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Starting to ramp up

By Corey on Friday, August 3rd, 2018

And like that, summer starts feeling as though it’s coming to a close even though it’s really just beginning. Harvest is coming into view, and I’m starting to get after all the things that need doing before it arrives. Such as: Bottling lots of wine. Last week we bottled the 2016 Cabernet Franc. In a Read the full post…

Off on a market visit

By Corey on Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018

The wines aren’t in many out of state markets (yet), with New York being the only non-PacNW state carrying us. And this week, it’s time to head off and do a market visit. What exactly does this mean? Well. For 2 days I’ll be squired around the city by my fearless distributor, showing and talking Read the full post…

New wines

By Corey on Friday, March 23rd, 2018

Not just new vintages, but brand new wines. I’ve been hiding some barrels in the cellar (over-vintaging, in industry parlance) and three of them are ready to greet the world. Well, they will be, once labels are printed and affixed. But I think April is looking like the release month.   How to describe them? Read the full post…

Dating a winemaker

By Corey on Monday, March 19th, 2018

What’s it like to date a winemaker/salesperson, you may have wondered? Well, allow me to speak for my lady for a minute and I’ll describe it. Sure, there is a lot of wine to be consumed. And at first it’s great. But after a while, having the same wines over and over week after week, Read the full post…

The first of the 2017 wines are in bottle!

By Corey on Thursday, March 15th, 2018

This past Sunday, I had an awesome crew out at the winery and we cranked through and bottled ~170 cases of rosé. One of the fastest, and smoothest bottling runs I’ve had yet. So yes, a bunch of rosé, but 2 different wines: 2017 Jackalope Wine Cellars Rosé: an approximately 50/50 blend of Cabernet Sauvignon Read the full post…

Refreshing the soul

By Corey on Tuesday, March 6th, 2018

I’m on the tail end of a Guys’ Trip in Colorado. Catching up with old friends, carving some turns, perhaps consuming a few too many adult beverages, and resetting. I’m feeling good, and ready to dive back into the chaos of life. I land back in Portland on Friday; Saturday I’ll be at the winery Read the full post…

Playing around in a tasting room

By Corey on Saturday, February 17th, 2018

Oregon’s weather today is a little batty. At times sunny and pleasant seeming, at other driving torrents of rain and wind pushing trees over, against their will. Traffic in the TR is on the slower side today, giving me plenty of time to weather watch. Which, honestly, is sort of relaxing.   It’s been years Read the full post…

Updating the website

By Corey on Sunday, February 4th, 2018

Well, friends, you may have noticed I’ve been a bit remiss in posting to this Jackalope blog. Have I excuses? Of course. But let’s not dwell on those. Instead, let’s look forward, shall we? This poor website of mine has had a rough few months. For a short, unsupervised while, a nefarious hack let unsuspecting Read the full post…

It’s still so early!

By Corey on Friday, September 19th, 2014

So far, and keep in mind that harvest for me is only 4 days old, this has been my calmest harvest. The last 2 years I juggled full time bar work, full-time production work, while also making my wine. This year, starting this weekend, almost all my time and focus will be on my wine. Read the full post…

Harvest 2014 has begun

By Corey on Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

This year I want to make an attempt to record my crush experiences on here. I can’t promise much for this post, being so late and all. Today ran long. Most of the day passed by while I cruised the Valley in a massive box truck dropping off and picking up various bits. By the Read the full post…

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