Sep 19, 2013

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Oenocamp at Kramer Vineyards: Photo Essay

I just returned from the 2nd Annual Oenocamp at Kramer Vineyards, where I became part of the harvesting crew for a day.  Oenocamp takes place each year at the gorgeous hilltop vineyards at Kramer, where wine enthusiasts are given the chance to find out what it takes to produce sparkling wine at one of Oregon’s up and coming signature sparkling wine facilities.  With 30 years of Oregon winegrowing under their belts, the Kramer’s know what they’re doing when it comes to growing and producing fine Oregon wines.

I recently published a piece detailing the events of Oenocamp in my weekly Eugene Daily News column, Wine Down Eugene.  With limited space for photos and a whole load of gorgeous pictures to share, I decided to add a photo essay of the event onto

KV barrels and vines

Kramer Vineyards


















A sign marks rows of Kramer Pinot Gris

















Pinot Gris

Pinot Gris


















hand picking Pinot Gris
















Freshly picked Pinot Gris

Freshly picked Pinot Gris

















a gorgeous cluster of Pinot Gris


















a bin of fresh picked fruit

















Dog Noir watches over the Pinot Noir


















We picked approximately 5.5 tons of Pinot Gris


















Sorting through the Pinot Gris


















our harvest reward awaited


















2010 & 2011 Kramer Vineyards Bruts

















Brody - lover of cinnamon rolls

Brody – lover of cinnamon rolls


















Winemaker Kim Kramer sabers a bottle of the 2011 Brut to celebrate harvest 2013