Another week has come to an end this harvest season, and we couldn’t be happier. Weather conditions are ideal for our red wine grapes and the few late harvest white grapes are still on the vine. Vintners on the valley floor have been busily picking lighter reds and small lots of Cabernet Sauvignon, but our Read the full article…
The Hills Are Alive…With Grapes — 2017 Harvest
Harvest Huddle with Matt Crafton
In the second of our “Harvest Huddle” video series, Winemaker Matt Crafton dishes the dirt on the dirt. The soils in Napa Valley are so diverse, they offer winemakers different taste profiles. This allows them to blend as needed to achieve the quality and taste they are aiming for.
Harvest Huddle with Doug Shafer
Harvest is all about deciding the perfect time to pick the grapes. And what influences that decision? That little thing to the south of us called San Francisco Bay. Doug Shafer of Shafer Vineyards talks about the bay’s influence on harvest in the first of our “Harvest Huddle” videos.
Mother Nature Keeping Us On Our Toes
From record-breaking heat to drizzly summer days, this year’s harvest is keeping our winemakers busy. Throughout the valley, temperatures soared well over 100 degrees for multiple days causing a flurry of activity in the vineyards. As of now most white wine grapes have been picked, and many producers are expecting red grapes in the coming Read the full article…
Busy Worker Bees
As temperatures increase, so does the intensity of this year’s harvest. Many producers throughout the valley have been busy bringing in Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and other aromatic whites. Just when we thought it would be another average harvest, Mother Nature has thrown us a curve ball: a prolonged heat wave is keeping winemakers on their Read the full article…