Lieb Behind the Scenes

Lieb Behind The Scenes – June 2018

Hey hey guys!

It’s been 3 months since I sat down to write a blog post and WHERE DO I BEGIN. Whirlwind and insomnia are the two words that immediately come to mind when I think about this year thus far. Whirlwind because we’ve seen a boom in media attention and sales, the likes of which I’ve yet to experience in my 4 years (wow, almost 5 now!) at Lieb. And insomnia because all of the excitement has me up at night running through my ever-growing to-do list and contemplating all the ways...

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Lieb Behind the Scenes – March 2018

Hey guys!

I was hoping to write this blog post last week but then came down with a horrendous flu.  I then tried to write it on Tuesday but we got hit with our 3rd Nor’easter in two weeks, so I was stuck at home for 12 hours with two very cute but very high-maintenance toddlers and zero peace and quiet.  And as I sit here writing today, I’m wrapped in an oversized wool scarf because it’s 36 degrees out.  Who’s ready for spring??  ME.

Yet despite the challenges of winter, I’m...

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Lieb Behind the Scenes – January 2018

Lieb Behind The Scenes – January  2018

Hey all, happy 2018! This new year is especially happy for us here at Lieb because we have A LOT in store.

In my last post, I reviewed what I learned while working as a harvest intern at our winery.  Since then, we successfully completed harvest (the last bins of grapes were picked the first week in November), started pruning our vines to get them ready for next year’s growing season and have been working on getting our 2017 vintage wines ready...

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Lieb Behind the Scenes: October 2017 (Harvest Edition)

 

Hey ya’ll!  Because we’re right smack in the middle of harvest and I’m now a month into my harvest internship at our winery, I think I’ll dedicate this blog post to what I’ve learned thus far from my time spent “working harvest”.

To give context, yes, I’ve worked though quite a few harvests before. This is my 5th vintage at Lieb, and prior to Lieb, I spent 2 years working for another small winery on the North Fork. From my post in the tasting room or at the office,...

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Lieb Behind the Scenes – August 2017

And just like that, we’re about to kick off harvest.  When I last posted in June, bud break (the start of the vineyard growing season) was only a month behind us and we were just entering the full summer swing.  Our tasting rooms were bustling with summer visitors and our wholesale business was nearing its early summer peak.  Fast forward to today and the signs of fall are all around us. We’re expecting mild temps in the 70’s this weekend and into next week.  Kids are about to go back...

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Lieb Behind the Scenes: June 2017

 

 

Hi ya’all!  Happy summer!  The last time I posted in April, we were just kicking off the year – releasing new wines, ramping up wholesale, getting the tasting rooms MDW-ready and conducting some good ol’ R&D for canned wine.  Welp, a lot has happened in 2 months.

On the tasting room front, we’ve officially entered the “on” season.  Long sunny days, lots of visitors, great energy and a solid group of enthusiastic and knowledgeable tasting room staffers excited...

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Lieb Behind the Scenes – April 2017

 

Hey guys! Wow… and just like that it’s been another 2 months since I last posted. It’s APRIL already!? This is my 4th year at Lieb and I can tell you that the first 3 months of this year flew by faster than any previous year. It’s like I blinked on January 1st and opened my eyes to bud break.

 

Whew.  Just like that, a month and a half has passed since my last blog post.  They say time flies when you’re having fun.  That’s certainly been the case.  Well, having fun and getting sh*t done!

In past posts, I’ve referred to Feb and Mar as “bottling season.”  This year, bottling season came early for Lieb Cellars.  As of today, all of our 2016 Bridge Lane whites and rosé have been finished, bottled and filled in boxes and kegs … and picked up by our distributors. ...

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Lieb Behind The Scenes – December 2016: Looking Back & Ahead to 2017

Lieb Behind The Scenes – December 2016: Looking Back & Ahead to 2017

Last blog post of the year for me, and I’m feeling … boy, a lot of things. Our business was up 16% overall this year. For a company that’s 2 years into a re-brand and operating in a highly competitive, saturated marketplace, that’s a big number … and I’m proud of us. But growth didn’t come easy this year. We weren’t handed it. We hustled for every dollar. In each of our main sales channels, we identified...

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Lieb Behind the Scenes – November 2016

 

Lieb Behind the Scenes - November 2016

Ahh fall on Oregon Road. Shorter, quieter days. Stunning deep red sunsets. Cool, crisp winds coming off of the sound. Team Lieb dressed in our unofficial fall uniform – boots, jeans and flannels – pouring a whole lotta Cabernet Franc. While I shudder at the thought of winter being around the corner, I love fall at Lieb. It’s the sign of harvest and the crazy “on” season coming to an end. A time when we’re afforded the chance to pause...

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