2021 Vintage Fieldnotes

The realities of harvest

The realities of harvest

What does it feel like to be part of Napa Valley’s famed annual harvest? SommTV did a great recap you don’t want to miss. https://mag.sommtv.com/2021/11/napa-valley-harvest/

Vintners Across the State Report Outstanding Quality for 2021 California Harvest

Vintners Across the State Report Outstanding Quality for 2021 California Harvest

“The weather was excellent this year, with mild temperatures at the end of the growing season,” said Ted Henry, director of winegrowing at Groth Vineyards in Oakville in Napa Valley. “We got a little more time to mature flavors before pulling the fruit off the vine.” Yields were on the lighter side due to smaller clusters and berries, but otherwise, the vintage was free Read the full article…

October rain totals!

October rain totals!

We had a great month for much-needed rain here in Napa Valley! Depending where you might have been standing, you would have seen between 8 and almost 18 inches!

A pretty crappy graph but an important topic…

A pretty crappy graph but an important topic…

How important was the rain over the weekend? Well, it’s more rain than we had all growing season (Oct 20 – September 21). While some #NapaValley vineyard ponds are filling back up because of this downpour, we still need a good prolonged rainy season ahead of us. So keep doing the #raindance!