Coming off a 2020 harvest plagued by devastating fires and disruptive power outages, Napa Valley grapegrowers are optimistic that this year’s vintage will be one to remember for the right reasons. See the whole article at the St Helena Star.
Napa Valley harvest report: 2021 harvest begins with high hopes by Jesse Duarte — Year: 2021
Grapes coming in all over the valley!
Some updates from around the valley! Images below are 1 & 2 – grapes coming in at Joseph Phelps 3 – grapes at Whitehall Lane
Grapes coming in from Spottswoode Estate Vineyard & Winery
Fred from Alta Napa Valley tells us why they drop fruit during veraison – 2021 vintage update
Last week we caught up with Fred Oliai, owner of Alta Napa Valley, to discuss the last moment preparations as he moves to harvest 2021. To most people, it doesn’t make sense to drop grapes (called “dropping fruit”) right as we are about to harvest here in Napa Valley, but Fred explains why growers will Read the full article…