The countdown is on to harvest 2022! What are your predictions for kickoff?
If you can’t make it out to Oregon wine country this season, check this page for regular updates from our winemaker Nate Klostermann, with additional insights from Vineyard Manager and Viticulturalist Geoff Hall. We’ll be posting information about harvest, including beautiful new photos from the vineyards — all so that we can bring Harvest 2022 to life for you!
“Harvest is my favorite time of year. It’s the culmination of an entire growing season brought to life and brings me great excitement to smell, taste, and work long days to make sure it all comes together at the right time.”— Nate Klostermann, Argyle Winemaker
September 22, 2022
An Early Morning at Knudsen
Sparkling harvest has begun in Knudsen Vineyard! This The 130-acre vineyard in the heart of the Dundee Hills AVA includes a mix of old-vine blocks and new high-density blocks planted with Old World Dijon clones. Argyle has been sourcing fruit from this acclaimed and historic site since our inception in 1987. Did you guess our harvest start date correctly?
September 27, 2022
A Harvest Memory from Rollin
“I started Argyle in 1987, and [harvest] was an anomaly because it was significantly early, two weeks earlier than normal. We ended up getting an air freight for our tank press from Germany straight to Seattle. I’d scheduled the tank press to get here a week before what we thought was going to be the start of harvest, so it turned out that it was scheduled to be a week late. I got an electrician at the press-making company [in Germany] who literally called me on his office phone—there were no cell phones then—and said, “I just saw the press go out on the truck to the airport,” and that’s when I pulled the trigger and started picking our first grapes. We started picking grapes with the tank press still in Germany. We had it up and going 36 hours later. I have a big cold room that holds 40 tons, so we filled it up with 40 tons of grapes overnight, and the only risk was some sort of snafu in transportation!”
— Argyle Founder Rollin Soles, pictured below (right) with Argyle Winemaker Nate Klostermann