Do we look good in Yellow? Napa Valley is covered in mustard! — 2021 Harvest

January rain totals are about average

January rain totals are about average

We had a Dry January (rainwise, not winewise) until the end – the last week brought over 2 inches to parts of Napa Valley. Above some historical perspective from http://cenapa.ucanr.edu/about/weather/?weather=station&station=109    

Does snow hurt grapevines?

Does snow hurt grapevines?

We had snow in the higher elevations last night. This happens in Napa Valley occasionally – maybe every 5-7 years or so. This is a photo from Howell Mountain from Craig Philpott on Twitter. Does snow hurt the vineyards? Nope – absolutely not. It is pretty to see!