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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

Certified Family Forest at Fairsing Vineyard

Compliance and Standards Fairsing Vineyard became a Certified Family Forest in 2013. Certification as a Family Forest requires compliance with sustainability standards established by the American Tree Farm System (ATFS). The ATFS is the largest and oldest woodland certification system in America. ATFS certified Tree Farms must meet eight standards of ecological and economic sustainable forest management. You may ask yourself why a vineyard became a Certified Sustainable Forest? The answer is obvious [...]

By |2021-11-16T13:51:41-08:00April 10th, 2021|Fairsing Blog|0 Comments

Fairsing Vineyard Sustainable Tasting Room

Fairsing Vineyard completed construction of a stellar wine tasting space in 2015. Central to the design and construction was an environment where friends could experience our wines and expansive views. Throughout the project we worked alongside many local artisans and specialty contractors whose expertise, diligence, and good humor were greatly appreciated from start to finish. Prior to construction, Fairsing had hosted a variety of tastings events in our vineyard. We noted many visitors [...]

By |2021-11-19T19:02:57-08:00April 5th, 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

Fairsing Vineyard Kestrel and Screech Owl Nesting Boxes

A few lucky kestrels or screech owls are about to find new homes inside the 80-acre Certified Family Forest at Fairsing Vineyard. Since January of 2016, Fairsing Vineyard has installed over twenty kestrel and screech owl nesting boxes. According to the National Audubon Society the population of the most common North American species of birds has fallen by approximately 70% since 1967 with the largest factor leading to this decline being loss [...]

By |2021-11-13T16:22:31-08:00March 31st, 2021|Fairsing Blog|0 Comments