Introducing U-Pick Farm Days

March 29, 2013

Introducing U-Pick Farm Days! Wine Club Members, we are excited to invite you and your guests to Cowhorn for a behind-the-scenes look at our lives as farmers. As you are probably aware – in addition to being a vineyard & winery – we are also a certified Organic & Biodynamic commercial farm. We pride ourselves on being able to provide our community with healthy locally grown food, and we truly value the relationships we’ve been able to cultivate with local grocers, and fine dining eateries that not only support our wines, but our fruits and vegetables as well. Each guest will receive 1lb. of produce to take home, lunch & two glasses of wine. $25.00/person. RSVP required. Space is extremely limited. U-Pick Asparagus Day: April 27 2013: SOLD OUT U-Pick Cherries or Lavender Day: July 6 2013 SOLD OUT U-Pick Orchard Day: August 10 2013 SOLD OUT

– Josh Kimball

A Portland Wine Tasting

March 26, 2013

Join us Wednesday evening from 5 to 7pm at Pairings Portland Wine Shop. In a rare Portland visit, and his only visit in 2013 – Cowhorn co-owner/winemaker Bill Steele will be pouring 3 different wines at Portland’s newest wine shop. We look forward to seeing you there!

– Josh Kimball

FARM to FORK Returns to Cowhorn

March 19, 2013

Please join us June 29th for a FARM to FORK dinner at Cowhorn! Tickets go on sale tomorrow morning at 7:00am and can be purchased at

– Josh Kimball

Five Must-Try Northwest Wineries You’ve Never Heard Of

March 14, 2013



The Pacific Northwest is heating up. Try these wines now.

“A biodynamic producer tucked away in Southern Oregon’s Applegate Valley, tiny Cowhorn focuses on Rhône-style white and red varietal and blended wines. Each is distinctive, with thrilling detailed flavors unique to the site. Bonus: Bottle prices are modest.” – Paul Gregutt.

Save The Bees!

March 13, 2013

I’m at the Partners for Sustainable Pollination bee symposium in Sebastopol, CA. I didn’t know that there are 250 bee friendly farms across the U.S. That sounds big, but really it is a small number of farms for such an important activity.

Bees are in sad shape these days. The complex world of pesticides, fungicides, diminishing habitat and diminishing plant varieties have made their survival difficult.

The scientists and doctors on the stage today are taking some difficult questions from the audience. Their work is painstaking, necessary and controversial. In my opinion, they are right on the mark: science and agriculture must work together to provide habitat and knowledge in the new world to save the bees! More to come once I am back at Cowhorn…

– Barbara Steele

Orchard Pruning

March 7, 2013

Time to prune the orchard. First up, cherries.

– Bill Steele

A Great Wine Club Event

March 5, 2013

We had a great time hosting our club members here at the winery over the weekend. You can check out a detailed list of upcoming Club Cowhorn events on our homepage!

– Josh Kimball