How Do You Know When to Harvest Grapes?

There’s a lot people don’t know: the next winning Powerball numbers, how to drive stick, and the meaning of life. I can’t really help with those mysteries, but if you want to learn how winemakers know when to harvest grapes, then you’re in the right place.

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How Is Wine Made?

Wine has been made for millennia by countless people. Each generation and each winemaker bring their own sensibilities, preferences, and artistic touch to their product. An in-depth discussion of how wine is made would take volumes.

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How Does a Winemaker Buy Wine?

Unless you happen to be a highly trained winemaker like 2Hawk Vineyard & Winery’s own Kiley Evans, it might be difficult to buy wine in a store. The array of wines can be overwhelming, and it’s hard to know whether it’s more important to pay attention to the price, region, or fancy labels.

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What Are the Sulfites in Wine?

Here in the 2Hawk tasting room, guests often ask whether our wine has sulfites. The answer is all wines have some form of sulfites as they are essential to the winemaking process. Read on if you’d like to learn more about this natural byproduct of wine.

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Can You Taste the Tannins in Wine?

One of the most common questions 2Hawk hears in the tasting room is, “What are tannins?” This week, Kiley Evans, winemaker at 2Hawk Vineyard & Winery, shares how tannins impact the wine, winemaking, and tasting experience of 2Hawk’s red wines. If you want to learn more about the Southern Oregon wine scene and the complexities of wine, this post is for you!

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What Makes the Rogue Valley Perfect for Wine Growing?

Southern Oregon’s Rogue Valley is home to optimal vineyards for making distinctive, world-class wines. Thanks to its location on the globe and unusual soils, Southern Oregon’s Rogue Valley is a perfect place to grow a rich variety of grapes for wine. Read on to gain an inside perspective into the growing region, the winemaking process, and why 2Hawk Vineyard and Winery loves the Rogue Valley for its unique grape-growing characteristics.

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Putting the Best Wines in the Bottle

The pursuit of excellence drives our work at 2Hawk. In the winery this time of year, we’re focused on bottling. That means finishing our early-to-bottle white wines from the previous vintage—in this case, 2017—our middle-length barrel-aged reds from 2016, and our final red from 2015. The red wines were blended and returned to barrel over a year ago, so the aromas and flavors have integrated. They are ready for bottling.

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Getting Ready for Spring in the Vineyard

January is a special time in the vineyard. The lull of December begins to give way to the next growing season. It is a time to reflect on the prior season and a time to contemplate the upcoming season.

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Soaring Toward the Future!

2Hawk Vineyard and Winery experienced an incredible shift in 2017. Our growth and momentum has set the stage for even greater things to come in 2018. From continued implementation of cutting-edge technologies in the vineyard, winery, and tasting room to Tesla charging stations, a new website, and ever-improving facilities for our guests, 2017 proved that 2Hawk is indeed soaring.

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Best Holiday Wine Pairings?

Another harvest is over. All of the new wines are in barrel, and it’s time to reflect on how the vintage has taken shape and to give thanks for what Mother Nature provided. One of the most frequent questions I’m asked this time of year is, “What wine pairs well with a special holiday meal?”

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