And So It Begins

Throughout the valley, winemakers are buzzing with the excitement of bringing in their first grapes to the crush pad. We are seeing an array of Pinot Grigio, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc and Viognier from both north and south Napa County. Just when we thought it couldn’t get any better, some producers had the once-in-a-lifetime chance to harvest and crush during the eclipse. While many grape varieties are starting to come in, we are still not in the full swing of harvest. The cooler nights and mornings are letting the grapes take their time to ripen fully. There’s still plenty to do to ensure quality, including fine-tuning the vine canopies so grapes get just the right amount of sunlight to cross the finish line to ripeness.