Harvest 2015 Comes to a Close October 12 2015
Harvest has concluded at Iris! 2015 was the earliest start and finish for harvest, with the final truck leaving the vineyard last Thursday. And what a great harvest it’s been! We could not have asked for more perfect weather this year, and Arpad, our vineyard manager, is very pleased with this year’s results: beautifully ripe fruit, superb flavors, and excellent tonnage harvested.
Autumn colors are just starting to set at the vineyard, so we hope you’ll come out to see the beautiful fall foliage later this week. We’ll also be serving Sauser for the last time this weekend. If you haven’t had a chance to enjoy this delicious, harvest-season-only “new wine,” this will be your last opportunity to enjoy it until next year. Traditionally only available to winemakers and their teams, Iris has been delighted to serve Sauser throughout this harvest season. Tastings are free, and a glass is only $6. We’re open Thursday – Sunday from noon until six. We hope you’ll join us. Cheers!
“It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s…” a drone! November 03 2014
On a beautiful autumn Sunday, Iris Vineyards was fortunate enough to be able to host a drone owning guest who was onsite to fly the drone around the property. While not quite superman, this Phantom Quadcopter captured spectacular views of the vineyard, tasting room, and surrounding terrain. Below are some of the beautiful aerial photos captured during the flight:
The above shot captures Iris’ vineyard and the landscape to the east.
The tasting room is seen from a bird’s eye view and is the leftmost building in the picture above. The patio expands to the right, with Pamela and Richard's house being the structure at the top of the photo.
A direct shot of the front of our tasting room, trellis, and the vineyard expanding in the foreground.
The forestland to the west of the vineyard is pictured in the above shot.
Looking northwest, you see our tasting room, patio, vineyards, and forestland.
It was an exciting day to be at the vineyard! We hope you enjoy the photos and are able to visit us for a glass of wine and amazing “ground level” views.
Trellis Club Release and Chestnut Roasting Party October 29 2014
Fall is in the air, and we would like to celebrate the season with our Trellis Club Members! In addition to our vineyard, we have a chestnut orchard onsite where chestnuts are harvested annually. This year, in conjunction with our holiday Trellis Club distribution, Richard (Iris Vineyards’ owner) will be roasting chestnuts and offering them to Trellis Club members when wine is picked up at our tasting room. Members are invited to join us Sunday, November 16th, from noon until 5:00 PM to pick-up the holiday wine distribution and celebrate autumn with us!
If you are not a member of our Trellis Club, we encourage you to join as there is still time to receive the holiday shipment. Of course, the event is open to everyone; however, members receive discounts on a three bottle selection, as well as complimentary roasted chestnuts during the Pickup Party. Also, for this shipment members will be able to select any three bottles of their choosing from our currently released vintages. We look forward to toasting autumn, our Trellis Club Members, and of course Iris Vineyards’ award-winning wines at this event!