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…
Moment to Reflect — 2017 Harvest
Harvest Huddle with Doug Hill
Doug Hill brought us up the mountain (even though you can’t see it) to introduce us to his crew picking Malbec grapes deep into the night. Night Harvesting is easier on the crew, ensures nice cool fruit coming into the winery, and is a really interesting thing to watch.
Harvest Huddle with Ashley Anderson-Bennett and Christopher Howell
In our fourth “Harvest Huddle” video, we headed up Spring Mountain to visit Ashley Anderson-Bennett and Christopher Howell at Cain. These two wanted to discuss how often the vines are touched throughout the year. Growing great wine grapes requires boots in the vineyard and hands on the vine!
Back in the Saddle Again
This harvest season has given us our fair share of ups and downs weather-wise. It might sound like a broken record, but Mother Nature is keeping us active. Last week’s dip in temperatures slowed down the progress of harvest for most throughout the valley, but the silver lining for producers was the ability to catch Read the full article…
Harvest Huddle with Stephanie Jacobs
For our third “Harvest Huddle” video, we headed inside to see what goes on in the winery during harvest. Winemaker Stephanie Jacobs of Cakebread Cellars discusses fermenting “on lees” and what that adds to her Chardonnay. The winemakers of Napa are constantly walking their fruit through the stages of becoming wine, even if that means Read the full article…