Blending Trials: Pinot Noir


3:00 pm - 5:30 pm


Grant St Winery
3318 SE Grant St, Portland, Oregon, 97214, Oregon

(Note: this blending trial is open to Pinot Noir side bet shareholders only. It does NOT count as a maintenance shift!)

With superhuman discipline in monastic silence (for the first 5 minutes, anyway), we’ll begin by assessing our two base Pinots: the Wadenswil and Pommard clones. Then we’ll try a few possible blends, trying to find a sum greater than the parts.

Once we settle on a final blend, we’ll then immediately make that blend, moving the wines out of their Pigs and into barrel for maturation until our main bottling in August.

  • 6 people max (including Matt)
  • Assume 2 to 3 hours
  • No perfume, cologne, etc, please
  • For the racking/blending into barrel afterward, bring rubber boots and clothing you can get a little winey
  • Bring a snack to share if you like (optional)

Note: unlike maintenance shifts, please sign up every person attending (that is, 1 if only you; 2 if you’re signing up for both you and the person with whom you’re splitting a share).

Book your spot

This event is fully booked.

COVID-19 NOTE: Vaccinated or not, if you have a fever, cough, shortness of breath, or sudden loss of sense of smell, PLEASE STAY HOME.

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  1. Trey Lackey March 4th, 2019 9:43 am

    Hi Matt,

    Please put me on the waiting list for Saturday for racking and blending. I am available.


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