The realities of harvest — 2021 Harvest

The realities of harvest

The realities of harvest

What does it feel like to be part of Napa Valley’s famed annual harvest? SommTV did a great recap you don’t want to miss. https://mag.sommtv.com/2021/11/napa-valley-harvest/

Vintners Across the State Report Outstanding Quality for 2021 California Harvest

Vintners Across the State Report Outstanding Quality for 2021 California Harvest

“The weather was excellent this year, with mild temperatures at the end of the growing season,” said Ted Henry, director of winegrowing at Groth Vineyards in Oakville in Napa Valley. “We got a little more time to mature flavors before pulling the fruit off the vine.” Yields were on the lighter side due to smaller clusters and berries, but otherwise, the vintage was free Read the full article…

Napa Valley’s 2021 Harvest is Pure Joy

Napa Valley’s 2021 Harvest is Pure Joy

11/1/2021 – St. Helena, CA – Napa Valley Vintners (NVV) is pleased to report exceptional quality wines are on the way from the 2021 Napa Valley vintage. The vintage will be remembered for low yields with intensely–flavored, small–sized berries and a smooth and uneventful harvest season. Harvest began early with white wine grapes picked on July 30th and red wine grapes beginning on August 31.  “The joy is back,” said Read the full article…

Rain in the forecast for Napa Valley

Rain in the forecast for Napa Valley

Is it too early to talk about the 2022 vintage? Likely yes, but the rain we are getting now and the rest of this week will all go towards next year. There’s snow up in the sierras and, while early, we need a good deal of snowpack this year to help with next summer’s water Read the full article…