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2019 Harvest
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12/12/2019 — 

Winemakers throughout the valley couldn’t be happier with the 2019 vintage, currently aging in their cellars. Descriptions such as bountiful, fantabulous, fruitful, the best yet, fabulous, elegant, awesome, smooth, phenomenal, exceptional, brilliant, bodacious, purity, sensational, intense, classic, gracious, balanced and big are being used to describe a vintage we can’t wait to see evolve.

Who else is excited about the 2019 vintage?

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All About Harvest

All About Harvest

What does it take to bring home a perfect wine grape? View photos, videos and stories about the traditions, heroes and stages behind Napa Valley’s annual harvest.

Stages of Harvest

There are many factors that determine when grapes are harvested. Find out when grape varieties are generally picked in the Napa Valley and why.

From Vine to Wine

From Vine to Wine

From bud break to bottling, learn what it takes for a grape to become wine that lives up to Napa Valley’s reputation for quality.


How Cabernet Sauvignon is Made

Go from vineyard to glass and learn how Napa Valley’s most widely grown grape variety becomes wine.

How Chardonnay is Made

Chardonnay is probably the most well-known white wine grape. It originated in the Burgundy region of France, but it is grown all over the world.