How Winemaker Has Learned to Make Exceptional Pinot Noir - Patty Green

In Chapter 5 of 7 of her 2009 Capture Your Flag interview with host Erik Michielsen, Willamette Valley winemaker Patty Green discusses how her style has evolved through experience.  She shares how winemaking style develops over repetition.  Progressively, she has learned to understand what to remove from the process and what to keep year over year within a narrowly defined harvest window. Green reflects on the simplicity presented by the winemaking process and the complexity presented by honing winemaking style year over year. This style develops over selective farming with significant focus on time management and prioritization, as all decision-making for each vintage comes down to a very narrowly defined harvest window.  Green owns Patricia Green Cellars in Newberg, Oregon.