Crimson Clover and 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 name, [...]

By |2020-05-12T14:20:19-07:00March 20th, 2020|Fairsing Blog|0 Comments

A Welcome Addition at Fairsing Vineyard

EVENT VENUE In September 2017 Fairsing Vineyard completed construction on an event venue adjacent to our tasting room for guests to enjoy. Thoughtful design for the addition was provided by Nathan Good and Forrest Good of Nathan Good Architects. Building upon their inspired design of our tasting room, Nathan and Forrest employed nature’s golden ratio in calculating the curvature of the addition’s south and north exterior walls. DESIGN [...]

By |2020-05-12T13:40:22-07:00November 26th, 2017|Fairsing Blog|1 Comment

Orchard Mason Bees at Fairsing Vineyard

With the arrival of spring Fairsing Vineyard is pleased to assist Craig Watts of Watts Bees with breeding Orchard Mason Bees in ten large nests positioned strategically throughout our sustainable forest.   Spring is an important season for the Orchard Mason Bee as a new generation emerges from nests usually in perfect timing with blooming fruit trees and flowering plants. Upon leaving the nest, Orchard Mason Bees promptly mate, search for empty holes/tubes that [...]

By |2020-04-03T14:08:28-07:00April 8th, 2017|Fairsing Blog|0 Comments

A Labyrinth By Design at Fairsing Vineyard

Fairsing Vineyard completed construction of our tasting room with exterior spaces in 2015 and the addition of an event space in fall 2017. We were fortunate to work with Nathan Good of Nathan Good Architects who honored our Celtic heritage with his vision and design. Overall, the tasting room is reminiscent of ancient stone dwellings found in the rolling emerald hills of Ireland while the outdoor tasting environment features a seven-circuit labyrinth.   The [...]

By |2020-04-03T13:58:02-07:00March 14th, 2017|Fairsing Blog|0 Comments

Certified Family Forest at Fairsing Vineyard

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 when you consider [...]

By |2020-04-03T14:01:23-07:00August 10th, 2016|Fairsing Blog|0 Comments

Kestrel and Screech Owl Nesting Boxes at Fairsing Vineyard

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 of habitat.   [...]

By |2020-04-03T14:06:33-07:00February 15th, 2016|Fairsing Blog|0 Comments

Fairsing Vineyard Tasting Room

Fairsing Vineyard has recently completed a stellar wine tasting space. Late last year we embarked on the design and construction of an environment where friends can enjoy our vineyard and wines. We worked alongside many local artisans and specialty contractors whose expertise, diligence, and good humor were appreciated from start to finish. Over the past two years we have hosted a number of tastings events in our vineyard. We noticed many visitors meandering to [...]

By |2020-04-03T14:03:02-07:00September 24th, 2015|Fairsing Blog|0 Comments

Mid-Summer News from Fairsing Vineyard

It’s that time of year! The Oregon Summer and subsequent slow down of growth in the vineyard has arrived and provides us a great opportunity to review our 2014 growing season.   If you rewind the calendar eight months you will find that the vineyard "sleeps" throughout December and January and so do we! The remaining months of our calendar fill with work throughout the vineyard and with activities surrounding our wine business.  So when [...]

By |2020-04-24T15:23:56-07:00July 26th, 2014|Fairsing Blog|0 Comments

Hot Off The Press – Our Wine Labels

The 2013 harvest wrapped up in mid-October and since then our focus has been on the release of our first vintage - the Fairsing Vineyard 2012 Pinot noir. The entire process of getting this vintage from the barrel (where it aged 14 months) and into wine bottles has been interesting and we thought we would share a few highlights. The first and most crucial step has involved the design and approval of our label(s) for [...]

By |2020-04-24T15:24:10-07:00February 16th, 2014|Fairsing Blog|0 Comments

Harvest 2013

To write about harvest we really need to review the entire year in the vineyard, as harvest is a culmination of a year’s worth of growing events. We noted bud break on April 10th, which is one of the earliest we’ve experienced. May brought record-breaking rain to the Northern Willamette Valley, but it was appreciated after a dry start to the year. The summer was dry and warmer than normal, which set the grapes [...]

By |2020-04-24T15:24:21-07:00October 17th, 2013|Fairsing Blog|0 Comments