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Fairsing and the Willamette Valley’s Original Land Stewards

Reverence and Sanctity In August 2021 the European Union (EU) granted Oregon’s Willamette Valley Protected Geographical Indication (PGI). This designation makes the Willamette Valley the second American wine producing region to attain the coveted status. Napa Valley was first in 2007. A distinct mark of authenticity and regional quality, the Willamette Valley’s PGI designation caps a near-20-year effort and speaks to a collective reverence and sanctity of place held by growers and producers [...]

By |2021-11-15T16:26:53-08:00November 10th, 2021|Fairsing Blog, News|0 Comments

Fairsing Celebrates 15 Years with Sustainability and Biodiversity

CELEBRATING SUSTAINABLY As Fairsing marks its fifteenth year on this incredibly beautiful estate, we do so with a continued commitment to environmental stewardship and conservancy. As a sustainable grower in the Yamhill-Carlton AVA, Fairsing has held LIVE and Salmon Safe certificates since 2006.  With over 43 acres of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay vines nestled within a l00-acre forest, the focus is biodiversity and the enduring health of the estate's ecosystem. Healthy Ecosystem [...]

By |2021-11-15T16:20:18-08:00November 8th, 2021|Fairsing Blog, News|0 Comments

Holistic Farming Enriches Fairsing Vineyard

Full Circle with Earth's Bounty Fairsing Vineyard is founded upon three fundamental pillars— Family, Earth and Smile. Our one hundred eighty-acre estate of vines, temperate rainforest and oak savannah maintains a stewardship philosophy echoing these tenets, and in honoring a commitment to conservancy, Fairsing introduced holistic farming to the estate in 2018. Globally referred to as “bioactive farming”, our efforts further strengthen the health of the vineyard ecosystem while complementing our existing L.I.V.E. [...]

By |2021-11-10T04:10:51-08:00September 9th, 2021|Fairsing Blog, News|0 Comments

Fiber Flax and Fairsing – Planting and Harvest within 100 Days

FLAX AND FAIRSING VINEYARD In March of 2021, next to a block of our mature Chardonnay vines, nearly an acre of fertile Fairsing soil welcomed our first plot of fiber flax.  Tended by Meara McNally Butler, Fairsing’s manager of Finance and Admin, the variety of fiber flax chosen for planting is taller than flax grown for consumption (flax seed). Select flax cultivars are renowned for their tall, unbranched stalks, resulting in luxurious bast [...]

By |2021-11-10T04:55:14-08:00August 8th, 2021|Fairsing Blog, News|0 Comments

Progress at Fairsing with the Willamette Valley Oak Accord

TAKING ROOT Progress continues at Fairsing Vineyard as participants in the Willamette Valley Oak Accord. The Oak Accord, led by the Willamette Partnership, is a voluntary conservation agreement by landowners in Oregon's Willamette Valley to protect and restore native oak habitat on their property. Fairsing Vineyard is a founding signatory member of the Oak Accord and completed initial phases of the ecological assessment.  Since the launch of the project in 2017, all initial [...]

By |2021-11-10T09:04:54-08:00June 1st, 2021|Fairsing Blog|0 Comments

Fairsing and the Willamette Valley Oak Accord

As a founding member of the Willamette Valley Oak Accord, Fairsing Vineyard is deeply-rooted in a commitment to environmental stewardship. Administered by the Willamette Partnership, a local 501 c(3), the Oak Accord is a voluntary pledge by landowners to nurture and preserve the native Oregon White Oak habitat, providing vitality and diversity to our dedicated ecosystem (and not to mention healthy and balanced vines). The fundamental keystone to biodiversity is oak [...]

By |2021-11-10T09:18:22-08:00May 1st, 2021|Fairsing Blog|0 Comments

Crimson Clover at Fairsing Vineyard

Few sights are more vibrant and beautiful than springtime in Oregon’s Willamette Valley when blankets of blooming crimson clover float along the landscape. Aside from its spring splendor, crimson clover has long been valued agriculturally as the jewel of cover crops for its excellent ability to produce nitrogen and essentially feed the soil in which it is grows. Crimson clover (Trifolium incarnatum) is a species of annual clover native to Europe. The species [...]

By |2021-11-10T09:56:29-08:00April 1st, 2021|Fairsing Blog|0 Comments

Brie En Croute

A creamy, cheesy, and nutty appetizer, ideal for big or small gatherings. Enjoy with sliced apples, crackers, and/or warm baguette. While wrapping your Brie wheel and slipping into the oven, savor a glass of our 2017 Fairsing Vineyard Pinot noir (93 Pts, James Suckling). Our wines pair beautifully with hard cheeses, nuts, and good friends.  Share what you have cooking (or your take out selections) with any of our estate wines and tag us: #whatscookingwithfairsing. [...]

By |2021-03-17T08:45:18-07:00March 17th, 2021|Fairsing Recipes|Comments Off on Brie En Croute

Crispy Fish Tacos with Chipotle Cream

The taste of summertime at your fingertips with white fish tacos and a glass of beautiful Rosé of Pinot noir. A light, spicy and crunchy favorite, these crowd pleasers are the "taco the town". Enjoy sliced avocado, green onion, Pico de Gallo, shredded green cabbage, and fresh garden radishes as garnish. While cooking or noshing, savor our 2019 Fairsing Vineyard Rosé of Pinot noir (90 rating, Wine & Spirits). Our Rosé pairs beautifully with these [...]

By |2020-10-30T14:34:42-07:00October 29th, 2020|Fairsing Recipes|Comments Off on Crispy Fish Tacos with Chipotle Cream

Thai Yellow Curry with Spinach and Red Pepper

Both quick and delicious, this Thai Yellow Curry with spinach and sweet red pepper is ideal year-round. As an option, add shrimp or firm tofu to this simple dish which pairs perfectly with our 2019 Fairsing Vineyard Rosé of Pinot noir.  Share what you have cooking (or your take out selections) with any of our estate wines and tag us: #whatscookingwithfairsing. Download a .pdf version of Thai Yellow Curry with Baby Spinach and Red Pepper

By |2020-08-29T14:23:14-07:00August 29th, 2020|Fairsing Recipes|Comments Off on Thai Yellow Curry with Spinach and Red Pepper