It’s been a busy week for Napa Valley grape growers, who are bringing in the last of their 2023 fruit. Tom Rinaldi expects St. Helena growers to be done by Halloween. Correspondents further south offered similar assessments. Read the full report here.
High temperatures caused harvest to accelerate over the past week, with some growers picking their first Cabernet Sauvignon and reporting excellent quality. read the entire article from St Helena Star: https://napavalleyregister.com/news/community/star/napa-valley-grape-harvest-wine/article_69a95f82-679a-11ee-b411-8b826bb965e8.html
Unperturbed by some weekend showers, Napa Valley’s grape growers are expecting the Cabernet Sauvignon harvest to finally heat up in the next few weeks. Bill Dyer on Diamond Mountain expects harvest to “begin in earnest in the next week or 10 days.” “With mild to warm weather anticipated throughout the week, many winemakers are looking Read the full article…
The team up at Chappellet Vineyard are documenting this year’s harvest with a new video series: 2023 Harvest Diaries. Check it out:
“On a normal Labor Day weekend, Greg Morthole would be sliding into bed around 1 a.m. after a long day of walking the vineyards, tasting through fermenters, making some judgment calls, and planning more of the same for tomorrow.” Read the entire article by Sara Schneider at https://www.sfchronicle.com/food/wine/article/wine-late-harvest-18356088.php