Red Wine Anyone? — Author: Brett Van Emst

Red Wine Anyone?

Red Wine Anyone?

With white wines now behind us, winemakers throughout the valley are steadily bringing in their first picks of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Zinfandel. While many are still patiently waiting for their red wine grapes to start rolling in, everyone can agree that these warm days and cool nights are perfect for that last bit of Read the full article…

Slow and Steady

Slow and Steady

What a difference a year can make. A year ago, many winemakers were busy bringing in fruit and keeping up with Mother Nature’s curveballs, while this year’s harvest is quiet. Many producers throughout the valley are steadily bringing in Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and the first few bins of red wine. We are still weeks away Read the full article…

Napa Valley Harvest Begins

Napa Valley Harvest Begins

The first fruit of harvest 2018 is in! Duckhorn Vineyards, Domaine Chandon, Mumm Napa, Judd’s Hill and Monticello Vineyards are just a few members who have had fruit make their way from the vineyard to the crush pad. The picking of white wine grapes, like Sauvignon Blanc, will start in the next week to 14 Read the full article…

2018 Harvest

2018 Harvest

We are on the cusp for Napa Valley’s 2018 harvest.  With our warm, sunny days and crisp cool nights, it looks like harvest will not be underway for a couple more weeks. Winemakers are walking their vineyards, keeping a keen eye on what’s happening. Workers are strategically managing vine canopies to ensure optimal sun exposure Read the full article…

Moment to Reflect

Moment to Reflect

Weeks have come and gone, and the close of this year’s harvest is upon us. The usual cheering, end of harvest get-togethers and general excitement have been replaced with an overwhelming sense of gratitude. The recent wildfires came right as harvest was wrapping up for many in the valley, with an estimated 90% of the Read the full article…