Pressing On — Harvest Updates

Pressing On

Gratitude: for all of the kindness, support and cohesion of our community that we have experienced since the South Napa earthquake. In making sure people were safe, in providing essential assistance, in cleaning up and doing what can be done to get back to the business at hand and the unalterable spirit of harvest.While we Read the full article…

Warm Days, Cool Nights

The marine layer lingering through most mornings has allowed vintners to bring in fruit with optimal flavors and sugars while providing a wider picking window. Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon and patches of Muscat crossed the weigh scales at a steady pace this week. A smattering of Chardonnay has now begun to find its way to the Read the full article…

The Pace is Smooth and Steady

Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon were harvested in Napa Valley this week and other white varieties, including Chardonnay, are softening toward ripeness as we head into the second half of the month. Cooler temperatures overall are keeping harvest at a steady pace for now, but the somewhat warmer days predicted for the week ahead ought to Read the full article…

A Prelude to What’s To Come

Harvest in Napa Valley is quietly getting underway. After the first grapes for sparkling wine were picked last week, we’ve had cooler and overcast weather, giving a mild pause to the ripening process. A few Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc grapes are being picked this week and next, but right now is the calm before the Read the full article…

Napa Valley Harvest 2014 Has Begun

The first of Napa Valley’s sparkling wine producers began picking grapes around 6 a.m. on Wednesday, July 30, just two days earlier than the start of last year’s wine grape harvest. Although this past winter was one of the driest on record, Napa’s vintners and growers are predicting an abundant, high-quality harvest for the third Read the full article…