor

Steven was out on the tractor last week clean-cultivating the Maresh Vineyard way. Update on the season: A vineyard crew of 5 came this morning at 5:30 and they are finishing the last of cleaning the “heads” of all our vines and raising second catch wires (this weather has vines growing rapidly) so today that important part of vineyard work …

jeanSteven Mikami, Out on the Tractor