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posted Nov 7, 2011, 12:43 PM by Wally Darling   [ updated May 12, 2012, 9:10 AM ]


Grapes for Sale

posted Sep 8, 2011, 6:14 PM by Wally Darling

Opportunity to purchase HIGHLY AWARDED CABERNET SAUVIGNON winegrapes.
Small hillside vineyards located in the northwest hill region of Alexander Valley, Sonoma County, primarily growing Cabernet Sauvignon for local commercial wineries for their reserve programs. Since the owner started out as a home winemaker, he always holds back a few tons to sell to amateur winemakers.
His growing philosophy is based on the belief that winemaking starts in the vineyard. 
Knowing that great wine can only come from great winegrapes”, the goal is to cultivate the
best Cabernet  Sauvignon winegrapes, so that the winemaker has the foundation
to make the best wine possible. The impressive list of accolades awarded to the wines
composed of our winegrapes made by different winemakers is the proof:
 
            “GRAND CHAMPION WINE" = “BEST OF SHOW" out of 3,422 entries!
2007 WineMaker International Amateur Wine Competition 
(John Elmer and Sandra Curry's 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon)
 
BEST of SHOW"  Cellarmasters 34th Annual U.S. Amateur Winemaking Competition 
(Alan Tryhorn's 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon)
 
“BEST OF CLASS" 2008 Pacific Rim International Wine Competition 
(Pacific Breeze Winery 2006 aCURE eSTATE Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon)
 

“BEST of CLASS" & “DOUBLE GOLD" 2009 West Coast Wine Competition 
(Miro Cellars 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley, aCURE eSTATE vineyard) 

“DOUBLE GOLD" -2008 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition. 
(De Novo Wines 2006 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon)
 

And Many MORE…
The vineyards are professionally managed. The vines are deficit drip irrigated, achieving stress and therefore yielding quality. Leaf pulled for optimal sun exposure. Crop is thinned to a low 3.5 tons/ acre. Grape size is small to medium-small. Resulting wine has the following characteristics: Deep, inky colored. “Fruit- forward” with complex dark berry tastes.
Estimated harvest:  Mid to late October.
Pricing depends on quantity and if picked or self-picked.  No minimums. Crusher/ destemmer is available on site for buyer’s use at no additional charge.
IMPORTANT:   These vineyards are NOT in the European Grapevine Moths (EGVM) Quarantine areas established by United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), which now includes most of the Napa and Sonoma County vineyard acreage, as well as other growing regions in California .  Avoid the imposed restrictive regulations and legal paperwork by purchasing outside of the EGVM Quarantine areas.
To start making your own impressive wine,
                        Contact:      Ron     at      WhatsUpDocs@earthlink.net

2011 Amateur Wine Competition

posted Mar 8, 2011, 7:29 PM by Wally Darling   [ updated May 8, 2011, 4:03 PM ]


 

Grapes for Sale

posted Sep 22, 2010, 7:25 PM by Wally Darling   [ updated May 7, 2011, 1:07 PM ]

posted Jun 1, 2010, 7:58 PM by Wally Darling   [ updated May 7, 2011, 1:06 PM ]

Member Achievements

posted May 31, 2010, 5:45 PM by Wally Darling   [ updated Nov 28, 2013, 9:00 AM ]

 Member Achievements
2013

Medal Name Vintage Grapes, fruit

Best of Show Wally Darling 2011 Muscat

Gold. Wally Darling 2011 Syrah 

Silver. Wally Darling 2011 Gurtz

Silver. Craig Johnson 2010 Pinot Noir

Silver. Wally Darling 2011 Cab Sauv

Silver. Wally Darling 2011 Malbec

Silver. Chris Coon 2011 Merlot/Cab Sauv

Silver. Scott Hamersly 2011 Merlot/Cab Fran/Cab

Silver. Terry Swan Old Vine/Merlot/Cab Fran/Perdot Verdot

Silver. Terry Swan WI Cab/Cab Franc/Merlot/Petit Verdot

Silver. Scott Nelson 2010 Primitivo

Silver. Terry Swan 2010 Sangiovese

Silver. Scott Nelson 2009 Barbera

Silver. Terry Swan 2008 Syrah

Silver. Terry Swan 2010 Syrah

Silver. Gary Arndt Cab/Merlot/Pinot Noir

Bronze. Scott and Julie Bradley 2011 Pinot Noir

Bronze. Craig Johnson 2011 Pinot Noir

Bronze. Terry Swan Voignier

Bronze. Scott Garvey 2013 Gurtz

Bronze. Jim Robinson 2011 Riesling

Bronze. Ed Farrar 2012 Pinot Noir

Bronze. Walt and Susan Honeycutt 2012 Pinot Noir

Bronze. Scott Nelson 2010 Pinot Noir

Bronze. Scott Nelson 2010 Cab Sauv

Bronze. Scott Nelson 2010 Cab Sauv

Bronze. Dave Scheel 2010 Cab Sauv

Bronze. Jim Robinson 2011 Cab Sauv

Bronze. Gary Arndt Merlot/Cab 

Bronze. Terry Swan Cab/Cab Franc/Merlot/Petit Verdot

Bronze. Jim Robinson 2011 Cab Sauv/Syrah/Petit Verdot


 Member Achievements

2012

BESTOF SHOW

 Darling, Wally                                 Lebanon        OR  2010 Malbec


 

 GOLD 

 

Darling.Wally

Lebanon

OR

2010

Mal bee

 

Darling.Wally

 

Lebanon

 

OR

 

2010

 

Merlo!

Nelson, Scott

Beaverton

OR

2007

 

Pinot Noir

 

Nelson.Scott

 

Beaverton

 

OR

 

2009

Primitive

Robi nson. Jim


 




Lebanon

 


 



OR

 


2009        Raspberry

SILVER    

Arndt, Gary

Woodburn

OR

2011

Muller Thurgau

 






 

Burrows. Russell

 

Lafayette

 

OR

 

2009

 

Zi nfandel

Coon, Chris

 

Salem

 

OR

 

2008

Cabernet Sauvignon

 

Darling.Wally

 

Lebanon

 

OR

 

2010

Cabernet Sauvignon

 

Johnson, Craig

 

Salem

 

OR

 

2011

 

Pinot Gris

 

Nelson. Scott

Beaverton

OR

 

2009

Cabernet Sauvignon

 

NelsoScott

Beaverton

OR

 

2009

 

Chardonna y

 

Robinson. Jim

 

Lebanon

 

OR

 

2009

Cabernet Sauvignon

 

Robinson. Jim

 

Lebanon

 

OR

 

2010

 

Syrah

 

 Bronze

 

 

Arndt, Gary

Woodburn

OR

 

2010

 

Red Blend: Syrah ICabernel Sauvignon

 





 

Burrows. Russell

 

Lafayette

 

OR

 

2008

 

Blueberry

Coon, Chris

 

Salem

 

OR

 

2011

 

Fortified: Blackberry

 

Darling. Wall y

 

Lebanon

 

OR

 

2011

 

Muscat

 

Droessler.Terry

 

Monmouth

 

OR

 

2009

 

Cherry

 

Johnson, Craig

 

Salem

 

OR

 

2011

 

Rose: Pinot Noir

 

Johnson, Craig

 

Salem

 

OR

 

2010

 

Pinot Noir

Kahr.;, Jon I Bush,Craig

 

Portland

 

OR

 

2010

 

Pinot Noir






 

logan,  Deane

 

Salem

 

OR

 

2002

Red Ble.nd: Nebbiolo IC bernel Sauvignon

 





 

Nelson. Scott

Beaverton

OR

 

2007

 

Red Blend: Sanglovese /Merlot

 

Nelson.Scott

Beaverton

OR

 

2008

 

Barbera

 

Nelson. Scott

Beaverton

OR

 

2009

 

Zi nfandel

 

Page,  Bob I Weill,J ud y

 

Amity

 

OR

2004

 

Cabernet Franc

 

Page,  Bob I Weill,J udy

 

Ami ty

 

OR

2004

 

Merlo!

 

Plagmann . Te.rry

 

Albany

 

OR

 

2008

 

Fortified:Tempranillo

 

Plagmann . Te.rry

 

Alban y

 

OR

 

2009

 

TempraniHo

 

Robinson. Don / Bush, Craig

 

Portland

 

OR

 

2010

 

Pinot Noir

 





Wilkinson , Davld

 

Salem

 

OR

 

2010

 

Pinol Bla nc

 





Member Achievements
2011

Ron Cooper

2011 WVAWS National Amateur Wine competition
 Gold Ribbon for his 2010 Malbec
Silver Ribbon for his 2009 Morio Muscat
Silver Ribbon for his 2009 Blueberry
Bronze Ribbon for his 2009 Muller Thurgau

Deane Logan

2011 WVAWS National Amateur Wine competition
 Gold Ribbon for his 2007 Pinot Noir

Russ Burrows

Oregon State Fair Amateur Wine Competition
Gold Medal for a 2009 Sweet Blackberry
Silver Medal 2009 Blueberry Dessert wine
2011 WVAWS National Amateur Wine competition
 Silver Ribbon for his 2009 Blueberry Wine

Chris Coon

2011 WVAWS National Amateur Wine competition
Silver Ribbon for his 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon
 

Wally Darling

2011 WVAWS National Amateur Wine competition 
Silver Ribbon for his 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon
Bronze Ribbon for his 2009 Malbec

Ed Farrar

2011 WVAWS National Amateur Wine competition
Silver Ribbon for his 2008 Pinot Noir
Silver Ribbon for his 2010 Pinot Gris

Craig Johnson

2011 WVAWS National Amateur Wine competition
Silver Ribbon for his 2009 Pinot Noir

Gary Arndt

2011 WVAWS National Amateur Wine competition
 Bronze Ribbon for his 2010 Cherry Wine
Bronze Ribbon for his 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon
Bronze Ribbon for his 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon

Page, Bob, Judy Weill

2011 WVAWS National Amateur Wine competition
Bronze Ribbon for his 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon


Member Achievements
2009

Scott Hamersley

2009 WVAWS National Amateur Wine competition
Bronze Ribbon for his 2007 Pinot Noir

Ron Cooper

2009 WVAWS National Amateur Wine competition
 Silver Ribbon for his 2008 Blackberry Wine
Bronze Ribbon for his 2008 Kiwi Wine

Gary Arndt

2009 WVAWS National Amateur Wine competition
 Silver Ribbon for his 2007 Marionberry Wine
Bronze Ribbon for his 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon
Bronze Ribbon for his 2008 Marionberry/Strawberry Wine

Deane Logan

2009 WVAWS National Amateur Wine competition
 Gold Ribbon for his 2006 Pinot Noir

Wally Darling

2009 WVAWS National Amateur Wine competition
 Silver Ribbon for his 2008 Malbec
Bronze Ribbon for his 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon
Bronze Ribbon for his 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon

Russ Burrows

2009 WVAWS National Amateur Wine competition
 Silver Ribbon for his 2007 Blueberry Wine
  Bronze Ribbon for his 2007 Marionberry Wine  
2009 Oregon State Fair Fair Wine Competition:
Blue Ribbon for his 2007 Blueberry Wine
Red Ribbon for his Marion Berry Port Style Wine
2009 Newport Seafood and Wine Festival
won a Silver Ribbon for his 2005 Honey Mead Wine
 
 Terry Droessler
2009 WVAWS National Amateur Wine competition
 Silver Ribbon for his 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon
Silver Ribbon for his 2006 Cab Sauv/Franc
Bronze Ribbon for his 2007 Tempranillo


Member Achievements
before 2009

 Terry Plagmann
  • 2004 Oregon State Fair Wine Competition:
    Blue Ribbon for his Tempranillo Port
 
 Mike & Luna Hauser
  • 2006 Oregon State Fair -
    Luna - Blue Ribbon on 2006 Viognier
    Mike - Red Ribbon on 2006 Pinot noir
    Luna - Best in Show on 2006 Viognier

Terry Droessler

2004 State Fair Amateur Wine Competition: 
Best label award on 2001 Bleeding Heart Liberal Red
2005 State Fair Amateur Wine Competition: 
White ribbon on 2002 Bleeding Heart Liberal Merlot
Red ribbon on 2003 Bleeding Heart Liberal Merlot
2006 State Fair Amateur Wine Competition: 
White ribbon on 2003 Bleeding Heart Liberal Cabernet Sauvignon
 

 

 

 

 

 

Oregon State University

posted May 31, 2010, 3:17 PM by Wally Darling   [ updated May 31, 2010, 3:18 PM ]

Take a look at the current Oregon State University Viticulture Newsletter.

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