The team up at Chappellet Vineyard are documenting this year’s harvest with a new video series: 2023 Harvest Diaries. Check it out:
“On a normal Labor Day weekend, Greg Morthole would be sliding into bed around 1 a.m. after a long day of walking the vineyards, tasting through fermenters, making some judgment calls, and planning more of the same for tomorrow.” Read the entire article by Sara Schneider at https://www.sfchronicle.com/food/wine/article/wine-late-harvest-18356088.php
“Sunny days and cool nights are making for ideal harvest weather, according to Napa Valley grape growers. The remaining Sauvignon Blanc will be coming in soon, while growers are still waiting for sugars to develop in red varieties. Some expect a flurry of activity in late September and October.” Read the entire article at Read the full article…
Domaine Chandon in Yountville began harvesting for its sparkling varietals Aug. 24, according to Teresa Wall, spokesperson with Napa Valley Vintners. Read the article at Press Democrat
Are we later with harvest this year? Well, it depends on how you look at it and how far back you go. But picking over Halloween used to be the norm for Napa Valley.